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EPIC Showcase – Grand Finale

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After one intense and memorable year of incubation, our five EPIC teams celebrated the grand finale of the program in September. Rat Hunter, E House, Eco Fresh SE, Edemy and UniQFood joined together to share their experiences of starting a business which aims to have a positive impact on society to a crowded room and live to audiences on Facebook.

The entrepreneurs shared updates on the progress of their businesses, gave important insights in various aspects of start-ups and provided other entrepreneurs with valuable advice.

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Eco Fresh SE focused on the importance of ‘team’ for a start-up. They have found that this is a particular challenge for an early stage start-up, when there are so many uncertainties, so much risk, the team sometimes had different ideas about their model and often had other work to focus on. The shared how they have kept the team motivated, have maximized on the skills sets of their team and managed the challenge of communication and decision making.

Impact Hub Phnom Penh are incredibly proud of each team for their commitment, dedication and immense energy over the past year and look forward to continuing to support the teams as they impact Cambodia and beyond.

The EPIC Showcase was honored to receive insights from His Excellency Mr. Chek Lim (from the Ministry of Youth Education and Sport), Ms. Veena Reddy (USAID Cambodia’s Deputy Mission Director), Ms. Kate Heuisler (Chief of Party Development Innovations), Mr Ganesh Muren (CEO and co-founder of Saora Industries, which provides affordable, high impact, green technological solutions to marginalized communities) and Ms. Satoko Kono (President of the impact investment fund, Arun LLC).

What is next for the EPIC incubator? We are excited to announce that EPIC is being molded and developed to scale its impact to ASEAN and focus its support on early-stage entrepreneurs pursuing innovative solutions to advance achievement of the the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EPIC is going regional! Watch this space for more EPIC developments.

Full video of the session

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Source: Impact Hub Phnom Penh

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Eco Fresh SE was founded by Mr. Moung Vandy, Ms. Phan Thida, Ms. Tan Vatey and Ms. In Seyha in 2016. Through some competitions, Eco Fresh SE took 2nd place SEA Makerthon and was chosen as one among the 5 winner teams in Epic Venture which is supported and funded by USAID and Development Innovation.Eco Fresh SE sees a serious problem of vegetables and fruit wastes which cause almost 53 million USD on annual (MAFF, 2016). This reason has proposed this youth group to seek solution in order to solve this tragedy.

Eco Fresh SE aims to provide natural cool storage in purpose of reducing vegetable and fruit wastes, poverty reduction and saving the environment. According to the study of vegetable storage methodologies has indicated that, the good storages cost highly which farmers could not afford, conversely, the cheaper storages are just not effective and convenient to use but harmful to environment also. So, Eco Fresh SE has invested its time with strong commitment in order to achieve the goals as stated. All the products made by Eco Fresh SE are based on the exact study to secure the safety usage and make sure the goods are met users’ expectation. The values added to Eco Fresh SE’s products will be the affordable products which can keep the freshness of the veggies and fruits for last 4 days, the duration is up to 2 years for usage, the convenient for daily use, plus the saving of spending for adds-on products.

Eco Fresh SE is proud to present our premium products to value customers for the benefits of family, community and the entire nation.

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