Urban Economy and Waste, Social Enterprise Support, and Talent Utilisation
At Ripple-A we focus on Urban Economy and Waste, Social Enterprise Support, and Talent Utilisation.
Rapid global urbanisation puts an enormous pressure on waste processing and renewable energy demand. As one of the co-founders of Plantbased Raw Materials International, Ripple-A is involved in creating a business model for turning organic waste streams into raw materials for the paper, packaging, and plastics industries in South Africa. Ripple-A also initiated the development of a business case for the renovation of a local school building into an eco-school.
Social start-ups, and social ventures in general, are rarely short of commitment and drive. Ripple-A makes them achieve their mission by complementing this drive in areas where their knowledge and experience falls short. Ripple-A coaches social ventures, helps them reflect on their path to eradicate the problems they have identified, and gains access to grant financing and seed capital. We have brought a Dutch start-up to India that wants to introduce a personal hygiene product to base-of-pyramid clients, and are working with a foundation that has designed a dignified housing solution for people living in squatter camps.
Developing a top team is a prerequisite for a start-up to scale and grow. Ripple-A has joined forces with Smrt.bio and offers start-ups a complete HR infrastructure that eases the process to recruit the right talent and keep them agile.
See our News section for the latest developments on these and other activities.