GuateVerde '09 Semi-Finalists

GuateVerde

Six entrepreneurs with ideas on how to promote renewable energy and sanitation in
Guatemala have proceeded to the semi-finals of GuateVerde, AIDG's 2nd business plan competition in Latin America and the Caribbean. These semi-finalists will compete for up to $50,000 in grants and small-business financing. The winners will be announced November 24, 2009.

Flowercin

Flowercin

  FLOWERCIN (FLOWER, CREATIVITY & INNOVATION) is a young team that has previously been recognized by Technoserve. Their idea is to process the organic waste generated in the municipal market and slaughterhouse in Solola to reduce pollution of Lago Atitlan.
 
Quetsol

 Quetsol

 

Quetsol is a new company that provides high
efficiency, low cost solar solutions to meet their customers' basic energy needs. Their mission is to help their clients save money and improve their quality of life through the use of appropriate technology.

 
Sistemas Electricos

 Sistemas Electricos

  Sistemas Electricos started in 1984 as an energy consultancy. They want to perform energy audits for Guatemalan companies and organizations as well as design strategies to help their clientele to use their resources more effectively and sustainably.
 
SET Renova

 SET Renova

  SET Renova provides effective and affordable energy solutions for families, businesses and industries in Guatemala. They aim to be a leading provider of low-cost renewable technologies in the country, thus promoting sustainable development. Their main products are solar thermal units, solar water heaters, and solar panels.

 
Reciclaje PET

 Reciclaje PET

 

Reciclaje PET wants to tackle the massive plastic waste problem in Guatemala by recycling the PET plastic packaging material most commonly seen in soda or water bottles into household items such as brooms.

 
Ingecofun

 Ingecofun

  Ingecofun, our 6th and final semi-finalist, is also interested in plastics recycling. They want to provide farmers and large landownders with a recycled plastic alternative to wood for fencing and enclosing their properties.