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On this day, exactly 2 years ago, I was leaving my job to go to Indonesia to support some communities I knew nothing about. On the 14th of March of 2016, I landed in Indonesia with the mission of helping these communities to find a business model around all the Bamboo they had been planting for more than 7 years, taking advantage of the skills that they already had. Despite their amusing skills and all…

After meeting the organisers of Zero Gravity Acceleration Program while exhibiting in WebSummit 2017 in Lisbon, my co-founder Goro and me were selected to participate in their first Bootcamp, where we had the chance to spend 2 days together with over 20 founders and 10 investors. Watch here a summary of those days! Flipsimply is an inventory crowd-financing platform. A place where Small and Medium manufacturers and retailers can raise money to finance their…

When creating something new you do not only learn about what you are creating but also about the whole ecosystem surrounding your product. Last October 5th, 2017 I had the chance to share the knowledge I had gained after months researching on the crowdfunding market in Spain and Europe with new entrepreneurs from the CEMIT-INNOVA work-group. I started with the story of my first crowdfunding campaign, and continued describing the different types and uses of…

I have always dreamed of making a big impact. But unlike most young people, who are blamed for being impatient, time ago I was thinking I had been too much the opposite. Before March 2016, I had never volunteered before. Not for a good cause, not to join a movement. Nothing. I was focused in “developing my skills” so that I would be someday prepared to make that big movement that was going to solve…

The successful crowdfunding campaign we launched on 10th June, Build a Workshop for 19 East Bali Villages reached its funding target in early July and has stirred much excitement and anticipation among the EBPP Bamboo Team, our high school students and villagers. The workshop, the latest addition to our Daya Bamboo Centre, will serve as a bamboo/woodworking training and development centre. After receiving extra funding, its total dimensions have been increased from the initial 24…

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. This proverb couldn’t match better what East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) is doing through its different community empowerment programs with the youth and impoverished communities of Desa Ban. This article is not about fishing (apologies for the expectations), as these isolated hamlets don’t have an easy access to this resource. Nevertheless,…