My idea of a startup: advice needed

My idea of a startup: advice needed
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Hi wildhub community,

I am looking for advice, networks and potential partners.

I would like to create a design office and consulting engineers in the sectors of: environment, waste management, climate, energy, biodiversity, water, agri-food. But I don't know where to start, I need your advice.

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Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
over 1 year ago

Hi Ghyslain, 

Merci for sharing this ask for help with the community. Sounds like an initiative that some members may be able to advise you on. Could you please provide answers to the following questions, so this advice can be tailored to your needs?

1. What are you looking to set up? A company, an organisation or would it be you working as a freelance individual? 

2. What would be the purpose/goal of the organisation that you are looking to set up?

3. Where would you like to set it up? (e.g. Which country, region)

4. What is the timeline that you are looking to set it up in? (e.g. this year/2024 or in a couple of years)?

Feel free to answer in French if that would be easier. 

Thanks in advance for your answers so we can better understand the advice that is needed for your situation. 

Go to the profile of Ghyslain Mabaya
over 1 year ago

1. Une entreprise sous forme de bureau d'ingénieurs-conseils spécialisé dans les secteurs de l'environnement, la gestion des déchets, le climat, l'énergie, la gestion de la biodiversité, la gestion des eaux, l'agroalimentaire.

2. Proposez des services et conseils écoresponsables et durables dans l'élaboration, la réalisation ou le contrôle des projets.

3. A Kinshasa en République Démocratique du Congo mais avec le temps, je souhaite que l'entreprise soit présent et effectue ses missions partout en Afrique notamment.

4. Cette année, en 2023 si cela est possible.

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
over 1 year ago

Merci beaucoup, Ghyslain. 

@Oliver Dauert : Would you perhaps be able to provide some advice to Ghyslain, based on your business & consultancy experience?  Many thanks! 

Go to the profile of Oliver Dauert
over 1 year ago

@Ghyslain Mabaya pleasure to help. Thanks for tagging @Thirza Loffeld 

So the exercise I would start with is this one here: https://www.threebility.com/post/the-sustainable-business-model-canvas-a-common-language-for-sustainable-innovation

A perfect starting point to see how far you can go. 

I studied business and read a lot of books, but if you have only limited time I would always advise this one to start with.

You can immediately see where your passion lies and what potential roadblocks for your ideas are. 

If you have some more precise questions feel free to ask! 

Happy to help :)

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
about 1 year ago

Many thanks for your advice @Oliver Dauert, much appreciated, and always useful for our other members who are thinking of starting a similar endeavour. 

Go to the profile of Ghyslain Mabaya
about 1 year ago

Thanks @Oliver Dauert , I'm visiting the link you sent and I'll get back to you if needed.

Go to the profile of Lara Reden
over 1 year ago

Welcome to Wildhub, Ghyslain! You can ask some members about your idea at the next WildHub Social if you can join it. 

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
over 1 year ago

Great suggestion, Lara! Thanks for sharing! 

Go to the profile of Ghyslain Mabaya
about 1 year ago

Thanks @Lara Reden