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  • Develpment
  • Green Energy
  • Environment
  • Local economy
  • Clean and affordable energy
  • Reduced inequality
Impact category Start-up for good
Degree of maturity
Amount collected : 2,583,700.00 €
Fundraising goal
2,800,000 €
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UpOwa has developed an innovative autonomous solar production solution invoiced on demand to provide Cameroon's rural populations with a sustainable supply of solar electricity and enable them to light up and charge a mobile at a lower cost than existing solutions. Today, one in five people on our planet still has no access to electricity: for 600 million people in Africa, this means that their phones are unusable and they live in the dark as soon as the sun sets. Since the commercial launch, UpOwa has already equipped more than 5000 homes with a guaranteed autonomous solar system and lights up more than 25000 people every night! By the end of 2022, more than one million people will be receiving electricity. The co-founders' objective is to expand their offer in the rest of Cameroon and hope to reach a portfolio of nearly 200,000 installations by the end of 2022.

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2 founders, 2 directors and more than 100 employees

Kilien de Renty and Caroline Frontigny are the two co-founders of UpOwa. Kilien served the CEA for 3 years including 2 years in the USA as a marketing engineer and business developer before launching UpOwa. He is now in charge of the company's global strategy, fundraising and management of the French part (Administrative, Finance, Legal). Caroline Frontigny previously worked at the French Embassy in the United States and then for 4 years as a Development Analyst at the World Bank in the energy access sector. At UpOwa, she manages business development (new products and partnerships), analysis and reporting. To complete the team, they decided to add two more recruits tot heir team. Loic Descamps, as COO: with more than 24 years of experience in banking and telecoms, including 16 years in Africa in corporate and sales management, Loic is an expert in organizational transformation and business development strategy. At UpOwa he is in charge of sales and marketing strategy, operations and team management in Africa. Thomas Muguet, as CIO: with more than 9 years of experience as a design engineer and software development project manager, he is in charge of IT strategy, information system maintenance and internal software development. The management team is also supported by a part-time CFO and a local Cameroonian team of more than 100 people (middle managers, sales representatives, technicians, call centre operators).

E217641cad0284326fb1b5463666e3ae Kilien De Renty
62ed084dcbce61256f20e8f5e83e4f98 Caroline Frontigny
9c898d2909eec9009c31c71775492b57 Loic Descamps
B398785b9341e7b34a9094eda956ad9f Thomas Muguet


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230 Jobs created or secured

One year after the campaign

25000Electrified homes

One year after the campaign

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