A NICE International ICT4D Failure

NICE International was offering telecenters with sustainable solar energy – so called NICECentres – to unleash the potential of people in developing countries. The sentence is stated in the past tense, because NICE International has closed its doors. An interesting appropriate ICT project that failed to become sustainable. The social enterprise NICE was initiated by … Read more A NICE International ICT4D Failure

The First Initiative of Energy4All Foundation (Nl) is getting wings!

NICE is a semi commercial franchising concept of small scale renewable energy and internet centers for local communities in developing countries driven by local entrepreneurs. NICE is the first initiative of Energy4All, a non-profit foundation based in The Netherlands. Energy4All promotes off-grid energy, water and communication-related projects and services, e.g. stand-alone “micro-utilities”, for the benefit … Read more The First Initiative of Energy4All Foundation (Nl) is getting wings!

NICE pitching at Unreasonable Investors Day (and Night) in San Francisco

On July 18 (just a few days from now!) the 26 entrepreneurs from the Unreasonable Institute, a mentor-driven accelerator for high-impact ventures in Boulder, will be flying out to San Francisco. They’ll be gathering at the Hub SoMa in San Francisco in front of 100 impact investors and funders to pitch their ventures and raise … Read more NICE pitching at Unreasonable Investors Day (and Night) in San Francisco

NICE selected as finalist for Unreasonable Institute 2011!

Out of hundreds of applications from over 60 countries, NICE has been selected as one of the 50 Finalists for the Unreasonable Institute’s 2011 Program! This is a prestigious 6-week program in the USA bringing together the 25 most promising social ventures in the world (http://unreasonableinstitute.org). In order to be accepted into the Institute as … Read more NICE selected as finalist for Unreasonable Institute 2011!