Supporting entrepreneurs validate their
business concept using solar for the agri-fishery market
What is Pre-Incubation Program?
A 6-week program to help your team validate your business concept using solar for the agriculture and fishery market.
The program includes
4 Saturday afternoon sessions, a weekend bootcamp and a final Saturday afternoon opportunity to present your final concept.
The program will help you
evaluate and validate your business model and develop a prototype concept.
We will provide business
and technical assistance
with mentors and advisors.
Why Pre-Incubation?
Coaching and mentoring
Weekend workshops to help you and your team explore and validate your idea
Access to solar and agri-fisheries technical expertise
Supporting application process to enter the Incubation Program
Who Can Participate?
        • Do you have a business idea?
        • Can you commit to a 6-week program?
        • Are you willing to learn, listen to advice and adapt your business idea as you explore it more?
        If your answer is YES to any of the questions, you can apply to our Switch to Solar Pre-Incubation Program.

        • If you want to support an entrepreneur or a team we can help you find a team if you have matching skills and expertise.
        Eligibility and Requirements
        • One of the team members must be Cambodian national.
        • You MUST have a business concept to add value to the agriculture/fisheries market using solar.
        • You are committed to join a six-week training program to validate your business concepts.
        • If you are alone, we can help you find expertise/team members. You need to show good potential to develop your business concept in 6 weeks.
            Pre-Incubation Timeline
            Applications opened
            July 2021
            Applications closed
            25 August 2021
            Successful candidates announced
            27 August 2021
            Introduction Workshop
            1:30PM - 5:00PM, 4 September 2021
            11-12 September 2021
            Workshops, Coaching and Mentoring:
            2nd, 16th, 23rd October 2021:
            1:30PM - 5:00PM
            Final Workshop and Presentation
            6 November 2021 during Clean Energy Week
            Meet Our Mentors
            Buntong Borarin
            Director of Research and Extension
            Royal University of Agriculture
            Agriculture post-harvest
            Ian Jones
            CEO, MiV
            entrepreneurship, innovation, impact ventures

            Thida Kheav
            Director, Solar Green Energy Cambodia
            solar, water pumps, component manufacturing, sales
            Phanith Chou
            Program Manager, Sevea
            biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services valuation, rural enterprise
            Sebastien Pitot
            Solar Energy Specialist, SEVEA
            solar and renewable energy business development

            Vansonita Men
            Senior Consultant & Project Manager, Sevea
            business development, of SMEs, Energy, WASH, and agriculture sectors
            Supporting your entrepreneur journey from early ideas, validation, prototyping, first customers and growth.
            This SWITCH to Solar Startup Program is part of the SWITCH to Solar project, funded by the European Union (EU) through the SWITCH-Asia Programme and the Czech Republic through the Czech Development Agency (CzDA).
            Khmer Enterprise provides seed investment grants in this Incubation Program under KE mandate to support the agriculture sector and use of solar.