Paving the way for entrepreneurs to start up a business
using solar for the agri-fishery market
A program to support the development of businesses for the agri-fishery market using solar to promote sustainable economic growth in Cambodia.

This program will help entrepreneurs ideate, validate and successfully launch a business through our process of Hackathon, 6-week Pre-Incubation and 1-year Incubation.
How Does It Work?
Mentoring
Dedicated mentors to keep your team on track to success and co-design your business model
Market linkage and networking
Connect to experts and businesses working in solar, agriculture and fishery sectors
Financial support and investors
Grant to prototype your product and launch your business. Training and support to access investment
Training
Business training to develop entrepreneur skills
Team Creation
Help to find other team members if you have an idea but looking for other skills and expertise
Co-designing your business
Assistance to codesign your business concept using pool of experts & using market knowledge
Multi-year program
Learn from other cohorts and apply when you're ready during the 4 year program
Acceleration
Support from advisory board and a pool of mentors after 12 months incubation
Current Agri-Fishery Solar Startup Teams
General Timeline
Switch to Solar Hackathon, Pre-Incubation & Incubation Applications open
1 July 2021
Launching Event
8 July 2021
Challenge Workshop and Hackathon
7 August 2021 (Ideation Workshop)
14-15 August 2021 (Hackathon)
*See Hackathon for details
Pre-Incubation
Start on 4 September 2021
1 bootcamp and 5 half-day workshops on weekends
*See Pre-Incubation for details

Incubation
  • 15 November 2021: Applications closed
  • 4 December 2021: Successful applicants announced
  • Mid December 2021: First payment of grant for prototyping
  • December 2021 to December 2022: 1 year incubation starts
*See Incubation for details
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
Feel free to contact us. We really love to communicate with you or send us your business concept whenever you are ready and we can help you to build your application.
Ms. Ratana Pich
Program Manager
Phone: ‭+855 77 72 88 29
E-mail: [email protected]
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.