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, successfully launch and even scale up a business through our process of Hackathon, 6-week Pre-Incubation, 1-year Incubation and 6-month Acceleration.
A weekend Hackathon process to help those who are interested in the agri-fishery market and want to explore ideas and meet others with similar interests.

The weekend hackathon process helps participants to form a team, explore the problems and ideate a business solution.
A 6-week program allows those with a team or business idea that uses solar for the agri-fishery market to check if the concept is valid.

The 6-week business validation process helps participants to develop their prototype concept and explore the business fundamentals to decide if it's GO/NO GO.
A one-year program for the team with a valid business concept or prototype that needs more guidance and support to succeed.

The 1-year incubation program gives startups solar assistance, business training, coaching/mentoring, and funding to help them to reach their customers with the best product and business model to succeed.
A program supports an established business using solar technology as the core product value in the agri-fishery markets and would like to scale up.

The 6-month acceleration program supports startups or established businesses in the agriculture and/or fishery sector using solar technology to become investment ready with investment-readiness training, technical mentorship, and meetings with potential funders, investors, and MFIs.
How Does It Work?
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
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
Support from advisory board and a pool of mentors after 12 months incubation
Dive into our inspiring stories and impacts through the SWITCH to Solar Startup Program
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our impact case study report, marking four years of remarkable journey in the agri-fishery sector. Through this initiative, we have witnessed profound positive impacts on startups, gaining invaluable insights into sector dynamics and identifying key areas for growth and development. We hope to see continuous growth in the sector by bridging gaps and driving meaningful change!
Incubation Cohort 01
Incubation Cohort 02

Meet Our Mentors
  • Buntong Borarin
    Director of Research and Extension
    Royal University of Agriculture

    Agriculture Post-Harvest
  • Ian Jones
    Chief Executive Officer
    Mekong Inclusive Ventures
    Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Impact Ventures
  • Thida Kheav
    Solar Green Energy Cambodia

    Solar, Water Pumps, Component Manufacturing, Sales
  • Sebastien Pitot
    Solar Energy Specialist
    Sevea Consulting

    Solar and Renewable Energy Business Development
  • Vansonita Men
    Senior Consultant & Project Manager
    Sevea Consulting

    Business Development, SMEs, Energy, WASH, Agriculture Sectors
  • Boleap Born
    Senior Project Coordinator/Business Advisor
    Sevea Consulting

    Startup Business Development, Agriculture, Clean Energy
Feel free to contact us. We really love to
communicate with you.
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.