Four years ago, Georg and his best friend Paul Kupfer founded soulbottles. soulbottles are stylish, 100% plastic-free drinking bottles that make it easy and fun to drink tap instead of bottled water. They are made in Germany, completely CO2 neutral and 1€ for each soulbottle sold goes to drinking water projects in Nepal. Since the company was founded, almost 12,000 people have been given access to clean drinking water, and more are being added every day.
In 2016 Georg also started his next company Become A Changemaker, in which he offers the support of his own experience to help others found their own social project. Maybe yours could be next?
As a (social) enterprise, there are a handful of basic financing options for funding your expansion, and none of them are perfect. One of the most recent trends is crowdlending, which could be very promising for start ups without getting an investor involved.