HEDERA SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS: OUR STORY
We (Natalia, Alberto, Lilo, & Alfonso) have known each other for more than a decade.
We have worked together to build on our common vision of supporting transparent sustainable development,
combining our expertise and skills in different disciplines, and through this collaboration,
HEDERA Sustainable Solutions GmbH was born (officially incorporated in February 2020).
Our entrepreneurial journey began with our successful application to the
Centre for Entrepreneurship
(CfE), the start-up incubator at the Technical University Berlin, in August 2017.
With the support of the CfE, our Team was awarded the EXIST Business Grant
(from the German Ministry of Energy and Economics) in October 2018.
The EXIST grant funded the team for a year (until October 2019), allowing us to bring our first
prototype of the HEDERA Impact Toolkit for SDG assessment to market and further develop it through several
pilot projects in Africa and Latin America.
In September 2019, HEDERA was one of the winners in the prestigious
Gründerwettberwerb Digitale Innovationen,
a German competition funded by BMWi that awards the
best digital innovation business ideas.
TEAM AND CONTRIBUTORS
Natalia Realpe Carrillo
CEO, Networking & Business
COO, IT & Tech Support
Product & Business Development
Software Development & Impact Management
Fundraising support, digital reports & logistics
Business Management & Operations Support
Mobile Development, Frontend
Tools testing, Research