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Perry Grossman

May 23, 2016
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Thanks, looks interesting.

Some questions:

  • Could you explain more about the technology and the economics of it? “The  Insulator project aims to develop a product that will cook food slowly after they have been boiled.”

  • Why South Africa versus elsewhere? (I do see the point about being close to those who use it). But perhaps add more details on why it is a good fit for South Africa. How soon could this be done elsewhere?

  • Local development sounds good; but could you discuss potential cost issues versus large-scale manufacturing?

  • Could you explain this sentence more: “Government can be able to procure more than 550 000 bags from the organisation.”

    • Any government? Or would people buy these themselves?

    • Which organisation?

  • There is a typo in the title: “underprevilliged”

Good luck,

Perry


Marole Mathabatha

Jun 7, 2016
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Thanks Perry, working on the comments


Perry Grossman

Jun 10, 2016
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Congratulations on making the semi-finals!

Congratulations on making the Semi-Finals!

Could you describe more about this solution and what would become of the waste:

"Insulators will be made of cloth textiles and smaller polystyrene materials as well as a locking string."

Are there risks with centralization in this proposal. There are aspects that I like; such as less travel for firewood; but there is also more centralization:

“Storage and Manufacturing Factory Setup = -/+ $67 000”

That might be disruptive to local communities. But maybe you could test it on a small scale (with a comparison control group) and see how it goes.

Perry


Seda Mut

Jun 15, 2016
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Hello, I like the simplicity and affordability of this idea but seems like it's the same with these:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LiHeA6XbhA
  • https://www.amazon.com/Wonderbag-Non-Electric-Portable-Cooker-Cookbook/dp/B00ESI96SW

 

and it took 3 stars of novelty, what am I missing?

Still, I believe it should be more and more common.So good effort and good luck!

 

 

 


Marole Mathabatha

Jul 6, 2016
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It is similar but not the same.

From a technological point of view the Wonder Bag has way lesser time of keeping the food warm because of the kind of polysterine it uses.

The cost involved in the making of our product and the above mentioned competitor is that ours is way too cheaper due to local communities ownership.

The one party (our competitor) has a profit generation perspective while we are looking at a community empowerment and environmental impact perspective.

The Wonderbag has private ownership and multinational influence in Unilever and we aim to make the project completely community operated.

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