Vincent Kapur
  • Chatsworth, CA
  • United States
  • ACCESS microPower

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Are we missing a huge chance for collaboration in India?!
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Hello everyone!I would like to encourage the entire community of Luminanetizens to flex their networks in India because I have noticed an alarming insulation between the conversation in the global…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anjali Garg Sep 12, 2013.

Random Amazing Fact - Battery Life
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The vast majority of battery banks for solar in India (est. 80+%) are thrown away with between 1-3 years of potential life unrecovered due to poorly designed charging systems.  This is primarily due…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vincent Kapur Jul 15, 2013.

Can anyone recommend a good supplier for small TV sets?
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All,I am looking for info, anecdotes, or references related to 7 inch, 12V DC tv's in BoP settings. Any feedback welcome!VincentContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vincent Kapur May 28, 2013.

Seeking Referrals to Market Research/Strategy Consulting Experts for Indian Rural Markets
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Our group is developing a strategy to roll out a first product in India. We are looking for regional experts to help us identify best options for simultaneous pilot programs. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arun Kumar May 10, 2013.


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Name of your company or organization
ACCESS microPower
Product distributor, Product manufacturer, Other
Describe your involvement and/or interest in off-grid lighting
Launching a new range of products with a new distribution model in India.
Focused on launching a range of solar lighting, mobile phone charging, and other life-enhancing energy-access solutions for the developing world.

Dedicated to finding that sweet spot where technology advancements drive business model innovations.

Evangelist for sustainable business models for engaging BoP consumers.
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Vincent Kapur's Blog

The Last Frontier in Kerosene Replacement lies in Consumer Purchasing Behavior!

Social enterprises have made great progress is developing effective solar lighting alternatives to the dirty and costly kerosene prevalent in the homes of more than 1.2 billion people. Additionally, finance mechanisms have further improved the favorable lifetime costs of kerosene replacement. So why haven't these energy access solutions seen viral uptake among low-income consumers? 

Clearly, the answer lies in the behavior patterns of potential customers relative…


Posted on February 6, 2015 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

Use Pull Marketing to scale Energy Access in the off-grid Developing World...

For social enterprises looking to scale their impact in the developing world, reaching new customers in Last-Mile markets is consistently a challenge. For these companies, especially in the area of Energy Access, much of the initial focus is on "pushing" products into new market geographies. This post examines the limitations of PUSH marketing and emphasizes not only the advantages of adapting PULL marketing strategies for the developing world, but also…

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 2:30pm

If you plan construct a distribution network across the Last Mile, plan to make it last!

The title of this post seems obvious, but the topic of Last-Mile product delivery is make or break for social enterprises looking to create an impact in emerging markets. Finding a way to get their solutions in the hands of customers will cost time, effort, and lots of money. With this in mind, it is definitely worth rethinking distribution networks from right to left, even making alterations to the business model if necessary, so that SocEnts can practically set…

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Un-Conventional Wisdom: Take high-tech solar solutions to villages...

Social enterprises can not afford to allow conventional wisdom to hold back inspiration. In the field of energy access for villagers, conventional wisdom assumes that Village life = Low-Tech so therefore, only energy solutions which are low-tech are capable of taking firm roots among the lifestyles of rural populations. From this logic, many providers of solar solutions are driving toward simple solutions at low cost and away from alternatives which might be sophisticated, multi-functional,…


Posted on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 5:43pm on January 16, 2013, Evan Mills said…

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