Gert Jan is the inventor of Futurepump’s solar pump technology. He has over 30 years of engineering experience in developing countries and also designed and developed the well-known Volanta hand pump. Gert Jan is the founder of the PRACTICA Foundation.
Jitendra is an experienced entrepreneur based in Pune, India. He has had a long career in design, development and manufacturing of industrial products based on mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering technologies.
Kinya formerly worked in Kenya’s geothermal energy industry. A mechanical engineer by training, Kinya is now responsible for managing our pilot Sunflower pump installations. She has a special interest in technology, poverty alleviation and the environment.
Nick is an international development expert and environmental engineer with a huge amount of field project successes in developing countries. Nick has worked for large international NGOs and charities including Save the Children.
Quentin gained his qualifications with a 'big four' accountancy firm. He has a experience in designing, overseeing and managing complex financial systems and auditing for large multinational businesses.
Nov 2014, Nairobi: Futurepump voted top start-up
Futurepump is the proud winner of an 'Innovations in Agriculture' award.
Together with Ojay Green, Futurepump was voted one of the top-ranked start-ups as part of the award run by Village Capital’s Innovations for Agriculture 2014 programme, which took place in Nairobi earlier this month. Futurepump will receive venture capital investment of USD $50,000.
Seven other start-ups took part in the programme. Each of these impressive early-stage companies are using business to fight poverty, working specifically towards solving issues faced by smallholder farmers across Kenya.