Our Mission

Our Mission is to limit isolation and enhance security by providing a smartphone, as well as USB power, lighting and internet to the most rural regions in Africa.

We aim to operate at an affordable price while creating local jobs.

Our team is working diligently to ensure the power of modern electricity is easily accessible to everyone, as it should be.

Our Team

Akonkwa Mubagwa

CEO & Co-Founder

Akonkwa has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Akonkwa has a background in CS and forensic technology, and is currently CEO & Co-Founder of Winko Solar.

Wing Hang Mathieu Tse

COO & Co-Founder

Mathieu received his MBA from the China Europe International Business School. Mathieu serves as CEO of WingTech, and partner of Forthinvestment, an African microfund. Mathieu is currently COO & Co-Founder of Winko Solar, operating out of China and Africa

Adeoke Abathan

Employee Zero

Adeoke is the first Team Member of Winko Solar. He uses his unmatched intelligence to strategize and individualize business operations and communications on the ground in Togo.

Anupam Tiwari

Hardware and Software Engineer

Anupam is an Undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Anupam is a skilled engineer with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Anushka Purohit

Software Engineer

Anushka is an Undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Anushka’s high-achieving work-ethic encapsulates technology and entrepreneurship.

The Project

Make energy and digital inclusion accessible to all, even in the most remote areas.

Our Mission is to limit isolation and enhance security by providing a smartphone, as well as USB power, lighting and internet to the most rural regions in Africa.

We aim to operate at an affordable price while creating local jobs.

Our team is working diligently to ensure the power of modern electricity is easily accessible to everyone, as it should be.

Learn more

Winko Box

The Winko box is an all in one affordable box for each one.

Phone
Solar panel
Battery
The box
Wifi modern
Charger
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Prizes and Recognition

Nairobi Top 6 & Berkeley Winners

Winko Solar was the winner of the HULT Prize that took place in Berkeley, and went on to become Top 6 in Nairobi.

Wing is actively involved

ShARE is a start-up at the crossroad of education and consulting, and runs a programme for bright university students.

Akonkwa is a Jacob Fellow

The Jacobs Foundation invests in young people so that they become socially responsible members of society.

Selected participant

Winko Solar is a proud part of one of USA’s largest innovation incubators, CITRIS Foundry.

Winner

Winko Solar won USD 5000 in seed funding as the winner of Berkeley STEP, the Student Technology Equity Program.

Raised 2 Million RMB

Winko Solar raised 2 Million RMB in seed funding (equivalent to 300,000 USD) from Addor Capital

Elab X Shanghai IIIA Demo Winner

Winko Solar bagged the first place prize in Elab X Shanghai IIIA Demo Day, organized by CEIBS.

Selected to participate + funding

Winko Solar was selected to compete in Win the Future, the Chinese Shark Tank, and secured funding.