Dilemma’s, panic attacks and the best time of my life.
“You guys are crazy! There is no market for fair electronics, the industry is hyper-competitive and it is super difficult to make smartphones”. That was the first feedback the Fairphone team got when they decided to produce a smartphone as fair as possible, starting in the mines in Congo. Now, 7 years later, Fairphone crowdfunded over 15 million euro’s, has sold over 150k phones and won numerous awards. But what does it take to challenge the system by starting a social enterprise in one of the most complex industries? And how did I overcome my own failures and turned them into valuable lessons learned?”