Updated Mar 29, 2019



Suunbox is a smart solar standalone terminals that provide free energy and internet for public places.

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Pierre-yves Koty

Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Since our business model is based on advertising revenues, we have been able to sign a partnership with an advertising agency for the sale of advertising space on the terminals (display and digital).

Registered as a For-Profit in Cote d'Ivoire.

Focus Areas:

Energy, Climate Change and Resilience and Digital Inclusion & Connectivity

Energy, Climate Change and Resilience and Digital Inclusion & ConnectivitySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d'IvoireSEE LESS

Country Implemented In
Funds Raised to Date


600 million Africans live without access to electricity $ 32 billion / year spent on charging and lighting by African households 35% of people have access to an internet connection in Africa



Suunbox is a network of autonomous solar terminals, available in public places, which offers free recharge and internet services to the population.

Target Beneficiaries

Our solar standalone terminals enhance the experience of people in public spaces and provide free energy and connectivity on the go.

Mission and Vision

Suunbox is an Ivorian startup whose mission is to reconcile innovation and sustainable development in solving problems in Africa. Suunbox aims to become the No. 1 autonomous solar charging station in Africa.

Innovation Description

The Suunbox is an independent outdoor energy distributor that has a photovoltaic panel, a storage battery, USB ports, secure lockers, universal cables, a Wifi Host, an integrated LCD screen and is perfectly weatherproof.

Competitive Advantage

Provides free WiFi access Offers a free recharge point for electronics Urban furniture 100% self-powered without any connection Has a means of communication (digital + display) that can generate advertising revenue Communicates a modern and eco-responsible image

Planned Goals and Milestones

developping business model and attracting partners to scale
Funding Goal200,000
New Implemented CountriesSenegal
Recruit1 sales & marketing; 1 developer;
New Featuredevelopment of a wifi router with content storage for areas where the internet connection is weak

The Team Behind the Innovation

CEO / FOUNDER is an Entrepreneur, specialist in design thinking, inventor of Suunbox. CFO is a Financial expert, internal auditor, specialist in financial structuring, investor. CPO is a Entrepreneur, urban furniture specialist, design expert. CTO is a Expert in solar energy, trainer in installation and installation of photovoltaic networks.




Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Cote d'Ivoire

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