Solar Puff built by Women Entrepreneurs


I met the entrepreneurs behind Solar Puff at the Women’s Entrepreneur Festival two years back.  They came to the one after that too and am pretty confident that they will be at the next one in April 2016.  The festival has a super high return rate of women which says something powerful about the community.

They showed me their solar puff.  I thought it was a really interesting opportunity that could be transformative for communities in need of light.  I saw their opportunity in the non-profit arena more than the profit world.  Just my opinion.  Their product should be distributed in countries of need across the globe.

They are wrapping up their Kickstarter campaign in the next two days to bring light to Nepal.  The Solar Puff is a solar powered lantern that lays flat and pops out into a light.  What they are doing with their light by bringing it to Nepal after the tragic earthquake is wonderful.  A little ray of light is sorely needed there.

So far they have had almost 5800 backers and have raised almost $400,000 when they only wanted to raise $25K.  This is the type of campaign where the more the raise (see the gifts – one for you, one to Nepal) the bigger impact is made.

Please take a look at their campaign and give the gift of light to an area that is sorely in need.   I am thrilled for these two women entrepreneurs, Alice Min Soo Chun and Stacy Kelly, who have built something that is making a difference in the world.  Their impact is about to change the lives of many.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Wow, the size of that raise is wonderful! The video of Elon Musk intro’ing Tesla’s solar batteries, shared yesterday on AVC, really got me excited about solar. I hope I live long enough to see solar overtake other energy sources.

    1. Matt Kruza

      If your life expectancy is over 3 decades (and knowing actuary tables I would say that is fairly safe 🙂 ) , then you should indeed see that future!

      1. Kirsten Lambertsen


  2. Conrad Ross Schulman

    Success is Joanne’s middle name! We’re routing for you and Solar Puff!!

  3. Erin

    Great stuff.