DEW Tanzania Wins First Conscious Capitalism Student Business Plan Competition


Congratulations to DEW Tanzania for winning Conscious Capitalism’s first ever Student Business Plan Competition!

DEW Tanzania is seeking to overcome one of the world’s biggest problems: a lack of pure water options in developing nations. Through its patented, low-energy footprint, dual stage water extraction process that converts water vapor into clean drinking water, the company can provide modular combinations of machines to produce from 1 gallon per day to 10,000 gallons per day. DEW is led by Stanford University graduate student Benjamin Fernandes and recent graduates from Pepperdine University and Stanford, Bernice Fernandes and Chaitanya Sharma, respectively.

The competition was judged a panel of Meghan Dunbar-French, co-founder of Conscious Company Media; Jeff Cherry, founder and executive director at Conscious Venture Lab; and Roberta Lang, recently retired general counsel at Whole Foods Market and member of Board of Directors at Conscious Capitalism, Inc. and Whole Planet Foundation.

The winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend Conscious Capitalism’s marquee event, the invite-only CEO Summit in Austin, Texas, October 10-12, 2017. There, they will join some of the Conscious Capitalism movement’s foremost leaders and learn how to put their business plan into action.

Other finalists included Orai from Drexel University, H2Grow from the University of Kentucky, and ViRT Limb from the United States Air Force Academy.

(Finalists on pitch day at CC2017.)