Our one-line pitch is…
Strawberry Tree is a place where your phone becomes alive; it also gets access to WiFi, while you get a bit of Sun, and a special meeting point!
Introduce your team, and tell us one interesting thing about each member. We are…
Enthusiastic young people motivated by the simple vision of making renewable energy more accessible to all people, and guided by the motto of “Making the world a better place”.
Miloš enjoys reading famous speeches, which have marked their epoch.
Kristina practices yoga, loves India, and hopes that one day she will visit The Roof of the world.
Sara is an eternal dreamer and optimist, open-hearted, and always with a wide smile on her face.
Tijana enjoys watching the night sky through her telescope.
Bojana loves coffee, chocolate and skiing.
Milan fights against crime in a Batman costume, but only in his free time.
Jovica is a revolutionist and an adventurer in spirit, and firmly binds his perspectives to art.
Filip enjoys watching black-and-white movies.
Bojan loves swimming in the Sava river, and taking walks by the Danube quay.
Miroslav spends his leisure time going to football matches of FC “Red star”.
Mihailo enjoys riding his racer, and loves swimming in the cold waters of the Drina river.
The team of Strawberry energy under a Strawberry Tree Photo credit: Strawberry energyWe received our initial capital through… We had no initial capital 🙂 We were all students when we decided to make a difference. We volunteered for a long time, investing our own money to turn our idea into a reality. Later, once the first Strawberry Tree was installed, it was the starting point to what is now Strawberry energy.
The real pain about starting a business in Serbia is…
Everything. It is actually pretty rare and unusual here to see young people striving to make something out of nothing all by themselves. There is a lack of tax exemptions and politics that encourage development of innovative businesses like ours. Consequently, there is a lack of investors, too. Also, it still kind of an adventure to develop and make progress in renewables, but we have strong will, trust and readiness for challenges.
We are inspired by…
All young people who are courageous enough to change the world.
The one app/service that we couldn’t live without is…
Google Drive. It enables us to be effective, efficient and keeps all our important documents online so we can approach them anytime and anywhere.
The one thing we would save from our burning office is…
The award from European Commission at the European Union – Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2011, when we won the first place in the Consuming category. It is a sort of a confirmation to us that we are heading in the right direction and that people like it 🙂
The worst piece of advice we ever got was…
It’s not quite a right time to engage in solar energy.
The one thing that will make us quit is…
The world with no Sunshine at all.
Our inside joke is…
When someone calls us and we are not available on mobile phone, we say: Sorry man, my battery died 🙂 As you know, “The plumber’s pipes are always leaking ”.
You might not believe it, but we…
Have saved as much energy as would be needed to:
- talk on the mobile phone while orbiting the Earth 13500 times in a plane, or
- listening to 32 million songs, or
- making HD video while travelling from Earth to Moon and back 880 times.
We’ll call ourselvessuccessful when…
We already feel successful because of our 300.000 users, many of whom probably had their first encounter with the concept of renewable energy on our Strawberry Trees.
The startup we really want to see on inventures’ Startup Pick is…
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