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How Pedro Da Fonseca Started the LED Manufacturing Business Black Gold Engineering From Back of his Garage

In this episode, meet Pedro Da Fonseca, the founder of Black Gold Engineering, a Namibian  LED light manufacturer and distributor, that has a patented LED solution for streetlights that provides up to 70% in energy savings compared to conventional solutions. 

At the time of the interview in November 2019, Pedro shares, that his patented LED is ‘the most powerful output light in the world’ and that they have won thirteen international awards with this product.

In the interview we speak about

  • Pedro‚Äôs journey from employee to entrepreneur
  • the challenges he had to overcome on his way and
  • how he pushed on, even when he ran out of money and got eviction notices and creditors came to reposes his furniture

We also spoke about the importance of a personal support system, how his father gave him the mental tools to overcome difficulties and how a mentor changed his life and helped his business towards a breakthrough. 

There is a lot of gold in this interview and whether you are an entrepreneur just starting out, someone that wants to develop products and solutions for the African market or whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur, we promise, there will be some insights for you in our chat with Pedro Da Fonseca.

So without further ado, enter Pedro.

Thomas

Thomas is initiator of Africax.org, co-founder of ecological sanitation company EcoToiletten, digital automation agency Strandschicht and the non-profit tackling youth empowerment YES Founders Foundation. He co-authored a book on Youth-led Changemaking and coaches entrepreneurs on resilience and mental well-being.