Meet Mohammed Harakate, the co-founder of Alternative Solutions, a startup in Morocco that transforms palm fronds, a renewable source and byproduct of the date cultivation, into wood.
In the interview Mohammed shares:
- How reverse engineering helped them to build their own machine to convert palm fronds into wood blocks
- How in depth research helped him and his team to turn a problem into a solution and create wins for local communities, palm tree owners and off takers
- And why he didn’t pay much attention to the opinion of his friends when they thought it was a bad idea to become a social entrepreneur
He also shares why he reduced his hours working in his startup and took a job at a foundation driving social change and what his advice for young Moroccan entrepreneurs is.
There is a lot of gold in this interview with Mohammed Harakate and we hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did.
And now, without further ado enter Mohammed…