News Archive

February 2012

EGG-energy wins a grant from National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge.

November 2011

EGG-energy featured in Wall Street Journal piece about MBAs taking jobs with a social mission.

EGG-energy honored as one of the Opportunity Green Business Conference’s 25 finalists.

EGG-energy featured on Fast.CoExist.


October 2011

aecf/react EGG-energy selected as one of 8 investment targets by the Africa Enterprise
Challenge Fund’s Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Change window.

EGG-energy and CEO Jamie Yang are featured in the Sunday edition of the New York Times’ business page.


September 2011

socap11 EGG-energy selected as one of 16 exceptional social enterprises for the Entrepreneur Fast Pitch Sessions.
WEC EGG-energy invited to present at the World Engineers’ Convention’s Best Energy Practice poster session.


July 2011

EGG-energy selected as one of 11 finalists for the Social Venture Network’s 2011 Innovation Awards.
EGG-energy participated in a Radio France Internationale broadcast dedicated to renewable energy in Africa. Podcast available in French at


June 2011

EGG selected as a winner of infoDev’s Top 50 SME competition, sponsored by the World Bank and IFC.


May 2011

EGG-energy featured as a Sustainable Product Innovation by the Duke University Center for Sustainability and Commerce.


April 2011

EGG-energy speaks on the Energy Panel of the Inaugural Africa 2.0 conference held at MIT’s Sloan School of Business.

EGG-energy wins the Grand Prize of the Wipro / Knowledge at Wharton Innovation Challenge.


March 2011

 EGG-energy’s CEO Jamie Yang is selected as an Unreasonable Institute Fellow.

EGG-energy featured on National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge blog as a solution to feed the world’s energy poor.

EGG-energy presents at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Abu Dhabi) and at TEDx42nd street in NYC.


January 2011

EGG is featured as part of a larger trend towards a subscription economy.


August 2010

EGG-energy is featured in the MIT Global Challenge’s notebook  and by the MIT Entrepreneurship Center.


June 2010

echoingJamie Yang was selected as a 2010 Echoing Green Fellows. More coverage herehere, and here.

EGG-energy was prominently featured in MIT President Susan Hockfield’s commencement speech, held June 4, 2010.


April 2010

Escale Responsable interviews EGG-energy.

EGG-energy featured in New York Times article on start-ups displacing disposables.

wjfEGG-energy honored by William James Foundation Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition as the winner of the Richard Heinberg Sustainability Prize and as a finalist for the Africa Prize sponsored by the Foundation.


March 2010

Planet Green names EGG-energy as one of 8 Amazing Projects You Want to Know About.


January 2010

psc EGG-energy awarded MIT Public Service Center Fellowship.

Tim O’Reilly talks about EGG.

EGG-energy featured in publications such as Gizmodo Australia, Cleantech News, and Planet Green.


December 2009

pace EGG-energy wins Pace University Pitch Contest.


October 2009

igniteEGG-energy wins 3rd place at Ignite Clean Energy Contest.


Summer 2009

legatumEGG-energy receives MIT Legatum Center Seed Grant.
hbs  EGG-energy wins HBS Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Grants, after placing first in the Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest this spring.


Spring 2009

ideas EGG-energy wins MIT IDEAS competition’s Yunus Challenge Award.
knox lawrence EGG-energy wins 1st place in KLI’s Africa Business Plan Competition.