About U-Light

How did it start?

U-Light is a social enterprise that was founded by young African entrepreneurs, based in the United Arab Emirates in response to the 2018 challenge of the Hult Prize, also known as "The Nobel Prize for Students". We bested 20,000+ teams to make it to the Global Finals held in the United Nations, to pitch our business as one of the top final six social enterprises.

Where are we today?

Since then, the company has been on a trajectory to spark a change in the field of energy, as we continue to aim towards ending energy poverty. 

To date, U-Light has garnered support from local governments & private entities alike in its primary area of focus - Nigeria, in addition to securing over 20,000 pre-orders for its first product in line; and we're just getting started.

At U-Light, we aspire to become the world leader for human-powered energy solutions - empowering millions of people that live in off-grid communities to generate their own power supply using our simple, affordable and reliable products.

Why are we doing this?

We believe that the problems of today, need today's solutions. Which is why we optimized pre-existing technology to empower under-served communities worldwide to pursue better education, achieve higher hours of productivity and live in a safer household environment.

 

We simply cannot sacrifice incredible youth potential and millions of lives until current expensive solutions become affordable. 

Our Mission

To provide off-grid communities with access to clean, affordable and reliable power supply, for a brighter future.

Our Vision

We aspire to become the world leaders for human-powered innovation, ending energy poverty - one U-Light at a time.

Our Goal

To empower 10 million people to generate their own power supply by the year 2030, independent of sunlight.

OMAR GHANEM

CEO & Co-Founder

BSBA. Marketing

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OMAR KHATTAB

COO & Co-Founder

BSc. Mechanical Engineering

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OMAR MANSOUR

CPO & Co-Founder

Bsc. Chemical Engineering

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AHMED YASSER

CTO & Co-Founder

Bsc. Electrical Engineering

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MUHAMMAD KYAURE

CSO

Bsc. Civil Engineering

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