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SILICON VALLEY TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
We make superb technology radically affordable.
Our products electrify you.
We apply world-class engineering to create innovative and affordable products for the developing world.

We imagine what could be and make it real.
Phone Charging
SVTP's line of phone chargers makes phones useful even when electricity is unavailable.

In many parts of the world, mobile phones have exploded in popularity, but electrification has not kept pace. SVTP products provide innovative alternatives to allow mobile phone users worldwide to get the most out of their devices.


Model C200 Model C400 Model M750 Model C2700 Model C4000
Model C200 - Basic Solar Phone Charger
Model C200
6 adapters
Model C200 Packaging This basic solar charger is great for the most popular small mobile phones. It includes six adapters for phones from Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, etc., and it works with any phone that can charge from a standard USB port. It includes a two-meter cable and a flip-out stand for getting the best solar charge at an affordable price.

For sale in West and East Africa.
Model C400 - Professional Solar Phone Charger
Model C400
7 adapters
Model C400 Packaging This professional solar charge is designed to meet the needs of smart phone users. It can charge BlackBerry, Galaxy, and iPhone. It includes seven adapters and a two meter USB cable. It can charge a smart phone in four hours, or a basic phone even faster. Its portable design makes it possible to carry a lot of solar power in your pocket, delivering an outstanding value.

For sale in West and East Africa.
Model M750 - Motorcycle to Phone Charger
Model M750
Stanford BASES comsumer hardware winner 2014 Turns a motorcycle into a portable phone charger. For motorcycle owners who need to top up their phones during a busy day, this charger provides enhanced freedom of mobility and communication

Now available for pre-order to approved distributors.
Model P2700 - Power Bank
Model P2700
This power bank is a modern and stylish way to keep your phone powered all day long. For users of popular phones like Nokia Asha, this power delivers a full charge while its slim design allows it to fit easily in a pocket or hand.

Now available for pre-order to approved distributors.
Model P4000 - Professional Power Bank
Model P4000
This stylish and powerful power bank is the perfect companion to high-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy S 5. Its high-quality and beautiful design make it the first choice for professional business users and technology experts. A high power torch light makes it extra useful at night. Never before has such a slim package carried so much power!

Now available for pre-order to approved distributors.
We listen to our customers.
We conduct in-depth consumer research to identify opportunities for innovation.

We optimize our products to provide the best value for customers in emerging markets.
About SVTP

Silicon Valley Technology Partners is a social enterprise from Stanford University. We design, manufacture, and distribute high-quality products that improve quality of life in the developing world.

Our experience in emerging markets, product design, mass production, and distribution allow us to offer higher quality at a lower price than competitors. From impeccable manufacturing to last-mile distribution, we aim to prove that for-profit social business can do well by doing good.
How we work

SVTP Cycle Our consumer research and need-finding process is based on developing a deep understanding of the challenges facing the consumers we serve. SVTP staff have lived and worked for years all over Africa and combine their personal experience together with rigorous research methodology in order to identify unmet needs.

Product development begins with an idea for a way to solve a problem, either better, faster, cheaper than what's available today, or through a totally new solution. Our engineers from the US and China develop expert solutions using the latest technology to deliver the absolute best performance for our customers' money.

Dedication to manufacturing is critical for us to fulfill the promise of high quality and low cost. We oversee the production details ourselves to ensure they are up to our standards, while sourcing components from top-of-the-line competitive suppliers to achieve the best value. The SVTP logo on a product is a sign that it was manufactured to meet the most demanding requirements.

Distributing our products requires partnering with excellent importers, wholesalers, and retailers in the geographies we serve in order to put our products on the shelf and make them available to our customers. We support our distribution network through advertising and marketing material to build the SVTP brand and help our distributors earn a living.

For the latest updates on our work, please see the SVTP blog.

We guarantee high quality.
We design our products to last in even the most rugged environments.

Our in-house manufacturing team relentlessly pursues perfection in order to stand out from the competition and provide superior value to our customers.
Team
Doug Ricket Doug Ricket
Founder, CEO
Doug's experience with the Peace Corps in West Africa brought him to the mission of alleviating extreme poverty in the developing world. As a Google engineer and manager, he led a team mapping developing countries. At d.light, he directed the engineering department in creating the next generation of solar lamps and initiated distribution in West Africa.

Doug earned bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, where he founded the MIT Women's Technology Program, a residential summer school that has graduated 500+ students over 12 years. Doug completed an MBA at Stanford University and is the author of five patents.
Hugh Liu Hugh Liu
Product Manager
Hugh joined SVTP in 2012 to initiate product development in China. He started his career in battery manufacturing operations and then moved to the consumer electronics industry, where he worked on product design and electrical engineering for solar and other energy products.

Hugh comes from Hunan Province of China, where he graduated from Hunan First Normal University studying electronic science.
Terry Young Terry Young
Operations Engineer
Terry oversees SVTP's manufacturing operations, working closely with suppliers from sourcing through mass production. As operations engineer, Terry has been with SVTP since 2013. Previously, he worked in the field of quality systems auditing and quality control with both Chinese and foreign firms.

Terry comes from Jilin Province of Northeast China and holds a bachelor's degree from Shenyang Agricultural University in mechanical design and manufacturing automation.
Jacob Iosso Jacob Iosso
Sales Manager, West Africa
Jacob has run SVTP's West African operations, including sales, marketing, distribution, and logistics, since 2013. He served in the Peace Corps in Cameroon, working on local enterprise development and capacity building with microfinance institutions. Jake has been committed to volunteerism since high school and has volunteered in the U.S., Nicaragua, Peru, and Cameroon.

Jacob received his bachelor's degree in business management from Eckerd College. He is currently on leave from a master's program in international relations at the New School in New York.
Hellen Kassa Hellen Kassa
Sales Manager, East Africa
Hellen is leading SVTP's expansion in East Africa after joining in 2013. She was born in Ethiopia and grew up in Nairobi before moving to the U.S. to finish her education. She has lived and worked in Ethiopia, South Africa, and Ghana. Hellen identifies as a pan-African with a passion for the African diaspora, and she has produced an original documentary on modern Ethiopia.

Hellen received her bachelor's degree in international studies and economics at the University of Denver.
Alison Shin Alison Shin
Product Design Engineer
Alison joined SVTP in 2014 to lead research and development for new products. During college, she spent 9 months working on product design for Kenya with BURN Design Lab, and went back to Africa as tech lead and project manager for her senior project in Ghana.

Alison holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Olin College of Engineering and has been accepted to Harvard Business School starting in 2016.
Join our global team.
Our diverse skills and experience make SVTP an exciting company that fosters fulfilling career development.

If you share our ambition to promote international development through consumer technology products, we want to hear from you.
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Email: jobs@svtp.com

SVTP Locations
USA
Silicon Valley Technology Partners
12645 Cambridge Drive
Saratoga, CA 95070
USA
West Africa
SVTP Sales Contact
Lagos, Nigeria
+234 081 0067 4365
East Africa
SVTP Sales Contact
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 939 873 210
Hong Kong
SVTP (Hong Kong) Limited
607 Yen Sheng Centre, 64 Hoi Yuen Rd
Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Hong Kong
China
Room W404, West Block
Shengtang Commercial Building
Futian District, Shenzhen
Guangdong Province, China

深圳市福田区盛唐商务大厦西座W404
+86 132 6660 0393
Email
General: info@svtp.com

Solar product sales: sales@svtp.com