“You snowflakes can’t do business anyway!”. Alma and her co-founders often heard this sentence when they set out with WEtell on the mission to revolutionize the mobile phone industry in the long term. Who is Alma? Alma Spribille combines her scientific experience from 12 years in solar cell research at Fraunhofer ISE with entrepreneurial practice to drive sustainable change in the economy. She is co-founder and CEO of the sustainable mobile phone provider WEtell, which shows that environmentalists can do business – and quite successfully at that. So much so that German Economy Minister Robert Habeck appointed her to the Advisory Board for SMEs in 2022. In addition, she has been a board member of the Federal Association for Sustainable Economy e.V. since 2021.
TEDxFreiburg Talk by Alma Spribille (german)
On the TEDxFreiburg stage, Alma will talk about how she became an entrepreneur when all she really wanted was to be a climate activist, how she learned that entrepreneurship is actually the most efficient form of activism and how she combined classic activism with her role as CEO as well as a board member. If you’re interested in her work, you can find her on Linkedin, Twitter, and her company on Instagram. Her TEDxFreiburg 2023 talk will be in German language.
We all need to work together to meet the challenges of the climate crisis: whether as individuals, politicians, or entrepreneurs. It’s time for businesses to take responsibility, to stand up for climate protection and to lobby for the common good.Alma Spribille on our theme “Together for Tomorrow”