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Maxi Room

Dilemmas, panic attacks and the best time of your life!

You guys are crazy! There is no market for fair electronics, the industry is hyper-competitive and it is super difficult to make smartphones”. That was the first feedback the Fairphone team got when they decided to produce a smartphone as fair as possible, starting in the mines in Congo. Now, 5 years later, Fairphone crowdfunded over 15 million euro’s, has sold over 125k phones and won numerous awards. But what does it take to challenge the system by starting a social enterprise in one of the most complex industries?