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TAN March Event: Solar Magic Box

Program Description

  • Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012; 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Venue: Fenwick and West LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View CA 94041

  • RSVP via Evite: TAN March Event: Solar Magic Box
    The African Network (TAN) networking event in March will be held on Thursday, March 29 at the Fenwick and West Facility, Mountain View California. TAN is honored and excited to be joined by an entrepreneur and TAN member, Idrees Munir. Idrees will share the success of his Solar Magic Box endeavor and how that is promoting education in rural African countries. More specifically, he would like to present market data and their road map for these solar panels. In addition, he will share some new entrepreneurial initiatives his company is spearheading in Africa. It would be an exciting evening. Idrees's bio and a brief description of the Solar Magic Box are as shown below.

    TAN Members and Students: $5; Non-Members: $10

  • Event Program Outline

  • 5:00 - 5:45 PM: Registration and Networking (Lite Snack and Drinks)
    5:45 - 6:00 PM: Introduction and Update on TAN - Paschal Iwuh, TAN CEO
    6:00 - 7:15 PM: Program Presentation - Idress Munir, Skylite Communications, Inc
    7:15 - 7:30 PM: Brief Presentation on TANCon 2012 Funding and Mentorship Workshops for Saturday, May 19, 2012.
    7:30 - 8:30 PM: Networking, Networking, Networking.


  • Towards our efforts to promote education in African countries, we have developed a solar magic box. This device employs a small solar panel to generate power for two light bulbs and cell phone charge. We just developed it. The first response from market is very promising. We are starting mass production in China. First batch of samples have arrived in Africa and has already created a huge demand. The end users cost is around $55-60 (inclusive). More information is available at our website:

  • Idrees Munir Bio

  • Idress graduated from Pakistan and did his post graduate studies at University of Glasgow, Scotland. After training in Houston, Texas, he moved to California and started setting up business in the field of Television program distribution. Initially, his company dealt with satellite communication and has recently focused their efforts on IPTV, which is geared towards bringing TV channels live from African countries.

    In order to support education in rural areas in Ghana, Idress came up with a small box idea for lighting utilizing Solar energy. It is designed especially for villages without grid power.