National First prize winner

Recycle Geeks

We fix and sell donated broken computers and share the profit with the donor and charity.


We incentivize people to donate their old technology (computers and consoles), by giving back a bit of the value recovered of old computers to the donor and to a charity of choice. We split the profit from our sales 3-ways: 1/3 for charity, 1/3 for the donor, and 1/3 for us.
Recycle Geeks helps reducing the need for production of new computers, and increases the supply of affordable computers, and second-hand computer repair parts.
Combined, these are key to decrease the amount of e-wasted produced, and helps the world to have longer lasting tech.
Our key factor is the donation element – unlike existing refurbishers, we have guaranteed profit margins, and as such we’ll work with a higher range of equipments that would, otherwise, not provide enough profit margin in a buy-sell approach.

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  • 2021 Participant
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  • Circular Economy
  • Portugal
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  • Joao Botelho, CEO And Co-founder; Joao Pinto, COO And Co-founder

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