Oct 9, 2018 soniakinsley
These funding organizations have one goal in common: to develop and support the growth of new businesses in developing markets. The International Trade Center, joint agency of World Trade Organization and United Nations, focus on the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises. SAIS programme enhances innovation in Southern Africa, by providing training, networks and funded projects. BioFISA’s purpose is to apply biosciences research and development in poverty alleviation. Serbia Innovation Fund contributes to the overall development of innovations through various financial aid instruments.
The startups will have the chance to fly to Helsinki to expand their networks and meet like-minded impact-driven entrepreneurs at Slush. The most prominent startups will also be pitching at the main Slush GIA Impact Showcase at the Pink Stage.
Eyone was founded in 2015 and is a software publisher in health and digital transformation, present in Senegal, Mali, Niger and Ivory Coast. Their idea is to improve the reaction time of doctors with patients, and as a consequence, reduce the death rate in various serious medical matters, such as maternal health, children’s health and chronic diseases.
Swipe2pay was founded in Uganda, Kampala in 2016. Swipe2pay empowers small businesses to access their finance and business performance data in a simpler way. Currently, many small businesses function below their full potential constrained by limited access to meaningful finance. Swipe2pay’s goal is to let these small businesses have complete access to credit as they grow.
Education is expensive in emerging markets: even the ones who have higher education find it difficult to get the right job. SomaApp helps young people to find internships, scholarships, and conferences to fit their education and interests. The app is currently expanding to Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and South Africa.
AgriPredict’s mission is to enhance security and diminish farmer yield harm caused by pests and unfriendly climate conditions. AgriPredict works intimately with ranchers, rural specialists, NGOs and different partners to distinguish the requirements of the agrarian division.
Foi Sciences was founded in 2015. Foi Science convert agricultural waste in activated charcoal to make cosmetics such as perfumes. The startup teaches currently unemployed women to make these products in order to sell them or for personal use.
Safe Motherhood Alliance was founded in Zambia in 2017. A big part of the child mortality problem in Zambia and beyond is the lack of access to sterile supplies. Safe Motherhood Alliance improves safe births by developing a simple, low-cost disposable delivery kit for pregnant women in Zambia to use during childbirth.
Woobox offers a 100% recyclable packaging alternative to be used to transport all sorts of foods to restaurants, farmers markets and large retailers, becoming an alternative to large Styrofoam boxes. In other words, the team strives to become a key figure in the global ecosystem and contribute to a more sustainable future through a natural food delivery system alternative.
There has been growing interest in investing in emerging markets, especially in Southeast Asia. Our speakers, Kay-Mok Ku (Gobi), Soo Boon Koh (I-Globe), Kaspar Hadiyat (Koro Partners) were joined by Jorel Chan, who is the head of Investment Operations for Slush. Their discussion ranged from: personal insights, their experiences, as well as how Southeast Asia has […]
I am my Rival who Drives me Chika Terada, the co-founder and CEO of Sansan kicked off his speech proposing to disclose his own stories. Last year, he tried to come up with a profound lecture. But then he realized, he’s not in a position to lecture. This year, he told the audience that instead, […]
The day 1 at Dialogue Stage was a success. With having engaging speakers and the smooth-as-ever facilitation, some talks had really sought the core aspects of the entrepreneur mindset. Here, we will address three out of the seven dialogues. Cross Border Business Strategy: How to build your own brand in this society? Welcoming Techstars as […]
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Helen Tung, Emergent Tech advisor and MINERVA fellow at the EU, moderated the conversation between Takahiro Nakamura (Director and COO at ispace) and Kazuo Ishigame (Co-founder and COO at Infostellars) on how to make it in space. Welcome to the space age. These two will be your guides. Ispace aims to develop spacecraft technology to extend […]
Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze , an award-winning digital services company specializing in things such as gaming, cloud, AI, and smartphone software. He sold Outblaze’s services to IBM ten years ago, pivoting the company to digital entertainment services. Siu is a bit of a tech legend, according to many: the online […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 Pitch Contest Semi-finalists Announced! It has been a great turn out at the Pitching Stage at this year’s Slush Tokyo. 40 contestants pitched in today’s contest. Not surprisingly, even greater ideas and concepts were presented in front of an eager and curious audience and judges. Contestants’ ideas and talks were diverse: from […]
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