Oct 2, 2018 soniakinsley
Solve Namibia was founded in 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia. This startup is focused on cost-effective water conservation solutions for unprivileged communities in Namibia and Africa. Their goal is to improve access to clean drinking water, reduce costs of water and give better access to sanitation in general.
They decided to apply for the Slush GIA 2018 program because they would like to attract investments in Namibia to set up local manufacturing. More importantly they would like to meet and collaborate with like-minded water industry startups and specialists, so that they can look at more cost-effective water innovations and solutions.
Cancer Dojo was founded in 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. This startup is based on an app that helps patients suffering from cancer to be more resilient to the negative effects of the disease. Cancer Dojo’s goal is to offer good health and wellness by delivering a tool that helps patients from the most marginalised communities – often dealing with a huge amount of confusion and stigma – to recover.
They are happy to be part of the Slush GIA 2018 program as they are looking for partners and investors with a similar vision for sustainable innovation. They are ready to take their product to the world but need the funding in order to make a genuine difference in the lives of people.
Zeal & Zest was founded in 2016 at Botswana, Gaborone. It specializes in virtual wallets, access control and cashless solutions. Their mission is to reduce poverty and improve health, education and sustainability by creating sustainable communities.
The main reason why they are applying for the GIA is to increase their capital, expand and create solutions for more clients while solving complex challenges in their daily business activities.
GeroCare was founded in 2017 at Abuja, Nigeria. Gerocare is a cloud-based hospital offering primary health care services to the elderly across Nigeria. They offer a mobile application for patients to use in the comfort of their home: this solution enables them to have regular remote sessions with the doctor. Their hope is to improve the health conditions of people of all ages, further improving the life expectancy in Nigeria and Africa.
By applying to GIA, they wish to create new opportunities to access mentoring and other advisory services from experienced practitioners. Moreover, they would like to get foreign exposure for their brand and a chance for new investments.
3Egreen was founded in 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. 3Egreen offers a lightweight and easy-to-install electricity management system to customers who reduce their power consumption. 3Egreen’s mission is to develop renewable energy by reducing waste power consumption.
3Egreen is planning to expand to the European markets this year. They applied for Slush GIA 2018 in order to help their market expansion.
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 […]
A dream isn’t something that is final, it’s something that should constantly be updated and thoroughly thought about with the aim to achieve it. Miku Hirano is the founder and CEO of Cinnamon, a company that is dedicated to “remove all unnecessary work from the world by using AI.” At a glance, Miku seems to […]
The winner of Slush Tokyo pitching contest has been announced – congrats, Clarity K.K.! Their matchmaking platform helps women who are returning to the realm of work after having kids. The work-life balance for women in Japan is a tricky issue, and Clarity K.K. tackles the challenges of traditional work arrangements by enabling women to identify the […]
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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