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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.
Only 42 days to Slush! Whoah. It’s time to stop for a minute and tell you a bit more about who are our main partners we teaming up with to build the 2018 edition of Slush, and most importantly – why. We can proudly state that Slush in not only an event but a showcase […]
Ever wondered what goes on in a VC’s head? Jenny Gyllander’s Instagram account, Thingtesting, combines both of her identities – that of a fervent brand aficionado and that of a VC working for a community-driven seed stage fund. What’s the result? Visually compelling, comprehensive brand reviews from the both. We had a chance to chat […]
Time to introduce you to the last batch of startups we’ve selected for Slush’s Global Impact Accelerator Program of 2018. You can check out the previous posts here. All GIA startups share the same important mission: to offer truly sustainable solutions for emerging markets. That’s where the similarities end – companies come from a wide […]
PayPal made its biggest acquisition ever earlier this year when the company acquired Swedish fintech company iZettle for $2.2 billion. The deal was Europe’s biggest tech acquisition since Supercell’s stake changed hands from Softbank to Tencent in 2016. PayPal COO Bill Ready takes the Slush stage together with iZettle founder Jacob de Geer. When asked […]
Big news for all you music tech enthusiasts! Too often, it is engineers or developers discussing the big questions of music technology, not the artists making the music. That’s why we are bringing two music business professionals around the same table to talk about the possibilities the emerging music tech scene brings with it. Please […]
We’re continuing our series of intros of startups selected for GIA 2018: the aim of the program is to bring the startups attempting to impact on people’s lives and communities in emerging markets forward. How can you fight youth unemployment via an app? How to make giving birth safer at low cost? These, amongst many […]
In December, a compact village full of tech heads, startups and investors emerges from nowhere in the Convention Center of Helsinki. This village has a distinct visual identity and a vibrant social community. Inside the village, one can visit a district of startups, enjoy a food market with all-encompassing options to suit all taste buds, […]
These wild postdoc researchers will pitch their ideas on the Slush stage at Slush Research Pitching Competition Skolar Award. The winner of the 100K€ award is selected on December 5th. Yang Bai, University of Oulu, Microelectronics Research Unit Yang Bai’s research idea aims to create a multi-functional material that can turn any renewable energy such […]
September 27, 2018 — Slush Tokyo 2019 was officially kicked off at Intersect by Lexus. The official launch party for the next Slush Tokyo was celebrated with overflowing food and drinks, a Slushified Lexus LC500h and hours of networking. The party was opened by Slush Tokyo’s new lead duo Haruka Furukawa and Natsumi Kakishima as […]
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