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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.
Apart from having a booth where startups may exhibit their products and/or services, Slush Tokyo 2019 will be opening 30 stage slots for demo booth holders for a chance to pitch to customers. Showtech Time will allow chosen startups to pitch to customers for 3 minutes and receive valuable feedback from a Customer Panel thereafter. […]
The computing industry has a problem. Christina Sass, the Co-founder & President of Andela, discussed on the Founder’s stage the issues behind tech-talent recruitment. Andela is a software engineer and developer recruitment organization, mostly recruiting from Africa. On the stage, Christina shared how can a tech company utilize the tech talent available globally and the importance […]
First there was 100. Then there was 15. Then three continued. And today those three finally became one. Meeshkan was announced the winner of Slush 100 on the Founder Stage this evening. Meeshkan is developing a framework for interactive machine learning. The main purpose is to help teams train machine learning models faster. All of […]
On Evergreen stage today, Alex Bangash, the managing director and CEO of Trusted Insight and Jyri Engeström, Co-founder and general partner at Yes VC had a fireside chat about the trends in the VC scene at the Evergreen stage. Let’s take a look at the trends that stood out. Entrepreneurs can have portfolio too The […]
Brian Halligan, the Founder & CEO of Hubspot opened up the Founder stage on Day 2, at Slush18 by saying – “Dictionary.com named the word of the year – Misinformation.” Brian explained, that there is a huge trust issue between buyers and sellers, which companies need to react to. This is where, Brian states, customer […]
Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) is a program created in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and other global partners to support startups in emerging markets offering sustainable and social impact solutions. 35 startups flew to Helsinki on Dec 28 for the Slush GIA bootcamp with inspiring trainings, workshops and sessions. Ten […]
Today on Founder Stage we got the privilege to listen to four successful VCs discuss the current trends and innovations in the funding landscape. Hosted by the Managing Director at Sapphire Ventures Beezer Clarkson, the insights were shared by Alice Bentinck, Co-founder and General Partner at Entrepreneur First; Rebecca Lynn, Founder and Partner at Canvas […]
Growth and profitability don’t necessarily rule each other out. Inevitably, at one point or another, founders are forced to prioritize between the two. Having made this difficult decision himself, Oisin Hanrahan took the Pink stage at Slush to tell us how Handy, the platform for booking household services, shifted focus from growth to profitability and how […]
The world of tomorrow is written with code. New solutions are desperately needed to produce skilled coders – from all walks of life. Ilkka Paananen, alongside an impressive lineup of big names of Finnish tech, introduced Hive, School for Coders which will open for applications on January 15th. Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen started the conversation […]
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