Oct 19, 2018 soniakinsley
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 range of industries and build products such as blood-delivering drones, low-cost pregnancy kits and recyclable packaging alternatives, to name a few.
Medexp focus on the development of smart medical devices and healthcare solutions. They aim to change the way patients and healthcare specialists experience healthcare by providing affordable medical solutions anywhere at any time. With their mobile app, they’re looking to provide accessible skin cancer risk assessments through pictures and promote skin cancer awareness. The app connects risk patients in vulnerable communities with healthcare specialists according to their economic and geographic needs.
Zantrik connects vehicle owners with service providers and consumers to share their resources (car, trip, driver, as an example) at less cost. The current car service industry in Bangladesh is very much unstructured. With their platform, the technicians are informed faster, making it tremendously helpful for highly populated cities. This platform also educates individual technicians. Almost 50% workshops are done by underaged children in lack of basic education and healthcare. With this platform, the startup aims to facilitate their education and consequently, change their life quality for the better.
Thermy is a health tech company located in Mexico City. Their mission is to reduce the breast cancer death rate amongst Mexican women: according to WHO statistics, breast cancer takes the life of over 15 Mexican women every day. Their focus is to change the healthcare process by starting with the implementation of new technologies like machine learning and artificial vision. With this applied technology, their goal is to enhance the early detection and prevention of breast cancer in public and private institutions.
Inronji’s mission is to reduce food scarcity, food surplus and help people fulfill their very basic needs in their daily lives. The service they provide allows its user to buy food at low cost and further empower small traders and farmers to sell their goods with equal access to technology and market.
Oh, one more thing: besides the hustle and bustle of the main Slush event, the Global Impact Community Event will be hosted in Helsinki on December 5. This event gathers together all the Slush guests interested in sustainable development and impact ventures. At this event we bring up concrete actions that can be taken in the future to make a sustainable and positive change in the surrounding environment.
That’s it for now! You’ll see a bunch of these startups pitching at the Pink Stage at Slush later this year. If you haven’t yet bought your Slush pass, now’s a good time to do it – get it from here. Welcome to the North!
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