Company: Greencare Eco Solutions
Njunga Kakusa started Greencare Eco Solutions LTD., a company aimed at providing green innovation solutions to agricultural issues faced in Zambia, the African continent and the world. He is leading the effort to provide solutions for local farmers by developing organic fertilizers made from biodegradable wastes. Greencare Eco Solutions LTD hopes that through its Agrictech solutions, it will improve farming systems, increase crop yields and farm efficiency in Africa within the next five years.
Company: Community Dental and Reproductive Health
Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa is the founder of Community Dental and Reproductive Health, a social enterprise formed whose goal is to provide pediatric provision of dental and reproductive health services to the low income communities in Uganda. One area of focus as a preventative measure is cervical cancer screening. A critical component to the company’s mission, which also includes advocating for the health rights for marginalized population, is access to health care. All health services are mobile, providing healthcare to rural regions of Uganda.
As a child, Shamim experienced chronic dental pain and faced many obstacles when seeking treatment. In turn, she lost her mother to cervical cancer. Both experiences fueled a passion for helping others. Community Dental and Reproductive Health is seeking to provide avail dental services and cervical cancer screening services to at least 3 million people respectively by the end of 2024.
Shamim is currently a medical student from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Hasan co-founded Sensgreen with two longtime friends who shared the vision of creating sustainable cities by reducing energy consumption in buildings. Hasan and his team developed an AI-based plug and play energy efficiency tools that optimize the operation of existing HVAC units through sensors, algorithm, data-driven control units, and mobile apps. Since its founding, Sensgreen has forged partnerships with the likes of Google, Mercedes-Benz, and others to realize its goal.
Hasan is a researcher with background energy economics. He is currently a senior in college studying industrial engineering.
Naphat Tansuwan, owner and designer of KRAM-HUG, graduated from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang with a bachelor’s in communication art and design. Naphat created KRAM-HUG, a clothing line whose aesthetic merges traditional Thai fashion with international street culture. KRAM-HUG uses new textiles techniques to push the boundaries of what is possible in streetwear.
Edward is a renowned technology and education innovator working to improve education in Africa through the use of technology. He is the CEO of two companies: MyElimu and Mtabe. Both companies have received global recognition for their mission. MyElimu is a space for students from different regions to meet online and discuss ideas ranging from entrepreneurship to education. Additionally, Mtabe focuses on using artificial intelligence to deliver learning content to students without internet access. Both companies have received global recognition for their efforts.
Company: Neurobit Technologies Co., Ltd.
Travis Yang’s desire to help fight brain disease led to Neurobit, a biomedical company developing telemedicine devices to care for patients who aren’t physically present for treatment. He and his team developed Neurospeed, a wireless high-resolution recording device that scans of both eyes making nystagmus and eye-movement related examination much more accessible. The device is capable of fully integrating with apps on PC or tablet for video, streaming critical information for diagnosis and treatment.
Currently, Yang is seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CE, Taiwan FDA, and China FDA approval which will take approximately three years. Once approved, his goal is to reach broader populations globally through digital clinical care channels.
Having years of experience in the field of mobile robotics, Exomotion CEO and founder Mohsen Falahi started his business in transportation technologies. After winning a number of robotic competitions, Moshen focused on reinventing the wheel to make mobile transportation fun. The company’s first product, Virage, reimagined the smart scooter by providing omnidirectional capabilities to standard mobility.
Exomotion is a startup based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Hamza started Ecobloom with the vision of encouraging the local community to grow fresh food in a sustainable, resourceful, and efficient way. The EcoGarden utilizes an ancient growing technique known as aquaponics. It’s a process where fish waste becomes a nutrient source for the plants. In turn, the plants naturally filter the water which is recirculated back to the fish. It’s a natural and effective way of creating the ultimate self-sustaining and resource-efficient ecosystem where plants and fish live in harmony.
The EcoGarden allows users to grow and enjoy 100% fresh and organic herbs and vegetables all year round. Through the EcoGard app, Hamza and this team developed, users can also monitor and control the growing process right from their phones.
Country: Sri Lanka
Company: Xylo Industries (Pvt) Ltd
Xylo Industries was built on the dream of providing quality cork-based products in and around Sri Lanka. What initially started as a thought-provoking discussion between three friends has blossomed into a range of daily homeware environmentally safe products. In business for two years, Xylo’s goal is not only to produce environmentally sustainable tableware products but to conduct themselves as an ethically positive company, supporting underserved and disable communities through employment opportunities.
Kuvu is a new social coexistence model based on inter-generational relationships that empower all people. The home share platform seeks to match older adults with younger adults looking for new experience as well as local accommodations. Eduardo’s vision is to be the top agent in intergenerational cohabitation in the European Union by 2021.