Digital Citizen Fund ” formerly called as Women’s Annex Foundation ” is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in New York City which has set out to help girls and women in developing countries gain access to technology, virtually connect with others across the world, and obtain necessary skills to succeed in today’s expanding global market.
LocoRobo builds robotics and sensor hardware, software, and educational content that empowers students to solve problems.
Women Who Code is a global non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We provide an avenue into tech, empower women with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued.
HT2 Labs creates software for people who want to change their lives through learning. Working alongside businesses and educational institutions, HT2’s research has led to the development of new products that help make learning more personal, more social and more measurable.
Elemental Path is driven to improve the way kids learn by improving the way they play. We are enabling them to have more interactive and engaging play experiences that are rooted in educational content.Elemental Path are the creators of CogniToys, the worlds first internet connected smartoys, that are actually smart.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.Kiva is a 501(c)3 U.S. nonprofit fueled by passionate people. Founded in 2005, and […]
Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank is Cambodia’s leading mobile financial services (MFS) provider primarily focused on driving financial inclusion via mobile banking services to the unbanked and underbanked. It is one of the few specialised banks in the world and has provided ways for Cambodians to send and receive money anytime, anywhere with the use […]
FarmDrive, a Kenyan enterprise, connects unbanked and underserved smallholder farmers to credit, while helping financial institutions cost-effectively increase their agricultural loan portfolios.
By giving people the ability to exchange digital cash directly with one another Colu is encouraging sustainable and equitable economic growth while supporting local businesses
Oval was created to help bring inclusion, education, and fairness back into personal finance. With Oval, users are empowered to TRACK their full financial history, LEARN to make better spending decisions, SAVE automatically, and INVEST through a marketplace of financial products.
Oakam provides underserved communities who otherwise struggle with access to the funds they need to manage immediate financial obligations and improve long-term financial health leveraging a digital-first approach and alternative data in its underwriting process. Since inception, the lender has disbursed over 420,000 loans totalling £320m.
Women’s World Banking is the global non-profit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources essential to their security and prosperity.
FSCard’s mission is to deliver honest mainstream financial products to underserved consumers, enabling them to meet their everyday liquidity needs in a flexible and convenient way.
The EFL technology that allows for profitable large-scale lending to small business owners lacking credit history and collateral
Finova Financial, is a socially responsible digital financial services company for the 70 Million Americans outside the traditional financial system.
Since day one, the mission at Koho was to help Canadians take control of their personal finances and bring more transparency to the Canadian financial sector.
Toucan, a unified credit e-wallet for everyone. Financial Inclusion for the ASEAN underbanked helping millions of ASEAN consumers that are underserved due to a lack of automation in financial services & meaningful financial data. By working with micro-finance institutions and co-operatives to issue credit e-wallets to the underbanked customers, they financially include and serve more customers while […]
Humaniq is a next generation bank built on the open-source Ethereum platform with a shared API for quickly integrating new startups and services from existing companies.
Neema is a financial solution for 70 million underbanked Americans. Users download our app, which is a digital wallet, where they can cash their own pay check, send money internationally to their families in 90 countries, and Neema also provides them with a debit card, which they can use in any store or ATM.
Bluerise develops Ocean Thermal Energy solutions. Bluerise was conceived in 2009 by a team of experts that arrived to the conclusion, that, by applying state-of-the-art 21st century technology, Ocean Thermal Energy can become a substantial part of the future sustainable energy mix.
Trust for Public Land is a group working to protect and save public lands instead of allowing their sale or abuse.
Topolytics is turning commercial waste management into a data driven industry and in the process enables the circular economy. Topolytics’ software uses mapping and geospatial analytics to expose waste data and the waste value chain. In 2017, Topolytics was selected for Clean & Cool Mission San Francisco, as one of the UK’s top 20 cleantech […]
Water-Gen, an Israeli company whose technology captures humidity in order to make drinking water out of air. The technology uses a series of filters to purify the air. After the air is sucked in and chilled to extract its humidity, the water that forms is treated and transformed into clean drinking water. The technology uses […]
Of the approximately 2.5 million U.S. students who enroll at colleges each year, 48 percent fail to earn a degree within six years. Students who drop out come disproportionately from underserved communities. The societal impact is staggering, costing the U.S. an estimated $4.5 billion in lost earnings and taxes annually. AdmitHub has designed an innovative […]
LocoRobo builds robotics and sensor hardware, software, and educational content that empowers students to solve problems.
Travis is a pocket-sized smart handy device that uses artificial intelligence to instantly recognize and translate speech in 80 languages, all in less than two seconds. It includes offline and online mode, 12h battery and several other features that makes it unique.
Intuition Robotics is developing social companion technology to positively impact the lives of millions of older adults by connecting them seamlessly with family and friends, making technology accessible and intuitive, and proactively promoting an active lifestyle.
Zebra Med A top-5 AI and Machine Learning company (Fastcompany), Zebra was founded to help patients, physicians and healthcare providers receive and provide better, faster, more accurate care by using the most advanced machine learning and computer vision tools available.
KUBO empowers kids to explore robotics, programming, problem-solving and creative thinking through tangible play. We do this in a play and plug manner without no need of prior knowledge of programming and no requirements of a tablet or computer.
Social Capital’s mission is to advance humanity by solving the world’s hardest problems. By harnessing technology to address core human needs, Social Capital aims to drive a bottom-up redistribution of power, capital and opportunity.
Zurich-Based Fund Generates Impressive Returns from Sustainable Development
Mustard Seed enables the creation and evolution of world-class businesses that generate positive and sustainable outcomes. Mustard Seed believes that solving big social and environmental problems drives commercial success in the long run. They seek scalable solutions to gaps currently left unfilled by government and industry in the areas of economic inclusion, education, environmental sustainability, […]
Hutchison Kinrot is a global leader seed investor in water and Cleantech related technologies. Founded in 1993 as part of the state of Israel incubator program, it is the exclusive operator of a technology incubator in central Israel, under a franchise from the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of the Economy. Hutchison […]
AgroInsider provides technology tools for tracking farm data
CropX is an ag-analytics company that has developed the world’s most advanced adaptive irrigation service, which automatically optimizes irrigation, thereby delivering dramatic crop yield increase and water and energy cost savings to farms.
Tasmanian agritech startup The Yield is leveraging IoT to improve yields and profitability in agriculture and aquaculture. By using sensors, data management and apps The Yield creates tools for farmers to improve productivity, reduce compliance costs, increase food shelf life and provide sustainable risk management strategies for financial services in the food industry. Related article : […]
Binkabi is developing a cross-border agricultural trading platform that leverages blockchain technology.
Inkitt.com is a platform for writing, sharing and discovering stories.We believe in the magic of Ideas, Words, and Inspiration! And that’s why we believe in authors.Authors use the power of ideas, put them into words, and inspire readers. They empower them to take action. To take bold steps that improve both, the present and the […]
Ari.farm is an impact tech startup based in Sweden & Somalia that has developed an exciting online platform that enables anyone anywhere in the world to easily invest in livestock in Africa by buying, owning and selling animals online.
Logistimo critical healthcare, energy and agricultural products are accessible and affordable at every village network
Change Catalyst empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation – through Tech Inclusion and Startup Ecosystem programs.
Richtopia is a free digital platform, providing a mix of valuable content on success, future investments, new technologies, work/life balance, inspirational people, finance and economics. All of it is offered on an easy to maneuver digital platform. Richtopia aims to help readers to succeed in business and life.
Zapnito is a platform enabling organisations to share, promote, and monetize collective expertise.
Horyou is an action oriented social network for the social good. They bring Organizations, Personalities, and Supporters together to connect within an internet-based global community. Horyou represents a new internet philosophy where noble ideals become actions and social media is at the service of all. At Horyou, all generations can build a more constructive relationship […]
WaystoCap is a B2B marketplace where businesses in Africa can buy and sell products.Beyond just product discovery and verification, WaystoCap helps businesses in obtaining financing and insurance, managing their shipments, and ensuring payments security.WaystoCap facilitates the whole trading operation so that its buyers can find the most competitive products and obtain financing; and its suppliers […]
Led by Lukas Erlebach, co-founder and CEO, Joblift provides a data-driven platform, which aggregates jobs from multiple job boards, corporates and recruiters to provide job seekers with a one-stop site where they can find positions that really match their skills. Joblift already has over 1.5 million monthly site visits and has over 4,000 partners, including […]
Clora is an intelligent platform that matches life science companies with flexible, on-demand expertise and has access to the entire global network of life science consultants, with decades of combined industry experience across dozens of roles from companies like Merck, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Novartis, and the FDA.
A Paris, France-based on-demand marketplace connecting freelancers with companies.Founded in 2016 by CEO Charles Thomas and CTO Arnaud Aubry, Comet connects tech and big data freelancers with companies in need of their skills.
Baron-Goldberg, today 39, set up ITWorks, a nonprofit social startup that seeks to promote diversity in the workplace and allow under-served and under-privileged adults living in Israel’s social and geographic periphery to realize their professional potential. ITWorks’ pool of talent includes women, Arabs, Druze, Circassians, new immigrants, adults with intellectual and sensory disabilities and members […]
Qapa is a social job matching marketplace. Its ambition is to build the next generation of job board. With a 100% free job posting model, a proactive and real-time matching between candidates and offers, Qapa revolutionizes the online recruitment.
“Africa Mobile Networks” (AMN) i.e. builds and sustainably operates mobile network base stations in sub-Saharan Africa, connecting the unconnected rural population AMN builds and sustainably operates mobile network base stations in sub-Saharan Africa, connecting the unconnected rural population, which represents 200-300m people and is forecast to double by 2050. Many African countries have good mobile […]
There are 120 million middle class people in Africa with smartphones, but only 12 million have broadband at home. Wifi.com.ng builds solar Wi-Fi transmission towers that can support 1,500 homes with Wi-Fi at 30 percent of the price of mobile data. It now has 35 towers and earns back the infrastructure cost in 7 months. The […]
Techloop.io offers a solution for software developers who are considering a change of employment coming directly into contact with firms.
Elth.ai is an artificial intelligence based med-tech startup that aims to solve health problem discovery and be a 24Ã—7 medical adviser to billions of people.
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that creates social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the internet.
PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) is a UK based social enterprise that educates 16,000 disadvantaged children in 30 quality secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia.
Led by CEO Andrew Hall, Sumdog has developed an online learning system specifically designed to improve skills and attainment in maths and literacy and aligned to the Curriculum for Excellence.
Code to Inspire is a nonprofit committed to teaching female students in Afghanistan how to code. CTI aims to hitch women’s economic and social advancement on to Afghanistan’s growing tech industry.
Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative working since 2008 to offer free and open online courses to all who want to learn. They offer nearly 100 full-length courses at the college and professional levels, each of which is available right now
No Lean Season is a nonprofit designed to solve seasonal poverty. For a few months each year, poor farmers are unable to make money. No Lean Season gives poor farmers a bus ticket to other areas where workers are needed, allowing them to find work and generate $200 in income instead of going hungry. Latest […]
Lynk is based in Kenia, founded by Chris Maclay, is reimagining the informal sector using technology. Lynk connects casual laborers to households requesting their services and improves the lives for both sides.
QuizRR, a Stockholm, Sweden-based edtech company offering innovative training solutions to advance corporate responsibility and worker well-being, raised $1.3m in financing. The round was led by Norrsken Founders Fund and Working Capital. The company intends to use the funds to expand its offering into new markets and further develop and optimize its technology platform to […]
Ignitia’s inclusive business is an excellent example of leveraging low-cost, easily accessible technologies to reduce poverty and hunger, and deliver on the 2030 Development Agenda
Aclima delivers environmental intelligence through sensor networks to improve human health and planetary health. They combine leading-edge sensing technology, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to take the real-time pulse of the invisible world around us. Translating real-time data into actionable insights Today, we are increasingly suffering from multiple global health crises, and resource inefficiencies due […]
EnvEve is an high tech company specialised in Internet of Things. It has developed a unique Internet of Things framework for outdoor applications. Robust and reliable devices enable sophisticate analytics to support decision in Agriculture and Forests
Iora Health provides infrastructure to small medical practices to allow them to lower health care costs and improve quality and experience by better managing their patients with complex chronic disease.
In November 2012 Vikas Gupta founded Wonder Workshop with one mission in mind: how to make programming fun and accessible for young children. Workshop is making programming fun and accessible for children while they play. The way we relate to technology is changing fast. Their role is to give children the means to respond and […]
Piper provides a DIY computer kit, which allows kids to play an active role with technology, building and learning rather than mindlessly consuming content through problem-solving skills.
Wasteless has launched the world’s first machine learning and realtime tracking solution for grocery stores to offer customers dynamic pricing based on product expiration date Wasteless allows supermarkets to sell more and waste less. The solution leverages dynamic pricing that lets consumers choose how much they want to pay for a product based on its […]
Greenlight Planet is a provider of off-grid solar products and solar financing for underserved populations around the world.
Energy poverty is a critical issue for the development of remote communities in emerging countries. 1.2 billion people worldwide live without access to clean energy, mainly due to high interest on loans and high upfront costs of clean energy solutions.
Plume Labs is trying to raise awareness and help people live healthier lives in cities where air pollution can be a serious problem. They use machine-learning algorithms working on data gathered from 11,000 monitoring stations around the world to predict hourly changes in the levels of several different air pollutants. The results are available on an interactive map on […]
Make 70 million people happy: RogerVoice is the first worldwide phone app allowing deaf people to make phone calls. It’s revolutionary. breaks down barriers in telecommunications. And makes it look easy. The RogerVoice platform combines a robust architecture for real-time audio processing with artificial intelligence to deliver an augmented experience in telecommunications. RogerVoice helps the […]
Avant-garde Health helps to fix the single worst problem of modern American health care: it’s cost. The company’s solution is to use a technique called “activity-based costing” and apply it to the health industry. The idea is to try to accurately assign every expense of an organization to the exact activity that created that cost. […]
Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world.
Babylon delivers high quality healthcare via your mobile phone. babylon employs only the very best doctors and provides them with rigorous industry-leading training.
Intelehealth is a mobile app that improves access to comprehensive primary health care for remote & underserved communities through telemedicine.
Kangpe allows its users access to more than 750+ doctors, 24/7 via their mobile phone. Kangpe doctors are able to give the best medical advice for symptoms, disease diagnosis, and treatment when you describe your health condition in a detailed manner.
Circulation uses cutting-edge technology to manage the logistics and transportation throughout healthcare. It drives efficiency and better outcomes of populations throughout the U.S. As Uber’s Preferred Healthcare Partner, Circulation provides the first customizable, digital platform to coordinate convenient non-emergency transportation for all areas of healthcare. Circulation is utilized by patients, caregivers, providers, staff, and volunteers. […]
FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS, TELEHEALTH STARTUP CONSEJOSANO MAKES NAVIGATING OUR COMPLICATED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM A LITTLE BIT EASIER. Even if you’re a native English speaker who’s lived their whole life in the U.S., the healthcare system can be a nightmare. Labyrinthine call systems are only the start. You’ve also got to find a doctor you trust; figure […]
LMH specializes in developing and managing Community Health Workers (CHWs) who bridge the gap between clinics and remote communities, bringing essential primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile.
Aira, founded in 2014, is focused on developing transformative remote assistive technology and services that bring greater mobility, independence and self confidence to blind and visually impaired individuals by connecting them, in an Uber style, to a network of certified Agents.
Many people in Africa do not have easy access to a doctor or medical information. Ada’s innovative approach is helping to close this important gap.
LaunchCode is building a skilled workforce by creating pathways for driven people seeking careers in technology. We are helping jobseekers enter the tech field by providing accessible education, training and paid apprenticeship job placement.
Andela provides companies with access to the top 1% of global tech talent by identifying high-potential developers on the African continent, shaping them into world-class technical leaders, and pairing them with companies as full-time, distributed team members.
SchoolHouse , a learning ecosystem in which the generation of learning content and the grading of student’s work requires zero costs, no dependency on experts or professors, and no investment of any material, human or financial resources, whilst still providing proven greater learning outcomes than traditional schooling. SchoolHouse is giving birth to Exponential Education.
The mission of VoiceItt is to create innovative solutions that helps aid the lives of people with disabilities. The fundamental goal of VoiceItt is to foster independence and social inclusion for the disabled and improve their quality of life.
Turning garbage from landfills into plastic products seems to be far from reality, but an Israeli firm claims that they have done it already. They also said that they have patented a process to convert household trash into reusable plastic.After five years of development, the company is bringing its operations online, with hopes of revolutionizing […]
TIPA is a developer and producer of breakthrough compostable packaging for the food industry. The company’s game changing technology addresses a particular segment in packaging: flexible packaging, which today are non-recyclable and as a result end their life in landfills where they will remain for 500 years or more.
3B Bags is a company started by women who – just like women everywhere – shop for groceries and dislike unnecessary waste. The common single-use plastic bags for fruits and vegetables certainly seem like a waste, so they designed the 3B Reusable Produce Bags, a set of mesh bags with a drawstring.
Jibu, a Denver, CO-based social enterprise which equips entrepreneurs in emerging market communities to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities, with water as an anchor product, completed its $7m Series B financing. Backers in the round, which brings total raised to more than $10m, included Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Danone Communities (Paris), […]
As of January 2018, M-KOPA has connected over 600,000 homes to affordable solar power with 500 new homes being added everyday. Current customers will make projected savings of US$ 450M over the next four years. M-KOPA customers will enjoy 75 million hours of kerosene – free lighting per month.
Autonomous solar panels with remote payment system to allow Africans outside large cities to develop a commercial activity. upOwa develops the solutions to provide access to solar energy for sustainable, reliable and affordable to millions of families and entrepreneurs without access to electricity in Africa. A comparable situation in English- speaking Africa has seen a market grow to more than $ […]
Our mission is to create sustainable farms which work together with buildings using their energy loss, rainwater, CO2 and natural potential for space, orientation, microclimate and solar exposure. Our farms are circular systems. They are designed to produce no waste, minimise energy input and have a positive environmental impact. Farms are an obvious implementation of […]
Founded in 2013 by Pierre Dubuc and Mathieu Nebra, OpenClassrooms provides an online higher education platform that teaches students sought-after skills at an affordable price. The platform offers over 300 proprietary certifications, and more than 32 bachelor’s and master’s level degree programs in fields such as web and mobile development, UX design, data science, and […]