Meet the 2019 Accelerate2030 Finalist Ventures
This year more than 1,000 ventures applied to Accelerate2030 across 16 countries and 4 continents. Our programme continued in the national phase, which assisted 150+ ventures in a scale-ready programme in their respective countries, run by the local Impact Hubs. In early September 2019, our panel of esteemed jury members from organisations including World Health Organisation,National STD Curriculum, UNAIDS, and other valued Accelerate2030 partners helped to select 10 ventures who will join us in Geneva in October to launch the global phase of the programme.
We invite you to learn more about these incredible ventures by clicking their profiles below!
Unima is a biotechnology company developing fast and low cost diagnostics and disease surveillance systems. The company’s goal is to solve the problem of lack of access to timely diagnostics for 3 billion people living in the developing world and in low resource settings in developed countries.
Portal Telemedicina is a Brazilian healthtech company that aims to mitigate the uneven distribution of specialist doctors and the resulting lack of access to these professionals. The company provides a telediagnostic platform that integrates with medical devices, automatically transferring data across devices as well as RIS and PACs systems, and allows doctors to provide fast, low-cost, and online diagnostics.
AgroCognitive is an affordable and smart precision farming platform for every farm size and food industry. It is powered by an artificial intelligence (AI), visual recognition engine, analytics models, blockchain, and compatible with IoT management devices. Our goal is to make agriculture sustainable again and help farmers increase food production, earn more money and reduce environmental impact.
Biolive produces completely natural bioplastic granules that stem from olive seeds in order to overcome the problems and fulfil the deficiencies in bio/plastic market. The solution is cost-efficient, biodegradable and non-carcinogenic by using olive seeds to produce plastic granules. Biolive granules are biodegradable, compostable, recyclable, transparent and 90% more cost effective than existing bioplastics because through utilizing waste from olive oil companies.
Ekofungi is a mid-sized organic mushroom producer using an innovative circular mushroom-production model that harnesses local cellulose-based wastes (in a 30 km radius), creating mushroom substrate, cultivating mushrooms using unique energy-efficient innovations. The residues of the substrate is composted after mushroom growth and made for farmers to fertilise their soil.
InvestEd gives education loans to college students declared unloanable by the financial system. Our proprietary credit scoring algorithm does what banks cannot–to predict an unbanked student‚ probability of repayment by measuring graduation, employment and behavioral risks. The success of our algorithm has also enabled the public to invest their money in our student loan program. By 2023, we aim to be the world’s top education bank for the poor.
Costa Rica Insect Company (CRIC) creates sustainable insect-based solutions, as well as provides high quality and healthy nutrition solutions for malnutrition. In addition CRIC seeks to use of insects to develop biochemical components for unsustainable industries such as plastics, pharmaceuticals, technology or even packaging.
Investors and Partners
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