Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: Syafunda

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: Syafunda

Affordable and accessible education is still not provided everywhere in the world. Having personally experienced a shortage of teachers, Zakheni Ngubo developed Syafunda; an online platform for students providing access to localised digital content.

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: SALt

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: SALt

Together they run their social enterprise called SALt, the acronym for Sustainable Alternative Lighting. Their mission is to address the light inequality gap between people who have electricity and people who have not. We had the opportunity to speak with Raphael about his journey with SALt.

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: HearX

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: HearX

With already seven start-ups under his belt, Nic Klopper is always looking for new opportunities. He is without a doubt a true entrepreneur at heart. When he was asked to lead the effort to commercialize hearX Group’s intellectual property, he didn’t hesitate to take on the challenge. His hard work has paid off, as hearX’s technological solution for hearing screenings has become a leader in the industry.

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: Tree Alliance

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: Tree Alliance

There were a lot of opportunities in the hospitality sector and setting up training restaurants seemed a good option back then. We really had no examples to follow. At some point we realized we had developed a successful idea and we started to consolidate our restaurants under the Tree Alliance brand. We are now offering our solution to other organisations.”

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: Hablando con Julis

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: Hablando con Julis

It was her sister Julis who inspired Daniela Galindo to launch her own company. Julis was born with a disability and was therefore not able to speak. Daniela developed a technological solution: a software program to aid communication by using a database with words depicted by images. Julis tested the first “home made” version and proved that it worked. Hablando con Julis (in English: “Speaking with Julis”) was born.

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: HM Energy

Meet the 2017 Global Finalists: HM Energy

30 million tires in Mexico are discarded per year and this volume is expected to grow to 50 million by 2020. But lucky for us there is an environmentally positive solution! The team from HM Energy found and developed a process to convert those pollutant waste tires into valuable commodities like cleaner diesel fuel and carbon black char. We had the opportunity to speak with Israel Magana about his future goals and journey within HM Energy.