GLOBAL • TECHNOLOGY
FEBRUARY 30, 2020
“If HealthTech innovators and entrepreneurs truly want to contribute to reaching SDG 3, they need to be concerned about ensuring that their technologies can find a place in the broader environment. Health Technology is not only about devices and diseases but also about people and institutions,” says Tania Douglas, Professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Capetown.
In her speech, she addresses the global health issues and how they can be tackled with the technology in a smart way. Tania emphasizes that technology can have both positive and negative outcomes. Besides the brilliant idea, it requires a lot of training, preparation and work to make sure that the solution is implemented to serve its purpose as part of an ecosystem.
LATIN AMERICA • HEALTHCARE
Transforming the Lives of Millions of People with Disabilities Around the World | Alvaro Rios
After watching the US TV show “The Six Million Dollar Man” at the age of 5 in Colombia, Alvaro Rio, founder of Human Assistive Technologies, knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life.
LATIN AMERICA • TECHNOLOGY
Three Continents, One Data-Driven eCommerce Startup and a Baby | Ann Pichestapong
In this episode, we meet Ann, founder and CEO of DataCue, who not only launched her own company but did it with her husband as her co-founder whilst travelling across Central and South America for their honeymoon!
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA • CONSUMER SERVICES
Launching a Lingerie Platform for Women in the Middle East | Christina Ganim
Christina was born in Jerusalem, moved to North Carolina, USA as a kid because of the tense political situation in Palestine, but came back to her home country as a teenager.
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA • HEALTHCARE
How One Man Is Transforming Access to Mental Health Across MENA | Ahmed Abu Elhaz
Being a developer, Ahmed created a website to connect therapists to their clients for Arab people all over the world.
AFRICA • TECHNOLOGY
How to Save 500 million Trees per Year? | Bethlehem Dejene
More than ever, environmentalists like Bethlehem are convinced that the government can, and must, take more drastic measures when it comes to sustaining our only planet.
GLOBAL • TECHNOLOGY
7 Women-Led Startups That Impact People’s Lives in Emerging Markets
Women make vast contributions to economies across the world, whether that’s in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs, or by doing usually unpaid domestic work.
AFRICA • ENTERPRISE
Rebecca Enonchong: To Be an Entrepreneur You Have to Be Crazy
“If a black African woman could succeed in America in 1999, then all the entrepreneurs across the world can succeed!”, Rebecca Enonchong, tech entrepreneur, founder and CEO of AppsTech and iospaces.
GLOBAL • ADVERTISING & MARKETING
Discover the 65 finalist startups that are in competition for 2018 Seedstars Summit
Every year, our Seedstars team roams the world to scout for the best startups in the emerging markets. This year they visited 65 countries, 75 cities and organised not less than 85 events in 6 months.