These ventures have been selected out of over 180 applications from 57 countries. Each one of these teams uses a technological approach to empower women worldwide.
Moris Atwine I David Mwesigwa
breast IT has created a portable glove with piezoelectric crystals on the palm of the hand that produce ultrasound to screen for breast cancer. The device can be used by individuals or nurses after a few minutes instructions as part of a regular breast cancer check up. The results are analysed by an algorithm inside the application instantly, and if need be, can be sent to radiologists via a cloud system for a consultancy in under a week. Screening for breast cancer patients will be cheaper and more accessible.
Karolina Decker I Kamila Danilowicz-Gösele
FinMarie’s mission is to close the gender investment gap. It is the first online investment platform in Germany, made by women for women. The venture offers customised investment portfolios for women, tailored on their unique needs, interests, personal goals and upcoming life decisions. FinMarie’s daily portfolio monitoring aims to keep women on track to meet their goals. The ongoing management includes portfolio rebalancing, when necessary. FinMarie offers 23 funds and scrutinised the ETF universe to come up with funds that have low fees, high liquidity, tax efficiency, and the ones that closely follow their stated benchmark
Maliha Khalid I Talha Naveed Ashraf
Doctory offers a search engine that uses machine learning and a review-based feedback mechanism to provide patients with reliable health care information, services and then point them to the most appropriate facilities throughout Pakistan. Special emphasis is put on empowering women to become more independent by providing relevant information on hand the health care facilities and by offering extra assistance, i.e. having photos of the facilities available, booking a ride for them and having a caretaker at the doctors.
Eugene Maseya I Thomas Lauzon
USA / Malawi
MamaBird uses drones as cost effective innovations to provide healthcare to women and children in hard to reach communities. MamaBird produces battery-powered drones to provide medical supplies, such as umbilical cords or foldable baby boxes. The drones can take off and land vertically, fly up to 100 km while carrying a payload of about 15 kg and make drop offs within 3 sq meters of the target.
Katherine Prescott & Siavash Mahdavi
United Kingdom / India
Free_D supports women at risk into long-termin, high-value employment through 3D printing training. Our training focuses on employment and is led by creativity; taking digital skills from non-existent to high-value and targedted for the digital manufacturing market. Our trainees are women at risk, from a variety of backgrounds, recruited from women’s shelters. Free-D deconstructs the barriers that limit the access to technology while creating female role models for future generations.