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Here are our picks for May 2016.
AlphaGamma Startups Overview: May 2016
Insanyah – Egypt
Insanyah is a social media platform to revolutionize charities that connect people with millions of charitable organizations based on caused by preferences.
“I hope one idea comes through: that we as a community should invest in order to ensure the world is such a better place for the next generations. Sure, there are many areas now where investment can solve problems for today and also improve the world for tomorrow. We do muster the will to help solve those problems.
Our vision is to do a better impact for tomorrow which could help transform the lives of billions of future inhabitants of the planet for the better.”
The founders competed with Insanyah at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014 and won the first place in Egypt as well as the best graduation project.
HealthBox – Azerbaijan
HealthBox is mobile tele-health application which is designed for patients. By using this mobile this application, patients will be able to send information about their health status directly to medical institutions and pharmacies.
“The “HealthBox” is a mobile application designed to improve patients’ access to medical services. By using the mobile app, a patient can send information about the state of his health directly to medical institutions and pharmacies. This is a free program which every user may install a free app from “Google Play” “Apple Store”. Users will be able to take a screenshot of prescription and send this via the program to all drug stores of the country. And they will receive information directly to mobile phones about the medicine which they are looking for and its price. Delivery service will be optional. Another advantage of the program is that people who live in remote regions will be able to order medicine home. Generally, in a short period of time it will be available to order medicine home from pharmacy.”
Guaana – Estonia
Guaana is a platform for open innovation, where scientists, pioneers, visionaries and change-makers can build open communities around their research and vision. The goal of the platform is to enable technology transfer through crowdsourcing.
“We are building Guaana to accelerate scientific collaboration. A hub to scale up creative conversation, to connect and build meaningful partnerships. A place that speeds up the problem-solving process, and expands the range of problems that can be solved by the human mind.”
NanoAvionics – Lithuania
NanoAvionics is an aerospace technology company founded as a spin-off from University of Vilnius. The founders of the company are members of first successful Lithuanian CubeSat project LituanicaSAT-1 – which was one of the two first European CubeSats launched from International Space Station.
The company specializes in integrated CubeSats and small satellites solutions for commercial and scientific missions: mission design, hardware assembly, integration and verification, testing campaigns, standardized products (highly integrated communication, on-board computer, attitude determination and control systems, solar panels, structural elements) and modular chemical propulsion systems.
“NanoAvionics focus on the prospective and rapidly growing small-satellite market. On the LituanicaSAT-1 mission, the key members of the company proved that space technologies can be developed even in such a small country as Lithuania.”
HeadBox – the UK
HeadBox is the UK’s first spatial network for creative, inspiring and off-site meeting spaces. We are disrupting the traditional listing approach by being the first mover in creating an online marketplace that links the guests (Corporate and SME bookers) directly with the hosts (owners of those creative, inspiring and off-site meeting spaces) that cuts out the “middle man” and allows you to book and pay in an easy and seamless way solving many of the current pain points when it comes to searching, booking and paying for spaces.
“The HeadBox platform will enable Hosts to unlock revenue from untapped and under-utilised Spaces, while at the same time allow Guests to find, book and pay for a much wider variety of creative and off-site working spaces and to do this also where they least expect to find them.”
WorldAtCompetition – Ukraine
Founder Denys Andrushchenko entered the world of opportunities after his trip to America while joining the FLEX program. Soon he realized that youth can easily broaden their knowledge and advance the skills by taking part in various events. However, people rarely are aware of such opportunities. He with his colleagues decided to build a single platform in order to eliminate various pains related to the search of the platform.
“WAC is an automated platform that helps active and motivated youth aged 14-28 to become more competitive when getting into college/job by offering opportunities such as grants, scholarships, and exchange programs provided by organizations directly.”
Crowd2Fund – the UK
Crowd2Fund is an online finance platform that enables investors to invest or raise investment in loans, equity, revenue loans, crowd bonds, and donations for businesses. The company also provides business support services, which includes strategic advice and consultancy services for creating and managing campaigns, investor management, business and strategy planning, and brand marketing content, as well as technology, innovation, and operations.
“We believe that finance needs to be fast, fair and flexible to meet today’s demands. Crowd2Fund is an alternative solution to an out-of-date financial system, and the only FCA regulated crowdfunding platform to offer 5 models of finance, across debt and equity investments. We provide great investment opportunities and simple finance, ensuring businesses get access to funds at competitive rates and investors get generous returns on their investments.”
SocialSys – Russia
Intelligent Social Systems is systems for more effective communication of citizens with authorities and commercial companies with a focus on three main projects.
Quality League which is a cloud solution for SMEs which optimizes customer claims. Client complaints are logged using a mobile app, website or call center and issues are displayed in your virtual office where customer service reps can analyze, give feedback and give quick answers in a user-friendly chat.
Happy Citizen is a powerful public feedback system for citizens and government authorities to communicate better. Including 30+ tools that automate application processing, Happy Citizen uses integration, routing, modularity and open web technologies that can be combined depending on the client.
Launched in 2012, Intelligent Social Systems’ social project Angry Citizen has picked up 240k users and brought on board over 1.4k companies to help users solve problems within the home and territory, roads and transport, post, education, bank services and work spheres.