ENVenture aims to create and expand sustainable goods ventures (SGVs) in developing countries in order to increase access to low cost lighting, safe water, and cooking technologies that advance the health and sanitation of current living standards while improving the environment. Eliminating kerosene, three stone fires, and other harmful items used for everyday needs creates new income-generating opportunities, which ultimately benefits local people.
The Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Wadhwani AI) is an independent not-for-profit research institute founded by the Indian-American tech entrepreneurs Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani. It aims to harness the power of AI to find the break points that cause the world’s deepest problems — and then find innovative solutions to fix them. The institute specializes in AI research conducted to address problems in public health, agriculture, education and infrastructure using techniques such as Machine Learning, Data Science, Cognitive Reasoning and IoT.
iDE is a global development organization that co-creates with foundations, governments, individuals, for-profits, and nonprofits to develop lasting solutions to poverty. We design and deliver market-based solutions in Agriculture and WASH in 11 countries across Asia, Africa, and Central America. Much more than a collection of technologies and field offices, we are a globally integrated ecosystem of nearly 1,000 staff, passionate about innovation and entrepreneurism.
At YLabs, we use design and data to improve health and economic opportunity for disadvantaged youth. Founded in 2014, our work has been awarded international innovation awards from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Packard Foundation. We are bulding a team of designers and public health experts to work on our projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Founded in 2002, Dimagi, Inc. is an award-winning, socially conscious technology company that develops scalable ICT solutions for low-resource settings. A leader in open source technology, Dimagi has performed technical strategy, systems design, software development, and research for 500+ projects worldwide, and its core product suite support thousands of Frontline Workers in over 50+ countries.
Proximity Designs is a not-for-profit social enterprise working to help reduce poverty for rural families in Myanmar (Burma). They design and market products and services that low-income farmers purchase and use to help increase their incomes. The organisation sells foot-powered irrigation pumps, water storage tanks, drip irrigation systems, solar lighting and farm advisory services. Proximity distributes its products and services through a network of private sector agro-dealers and independent village-level agents that reaches approximately 80 percent of Myanmar’s rural population.
Viamo is a global social enterprise that specializes in mobile engagement and Information and Communication Technology for Development. We work in partnership with organizations to connect them and individuals through digital technology, in order for everyone to make better decisions. We envision a world where all people have access to the information they need to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives, and have meaningful relationships with governments, civil society, and businesses.
Credit excludes the majority of the world’s poor. At myAgro, we’ve proven smallholder farmers can finance themselves if they have the right tool to save. myAgro’s Mobile Layaway helps farmers save little by little to buy seeds, fertilizer and training using what they already have — their mobile phone.
Esoko is a pioneering technology company powering Africa’s digital revolution. The company does this through the development of simple but powerful mobile and web-based tools and services that empower organizations seeking to provide critical services to the last mile. Our mission is to improve the revenues of Africa’s rural people and we hope to drive economic empowerment for Africa’s rural folks through digital and financial inclusion.
Medic Mobile combines decision support for doorstep care, prioritization for home visits and follow-ups, messaging, and actionable analytics for managers. The tools we build are free, open-source, and deployed at scale in the hardest-to-reach areas. Medic Mobile was created for people delivering care in hard-to-reach areas. The tools support multiple languages, run offline when needed, and sync data connectivity is available. They run on basic phones, smartphones, tablets, and computers, supporting people doing critical work in communities, health facilities, and management offices. We’re committed to developing open-source software, sharing learnings, and lowering barriers to reach for these tools.
aQysta envisions sustainable technologies to revolutionize agriculture and enhance food security in the world. We develop high-tech solutions and implement them in a novel way for the underprivileged people of the world.