Knok is an app-based healthcare platform offering patients a holistic solution for their health through a combination of AI chatbots, video calls, face to face appointments at home, and integration with hospitals in one single application. This solution is convenient for the patient and efficient for the health system: the AI chatbot helps patients self-assess their condition and directs the patient within the app to a video appointment or a face to face appointment. If the issue is serious enough, knock will direct the patient to the hospital.
Start the Packaging Revolution! We are offering smart & reusable To-Go Packaging-as-a-Service to gastronomy clients & consumers. In Germany the consumption of take-away, convenience and delivery food & drinks is responsible for about 281 kilotons of single-use packaging waste for immediate consumption and is growing at double digit rates. Most of the time, To-Go food containers, snack boxes or coffee cups have a very short life-span of only 30 minutes after which they are tossed into trash (or litter parks, beaches & the ocean). This is not only a giant waste of economic resources as each single use costs between 15 and up to 0,60€ for a stable bowl/box with a lid. It is a horrendous waste of environmental resources (wood, water, crude oil, metals & energy) that are used to produce this packaging. Therefore, a single use packaging not weighing more than 30 grams can easily come with an ecological backpack of more than 8 kilograms when taking into account all the resources used in production (material intensities taken from Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy). Looking at GHG emissions, the picture is similarly bleak: Using CO2 emission factors and the detailed material mix of the single-use packaging waste analyzed by NABU (German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union), the 281 thousand tons waste from To-Go consumption generated around 556 thousand tons of CO2 or the equivalent of 195k passenger cars per year (assuming an average distance travelled of 15,000km). With the expected rise of take-away, convenience and delivery food, the related emissions are expected to increase at double digit rates as waste volume is expected to increase and as we saw a shift to plastics relative to cardboard or other materials. While there is a growing awareness of the problem, especially in Germany, there is no scalable solution yet and the commonly used alternative of nature-based & ‘biodegradable’ materials like bagasse or PLA also require many resources for production & transport, and have to be incinerated or go to landfill after use as there is currently no way to compost them.
Vanilla Steel is your destination for non-prime steel. We believe non-prime steel should be easy to source and sell online. We enable buyers to find and buy non-prime steel directly from EU producers and steel processors and we offer you semi-finished, overrolling, excess and declassified material. Vanilla Steel is the only independent digital platform for the non-prime steel market in Europe and is based in Berlin. The founding team consists of 4 tech entrepreneurs that combine 50 years of digital experience and that are passionate about solving existing challenges through digitization.
NU-RISE develops nuclear radiation sensors and equipment for industry, research instrumentation and medical applications. NU-RISE initiated in-vitro trials of a new device for in-vivo and real-time dosimetry, solving the lack for radiation monitoring in prostate and breast brachytherapy.
HypeLabs is the company that created the Hype SDK, an interoperable mesh networking software that improves connectivity on all kinds of devices, from mobile to desktop to IoT, allowing them to connect even when there is no internet. The software works by intelligently connecting devices in local mesh networks using existing connectivity technologies, such as Bluetooth, WiFi, LoRa and others. This network enables content to securely hop between devices, until it reaches a destination or an Internet exit point, improving range and deliverability. Founded in 2016, the company is located in San Francisco (USA), Porto (Portugal), London (UK) and Krakow (Poland). AngelPad #10 (Spring '16) alumni & Deutsche Telekom WARP alumni.
We're WNWN & are making cocoa-free chocolate. Why? To create delicious, sustainable & ethical alternatives to unsustainable & ethically dubious foods. As the world’s first company to bring cocoa-free chocolate to market, we use cutting edge science to convert plant-based, sustainable ingredients into our tasty “choc” tastes, melts, freezes and bakes just like conventional chocolate.
A corporate language learning platform that uniquely offers active practice alongside algorithmically matched native language coaches who share their students' professional backgrounds and interests. On the app, engineers are learning Arabic from engineers and aid workers are learning French from medical doctors and achieving industry topping course completion rates. Chatterbox language coaches are professionals who have become forcibly displaced and are currently undervalued in the labour market. Co-founded by a former refugee and Y Combinator alum, Chatterbox is backed by BGV, All Turtles and WeWork.
We gather capital providers (impact funds, foundations, corporate social investors, banks, public funders) to increase prosperity and social progress for all, fix inequalities and injustices and preserve the planet. Together, we rally people, capital and knowledge to accelerate, scale and safeguard impact.