13 December 2019

MIT Global Ventures ~ Emergent Newcos 2019!

Great to see all 29 final projects in our MIT Global+Development Ventures class this past Fall 2019, a joint-offering between MIT D-Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, and MIT Media Arts & Sciences in the School of Architecture & Planning! My MIT Media Lab co-instructors Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Ramesh Raskar, and I are all keen to see where our students will take their projects next. Many have received MIT Sandbox support, others are Legatum Fellows or have Legatum Voyager grants over IAP/January 2020, most are entering MIT IDEAS and/or MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition Accelerate & Launch phases, and a few are engaging up-river in Harvard's President Innovation Challenge! And, of course, there's many more things to do beyond grant-seeking and contests, most especially actually founding, financing, and building these newcos! Here they are alphabetically...
  1. 1Room ~ Kenyan Affordable Personalized Learning System
  2. AiBaobao ~ Chinese Active Parenting Solutions
  3. Aqua ~ Argentinian Digital Banking
  4. AZEKI ~ African Designer Brand & Operational Solutions
  5. Co.Mig ~ Venezuelan Migrant Integration & Employment
  6. CON-DE ~ Architectural Material Reuse Solutions
  7. Corpus Law ~ Digital Accessible Legal Info
  8. CorruptionMonitor ~ Citizen Reporting Solutions
  9. Experimental Fund ~ Fast Harvard Student Project Funding
  10. Green Source ~ African Local Sustainble Fair Palm Oil 
  11. GRIA ~ African Snack Foods
  12. IT VC for EAC ~ East African ICT Investment Fund
  13. KAAN ~ Latam Retired Expat Co-Living Communities
  14. Kinderoo ~ Affordable Distributed Day Care Services
  15. mBody ~ Pakistani Girls Body Literacy
  16. Medical Records ~ Ownership & Transportability
  17. Molo ~ Cote d'Ivoire Pay-as-you-go LPG
  18. MYLA ~ Make Your Life Awesome Virtual Personal Assistant
  19. Mylea ~ Sustainable Fashion Materials
  20. OneBeat ~ Social Exercise Engagement
  21. Pandar ~ African Smallholder Farmer Informatics
  22. RateMonk ~ Indian Online Academic Ratings & Informatics
  23. Red Feather ~ Canadian Indigenous Certification & Products
  24. RISE ~ Colombian Rural Innovations for Solidarity Economies
  25. Salut ~ Brazilian Integrated Healthcare Services 
  26. TABIGO ~ Chinese Social Travel Planner
  27. Text4Health ~ Anonymous Sexual Health Services
  28. TOWARDS ~ Presentation Speech & Performance Coaching
  29. Wala ~ Ghanaian Blood Supply Solutions

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