I am writing this from Melbourne where I am on the judging panel for the Pause Fest Start Up competition, selecting finalists for the SingularityU Global Impact Challenge. I’m in awe at the moonshot solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges that startups are developing.
BindiMaps is a mobile application that provides easy, safe indoor navigation. Think Google Maps for indoors. Bindimaps helps users navigate educational institutions, hospitals and other complex buildings. It is targeted at people with vision impairment, but possible applications are immense.
Emmi is developing an independent, decentralised platform to eliminate the political deadlock on policy instability around climate change and decarbonisation.
Governments around the world acknowledge the need to act on climate change. But as with everything political, short-term election thinking prevents long term results. We see this particularly reflected in policies on environment, education and health.
Emmi leverages the blockchain and smart contracts to create an independent, secure and transparent system. Emmi aims to remove the need for a central authority, effectively removing the ability for politics to influence and slow things down.
Everyone has a story. She’s A Crowd collects storytelling data to create safer cities for women. Data is compiled around what is happening, where, and when. She’s a Crowd has created a centralised hub of experiences, so knowledge can result in change.
So many new platforms solving so many existing problems. From governance to education and health, there are a myriad of startups working towards a better, safer planet.
They need our support, emotional and financial, as they change the world for good.