Good2Go is creating the gig economy for volunteers. Through a platform that makes volunteering intuitive, convenient, and fun, Good2Go bridges the gap between food pantries, food-insecure individuals, and a new generation of volunteers.
Refresh LA is an online marketplace connecting surplus food from local restaurants to price-savvy, eco-friendly customers. Their solution is a win-win-win, helping restaurants generate more revenue, increasing accessibility to quality food, and mitigating food waste from the restaurant industry.
Frontida Records is dedicated to creating modular, cloud-based health documentation solutions which are highly customized to meet the needs of medical workers in resource drained settings. Their secure and user-friendly platform empowers patients, physicians, healthcare administrators, and public health officials to treat patients in the world’s hardest-to-reach places.
Key Learning is an offline ed-tech app that uses byte-sized videos to teach in-demand vocational skills to refugee students. After the one-time download of the Key app, users can watch courses anywhere, anytime. The content covers skills that are directly related to job needs in and around the camp as well as in host nations.
Torch Global Inc. is focused on providing low-cost, low-tech solutions to increase comfort in tents and makeshift structures for vulnerable populations living outdoors across the globe. Their Torch Tiles reflect heat to provide warmth and/or cooling without sacrificing ventilation and breathability.
Duet is a philanthropic tech solution that pairs backers and resettled refugees through specific and meaningful item-based donations. Using matching algorithms, it pairs a purchase in the United States, for example, with a product that a refugee or displaced person needs and can’t afford, but yet is readily available in a host nation. In doing so, Duet seeks to eliminate donation waste by connecting givers to individuals’ specific needs.
Firefly conceptualized and produced highly functional, low-cost, sustainable clothing designed specifically for emergency response scenarios. The first product, the Firefly thermal will provide cost-effective protection from the cold, from disease, and from noise, while keeping users’ essential documents safe. This can be a life-saving solution when conflict or disaster first breaks out and refugees or internally displaced people are fleeing.
Safar, which means “journey” in Farsi and Arabic, is a mobile app that serves as an information aggregator to help guide refugees upon arrival at a refugee camp. Safar will be the first app to address location-specific refugee needs in real time. It achieves this by pulling critical information from several official sources and user feedback, then integrating this data into an easily accessible, dynamic interface, much like the Waze app does for drivers.
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WaterWay is a durable, lightweight container to help people comfortably transport water over long distances. The container will include over-the-shoulder straps and weight management reinforcements to help the user carry water on their back. Offering fill and spigot simplicity, this water-backpack can serve as a water reservoir that can be suspended from anywhere and will also have built-in filtration and purification elements.
WeWash is building a portable, light-weight shower that will help refugees and others enjoy the dignity of a proper shower in an outdoor camp or hospitality centers, or inside ISO containers, reducing the shortage of shower stations and increasing privacy. Unlike existing shower solutions made for outdoor camping, WeWash’s design uses a water recycling system to reduce environmental impact and improve sanitation.