SAYeTECH produces multi-crop threshers that use business model innovation to enhance food security and empower the poor. Their two main objectives are to reduce grain waste and empower grain farmers with the multi-thresher, which can reduce post-harvest losses by up to 30%, providing enough food to feed Africa’s growing population. The multi-crop thresher will also increase income of smallholder farmers - especially women - by up to 50% every year.
Safi Organics uses technology and proprietary formulas to decentralize and downsize fertilizer production, so that rural smallholder farmers have access to cheaper, higher-quality fertilizers that are locally produced rather than imported from afar, and custom-tailored to the local soil and crop requirements. It helps farmers improve their yields by 30% and net income by about 50%.
breastIT is a portable AI-powered diagnostic tool for breast anomalies such as cancer. It's a handheld, pocket-sized ultrasound imaging system that empowers radiologists to make focused assessments and accelerate treatment decisions at the point of care. With real-time cloud processing that offers quick and accurate analysis, radiologists are able to take decisive action, refer patients quickly, optimize the course of treatment, and reduce the overall cost of care in low resource settings.
E Tuk Tuk designs and builds solar-powered electric vehicles for the largest market in the world. The Solar E Cycle is a power generator on wheels with a range of 50km a day at up to 35kph made from off the shelf parts. It produces 3kWh every day, which is enough to light a home and more. The aim is to provide a clean energy mobility and electricity solution to people living in marginalized and underdeveloped regions of Africa.
Solar Freeze provides access to portable solar powered cold storage for farmers of perishable agricultural produce (e.g., fruits, fish, and vegetables) to help them reduce the huge challenge of post-harvest food loss in Kenya.
GrainMate, is a low-cost grain moisture tester that helps grain farmers reduce post-harvest losses by making it easy for them to accurately measure their grain moisture content before storage. At $100, GrainMate Grain Moisture Meter is over four times cheaper than conventional grain moisture meters on the market while offering superior accuracy.
MaziwaPlus Pre-Chiller, previously known as MaziwaPlus Cooling Systems, is a mobile solar powered chilling on transit system that can be mounted on motorbikes for producers and dairy cooperatives for quality control, traceability, and maximized profits. Developed in response to milk post-harvest losses due to lack of affordable cooling infrastructure for highly perishable milk that is transported over great distances in rural Kenya.
hearScope is a world-first smartphone video-otoscope with integrated automated ear disease diagnosis. The high quality variable magnification video-otoscope pen connects to a smartphone running the hearScope application. Users are able to easily take images or videos of a person’s eardrum. The recorded media is then attached to a record and uploaded into the mHealth Studio Cloud data management system for automated diagnosis.
Mariela is a telecommunications engineer with a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University. In her role as Program Manager at E4C, she leads ICT4D initiatives and partnerships across all programs and supports strategic planning, implementation, and management of E4C programs in the Engineering for global development space.
Robert serves as the CEO, Villgro Kenya where he is spearheading the replication of the Villgro incubation model of social entrepreneurship and impact investment in the healthcare and life sciences industry. He has over 10 years of experience in global health R&D as a biomedical scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) where he discovered his passion for impacting peoples’ lives through science and innovation.
June Madete is a Biomechanics engineer, researcher and senior lecturer at Kenyatta University with special interest and expertise in motion analysis software and hardware. Her previous research involved combination of this technique with animal research in the field of euro science, video fluoroscopy, x-ray and CT data.
As ISHOW Lead, James has been a strong proponent of social innovations, lean startups, hardware, research, and entrepreneurship since 2011.
Responsible for content development via data framework design and normalization for solutions presented on the Engineering for Change Solutions Library platform focusing on the Transport Solutions.
2017 ISHOW Finalist. 2018 ISHOW Winner. 2019 ISHOW Judge. Co-founder and technical lead of Arinifu Technologies, which created the Smart Brooder, an environmental control device that ensures conditions for brooding chickens are kept within optimal levels.
Current research works to integrate and evaluate improved clean water and cooking technologies for institutions, such as schools and hospitals, in low-resource contexts.
Executive Director of the Gearbox in Kenya. Holds a U.S. patent in electronic materials. Published 27 scientific papers on technology and innovation.
A Mechatronic engineer enthusiastic about tailoring tech solutions to improve the community. Has won awards in the innovation space and helped shape ideas into market products. Loves to share ideas over a cup of coffee.
Passionate about empowering Women in Tech and contributing to the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Africa. She is Country Co-Founder/Chapter Lead (Kenya) for Women in Tech Africa (WiTA). She is a 2014 TechWomen Fellow and Next Einstein Forum Ambassador(Kenya) 2015-17. She serves on WiTA's Operations Board and the Global Advisory Board for the India STEM Alliance.
Experienced Corporate Social Responsibility professional with specialized expertise in building programs that enable the nonprofit / NGO sector to leverage technology to scale and accelerate social impact. Previously built and managed software products for the Nonprofit and Corporate Sectors.
Beatrice is a systems leader experienced in healthcare, startups, digital technology, big data, and analytics. She is passionate about creating and applying digital solutions to strengthen healthcare services in emerging markets and to progress the larger UN SDGs. Beatrice is actively involved in the Women in Technology scene in Africa and Europe. She is a medical doctor and a certified Project Management Professional, with an International MBA and Master Business Analytics & Big Data from IE Business School, Spain.
Adam is a product designer who specializes in concept development, from sketch ideation through functional prototype. With backgrounds in Product Design and Sociology, he's driven to solve real-world problems and create meaningful experiences by reimagining the way people connect with product.
Jerioth is the Program lead at Mercy Corps managing the Google.org funded Youth Impact Labs and DFID funded Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund programs. Jerioth is passionate about supporting innovations that are testing solutions to job creation at scale. She currently supports innovators by providing a mix of grant funding, equity funding, and customized technical assistance. Previously, Jerioth worked as a management consultant supporting social enterprises to develop their strategies and raise funds from private equity funders.
A mechanical engineer with years of experience in product development from ideation to physical products. Have experience in both sustainable development and automotive industry.