Myshkin Ingawale is a senior TED Fellow and has presented at the TEDGlobal conference twice, both the times unveiling revolutionary medical technologies. At his first TED conference in 2012, Myshkin showcased his invention ToucHb, a low-cost, portable, handheld device that could do a blood test without bleeding to scan for anemia. At TED 2013, Myshkin unveiled a smartphone app called uChek, that could analyse your urine in seconds to check for a range of medical conditions including diabetes, urinary tract infection, liver and kidney problems. Don’t worry you don’t have to pee on your phone for that. The way uChek works is described on their site. I first spotted Myshkin Ingawale at the Social Capital Market (SOCAP) conference in 2011 where he was showcasing his medical device ToucHb. I was enamored by his easy to use technology for detecting anemia, a major medical condition commonly found in women and especially pregnant women which if not treated could be life threatening to both the mother and child. I featured his startup in my post – Five …
Four startup incubators that are exclusively for social entrepreneurs, they have the expertise and connections to help nurture your social ventures and are sensitive and accommodative of the tension between managing and valuing social outcomes over profit.
It was a star-studded affair, with speakers including former model, Christy Turlington Burns, actress Geena Davis, Lance Armstrong, singer Mandi Moore, and even a surprise appearance by Richard Gere. What do we all have in common? A commitment towards social causes and an interest in new technologies
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The Social Capital Market (SOCAP) conference in San Francisco last week, provides a platform to social startups from around the globe to pitch their business ideas and showcase their products to the world. I picked five of the most interesting, simply because I was so wow-ed by the ingenuity of their innovation and the need they were filling.
MicroPlace, an eBay owned company has made it possible for people to do good while growing their money. Using a web based platform, you can now have access to an array of socially conscious investment options, an investment of as little as $20 can earn as much as a 4.5% return.