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AI for Good Innovation Factory – LIVE Pitching Session - Shared screen with speaker view
Andrei Ciocan (ITU)
01:02:56
Dear startup presenters, I will be the time manager and I will give you a 1 minute heads-up before the time is up for your pitch. Keep in mind that you have 4 minutes per pitch. Good luck!
ITU
01:03:25
ahmed go ahead
Chat and Q&A
01:04:33
Thank you for joining the AI for Good Innovation Factory Live Pitching Session! We hope you and your families are healthy and safe. Please feel free to use the chat function to message "all panelists" or "all panelists and attendees".
Mike Short
01:06:24
UK
Miku Jha
01:06:29
US
Thu Le
01:06:34
Germany
Sagesse Magezi
01:06:34
Canada
Alison Hall
01:06:37
UK
Ebrahim Takolia
01:06:39
South Africa
Chat and Q&A
01:06:44
Please make sure to write to "All panelists and attendees"
Mohamed Mostafa Fouad
01:06:45
Egypt
Safa Nassereldin
01:06:56
hi from Palestine
William Wasswa
01:06:57
uganda
Suruchi Sinha
01:06:58
India
Chat and Q&A
01:07:35
We are grateful to have mentors Nicole Büttner (Founder and CEO of Merantix Labs), Enrique Alvarado Hablutzel (Partner, Networks Development at Bamboo Capital Partners), Melissa Sassi (Startup Program Manager at IBM), Max Cuvellier (Head of Mobile for Development at GSMA), and Lorenzo Niola (Head of Ecosystem Development at Hatch CoLab).
Mario Fromow
01:08:51
Mexico
Melissa Sassi
01:19:42
Here is a link to IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator: https://ibm.biz/hpa-apply
Melissa Sassi
01:20:03
Looking forward to seeing your applications come through. The application process closes on June 15th and we are selecting 30 startups! Join us :)
Melissa Sassi
01:20:30
Here is a link to my nonprofit venture: www.mentornations.org
Melissa Sassi
01:20:50
we have taught tens of thousands of youth about digital skills, entrepreneurship & professional development in 12 countries
Nicole Büttner
01:21:30
Thanks Melissa, for that input! I totally agree, you need to find a business and operating model to make it profitable. We also help our entrepreneurs in residence to understand how to build a business model around an idea.
Melissa Sassi
01:21:31
one way to get engaged in our journey is to join our reverse accelerator for the edtech platform we are building: https://ibm.biz/xtp-hustle
Melissa Sassi
01:22:10
social enterprises make the world a better place and also turn a profit - they have a business model that makes money and they also do good in the world
Suruchi Sinha
01:22:40
Thanks Melissa.
Melissa Sassi
01:23:03
my new venture - XTP Hustle - will be a social enterprise (empowering youth with a gamified solution that teaches tech skills, entrepreneurship, and professional development) = it will make the world a better place by preparing youth for the future of work + have a business model when it comes to generating revenue
Nicole Büttner
01:23:23
For people who are looking to join an environment where you are challenged and supported on both the dimensions of a scalable business model as well as on technical expertise, check out https://www.merantix.com/ we are always looking for new entrepreneurs
Melissa Sassi
01:23:51
let's get some of Nicole's entrepreneurs to apply for IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator! :)
Miku Jha
01:24:29
Hi Nicole, your comment on data was right on. More so, ground truth of the data It is even a bigger issue with food supply chain.
Nicole Büttner
01:24:30
Joining forces :)
Melissa Sassi
01:24:38
YAAAAAAAS!
Nicole Büttner
01:25:56
Yes, Mike, I agree - and the question is can you capture everything with one data source, do you combine several data sources for example?
Rama Raphalalani
01:27:52
Thanks, Melissa!
Miku Jha
01:28:32
We capture for 18 visual defects per Almond kernel across numerous varieties and seasons and farms. And then clean the noise. Which is also the competitive barrier and the IP.
Nicole Büttner
01:31:08
Excited to hear the pitches!
Chat and Q&A
01:31:13
We are pleased to have with us the following start-ups: PinkLion, AgShift, JusticeBot, Lucinity, and Chatt & PraxisConcierge.
William Wasswa
01:31:27
Thanks Melisa
Melissa Sassi
01:34:19
What I mean is that you can be a for-profit entity that brings in revenue and makes the world a better place. This is not about giving revenue away to charity. It is about having a business model that brings revenue into the company and the company creates social good that makes the world a better place as part of the services and/or products it delivers. Makes sense?
Andrei Ciocan (ITU)
01:37:09
Lucinity pitch - 4 min 26 sec
Max Cuvellier
01:37:28
I have a question for Lucinity please
Melissa Sassi
01:37:53
I have a question as well
Ahmed Riad
01:38:10
Sure
Ahmed Riad
01:38:38
Max and Melissa can go right after Enrique
Ahmed Riad
01:39:00
Thanks Max :)
Max Cuvellier
01:39:03
;)
Lorenzo Niola
01:43:45
I have a questions if there’s still time
Ahmed Riad
01:44:09
Yes a quick one please
Max Cuvellier
01:44:52
Personally, I don’t think we should oppose ‘doing business’ and ‘doing good’. The private sector has a lot to contribute by developing solutions that are both commercially sustainable and have a positive socio-economic impact.
Melissa Sassi
01:52:45
i have a question
Nicole Büttner
01:52:57
I have a question too
Andrei Ciocan (ITU)
01:53:01
PinkLion pitch - 5 min 58 sec
Ahmed Riad
01:53:33
OK Melissa please go ahead
Ahmed Riad
01:53:48
Nicole, please go right after Melissa
Nicole Büttner
01:53:52
ok
Siddhartha Ghosh
01:54:21
Is the Hackathon of Pinklion still open? Do you allow Youth of other countries like India to participate?
Max Cuvellier
01:54:27
I have a question as well, if we have time I can go after Nicole
Ahmed Riad
01:55:06
OK Max, we will check the time right after and if possible will tell you
Melissa Sassi
01:57:43
I do not believe social good should be used interchangeably with charity
Safa Nassereldin
01:58:07
Agree!
Max Cuvellier
01:58:18
I agree with both of you Melissa and Didier. ‘Charity’ is something completely different.
Justin Bercich
02:00:57
Hey Didier, our website is www.lucinity.com, also please see my personal LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-bercich-phd/
Rama Raphalalani
02:01:06
Melissa, what would you say about companies who chose to operate as non-profits even though their product, scalability and model bring about large revenues?
Melissa Sassi
02:01:41
if the revenue is sustainable...awesome
Melissa Sassi
02:02:16
if it is dependent upon grants and fundraising exclusively - not as sustainable and difficult to maintain over time
Didier Coeurnelle
02:03:23
I see my messages were only to the people speaking. Sending again to all...
Didier Coeurnelle
02:03:36
I do not oppose "doing business" and "doing good", I oppose "doing business" and "doing charity". Like I wrote, of course, I prefer people making profit for things useful that not useful. But if I sell something useful to somebody an I make profit, I do not call this charity. This would not be fair/good/...@Justin, interesting speech, can you give (again) the link to your work (probably I missed it).
Andrei Ciocan (ITU)
02:05:08
JusticeBot pitch - 3 min 42 sec
Bastiaan Quast (ITU)
02:05:31
wow, impressive, he did say he rehearsed it
Ahmed Riad
02:06:11
Any more questions from the mentors?
Andrei Ciocan (ITU)
02:07:21
Ahmed you're muted
Didier Coeurnelle
02:17:40
Hello Can somebody give the name and website for the pitch (second one I think) concerning combatting fraud. I cannot find it again. Thanks in advance!
Rama Raphalalani
02:18:01
https://www.lucinity.com/
Andrei Ciocan (ITU)
02:19:19
AgShift pitch - 8 min 33 sec
Max Cuvellier
02:19:53
I have a question as well
Ahmed Riad
02:20:03
OK Max you go next
Sagesse Magezi
02:20:14
No, We are not related … they named their project JusticeBot too.
Nicole Büttner
02:20:57
I have one question
Didier Coeurnelle
02:21:51
Thanks Ra… ! (sorry I cannot see the full name)
Nicole Büttner
02:23:43
One remark
Nicole Büttner
02:24:07
oh although I am seeing time now
Nicole Büttner
02:24:12
So no need
Andrei Ciocan (ITU)
02:30:20
PraxisConcierge pitch - 4 min sharp
Lorenzo Niola
02:31:36
I don’t want to jeopardize the Q&A but I have a question, we have 2 mins right?
Ahmed Riad
02:31:51
I would like to keep it to 1
Ahmed Riad
02:32:05
so a quick question would do
Lorenzo Niola
02:32:34
Nicole if missed before feel free to ask
Lorenzo Niola
02:32:59
*you
Max Cuvellier
02:35:14
Thanks everyone for joining us! If you want to stay in touch, please feel free to get in touch on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Cvllr) or Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcuvellier/)
Mike Short
02:35:19
Great start ups - well done chairman
Justin Bercich
02:38:14
Inspirational work guys! Thanks to panellists, organisers and entrepreneurs!
Melissa Sassi
02:39:09
anyone with a healthtech, fintech, or insurtech startup - apply to my program! would love to collaborate: https://ibm.biz/hpa-apply
Simon Kuttruf
02:39:24
thank you all, very inspiring ideas, startup initiatives and great community - thank you for organising this!