Akudo McGee

I'm a master's student at the University of Amsterdam where I am working on my thesis about the role of cities in refugee integration. I enjoy writing, reading, hiking, camping & traveling!

STECKER is the Comprehensive Solution for Workforce Needs

One of the biggest issues across the food service industry is callouts. It hurts restaurants and often leads to unpleasant dining experiences for guests but with STECKER's staffing solutions, this could become a thing of the past....

Meet the Crops of the Future

Plastomics is an agritech startup that produces genetically modified seeds that are strong against pests, weeds, have a higher yield than regular seeds and have better nutrition....

The "Kayak for Diamonds" Has Your Back

Rare Carat is a diamond shopping service that allows users to search for diamond rings based on several search criteria and get help using their IBM Watson powered chat bot....

Aella Data Takes Data Security to the Next Level

Cyber attacks and breaches have soared recently and security budgets have grown in response....

Ever Feel Like You Need More Space? Try Orion Star

Startup Orion Star is offering customers a chance to do research and go on vacation in their custom-built space station....

Design and Science, Meet the Prosthetics of the Future

Danae Prosthetics is a startup that designs prosthetics with 3D-printed customizable designs. Their prosthetics are also cheaper than those usually found on their market....

From Visually Impaired to Visually Empowered- the Glasses That Give Sight

London-based startup GiveVision developed a wearable visual aid for those who have a severe sight impairment using Virtual and Augmented Reality....

More Kids Are Using the Internet, so Why Aren't We Making It Safer to Do So?

SuperAwesome provides digital tools for companies and advertisers who want to make their websites and advertisements more kid-friendly....

Kudi Means Seamless Payments Through Messenger

AI startup Kudi uses a chatbot feature alongside popular chat services to help Nigerians transfer funds and pay bills without having to use their data....

Startup Inscripta Offers Free CRISPR

Inscripta is providing their CRISPR enzyme for free while developing more CRISPR tools for the future of gene-editing research....

Financial Freedom Begins with MONI

The blockchain startup MONI gives users access to a prepaid card that acts as a bank account and makes many financial services available....

Lab4U Puts Education in the Palm of Your Hands

The Lab4U app uses sensors in regular cell phones and tablets to turn devices into laboratory tools for science experiments....

Get the News You Need, Now with Nuzzel

Nuzzel is a news-gathering service that searches through social media and various news outlets to bring users the most appropriate and relevant news stories....

Abhay Rangan is Bringing Vegan Dairy Alternatives to India

Good Mylk is a food startup founded by a boy who wanted to make vegan milk more readily available in India....

Startup Refugees Works to Tap Refugee Talent

Startup Refugees is like social media for skilled refugees that matches them with companies who can use their skills and want to help them succeed....

With Tetra Note-taking is so Last Year

Tetra uses voice-recognition software to record and transcribe phone calls, allowing for seamless note taking....

Hair Today, Gone Forever? It Doesn't Have to be That Way!

Keeps is using the newest technology to help men everywhere regrow and keep their hair....

Beyond Reality: How Virtual Reality is Bigger than Life

With Virtual Reality startup HaptX, users can feel sensations in the virtual world the same way they do in the real world....

Not Seeing is Believing, the App with Eyes

Aipoly helps the blind "see" by using their phone cameras to identify objects and helps store owners keep a track of autonomous storefronts in real time....

Find Your Way with MapBox

MapBox is a Google Maps competitor that is hoping to change the way users navigate by foot....

DeFrame Is Rethinking How We Experience Art

DeFrame is an interactive social platform for art galleries and museum. It enables deeper engagement between Art, museums, and people....

Nigerian Startup Gamsole Makes Games to Improve Financial Literacy

The startup Gamsole is a gaming startup based out of Nigeria. They recently secured a contract to build a game to reach financial literacy to young people...

Need a Loan For Your Small Business? Kabbage Helps You Get Ahead

Loans can be vital for business, even more so for small and medium sized business, who are the least likely to be offered them. Startup Kabbage leverages other information besides just a business credit score to match small businesses with loan opportunities....

Reefs Are in Danger and Coral Vita Wants to Save Them

Saving our oceans' coral reefs requires immediate efficient and intelligence decision making. Coral Vita farms and transplants vital coral species to areas where they can thrive....