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!

Instacart Brings Groceries to Your Front Door

Instacart helps users show for their groceries online and have items delivered directly to their homes and offices....

Unlock the Health Secrets of your DNA with Genos

Genetic testing startup Genos allow users to track genetic markers for disease, leading to a better understanding of their health....

This French Startup Makes Funeral Planning Easy

When it comes to funeral planning loved ones can feel confused and unsure of which servers would best suit their family or friend. Meilleures Pompes Funebres helps them get information on the establishments nearest them with access to rating and reviews....

The Future of Clothing is 3D Printed and Sustainable

Clothing tech startup Ministry of Supply uses 3D printing for better performing fabrics and less fashion waste....

The Internet-Of-Water: How Apana Saves You Money

Leaks cost consumers a lot of money! Even more for business. With Apana business have a second pair of eyes to detect leaks....

Big Success or Big Brother? The Popularity of SenseTime

Chinese based startup SenseTime uses AI to detect faces in a variety of ways for security and entertainment purposes....

Meet Drync: Your Liquor Store on Mobile

Drync brings wine sellers into the 21st century by making their inventory and product information easily available on their app....

Lonely Hearts Look no Longer, Dating Ring is Here

Dating ring, a dating tech-startup helps users find their perfect match. They combine their online dating services with real-life matchmakers....

Convenience Is in Its Genes

For most of us, the topic of genes and DNA only extend as far as knowing that we may have our father's eyes or our mother's curls, for others genes are a source of wonder or...

Young, Talented and African, Will & Brothers Paves the Way for the Future

These days, drones have been used for everything from blood delivery to dropping off a box of the pajamas you bought online. It's no wonder that they've become popular across the entire world. Like the medical...

#Banking4all, Introducing Taqanu

This next startup touches on something that many of us take for granted. Suppose you're at the mall and you see a scarf your mother would just love or suppose you ran out of the house...

JOANY declutters health care planning

JOANY's platform gathers information from every healthcare provider in the country (on and off the market) and uses their algorithm along with your personal information to find the best plan recommendations for you....

Need to protect your home? Your "Homies" have your back

The Dutch startup Homies works by establishing a network of family, friends, and neighbors who act as a neighborhood alert system to protect your home....

Refugees on Rails

Refugees on Rails: This Startup Sees Refugees as People, Not Problems....

Garden of Serenity: Don't Buy Your Food, Grow It

You don't have to be an herbivore like me to dream of one day having your own lush garden. Many of us have been culturally swayed towards dumping gallons of water and fertilizers for pristine lawns...

Telemedicine Startup Means Free Health Advice to Refugees

Doxy.me is creating an alternative for refugees who simply cannot wait any longer for services to be provided to them....

Hello Fear: Virtual Reality vs. Our Fears

Virtual Reality, a technology that uses computer-generated, life-like environments has become well-known by now. Whether you associate it with video games, virtual entertainment or selfie filters, chances are you've experienced one of its many applications in...

Tech Brings Some Relief to Sufferers of Alzheimer's

How could I miss out on writing an article about an awesome lady hero on International Women's Day?! Okay, so this article won't come out today but just know that I was writing this article on...

Nigerian 3D Printing Startup Keeps Production at Home

So you're at a shop and you pick up an item you really like, you may turn it over to discover a little sticker that reads "Made in the USA" (or wherever you're from)...

Startup HackYourFuture Gives Hope to Refugees in Limbo

Since 2015, the world has been experiencing what has been called a refugee "crisis" with the largest forced migrations seen across the world since the Second World War. While it's easy to think of...

What Happens When Three High Schoolers Put Their Minds Together?

Okay, so most articles that start out with three teenage boys don't end so well but hear me out. Teenagers get a pretty bad rap but if my last articleabout a construction startup proves anything, it...

Black to the Future: How One Startup is Helping Black and Brown Innovators Shine

According to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics, minorities are becoming more educated in the United States. These findings indicate that black women have become the most educated group in the United States...

Iris Plans Helps You Down the Long and Winding Road

Aging is a beautiful and natural process. While there's nothing particularly fun about having your knees crack or forgetting where you put that dang remote, we all have to be there one day. That not only...

Who Are You? Kairos Makes Facial Recognition Simple and Affordable

Facial recognition software is something that has become familiar to many of us, especially after this most recent iPhone came out....