Startups

12-Year-Old Constructs Cheap Braille Printer: Introducing Braigo

A lot of things are amazing about this startup, starting with its founder, the then 12-year-old Shubham Banerjee. It all started out with a Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit and a few extras from Home Depot to...

Has Deforestation Met Its Match?

Today when the word conservation is mentioned, several things come to mind. Often the most unfortunate after-effects of human actions on the planet are just a few of those things. For instance, one only has to...

Meet Your New Automated Personal Chef, Suvie

There are times that we wish we had a helping hand in the kitchen. Whether it's due to limited mobility, total exhaustion or a little laziness, the prospect of cooking daily is often difficult- especially if...

This Gene-Editing Startup Will Change Genetic Disease Intervention Forever

You may not have heard of our next startup, Editas Medicine, but you've likely already heard of their main tool, a gene editing technology called CRISPR (pronounced "crisper"). CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced...

Ever Dreamed of Generating Renewable Energy Right in Your Front Yard? It May Soon be Possible!

So maybe you're looking down at a hefty electric bill or thinking about the toll that fossil fuel consumption takes on the Earth but what can you do about it? Depending on where you live and...

Need to Recharge your Smartphone, Tablet or Even Your Car? Take it to the Streets!

Ready to hear about another awesome tech startup? Well, you've come to the right place because this week's Hungarian-based clean energy startup, Platio is pretty dang awesome. Imagine you're away from home but your phone is...

3D Printing to help the blind see Art

The 3D printing technology startup, 3DPhotoworks uses 3D printing technology to create special art for the blind and visually impaired....

Can Artificial Intelligence Mean Better Diagnostic Accuracy? This Startup Thinks So

We all hope the day never comes when chronic disease or infection claims our time, lives or savings but for millions worldwide, that day has already come. When it comes to successful diagnoses and disease management,...

Rised Will Help Your Job Search Managable

Everyone is always on the hunt for a new job or career. Whether you're relocating, you're graduating college, or you just need a change, job hunting is almost always a frustrating process, let alone keeping track...

Is this the Beginning of the End for Animal Testing?

Even if you aren't an animal rights activist, you probably still cringe when you think about animal testing. After all, the conditions for animals and the testing processes are often intentionally detrimental to the health of...

The Future of Farming Won't Depend on Land or Soil: This Nigerian Startup Shows Us How

Projects like Fresh Direct Nigeria are proof that intelligent, innovative solutions in Africa can and often do come from Africans themselves....

HuMoTech is Helping Amputees Find the Perfect Fit

HuMoTech produces products, which are then marketed to research companies that can test the quality of the devices and their effectiveness for patient use....

Need to Book a Vacation in Nigeria? Hotels.ng has you covered!

In fact, if you're a business owner, the proliferation of affordable accommodation, mass transit, and travel are a blessing for you as much as it is for travelers....

This Startup is Making Vegan Leather Fashionable (Again)

Green Banana Paper is changing the fashion industry by producing wallets from banana trees. They turn banana tree waste into sustainable, fashionable, vegan leather wallets....

Tunapanda Institute: How One Startup is Tearing Down Barriers to Education in Kenya

Tunapanda Institute is an example of how the ingenuity of talented minds makes a way through any difficulty and barrier....

Even in the World of Coding, Mother Knows Best

Erica Peterson is many things, among which are a graduate in animal science and nutrition, a mother of two, and an entrepreneur. For her work as founder and CEO of Moms Can Code, a membership-based community...

Small Shops, Big Dreams: Sokowatch Delivers Goods to Mom and Pop

When we're shopping, we usually don't think about how or when products are ordered and stocked. Most times the items we need are available to us and if they're out of stock, they're likely to be...

Peapods: Meaningful Interaction in the Digital Age

Since the beginning of time, human beings have dreamed up creation after creation geared towards one specific thing: a heightened capacity for communication. Smoke signals, as one of the oldest forms of long-distance interaction, were used...

Custom Star Maps Let Your Favorite Memories Shine

There are a thousand minute details that we unconsciously store in our memories during the moments we realize will change our lives forever. For some, these might include the song playing on the night their future...

Drift Away with Aromarest's Smart Sleep Technology

As a result of the current global political climate, I find myself struggling to sleep at night. Binaural beats, pillow mists, and WikiHow "How to fall asleep" articles make up only a segment of...

The Importance of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the process by which an individual or team identifies a business opportunity and acquires and deploys the necessary resources required for its exploitation. The entrepreneur then uses the opportunities identified to develop new products...

A Startup Empowering Refugees with a Hand Up

The large increase in people fleeing their homes to seek protection and asylum abroad has been coined a "crisis" since the summer of 2015. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)...

This App Lets You Take Your Nudes and Keep Them, Too

It's been almost four years now since the infamous hacking of Jennifer Lawrence's private cloud-based photo reel, which, as many will remember, resulted in a crude plastering of naked photos of the Hunger Games actress right...

Learn How to Cook from Home with Happy Chef

Everyone who knows me knows that I love to cook and experiment with different foods. Even though I like to experiment with different recipes, I always feel like I’m making the same things, or when...