We've promised more tech rising stars — here they are! This time from Belarus, UK, Armenia, Cyprus, US, Lithuania and Slovakia. Ready to shine next 20 startups you will meet at EMERGE CHALLENGE or Startup Alley in Minsk, on 3–5 June 2019.
WHO ARE THEY?
Creatr, Filmmaking/Platforms, Armenia
Founded in 2018
About: The disruptors are in the house. Here is what the team says about themselves: 'We want to revolutionise the film industry by providing our users with every necessary tool to be able to create more movies'. Creatr solves two capital issues of the filmmakers: human and financial. It is challenging to find opportunities in the early stages of the film career. The team creates a bridge between scriptwriters, actors, videographers and other creatives of the field. Creatr is an online platform for filmmakers which provides them with a space to bring their movie ideas to life by giving them the ability to create portfolios, find a team and get real-life experience.
About: EMERGE will welcome the world's first prediction as a service platform which is something that humanity has been desperately chasing after. EPICA has invented a way to predict how decisions will affect the future. It provides real-time analysis of audience behaviour patterns and empowers companies with unprecedented decision-making power.
About: Voice assistant VoxiAI can unload dispatchers and automate up to 94% of incoming and outcoming calls. How do they do this? VoxiAI first analyses a business type and number of calls and scripts which are used. Later on, it gets linked to the existing system administrators and phone numbers. Finally, VoxiAI is ready to be utilised by your business either non-stop or only during the peak hours. All the calls are recorded and tracked on a real-time dashboard.
About: The question is can neurological diseases be cured in a revolutionary way? BrainPatch says 'Yes'! The solution is a combination of non-invasive recording of brain activity and non-invasive brain stimulation. Clinics and trained specialists buy the hardware from BrainPatch as well as they buy apps developed by BrainPatch and third parties to achieve a deeper sleep, more concentration and treat Parkinson, Epilepsy, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, etc.
It looks like it needs to be experienced rather than talked about. Find out more about this technology at EMERGE CHALLENGE.
About: Cashew Fintech is a C2B QR-code payment solution via banks' mobile apps. The team is among the ten companies of the 2019 Tel Aviv class of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by TechStars. Cashew creates a new way national currencies work in retail payments and eliminate intermediaries such as VISA, MasterCard etc. The platform connects banks and shops. Shops use the API to generate a QR-code with payment information and afterwards request direct bank transfers from a client's bank account to the shop's bank account using a client's bar code. All transactions are hashed and transferred to blockchain which is needed in case of dispute.
About: The most extensive online network of Russian-speaking doctors which is also growing into other emerging markets. The platform provides a full range of communication services for healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical companies who are looking for practising physicians. Doctor At Work is a winner of "Start-up of the year 2011" HSE, one of the leaders of the rating of "30 most promising startups in Russian internet" Pruffi, winner of "Best Media Entrepreneur in Russia in 2011".
About: It is a high-quality translation platform based on neural networks. What can it do? Here is not even a complete list of features but pretty much everything you can only DREAM about.
Lingvanex gets the translation in more than 100 languages and pronounces the translated text in 50 languages. It translates text, voice, images, websites and documents in Chrome, Mozilla and Safari. Can be used with Apple, Google and Samsung smartwatches. Now a killing one: Lingvanex translates in messengers like Viber, Telegram and Facebook, translates phone calls and can even do the translation without the Internet. Multilingual chats for several users are also there. Too good to be true.
About: For investors. For startups. For experts. All in one on a single platform. Rocket DAO evaluates promising startups and introduces them to investors. Startups get the support of the expert community and present their projects to investors. Experts apply their unique knowledge to conduct independent startup Due Diligence. Investors explore startups in the ready-made Due Diligence reports and track the success of promising projects. Rocket DAO team has also introduced standardised documents for startups and investors so that they talk the same language when negotiating deals.
About: Best Headline is a service that generates headlines for articles using Machine Learning technology. What does it mean in practice? The team lets journalists concentrate on what matters — the content. While Best Headline suggests several automatically generated titles based on the content. The team promises that searching machine algorithms are also considered when the headline is being created. Excited to explore what the title of the article about EMERGE CHALLENGE winners will be:)
About: A new way of hiring where a candidate's personality matters as much as a skillset does. WehireAI is a job search application which helps recent graduates with a lack of relevant experience to prove they have higher chances of becoming a top-performer at a given vacancy. Candidates go through a fun game-based assessment including the analysis of facial emotions and emotional behaviour using a mobile phone camera and Emotional AI. What is the outcome? Candidates get a relevant job based on the prediction of their best performance at a given vacancy. Companies get a tool to hire Gen Z employees and are expected to decrease potential direct losses from hiring mistakes.
Postboy, Blockchain/Social Media, Belarus
Founded in 2018
About: Get rewarded for your tips and contribute to the charity. Postboy is a web platform and soon a mobile application which allows asking questions and getting answers from various people. Even more, if someone pays to hear your advice — you get cryptocurrency. Each recipient donates a part of the payment received for charity. Curious to try who is already answering and making money?
About: The moment has arrived — now we can make money from the videos made on our phones. StringersHub is a marketplace which connects media buyers and video streamers globally. Works in 3 steps: 1) Witness and shoot an incident or an exciting story. 2) Upload this content to the StringersHub. 3) Earn money when media purchase your video. Over 1000 orders have already been completed through the service which is the equivalent of $225,000 earned by the stringers.
About: It is a global community for dog lovers and their fluffy friends, a marketplace for any dog related advice, goods and services, and a hub for anything related to dogs. Dogdeans is the place for dog lovers to connect, discuss dog-related issues, meet experts and help each other. Whatever dog related exists in the world can be found at Dogdeans: dog sitter, dog walking, grooming, selection, training and behavioural advice, veterinary services and many more. Available on mobile and web-based app.
About: Ridge is an intelligent assistant for all-size retail business. It improves customer experience, reduces shopping line, optimises stock and provides in-depth knowledge of products. Ridge's responsive assistant is available via web or mobile application with a required data for improving in-store client experience. In addition to enhancing customer's in-store experience, Ridge has it eTailer which makes product recommendations based on actual stock information and complimentary products selection algorithm. It will also generate personalised recommendations based on customer shopping history, profile and preferences.
About: InfludB is a Wikipedia of influencers. A free publicly available database of influencers is the way to find the right influencers to achieve a goal. Everyone can suggest herself/himself as an influencer and get references from other members of the network. It makes it obvious who can be trusted and who is the right match for partnership activities.
About: FunControl motivates kids to use their phones for education instead of time killing on the phone. FunConrol is a mobile App for Android which helps to manage the amount of educational content and games which can be accessed on the phone. However, games unlock only upon the completion of a certain educational task. Work hard — party harder:)
About: Kakadu Development Team launched a new project with a social mission. It is an auction platform where people can give away their stuff for free. It's got its internal currency, called karma:) Karma points get you closer to the things you want. Helps to get rid of the stuff which is not of value for you anymore though might be needed by someone. Good emotions is what you get in return!
Sens app, Enterprise/Education, Belarus
Founded in 2018
About: SenseApp helps companies to create tailored online courses for employees. Managers create assignments and see the stats after a module is completed. SenseApp is a web-based app which works on any device. Companies like it as there is no need to organise offline workshops for teams — all can be done online. Employees enjoy going through a gamified learning process and getting rewards for having it done: tickets to the theatre or movie. The app offers news thread for employees with the latest targeted company updates. SenseApp works on a subscription-based model.
Lacquergram, Beauty tech/Professional network, Russia
Founded in 2018
About: Lacquergram is a mobile app for nail polish lovers. Creates personalised collections and changes the way nail lacquers are chosen. It helps to organise nail polish collections, make inventory and wishlists, discover new colours and more. The database contains thousands of nail polishers from drugstore finds to professional products from indie polishes and luxe brands. This is also the place to connect with other nail polish fans.
About: Swipio is a gorgeous way of shopping on your iPhone. Swipe left, swipe right to find deals with 90% discounts as they come directly from manufacturers. Swipio's smart AI robot analyses customer's product preferences and suggests tailored to the preferences offers.
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