Diverse international startups
ACE Incubator’s new programme began with a one-week overview of business fundamentals. ACE ran two parallel programmes for this edition: the first focused on tech- and science-based innovations, and the second part was based around healthcare and was conducted in collaboration with startup incubator NLC.
Invaluable startup support
The programme features over 30 coaches and mentors from the coveted UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship – as well as experts and investors from an array of industries. After the 12-week validation process, ACE will give each startup two full years of support, which includes access to networking events, a team of mentors and venture financing.
The participating startups
The pool of startups was diverse, with participants coming all the way from Germany, Italy, Canada, India and the UK. Of course, the companies boast disruptive innovations in their respective industries, which include FinTech, logistics, e-learning and social entrepreneurship.
The startups taking part in the tech- and science-based incubator were:
- Clonar – making money more accessible through a seamless, AI-powered chat platform.
- Cargoledger – a paperless, transparent and intuitive distributed ledger blockchain solution that enables instant payments.
- Kwarteo – a platform that enhances video conference capabilities with productivity tools and extra features for HR.
- Electro lab – a new teaching method that uses live electronics to give music lessons to students aged 6-12.
- Oliscience – offers science-based engineering services in the digital-electronics sector.
- Linqu – a platform that matches developers with suitable employers. Linqu considers the personality of the developers – not just their skills and experience.
- Sea Going Green – offers consulting services that enable the marine industry to better protect the marine environment and its biodiversity. The company helps tourism operators implement sustainable business practices.
- ScrumurAI – developed an intelligent virtual 'ScrumMaster' that helps remote teams work more efficiently (in their development process and in online meetings).
- Watchdog – utilises machine learning and decades of experience with on-call systems to streamline overnight on-call duties.
The participating healthcare and MedTech startups were:
- 2Tango – develops assistive tech to help enrich the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder.
- DoctorOnDemand – a platform that connects users to doctors – whenever, wherever. Users can connect with board-certified doctors and therapists over live video.
- Medisyn – designed a patient-physician digital interface (based on AI) that makes medical diagnosis faster.
- MLX – innovates digital-learning concepts in medical education, with a focus on mobile devices.
- Tummytool – develops an app for parents of constipated children. Offers reliable information, symptom monitoring and improves therapy adherence.