DeafTawk (Pakistan)

Ali Shabbar; Abdul Qadeer; Wami

DeafTawk is a digital marketplace for the deaf community to connect with certified sign language interpreters. In Pakistan and South Asia, 9 million and 125 million are deaf and cite communication as their biggest barrier. DeafTawk bridges this gap by providing quality sign language interpretation services through video calling solution.

HATCH (Singapore)

Victor Zhu; Jean Chew; Sharon Li

Hatch empowers youth from all pathways for the future they deserve. Youth outside of traditional education pathways often lack the qualifications and skills to pursue careers of their choice. Through stakeholder engagement, Hatch harnesses knowledge, network, and technology to empower the next generation of youth and businesses.

Native (Malaysia)

Daniel Yong Liang Teoh

Native is redefining what it means to be a “native” person by creating opportunities for anyone to proudly share their inherent skills and stories. They work together with their local partners to bring guests on unique community-based experiences across Malaysia. Native uses these experiences as both a platform for cultural exchanges and an avenue to build genuine relationships between different groups of people.

Nyampah Corporation (Indonesia)

Abu Muslim Aljauhari; M. Syahrowardi; Ridho Awalludin Bimantara

Nyampah Corporation tackles the issue of food waste through their Black Soldier Fly (BSF) waste-conversion business. They assist restaurant and hotel owners in planning implementable BSF facilities and kickstarting their waste conversion initiatives. Their business partners also have the option to sell their processed waste back to Nyampah Corporation to generate additional income.

Parched Foodworks (India)

Shreya Shukla; Vatsal Shukla; Abhinav Jaiswal

Parched Foodworks seeks to address the problem of food wastage in the fruit and vegetable supply chain in India by setting up dehydration centres at a village level run by farmers. The fruits and vegetables are semi-dried using hybrid solar dehydrators before being transported to the nearest processing centre for further processing.

Ubuntu Micro Irrigation (India)

Ajay Etikala

Ubuntu Micro Irrigation seeks to alleviate farmers from the poverty cycle by providing them with affordable low-cost micro-irrigation systems for agriculture. By using their affordable irrigation method, farmers can reduce water usage and still allow their crops to thrive.