Brian, Giselle (@gisellecory) – Balu /// Balu brings the very best in revolutionary, ethical brands straight to your fingertips while you shop. As you browse on major retail sites like Amazon and ASOS, Balu scans the web page, runs the results through its matching algorithm, and displays the best ethical brands back to you. The idea was conceived in Walmart, of all places. Brian, Balu’s founder, wanted an app to tell him to head to the local store down the street. It didn’t exist, so he’s building it himself.
Suraj – Beehive /// With Beehive I’m building technology that uses open data and data science to intelligently connect the right non-profits to the right funders, helping them make the most of their fundraising and funding resources. Specifically, this reduces the time spent finding appropriate funders and applicants, as well as preventing non-profits approaching funders they are ineligible for and ultimately improving their chances of securing funding.