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SDG Factory: Venture Pitches @ Impact Hub

Impact Hub Geneva

Thursday, 12 October 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 (CEST)

SDG Factory: Venture Pitches @ Impact Hub

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The SDG Factory is the major Swiss event bringing together key players and experts on innovation, entrepreneurship, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a great opportunity to meet the 9 finalists of the 2nd edition of Accelerate2030, the world’s acceleration program focused on the SDGs, organized by Impact Hub and co-initiated with UNDP. 

Register above to join the SDG Factory open event where you will meet with your peers, exchange learnings and discuss solutions to achieve the SDGs.


18h00 - 19h00: Check-in & networking

19h00 - 19h15: Inspirational talk

19h15 - 20h15: Startup Pitches with Q&A

20h15 - 21h00: Appero



Accelerate2030 is a 9-month programme co-initiated by Impact Hub Geneva and the UNDP, with a mission to scale the impact of ventures that contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals internationally. We do so by selecting the best ventures from 17 countries, across 4 continents and connecting them to our wide network of expert partners that work with us on delivering a tailored, needs-based scaling support to the finalists.

Meet below the 9 finalists selected out of 324 applications from around the world:


Hablando con Julis

Hablando con Julis

Hablando con Julis (HCJ) is the first technological solution for all ages that allows people with speech, reading and writing difficulties to be able to communicate (talk, read and write) and learn. There are more than 600 million people around the world with communicative difficulties - and more than 800 million considered to be illiterate. People who once were thought to be unable to study, work or socialize, are now able to be an active part of society thanks to HCJ, by excelling at forming and strengthening relationships, through its technological and pedagogical solution.

Country: Colombia   Industry: Education



hearX Group is an award-­winning startup with the mission of providing affordable access to healthcare using mobile health solutions that anyone can use, anywhere. In many African nations, the general awareness of hearing loss is low, and the severe shortage of health personnel and prohibitively expensive equipment lead to a lack of screening programs - resulting in most people being unable to access hearing healthcare. Our innovative solutions have been used to screen over 70 000 people in 25 countries across the world, and are as accurate - but faster, cheaper and easier to use than traditional methods.

Country: South Africa   Industry: Healthcare


 HM Energy

 HM Energy

HM Energy Mexico specializes in converting pollutant waste tires into green fuel and carbon black char using innovative thermal-conversion modules. The diesel substitute is used as a clean fuel compatible with open diesel burners. The carbon black char is sold back to tire-production industries (30% of a tire is carbon black), creating a sustainable cycle of this component. HM Energy's impact includes the reduction of solid waste, creation of green fuel and commodities, and development of sustainable technology.

Country: Mexico   Industry: Energy



Piipee is a solution that eliminates 100% of the toilet water usage. It's a biodegradable solution made with natural extracts that work in urine, removing the smell of the urine, cleaning the toilet and producing a nice smell without using water. Piipee is also cheaper than the cost of flushing water. Every day in Brazil, more than 8 billion of liters of clean water are used just in flushes. In NY, more than 10.000 flushes are activated every second. 80% of all this consumption its just to eliminate urine. With Piipee, you save water and money!

Country: Brazil   Industry: Infrastructure



SafeMotos brings increased value to motorcycle taxi trips in Africa. We partner with businesses to subsidize the price of transporting customers, making our Uber-like platform addictive to our passengers. SafeMotos does this to acquire users to its platform, which uses telematic data to give them a safer experience. Founded by a Canadian entrepreneur and a Kenyan dev, SafeMotos has been ranked by Fast Company magazine as Africa’s 7th most innovative company, and is a leader in the African startup ecosystem.

Country: Rwanda   Industry: Transportation



1 out of 6 people still live without access to electricity. That is 13% of world’s population - about 1.2 billion people. SALt has developed a cost effective, ecological lantern, based on metal-air technology that makes use of ocean or salt water to activate and generate enough electricity to power up LEDs and make light. Targeting coastal and island communities, SALt’s main mission is to replace kerosene lanterns by distributing to marginalized, off-grid communities who had been accustomed to using fuel-based lanterns for generations, having human-centered design as the core of their strategy.

Country: Philippines   Industry: Renewable Energy




Syafunda is a learning & data management platform with over 80 000 students providing access to localised digital content through mobile technology. They integrate the best teaching practices on video, audio and e-books into the school system through a wireless digital library for teacher training as well as student development in a South African context in alignment with the South African curriculum. Through digital tests they identify, capture and monitor performance data and profile each student for support, career guidance, and university bursary placement while giving their clients and schools real-time feedback and intervention capabilities.

Country: South Africa   Industry: Education

 tree alliance

TREE Alliance

TREE Alliance is a global alliance of training restaurants building futures for marginalized young people and adults. The highly successful model combines on-the-job training with life skills education and all the social support necessary to ensure that students become skilled, productive and happy young persons with a more secure future. TREE provides not only positive beneficiary impact, but also customer satisfaction and enhanced sustainability for the organizations running the projects.

Country: Cambodia   Industry: Education / Hospitality



WholeSurplus is the unique SaaS Marketplace that significantly reduces waste, while saving money and time for retailers and food businesses through easy plugNplay system integrations, providing the most accurate data analytics. The ultimate purpose of this system is to provide real time insights on waste down to zero. Our goal is to achieve zero hunger, take climate action, and create a system that enables responsible consumption and production. In six months, 74 tonnes of food - equivalent to 166,666 meals - were donated in İstanbul, Turkey, through our system, and we prevented 224 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Country: Turkey   Industry: Food


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This event is precluded by 5 invitation-only workshops discussing innovation and entrepreneurship on different aspects of the SDGs.

There are numerous reports and talks about how the Sustainable Development Goals are an opportunity for business, but adoption rates are far from booming. Through 5 hands-on workshops, Impact Hub Geneva and its partners will provide the methodologies, tools and facilitation to accelerate the adoption of the SDGs to a pre-selected group of multistakeholders.

Solutions can only be reached if the relevant decision makers across the sector sit at the same table. We’re looking for entrepreneurs, government officials, members of academia and think thanks, C-level executives and investors who are actively working on one of the topics above and are looking to shape the future of the industry. Topics include:

Workshop #1 - Partnerships between multinationals & social entrepreneurs: How can social entrepreneurs work with multinationals to accelerate both their businesses and the adoption of the SDGs?

Workshop #2 - Impact Measurement: How do you define impact in your industry & organization?

Workshop #3 - Waste: What are the low-hanging fruits on the supply chain that entrepreneurs, multinationals and governments can easily tackle to reduce waste?

Workshop #4 - Gender Equality: How can new education tools bridge the gap between genders and increase the number of women entrepreneurs?

Workshop #5 - Natural Capital


If you're interested in participating in one or several workshops, please indicate so on the registration form and we'll get back to you.

If you have any questions or feedback, please reach Sofia Curado at sofia.curado(at)


The SDG Factory is part of the Accelerate2030 Scaling Week, a week-long bootcamp where the 9 finalists of this year’s edition will attend tailored match-making sessions with coaches, consultants, impact investors, and experts from International Organisations that will support the finalists in scaling their impact during the following 9 months. If you'd like to be a coach for the 9 finalists throughout the week, please fill in this form.

Do you have questions about SDG Factory: Venture Pitches @ Impact Hub? Contact Impact Hub Geneva

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