Announcing Our Companies: Katapult Accelerator Batch 1
The first batch of the Katapult Accelerator is kicking off driven and powered by our mission to make a positive impact on the world. Of course we couldn’t do that without a few great startups. So after an exhaustive search that included almost a 1000 companies all together (575 applications and 400 more leads) we have narrowed it down to 12 amazing and inspiring startups. They have bold visions, deep passions and represent a better future for us all. We couldn’t be more excited and honored to be a small part of their epic journeys.
As part of that journey they’ll spend the next 3 months here in Oslo, Norway. Our program will focus on making a positive impact, growth marketing, and fundraising preparation. Additionally, the companies will learn how they can best leverage exponential technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain. In the program companies receive hands-on support from Katapult Accelerator staff and our 100+ mentors from around the world. They also receive additional support from our great partners that include PWC, Amazon Web Services, IBM and Microsoft.
Without further delay it’s our great pleasure to introduce you to our first batch of brave founders who are literally changing the world:
Country: Ukraine 🇺🇦 and United States 🇺🇸
Agrieye is an AI based solution to support farming efficiency. Service provides advice on quality and quantity of fertilizers (nutrition) and plant protection chemicals needed to grow crops efficiently on annual subscription base supporting farmers through all growth cycle and help them to safe soil. Contains neural network, cloud platform, drones and 6-band multispectral cameras.
Country: Norway 🇳🇴
Chooose makes people climate positive. Chooose offer individuals and companies monthly subscriptions for climate positivity, meaning they stop more CO2 from being released than you or your employees leave behind. With Chooose everyone gets access to “stealing” the emission permits otherwise used for polluting by the big corporations.
Country: Turkey 🇹🇷
BEAD is an IoT system that helps commercial building managers to optimise their energy consumption and operation by adopting the daily use cycle and occupancy of the building with the buildings automation system.
Countries: Denmark 🇩🇰, Bangladesh 🇧🇩 and Germany 🇩🇪
CodersTrust provides human capital investment through online education. CodersTrust does not accept that the social or ethnic background of a person determines her or his access to world class education. CodersTrust hence launched a student platform for IT talents to upgrade their skills so they can earn more money on the global freelance job market..
Country: United States 🇺🇸
Impact Mapper is an online software tool for donors and nonprofit organizations to keep all their social change data, surveys and stories in one place. They make data analysis and visualization efficient so you can more clearly communicate your impact and invest your time and money in what counts: seeding social transformation around the world.
Countries: Estonia 🇪🇪 and Romania 🇷🇴
IntelFlows is thinking tomorrow, challenging the conventional and completely rethinking the way Air Pollution Data is gathered, monitored and visualized. By building a Network of Moving Sensors, InteFlows comes in hand to smart cities and businesses in need to get minute by minute dynamic readings (data) on Air Pollution.
Country: United States 🇺🇸
NeedsList is a global marketplace connecting donors, NGOs, and suppliers to efficiently meet the urgent needs of refugees. This platform innovates the aid sector and supports local economies by allowing donors to directly purchase supplies.
Country: Argentina 🇦🇷
OTTAA is an augmentative communication platform for speech impaired people, we use images and environmental data to allow the user to create and voice out sentences in a swift and effective way. It’s a mobile, fast, effective communication tool that improves disabled people’s lifestyle & increases social and professional integration.
Country: France 🇫🇷
Sensewaves has built two Adaptix solutions that are used to analyse and optimise, electricity and energy usage. Sensewaves uses IoT and AI in order to do their analysis.
Country: Pakistan 🇵🇰
SHEKAB is a tech based social enterprise that is working to address problems of daily mobility affecting working women. Their solutions include: a subscription based monthly carpooling service that is safe, reliable and four times more affordable than other transportation solutions.
Countries: Kenya 🇰🇪 and Denmark 🇩🇰
Sky.Garden is a SaaS platform for mobile commerce that is built specifically for African businesses. With their platform, businesses can sell any product to defined audiences on digital channels with ease.
Country: Norway 🇳🇴
Smart Plants is extracting data from all the customers physical assets, from machinery to ventilation systems and converts it into actionable information and accelerates lean improvements. One example is the product ClevAir that gathers data from all HVAC systems for effective indoor climate-control based on artificial intelligence.