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Richi Social Entrepreneurs is a Richi Foundation initiative whose mission is to boost startups from around the world that have the potential to generate a substantial positive impact on society, by connecting them with Boston’s innovation key players and helping them take full advantage of this unique innovation ecosystem.  

Richi Social Entrepreneurs is a three-week eye-opening experience in Boston. Startups have the opportunity to embrace best practices from Boston's unique ecosystem, connecting and interacting with potential clients, investors, strategic partners, and local top notch industry experts who will lead them to outstanding synergies.

 

FALL 2017


October 30th to November 17th, 2017

 
 
 
 
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Startups 082017


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PARTICIPANTS


Biohope is a biomedical start-up focused on the development of diagnostic tools to optimize the clinical management of chronic inflammation under treatment with immunosuppressive therapies, developing a personalized blood-based in vitro device. 

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The HELIOtube is an inflatable solar concentrator for solar thermal applications made of recyclable plastic films. The design tackles the high cost of conventional parabolic through collectors made of glass mirrors reducing CAPEX by around 55%.

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Medicsen has developed a learning algorithm connected to wearable devices and smartphones in order to predict disease evolution and future values of interest, give recommendations and automatically supply drugs through a non invasive smartpatch; first step: diabetes.

 

Mendelian helps physicians around the world diagnosing rare diseases patients. Based in London, the team built the world most accurate search engine which, given a set of patient symptoms, outputs their causative pathological genetic mutations.

Predictheon works through modeling information from large groups of patients to generate indicators of drug effects in the area of sedation. Predictheon will provide monitoring systems with predictive abilities to individualize patient care, improve decision making and increase patient safety, with a decrease in costs.

Texalign proposes a new paradigm of Wearable Physiotherapy, via 3D trunk motion capture with sensorized undergarments capable of continuous monitoring and boosting of ambulatory posture and home-exercising compliance in serious back conditions.

 

Zymvol designs enzymes – green biomolecules that accelerate chemical reactions – through computer simulations, saving up to 70% in resources. We assist the full enzyme development process, from problem diagnosis to industrial scale up, providing a complete solution to our customers.

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Adrox fabricates a colorless liquid that acts as a super hydrophobic nanocoating on different surfaces exposed to get dirt, thus reducing the need of chemicals and water, lowering maintenance cost while preserving the environment.

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BioEclosion contributes in the development of the next generation of rapid diagnostic test for low-resource settings to solve societal challenges by improving their analytical performance, as the sensitivity, specificity and analytical simplification.

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FutureSiSens was born in June 2016 and has the objective to launch a new home sleep test device (HTS) for the diagnosis of the sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome (SAHS). This new device will incorporate their main product, the FutureSiSens gas flow sensor.

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PROGRAM


Richi Social Entrepreneurs’ curriculum consists of one on one meetings, visits and group sessions; the support from local fellows with specific assignments and tasks; feedback and assistance received by mentors, speakers and advisors; as well as the opportunity to explore Boston’s advanced Innovation ecosystem.

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Supporters 082017


Supporters 082017


SUPPORTERS


Many thanks to those who are supporting the program as mentors,
speakers and one-on-one meetings. More supporters to be announced soon.

 
 

The Richi Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that all children who suffer from cancer have the best prognosis and quality of life. All the proceeds from the Richi Social Entrepreneurs Immersion Program will go to support the Richi Foundation’s mission.