Bosa is a platform that helps you achieve maximum productivity and wellness by providing a personalized way to collect tasks anywhere anytime without losing context.
Criba reduces hundreds of hours of critical regulatory updates into minutes by using centaur system (combination of ML/AI/machine with process and human). providing clients with more information cheaper and faster.
Crownhunt is a digital marketplace networking the textured hair ecosystem together to serve the more than 200 million Americans with textured hair, hair stylists, salon owners, and product-makers with education, services, and products.
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LeadMeNot is a digital wellness platform that helps the world take back control of their lives by fighting destructive digital habits, via accountability, radical transparency, artificial intelligence, and introspection.
Millu creates immersive educational kids kits that focus on vital life topics, creating intentional space for parents to enjoy and deeply connect with their children through thoughtfully designed activity kits (without the stress) building a child’s confidence and giving them a head start in life.
Reeske helps people insure purposefully and meet them where they are, with the mission of redefining the engagement experience with life and disability insurance by offering an insurance-in-a-box solution to enable Fintech companies to embed life and disability insurance into their customer journey. Reeske’s turnkey solution helps customers personalize insurance plans & coverage using AI, behavioral psychology & technology to get insured in the most context-relevant and streamlined way.
Los Angeles, CA
Simba Technologies helps NGOs collect data for simpler monitoring & evaluation in challenging environments. Their initial product SimbaSave offers simple, SMS and USSD-based ledger and accounting tools to informal savings groups and the organizations that manage them in the developing world, eliminating the paper records currently leveraged in group management and simplifying the group management experience for end-users, while providing NGOs with crucial data insights into group performance.
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James is the Founder of ElevateX, a social enterprise that uses human centered design to solve social issues. He has also served as a mentor for Cal Berkeley, Ashoka University and Indian School of Business. He helped launch dLabs, a business incubator set up by the Indian School of Business (ISB) alongside the former Head of Business Design for IDEO. James is baed in Xenia, Ohio with his wife and has three college age children.
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