Meet Respira Labs: A Second Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020
Respira Labs is developing a low-cost, wearable device, Sylvee, for continuous, at-home monitoring of lung function for patients with respiratory diseases like COPD. Sylvee will allow remote monitoring of patients, reduce healthcare costs, and improve patients’ quality of life. Learn more from their founder, Dr. Maria Artunduaga.
Meet Savanna Circuit Tech: Grand Prize Winner of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020
Now that the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 winners have been officially announced, you’ll want to learn more about each winning team and the story behind each innovation. We will start with Emmastella Gakuo and Percy Lemtukei, the co-founders of Savanna Circuit Tech, who were awarded the Grand Prize of $100,000 USD.
EforAll: Helping small businesses through entrepreneurship
We recently sat down with EforAll's CEO, David Parker, to learn how they are helping entrepreneurs navigate these challenging times, and why it is more important than ever to support small businesses.
AnnieCannons: Creating opportunities for survivors of human trafficking
Based in Oakland, California, AnnieCannons is on a mission to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment. We recently sat down with the CEO and co-founder of AnnieCannons, Jessica Hubley, to learn more.
Changing blisters into Cinderella moments with deep tech startup Volumental
Co-founder Caroline knew she needed to soak up skills, find a great team, ask for help, and communicate clearly in order to find her Cinderella moment with startup Volumental.
Feeding the World Without Wrecking the Planet
Food is fundamental to the human experience and food production has a huge impact on the world’s resources – in fact, 70 percent of the world’s water is used in agriculture. So how do we scale production without wrecking the planet?
How the Tactical Operations team keeps people connected when they need it the most
There are different approaches to helping out during a crisis. One form of aid is providing internet connectivity. Cisco's TacOps team recently worked with a county to help provide WiFi in a temporary homeless shelter.
Social Impact at Cisco Live US 2020: Powering an Inclusive Future
Cisco Live US had its first global digital event on June 16th and 17th. This year's event focused on “possibilities,” and how technology can help to solve the world's problems.