Kaushal:Thanks for having me, Spiffy!Did you know that, in India, 5 million people are displaced every year due to disasters, and an additional 19,000 people are displaced due to violent conflict? Globally, about 86.5 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide every year and have to face the realities that deny them a dignified life and fulfillment of their opportunities. They are left stranded in transient community shelters till aid agencies create new homes. In this period, lack of proper housing hampers their health, education, and employment. That is whereNostos Homescomes in.
Su: Dollaride is the app-based rideshare option for the millions of Americans who aren’t adequately served by public transit, and find taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts too costly for their daily needs. Even in NYC, a city with one of the world’s biggest transit systems, over 600,000 people live in “transit deserts” and have to spend hours each day commuting to work. Since the 1980s, cash-based, micro-transit systems of dollar vans have been easing the commuting pain for disenfranchised people. Dollaride is digitizing and mobilizing these networks, helping local drivers grow their ridership, and creating an affordable solution with reliable routes for riders. The company's mission is to make public transit accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Danny: Let me introduce you to Bokksu! Our mission is to bridge cultures through authentic food, products, and culture. We’re taking on both the supply-side challenge of partnering with centuries-old family snackmaker businesses across Japan to sell their delicious products and keep their traditions alive, as well as the demand-side challenge of marketing and efficiently delivering those products to customers in 100 countries around the world.