The impact 100

Wow. This is a pretty amazing list of companies solving environmental and social problems using entrepreneurship and scalable technology. 100 epic Nordic companies that truly deserve the spotlight.

The list is based on the impact of the business model, the user experience and scalability of the product and an assessment of the exceptional entrepreneurs.

Turn on your megaphone and give the founders who are on the list below a shout out!

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1928 Diagnostics

1928 Diagnostics provides a digital solution for infection control

1928 Diagnostics provides a digital solution for infection control to save the power of antibiotics. From raw reads to actionable results in a few minutes

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29k

29k is an app for personal growth

29k is an app for personal growth. A free platform where people can reconnect with themselves, like-minded people and what they value the most in life

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Acuminor

Acuminor reduces money-laundering

Acuminor reduces money-laundering with an online service for financial crime risk assessments that comply with the strict EU anti-money laundering regulations

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Addi Medical

Addi Medical enables collection of health information

Addi Medical enables collection of health information from the individual effectively, safely and in compliance with legal requirements through a new digital solution

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Addtruly

Addtruly helps companies to partner up with NGOs

Addtruly helps companies to partner with NGOs by providing them with powerful tools that build efficient and transparent partnerships with non-governmental organizations.

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Alex Health

Alex is a new way of becoming and staying smoke free

Alex is a new way of becoming and staying smoke free. Alex gives you personalized coaching based on CBT techniques

Altered

Altered reduces water usage by 98 %

Altered reduces water usage by 98 % by providing water saving products for commercial and private use

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AppJobs

AppJobs lets you pick and compare app-based jobs in your city

AppJobs lets you pick and compare app-based jobs in your city. You can browse hundreds of jobs, find your best fit and start working immediately

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Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is an app that helps blind and low-vision people

Be My Eyes is an app that helps blind and low-vision people by connecting them with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call

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Bloodlink

Bloodlink is using donated blood in the most effective way

Bloodlink is using donated blood in the most effective way by streamlining the sourcing and exchange of blood by connecting all stakeholders on one online platform

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Blue Call

BlueCall is a mobile application for anonymous therapeutic calls

BlueCall is a mobile application for anonymous therapeutic calls over the phone and chat. A session is 45 minutes and you can book recurring sessions with your call therapist

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Blueye

Blueye makes the oceans visible for everyone

Blueye makes the oceans visible for everyone using underwater drones to map and inspect what is under the surface

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Bright Sunday

Bright Sunday aims to reduce CO2 emissions on a global level

Bright Sunday aims to reduce CO2 emissions on a global level. Either by helping people make low risk investments in solar energy or by slashing the electricity bill, depending on who you are

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Brighter

Brighter is changing healthcare for people with chronic diseases

Brighter is changing healthcare for people with chronic diseases by creating data-driven solutions for smarter treatment of chronic conditions

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Byon8

Byon8 is creating the next generation of medical diagnostics

Byon8 is creating the next generation of medical diagnostics through a digital medical service powered by artificial intelligence

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Cellink

Cellink is creating the future of medicine with bioink

Cellink is creating the future of medicine with bioink, a patent-pending biomaterial innovation that enables cells to grow and thrive as they would in their natural environment

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Ceretai

Ceretai enables an inclusive and diverse media industry

Ceretai enables an inclusive and diverse media industry by creating a machine learning tool to analyze popular culture based on biases, stereotypes and norms

Chooose

Chooose helps people and companies become climate positive

Chooose helps people and companies become climate positive by buying and deleting climate quotas, in order to accelerate “the green shift” and make being climate positive the new norm

CimateView

ClimateView is accelerating the transition to a fossil free world

ClimateView is accelerating the transition to a fossil free world by allowing nations, cities and organisations to visualize their climate roadmaps and turn them into action

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Coala Life

Coala Life makes it easy for everyone to control their heart

Coala Life makes it easy for everyone to control their heart through a unique medical system that records your heart sounds and ECG in just a minute

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Cross Technology Solutions

Cross Technology Solutions makes healthcare more efficient

Cross Technology Solutions makes healthcare more efficient through their product LifePod - A solution that synchronizes real-time insights with health care professionals, to prioritize those in most need

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Cuviva

Cuviva is working to create a digital ecosystem for distributed care

Cuviva is working to create a digital ecosystem for distributed care through openness and collaboration based on human needs and individual circumstances

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Deligate

Deligate simplifies controls of best-before dates

Deligate simplifies controls of best-before dates in the food industry to ensure reduction of food waste and eliminate bad goods in the store

Develop Diverse

Develop Diverse helps discovers talent beyond bias

Develop Diverse helps discovers talent beyond bias by creating job ads without words reflecting social stereotypes that can decrease appeal to applicants due to their gender or other social categories

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Differ

Differ reduces mental illness as loneliness, depression, and anxiety

Differ reduces mental illness as loneliness, depression, and anxiety by giving students a safe place to ask stupid questions, join conversations and talk to peer mentors

Doctrin

Doctrin digitizes the patient journey

Doctrin digitizes the patient journey for healthcare providers and strive to improve medical quality and the patient experience while making sure healthcare resources are used more efficiently

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DragonBox

DragonBox creates educational math apps for children

DragonBox creates educational math apps for children with an award-winning series of educational math apps that are designed to engage and excite children about learning

Drugstars

Drugstars helps you remember your medicines

Drugstars helps you remember your medicines through a mobile application where patients’ data is used to make medicine better and save others lives

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EdQu

EdQu visualizes individual students development and needs

EdQu visualizes individual students development and needs using smart learning materials that also enable individual target setting. EdQu has led to improved school results

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Einride

Einride is transforming the transportation industry

Einride is transforming the transportation industry by making the movement of goods more intelligent with electric, autonomous trucks

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Elsa

Elsa helps people with rheumatoid arthritis

Elsa helps people with rheumatoid arthritis by giving access to data, showing among other things, how the risk of rheumatic disease is affected by genetic, environment, and lifestyle factors

Emmy Clothing Company

Emmy Clothing Company gives clothes a second life

Emmy Clothing Company gives clothes a second life through an online pre-owned premium clothing online store

Empe Diagnostics

Empe Diagnostics identifies drug-resistance or drug-susceptibility

Empe Diagnostics identifies drug-resistance or drug-susceptibility by providing early stage point-of-care confirmatory diagnostics for resistance markers and infectious diseases like Tuberculosis

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Empower

Empower is building a global plastic waste ecosystem

Empower is building a global plastic waste ecosystem based on the same philosophy as the Norwegian bottle deposit system to enable a circular economy through new technology

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Eneo

Eneo enables solar energy to its customers

Eneo enables solar energy to its customers from strategy establishment to managing completed solar plants

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Engaging Care

Engaging Care connects patients and healthcare providers

Engaging Care connects patients and healthcare providers through a mobile application to send messages, share knowledge and prepare patients for their appointments

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Enyday

Enyday connects power consumers

Enyday connects power consumers through an energy community platform where solar power users can buy and sell power from other users or partners of the community

EpiShine

EpiShine use indoor lighting to power low power devices

Epishine use indoor lighting to power low power devices with its light energy harvesting modules without using batteries

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Fifth Corner Inc. Oy

Fifth Corner Inc. helps knowledge workers reduce stress

Fifth Corner Inc. Oy helps knowledge workers reduce stress and achieve a balanced state of high performance by creating routines for balance and performance

Flow Neuroscience

Flow Neuroscience offers a treatment for depression

Flow Neuroscience offers a treatment for depression that is safe, effective and affordable through a medical grade headset and therapy app designed to treat depression

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Funzilife

Funzilife is a mobile learning service

Funzilife is a mobile learning service that makes delivering learning to large target groups easy and effective with online courses

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Globhe

Globhe gathers data from and runs deliveries in the sky

Globhe gathers data from and runs deliveries in the sky with drones to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges when roads are no longer an option

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GoFrendly

GoFrendly connects women who want to meet new friends

GoFrendly connects women who want to meet new friends. Trough an app, women who e.g., moved to a new city, are single when everyone else is in a relationship or the first mother among her friends can meet others

Grace Health

Grace Health gives women access to female health

Grace Health gives women access to female health focusing on developing scalable and user friendly health services for women in emerging markets

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Greenely

Greenely helps people save energy and money

Greenely helps people save energy and money with their software solution where customers can track their energy usage on an hourly basis and compare with others

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Handiscover

Handiscover gathers accessible accommodations

Handiscover gathers accessible accommodations dedicated to people with special needs and disabilities. By offering a mix of accommodations adapted to different levels of mobility, holidays become available for everyone

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Hygglo

Hygglo makes sharing stuff easy

Hygglo makes sharing stuff easy through an online platform where people can lend and rent things they need, when needed

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Iceye

Iceye provides global satellite monitoring

Iceye provides global satellite monitoring to detect changes, gain insights and make better decisions with broad access to timely and reliable radar satellite imaging for a variety of industries

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Ignitia

Ignitia offers accurate weather forecasts for farmers

Ignitia offers accurate weather forecasts for farmers to make better informed decisions to improve their farming practices, thus increasing their yields and maximizing their profits to play a key part in stabilizing the value chain as a whole

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Impact Pool

Impact Pool is a career platform for mission-driven organizations

Impact Pool is a career platform for mission-driven organizations connecting talents and organizations who are striving for and contributing to a sustainable world

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JodaCare

JodaCare helps people with dementia disorders

JodaCare helps people with dementia disorders to strengthen their relationship with health care personnel and family while providing consistency in their everyday lives through photos and dialogue

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Kamu Health

Kamu Health helps people with asthma

Kamu Health helps people with asthma both short- and long-term through a specially developed spirometer that works with your smartphone

Kara Connect

Kara Connect transforms access to therapeutic help and support

Kara Connect transforms access to therapeutic help and support by connecting clients with virtual professionals, in healthcare, education and beyond

Karma

Karma connects surplus food to consumers for a low price

Karma connects surplus food to consumers for a low price. Users eat food from restaurants and grocery stores for less and businesses receive an additional revenue stream - all while reducing food waste

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Kognity

Kognity elevates learning with intelligent textbooks

Kognity elevates learning with intelligent textbooks, transforming traditional books to digital text including video examples, 3D models and practice tests for more interactive and engaging content

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Kokoa

Kokoa evaluates efficacy and usability of learning products

Kokoa evaluates efficacy and usability of learning products to help EdTech buyers easily find the best solutions and EdTech companies to develop and demonstrate high-quality products

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Learning to Sleep

Learning to Sleep provides easily accessible sleep therapy

Learning to Sleep provides easily accessible sleep therapy digitally without drugs and independent of patient location to help more individuals solve their sleep problems

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Learnox

Learnox provides online primary and high school classes

Learnox provides online primary and high school classes for extra support to students that might not meet the curriculum targets and to help high absence students back to school

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Listen

Listen gives everyone access to great hearing

Listen gives everyone access to great hearing in environments where quality listening is challenging. The MobileEars helps people hear better and associated software runs on smartphones and dedicated wearables

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Matsmart

Matsmart helps people save food, money and the environment

Matsmart helps people save food, money and the environment by rescuing food that would have gone to waste due to e.g., expiration date, overproduction or change of packaging by selling it online at a discount

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Medituner

MediTuner improves everyday life for asthmatics

MediTuner improves everyday life for asthmatics and caregivers through their digital systems for self-management and home diagnostics for respiratory diseases, reducing costs for health care providers

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Meru Health

Meru Health is a digital clinic for mental health

Meru Health is a digital clinic for mental health offering an app-based treatment program supported by licensed therapists with individual programs based on each patient’s personal information and needs

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Mightifier

Mightifier boosts social-emotional learning

Mightifier boosts social-emotional learning through an education App based on positive psychology and character strength. Decreasing bullying, reducing stress and creating a safe learning environment

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Miiskin

Miiskin helps individuals spot skin and mole changes

Miiskin helps individuals spot skin and mole changes with a structured process for skin examinations built around personal photos to monitor development over time for early detection of melanoma skin cancer

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Mimbly

Mimbly creates sustainable water solutions

Mimbly creates sustainable water solutions with a device that recycles water from the laundry machine to reduce water consumption, save energy and stop the spread of microplastics to the ocean

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Minnemera

Minnemera replaces resource-intensive screening processes

Minnemera replaces resource-intensive screening processes for stress- and memory related diseases with digital, cognitive screening at scale early in the treatment process to give more patients help on time

Monsenso

Monsenso improves mental healthcare quality and reach

Monsenso improves mental healthcare quality and reach to help more people at a lower cost. The digital solution can help in prevention, early intervention and treatment of mental and behavioural disorders

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Nabobil

Nabobil builds the sharing economy for cars

Nabobil builds the sharing economy for cars allowing users to rent a car from their neighbour, helping them earn or save money and reduce consumption at the same time

No Isolation

No Isolation reduces loneliness and social isolation

No Isolation reduces loneliness and social isolation through warm technology to improve physical and mental health for elderly and children or young adults with long-term illness

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Noona

Noona connects cancer clinics with their patients online

Noona connects cancer clinics with their patients online to improve survival and save clinical resources using a smart cloud-based mobile service designed to capture patient-reported outcomes

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Nordsense

Nordsense optimizes waste collection processes

Nordsense optimizes waste collection processes using IoT to monitor container levels combined with route optimization to reduce carbon footprint and capital expenditure while improving workflows

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Normative

Normative helps companies improve sustainability measuring

Normative helps companies improve sustainability measuring to contribute to a faster transition towards a sustainable society. Their automated reporting produces results in less time at a lower cost

Northvolth

Northvolt creates high-quality green batteries

Northvolth creates high-quality green batteries in large volumes with minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling to enable the European transition to renewable energy

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Nuuka

Nuuka provides smart building management software

Nuuka provides smart building management software for real estate owners to enable optimally managed buildings that are more sustainable, healthy and comfortable for tenants

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Nuvoair

Nuvoair provides holistic AI solutions for lung health

Nuvoair provides holistic AI solutions for lung health, improving life for patients with respiratory problems and supporting physicians in making better and faster clinical decisions

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Orbital Systems

Orbital Systems is a digital recirculating shower system

Orbital Systems is a digital recirculating shower system saving water and energy by recirculating a small amount of water, continuously purified and comfort-corrected to the ideal temperature and pressure

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Panion

Panion connects people over their favorite activities

Panion connects people over their favorite activities, with a clear focus on helping people be active while also making new friends using a keyword-searchable social platform

PantaPå

PantaPå is the first deposit app for recycling packaging

PantaPå is the first deposit app for recycling packaging in the world, allowing consumers to recycle their packaging at pinpointed places and receive a deposit value directly into their mobile phones

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Pawa

Pawa democratizes energy to reduce poverty

Pawa democratizes energy to reduce poverty by providing free personal mobile energy designed to make an income for its customers by powering their business, to work Sub-Saharan Africans out of poverty

Prion

Prion gives parents insight of what their kids do at kindergarten

Prion gives parents insight of what their kids do at kindergarten, through a mobile application where each kid has a personal portfolio where parents can access pictures and relevant information

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QuizRR

QuizRR provides innovative training solutions

QuizRR provides innovative training solutions to advance corporate responsibility and capacity building in global supply chains with digital training based on film dramas followed by quiz questions

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ResQ Club

ResQ Club saves meals from ending up in the trash bin

ResQ Club saves meals from ending up in the trash bin by offering consumers surplus restaurant meals, ready-to-eat snacks and grocery bags at half the regular price

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Sellpy

Sellpy is an online second hand marketplace

Sellpy is an online second hand marketplace making it easy for consumers to give new life to old items by taking care of practicalities such as transport, photos, pricing and facilitating the sale

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Sidekick Health

Sidekick Health gives users lifestyle and treatment support

Sidekick Health gives users lifestyle and treatment support powered by data science and A.I. with an engaging gaming experience combined with virtual coaching and condition-specific content to form new habits

Skymining

Skymning reverses the carbon flow in the biosphere

Skymning reverses the carbon flow in the biosphere with a scalable, profitable and holistic solution that physically removes excess atmospheric CO2 and creates profitable green fuel, food and fibre

Someturva

Somerturva provides low threshold legal aid for social media

Somerturva provides low threshold legal aid for social media users who are victims of e.g., online bullying, harassment or identity theft, all free of charge

Strawbees

Strawbees brings technology to everyone

Strawbees brings technology to everyone to develop a powerful skillset for the future through hands-on exploration and working with design, construction, electronics and programming

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The Good Fridge

The Good Fridge helps consumers make better food choices

The Good Fridge helps consumers make better food choices using a digital service that simplifies complicated food labels and confusing health signals on food products to meet individual preferences

Tibber

Tibber replaces the power supplier with an app

Tibber replaces the power supplier with an app to help consumers lower consumption by calculating how little energy the home actually needs and buy electricity smarter during the cheapest hours

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Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go helps save delicious food and fight food waste

Too Good To Go helps save delicious food and fight food waste by helping stores and restaurants sell leftover food at the end of the day at a discounted price

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TotalCtrl

TotalCtrl helps stores control food inventory

TotalCtrl helps stores control food inventory by using the power of expiration dates to fight food waste while also making operations more efficient, saving time, money and improving competitive advantage

Trine

Trine simplifies solar energy investments in growing markets

Trine simplifies solar energy investments in growing markets. Their mission is to give people a triple return on investment to earn a profit while making social and environmental impact

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Trustrace

Trustrace establishes transparency and product traceability

Trustrace establishes transparency and product traceability between various stakeholders in the fashion industry using a BlockChain powered collaboration platform

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Used By

Used By is a secondhand marketplace for branded products

Used By is a secondhand marketplace for branded products within fashion, home, baby and child. Posting an add is free of charge and individual profits can be donated to charities

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Visiba Care

Visiba Care allows providers to open their own digital practices

Visiba Care allows providers to open their own digital practices broadening opportunities for contact between patients and healthcare professionals using video calls, messages and smart information forms

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Welcome

Welcome aims to bring people closer together

Welcome aims to bring people closer together to make the world a more welcoming place and improve integration by connecting newcomers with current residents in various ways e.g., lunches and chats

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Whywaste

Whywaste reduces in store food waste

Whywaste reduces in store food waste by combining “best practices” from thousands of stores with modern controls of product best-before-dates and quality in the delicacy counter

Winningtemp

Winningtemp follows progress and well-being in real time

Winningtemp follows progress and well-being in real time to help personnel enjoy work, grow professionally and contribute to organizational growth through collection and visualization of personnel data

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Worldfavor

Worldfavor is a digital sustainability platform

Worldfavor is a digital sustainability platform making it easy to manage, assess and visualize organizational sustainability. A platform to report, share and access information from one place

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Woshapp

Woshapp is an environmentally friendly car wash

Woshapp is an environmentally friendly car wash where a washer bikes to a car and hand washes it, using less water and environmentally friendly products, saving the environment and time

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