Tropicfeel: Building a Sustainable Fashion Brand…Starting with Crowdfunding

Sustainability is integral to the mission of Tropicfeel, a travel-wear brand founded in 2017 and located in Barcelona.  A young company with limited resources, Tropicfeel strives to manufacture its products as sustainably as possible.  It addresses and quantifies sustainability unlike any other apparel brand that we met during the Summer Startup Tour.  First, Tropicfeel attempted... Continue Reading →

AI empowering Education: Squirrel AI Learning

When we started to source EdTech companies, Squirrel AI learning came first to our shortlist, this biggest adaptive learning system is the best application scenario of AI technology in Education, which is also the only AI-powered adaptive education provider being able to create and imbed their own-designed content. Gratefully, the founder of Squirrel AI learning,... Continue Reading →

From Green to Blue Revolution – aquaculture’s ocean of opportunity 

What about the water? Seeking solutions under the sea  The mid 20th century witnessed a phenomenal breakthrough in agricultural technologies that saved 1 billion people from starvation.  The mid 21st century may be characterized by a similar breakthrough: not on land, but in sea – through advances in aquaculture technologies that will feed our growing population.   The ocean... Continue Reading →

3B_Elle in Amsterdam… Start with “why (not!?)”

Amsterdam offers a recipe for triple-bottom-line success. Once the "heart of capitalism", the Dutch capital now consistently ranks among the world's most sustainable and innovative cities. A long history of cultural and religious tolerance has shaped today's open, liberal mindset – less a "why?" and more a "why not?" kind of place.  Pair this culture with a... Continue Reading →

Small Robots, Big Yields: Precision Agriculture and the future of Farming as a Service (FaaS)

Quick background on Small Robot Company…   With crop productivity stagnant and farmland shrinking, how on earth are we going to feed 10 billion people by 2050?  Small robots. Why of course (!)  Founded two years ago, London-based AgriTech startup, Small Robot Company is building a fleet of nimble AI-powered übermachines that will increase crop yields by as much as 40% using fewer chemicals... Continue Reading →

The kitchen of the future: how Winnow is scaling food waste prevention to address a $1 trillion problem

Quick background on Winnow… Winnow is addressing a problem that literally weighs approximately 1.3 billion tonnes each year. That's over 4 times heavier than the weight of every person on earth combined.   What could possibly be that heavy?   The food wasted every year – or about one third of all food produced.  It's a $1 trillion problem globally, and $100 billion... Continue Reading →

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