Last month some of the ECO coin team flew over to Switzerland to share our story of impact at Hatch Demo Day pitching to a room full of UN delegates, impact investors companies and more.
Our journey to Hatch Demo Day started way back in September when the ECO coin was selected from over 300 startups to join the Hatch Colab accelerator program which empowers entrepreneurs to build Impact Ventures that solver humanity's grand challenges and drive sustainable change. Seven other highly driven startups where also selected as part of the very first batch:
Arcadia: a blockchain solution providing access to financial services for newly arrived refugees
Uridu: pioneering health education for women in the developing world through accessible audio content
Sela: tracks resource flows to provide greater transparency and more accurate measurement of sustainable development initiatives
Love for life: implements social and development projects in conflict and crisis areas to empower people to lead self-determined lives in dignity and peace
the fair traveler: promotes sustainable travel through multichannel initiatives
Project Access: lowers barriers to elite education for underserved students worldwide
Ellipsis: uses the latest in data scanning technology, drone surveying and machine learning to gather robust, scientifically accurate data of material pollution around the world.
Over the last 6 months, we have been strengthening our business model, learning cutting edge skills and finding new partners to grow our impact and of course getting to know the other teams.
On Demo Day Program Director Sara Usinger opened the event by sharing that, “..one of the things we are most proud of at Hatch are the long-term solutions developed by our fellows, which focus on the root causes of the most challenging problems humanity faces today. They are not looking for quick and easy fixes but for sustainable, long-lasting, positive change.”
It was a joy to be able to share our story on the stage and we're now looking forward to our next big step on the long lasting road to positive change!