FoodMario (Nepal) - Strengthening communities one kitchen at a time
Meet Rohit Tiwari, founder of Foodmario, a Nepalese startup that allows people to sell their home-cooked food online through a food delivery app. Food Mario allows home cooks - most of whom are women - to make a living while feeding others, and it provides the community with a safe and inclusive way to support each other.
PHINIX (Philippines) - Fashion reborn
"The name PHINIX was inspired by the Phoenix bird, which dies and gets reborn into a new bird." 🎥Check out our video of Pamela Nicole Mejia, founder of Phinix, a social enterprise that upcycles textile wastes by collecting old clothes and fabric scraps and transforming them into higher value products, such as footwear and bags👠👜. Learn about her inspiration, advice for young entrepreneurs, and life after winning the Youth Co:Lab Summit this year!
Arooga Health (Philippines) - For your Mental Health
Did you know that the Philippines has some of the highest number of depression cases in South East Asia❓ Concerned about the lack of accessible mental health services in the Philippines🇵🇭, Grad school students Sam and Dom decided to set up Arooga Health 📲, an online service that connects people who are seeking mental health support with counsellors and psychiatrists. Their mission is simple: to de-stigmatize mental health issues in the workplace. 📹Watch this video to learn about how the duo plan to accomplish their mission.
Aeroroots (Nepal) - Reducing pesticide use with agritech
Biplove Singh is the founder of Aeroroots, one of the winning start-ups at the 2019 Youth Co:Lab Summit. When Biplove had his first son two years ago, he became increasingly concerned about the effect of pesticides on his health. Together with a team of like-minded people, he began to set up aeroponic plant installations to grow vegetables without the need for soil or pesticides. His team now sells aeroponic drums, which allow people to grow vegetables on their own rooftops, and will soon begin to sell pesticide-free produce in markets in Nepal. In June they signed an agreement with the municipal government of Kathmandu to make the city greener by setting up aeroponic flower installations around public streets and squares.