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Maze X - Podcast

Maze X - Podcast

By MAZE Impact

Meet the businesses of the future solving for impact! Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE Impact, hosts the episodes, with the founders of the Maze X startups. Maze X is a pan-European impact startup accelerator.

Discover the enterprises tackling social and environmental problems here: maze-impact.com/maze-x/

Maze X was conceived and initiated by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and MAZE, with the law firm PLMJ and BNP Paribas joining as a corporate member, and Hospital da Luz Learning Health, Casa do Impacto as partners.
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S01 E09 | Electric Feel on the Future of Transportation

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S02 E08 | Howdy on Employee Wellbeing
S02 E08 | Howdy on Employee Wellbeing
Rasmus Hartung, CEO & Co-founder at Howdy, talks about the challenges and market opportunities that arise from mental health at the workplace, and how Howdy is tackling this issue with a B2B system that monitors employees' wellbeing and mental health. Howdy's goal is to incentivise a constructive conversation and the development of proactive measures in the corporate environment, contributing to UN SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing).  🔗 Useful links https://howdy.care https://maze-impact.com/maze-x
20:44
September 29, 2021
S02 E07 | Amparo on Sustainable Prosthetics
S02 E07 | Amparo on Sustainable Prosthetics
Lucas Paes de Melo, CEO & Co-founder at Amparo, talks about how Amparo's prosthetic device for lower limb amputees can be moulded to the amputee’s residual limb in a short period of time. Their solution is contributing to UN SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities).  🔗 Useful links https://www.amparo.world/ https://maze-impact.com/maze-x/
19:01
September 23, 2021
S02 E06 | Neki on Longevity
S02 E06 | Neki on Longevity
Rafael Ferrer Sánchez, CEO & Growth Manager at Neki, talks about the challenges and market opportunities that arise from our world’s rapidly ageing population. Rafael tells you how Neki is tackling this issue with smart wearable technology, thus contributing to the UN SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities). This episode was recorded live, hence, the sound captured is of inferior quality. 🔗 Useful links https://neki.pt/ https://maze-impact.com/maze-x/
27:23
September 16, 2021
S02 E05 | Nevaro on Mental Health
S02 E05 | Nevaro on Mental Health
Rita Maçorano, CEO and co-founder at Nevaro, shares the challenges and market opportunities that mental health-related issues present, and how the startup is tackling this issue through physiological and behavioural biomarkers and gamified experiences. Ultimately, Nevaro is contributing to the UN SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being). 🔗 Useful links https://www.nevaro.tech/ https://maze-impact.com/maze-x/
19:01
September 09, 2021
S02 E04 | kapput.de on Responsible Consumption
S02 E04 | kapput.de on Responsible Consumption
Tobias Kronawitter, CEO & Co-founder at kaputt.de provides insights and shares the challenges and market opportunities that arise from increasing the life of electronic devices through accessible repair kits and more. With their solution, kaputt.de is contributing to UN SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production). 🔗 Useful links https://www.kaputt.de/ https://maze-impact.com/maze-x/
15:43
September 02, 2021
S02 E03 | Sensefinity on Food Waste
S02 E03 | Sensefinity on Food Waste
Orlando Remédios, CEO & Growth Manager at Sensefinity, shares with Cristina Almeida (MAZE's Head of Platform) the challenges and market opportunities that arise from food waste, and how the startup is tackling this issue by digitalising supply chains to always-on and real-time systems. With this solution, Sensefinity is redefining logistics and the supply chain, thus contributing to the UN SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).  🔗 Useful links https://www.sensefinity.com/ https://maze-impact.com/maze-x/
11:38
August 26, 2021
S02 E02 | CBR Genomics on Disease Prevention
S02 E02 | CBR Genomics on Disease Prevention
Ana Catarina Gomes is the CEO of CBR Genomics, a Genomics-as-a-Service company that brings Genetic Information to better serve the medical field. In this episode, Ana Catarina and Cristina talk about the challenges and market opportunities that arise from the usage of clinical genetic data, and how CBR Genomics is tackling this issue to prevent the development of diseases. Thus contributing to the UN SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing).  🔗 Useful links  https://www.cbrgenomics.com/ https://maze-impact.com/maze-x/
21:57
August 19, 2021
S02 E01 | Deedster on Climate Action
S02 E01 | Deedster on Climate Action
Niclas Persson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Deedster, a platform empowering people and organisations in taking action against climate change. In this episode, Niclas and Cristina talk about the challenges and market opportunities that arise from the climate emergency. Deedster creates solutions for corporates to engage their employees and customers on climate action through gamified experiences.  Thus, Deedster is contributing to the UN SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and SDG 13 (Climate Action). 🔗 Useful links https://deedster.com/ https://maze-impact.com/maze-x/
21:47
August 12, 2021
S01 E10 | Eco Wave Power on Renewable Wave Energy
S01 E10 | Eco Wave Power on Renewable Wave Energy
According to the UN, energy use and production is the dominant contributor to climate change—accounting for 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Global dependence on fossil fuel-based power generation is significantly harming the environment and is threatening the health of millions of people worldwide. In addition, energy demand is set to grow by more than 25% to 2040, requiring more than $2 trillion a year of investment in new energy supply. In order to meet the rising energy demand, while decreasing the pollution rates, there is a significant need to adopt new and clean sources of electricity production worldwide. Matias Sigal, Business Developer at Eco Wave Power, talks in this session about the issue of rising energy demand and the unsustainable status quo of energy supply. He tells you how Eco Wave Power is solving these issues with smart technology. More on Eco Wave Power here: https://www.ecowavepower.com/. The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how Eco Wave Power is tackling the issue of unsustainable energy supply. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. This event is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
22:30
September 11, 2020
S01 E09 | Electric Feel on the Future of Transportation
S01 E09 | Electric Feel on the Future of Transportation
Mobility in cities is hitting a wall: air pollution causes death to millions of people per year, traffic congestion and noise is causing serious mental health issues, and CO2 from traffic contributes to climate change. Moritz Meenen, Founder and CEO of Electric Feel, will talk about the issue of unsustainable means of transportation and how his startup is solving it with a platform for sustainable transportation operators in cities. More on Electric Feel here: https://www.electricfeel.com/ The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how Electric Feel is tackling the issue of unsustainable transportation. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. This event is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
29:01
September 02, 2020
S01 E08 | imagiLabs on Gender Equality in Tech
S01 E08 | imagiLabs on Gender Equality in Tech
if: technology = future and: women ≠ tech then: women ≠ future "We believe that we, as women, deserve at least a 50% say in what our world is going to look like. But today, we make up less than 20% of the tech workforce." - Dora Palfi, Founder and CEO of imagiLabs. In the session, Dora talks about the issue of inclusion in tech and how her startup is solving it with smart technology. More on imagiLabs here: https://imagilabs.com/. The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how imagiLabs is tackling the issue of lacking tech inclusion. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Gender Equality). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. This event is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
29:14
August 26, 2020
S01 E07 | Mystery Minds on Silo Mentality
S01 E07 | Mystery Minds on Silo Mentality
Silo mentality, a lack of communication, and informal networks are big issues within large corporations. They translate into significant direct and indirect costs to the businesses and to the wellbeing of their workforce. In this session, Chistoph Drebes, CO-FOUNDER & CEO of Mystery Minds, talks about the issue of silo thinking and how his startup is solving it with smart technology. More on Mystery Minds here: https://www.mysteryminds.com/. The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how Mystery Minds is tackling the issue of silo thinking that is present in most big corporations. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. SPECIAL: live piano session by Christoph at the end of the session. This event is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
31:38
August 21, 2020
S01 E06 | Omoguru on Dyslexia and Education
S01 E06 | Omoguru on Dyslexia and Education
10% of the world population is dyslexic. Dyslexics struggle to match the letters with the sounds those letters and their combinations make due to different neural pathways in their brains. Due to this disability, dyslexics are often faced with substantial learning and social challenges. In this session, Vanja, Chief Marketing Officer at Omoguru, talks about the issue of exclusion of dyslexic people from society. They are solving it with smart web applications and fonts. More on Omoguru here: https://www.omoguru.com/ The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how Omoguru is tackling the issue of dyslexia. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. This session is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
35:50
August 14, 2020
S01 E05 | Panion on Social Isolation
S01 E05 | Panion on Social Isolation
Loneliness is an epidemic deadlier than obesity! In this session, Melanie Aronson, Founder & CEO of Panion, talks about the issue of social isolation and how her startup is solving it with a social app and community engagement tool for community builders. More on Panion here: https://panion.com/. The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how Panion is tackling the issue of social isolation. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. This session is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
36:54
August 06, 2020
S01 E04 | NU-RISE on Innovation in Cancer Treatment
S01 E04 | NU-RISE on Innovation in Cancer Treatment
Every year more than 19 million patients are diagnosed with cancer. Radiotherapy is a forefront cancer treatment prescribed by over 60% of all cancer cases. However, due to the lack of proper tools for quality and safety monitoring, radiotherapy-related errors are common, causing long-lasting negative consequences in the patients.  In this episode, Joana Melo, Co-Founder and COO at NU-RISE, talks about the issue of errors in radiotherapy and how her startup is solving it with smart technology. More on NU-RISE here: https://www.nu-rise.com/ The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how NU-RISE is tackling the issue of errors in radiotherapy. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. This episode is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
39:23
July 30, 2020
S01 E03 | SafetyNet Technologies on Endangered Oceans
S01 E03 | SafetyNet Technologies on Endangered Oceans
Our oceans are endangered! In this session, Daniel Watson, Co-Founder & CEO of SafetyNet Technologies, talks about the issue of overfishing and the decline in biodiversity in our oceans. He will explain how his startup SafetyNet is solving it with smart technology. More on SafetyNet Technologies here: https://sntech.co.uk/. The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how SafetyNet is tackling the issue of unsustainable fishing practices. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Life below Water). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. This session is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
41:59
July 30, 2020
S01 E02 | sepiia on Unsustainable Fashion
S01 E02 | sepiia on Unsustainable Fashion
Fashion is fast and consumes a lot of resources! Federico Sainz de Robles, Founder and CEO of sepiia, talks about the issue of fast fashion and how his startup sepiia is solving it with smart technology. More on sepiia here: https://sepiia.com/. The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how sepiia is tackling the issue of unsustainable, fast fashion that is present in the industry for decades. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. This session is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
46:03
July 30, 2020
S01 E01 | VYTAL on the Plastic Pandemic
S01 E01 | VYTAL on the Plastic Pandemic
There's a pandemic in our world, and it did not just start recently! It's the PLASTIC PANDEMIC! Tim Breker, CO-FOUNDER & CMO/CFO of VYTAL, talks about the issue of single-use plastics and how his startup VYTAL is solving it with smart and reusable packaging. More on VYTAL here: https://www.vytal.org/. The goal is to provide the audience with insights on how VYTAL is tackling the issue of single-use plastic that is widely spread in the food industry. With their solution, they are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production). The conversation is lead by Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform at MAZE, and followed by a discussion with questions from the audience. This session is part of the series LIVE session with the ten startups that make the 2020 cohort of MAZE X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator. https://maze-x.com/
46:38
July 30, 2020