COVID-19 is raining down its fury on India in a way the world hasn’t seen before. The country has averaged about 300,000 cases daily for nearly 2 weeks now. Oxygen is running low; crematoriums are overwhelmed, and the government has been slow to mobilize global allies and its +28 million diaspora effectively. In the short-term, Indians seem to […]
Neopenda adapted its neonatal monitor to help monitor COVID-19 patients. Across the world in 2019, UNICEF reports that over 2.4 million infants died in their first month of life, the vast majority in the developing world. The situation in sub-Saharan Africa is particularly dire: an infant born in that region is 10 times more likely to die […]
Evidence finds that minorities and women are most at risk of losing their jobs as a result of the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Getting less attention is the similar pattern developing in venture capital. Concern is growing that venture capitalists will pull back into their close circles of trust, leaving minorities and women left out. Early data suggests that […]
A CENTURY AGO, women made up only 21 percent of the workforce in the United States, and a woman who wanted to be a CEO was considered an impossible dreamer. Though there were rare exceptions—such as the fashion designer Coco Chanel and the cosmetics magnate Elizabeth Arden, who proved women could build global business empires—generations of […]
Sona Shah and Teresa Cauvel are on a mission to use technology to save millions of babies around the world. The two met while completing an engineering masters program at Columbia University. While on a trip to Uganda, they visited many local hospitals and saw commercial equipment that was wasteful and expensive to maintain. They also […]
Many tech companies are focused on solving problems that many of us in the U.S. have, but Chicago startup Neopenda is working to solve a particularly pressing problem for those in underdeveloped and low-resourced regions of the world—infant mortality.