As part of the Berlin Tech Open Air 2016 Festival THE CHANGER (www.thechanger.org), Ashoka's PEP, Green Alley and Impact Hub Berlin organized a social tech startup hangout for people interested in social entrepreneurship, social change and using tech for good.
eHealth Africa’s CTO Didi Hoffmann presented to an interested audience of approximately 200 people how eHA is using tech for good in Africa. Other special guests included the Jourvie team, who created an app to fight eating disorders. An organization called Changers offered solutions for carbon print reduction to companies. The EIDU app was demonstrated, a self-teaching app for pre-school children in developing countries. The HiMate app was present as well, an app that offers vouchers to refugees.
These tech demonstrations were followed by two hours of networking and responding to questions at dedicated stands. At the eHA stand, Didi Hoffmann, Francesco Occhipinti and Natalya Nepomnyashcha talked with attendees about eHA's work and provided live demos of the mobile data collection application HAT. Members of the eHA team interacted and demonstrated this app with multiple investors, social entrepreneurs and public health professionals.
Our thanks goes out to The Changer and the other organizers and sponsors! We look forward to seeing how the new partnerships and relationships benefit health tech and the health of communities worldwide.