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A Conversation with WeWork Creator Award Winner Simprints: Breaking the Identification Bottleneck

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 10:27 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Christine Kim, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Simprints, a nonprofit tech company from the University of Cambridge that seeks to break the identification bottleneck joins Enterprise Radio.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Christine Kim discuss the following:

  1. For the benefit of the audience, give us some background around what Simprints is. Where did the idea come from?
  2. Talk to us about how the Sustainable Development Goals have influenced Simprints’ mission and vision.
  3. In your role, how do you go about identifying the specific companies and/or individuals that you’d like to partner with Simprints?
  4. So we hear that you won a WeWork Creator Award. Tell us about that experience – how has competing in that competition and winning that financial award expanded your business?
  5. What’s your biggest piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs? Or someone with a business idea who doesn’t know what to do next?

Simprints is nonprofit tech company from the University of Cambridge. We’re backed by USAID, GIF, and DRKF to build open-source fingerprint technology for global health and development. We work with partners like UNICEF in Nigeria to track the delivery of maternal healthcare services, or Ministries of Education to fight the challenge of “ghost teachers” fraudulently draining payroll. Our technology is 4x cheaper and 228% more accurate with the scarred, worn fingerprints typical of “last mile” beneficiaries. Our goal is to radically disrupt the inaccurate way we currently track and deliver progress towards the SDGs, instead building a world where every person—not guesswork—counts in fighting poverty globally.

Christine’s role is to lead our strategic partnerships with philanthropic and corporate foundations, as well as help manage client projects in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.


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