We're on the lookout for a CEO 👀
#5 2022 | Sparkmate
Happy lunar new year to all of our mates who celebrate it 🧧 We hope you’re surrounded with amazing food, family and friends ;)
We always wish we could share with you all the exciting projects we’re on - but because they’re products of entrepreneurs who work with us, we usually hush hush until they’re ready for launch 🚀
… which is why we’re THRILLED to announce we’re launching a new company soon, and we are now looking for a CEO to captain the ship ⚓️ More about this below!
Here’s what we’ve put together for your weekly Spark reads:
💙 NEWS FROM OUR MATES
Insurance for Startups: A Guide 📖
Our mate Laurent Charlier, Managing Director at Clema Risk Solutions, wrote an article for all of us on the types of insurances every startup should know, and which ones you might find helpful depending on the stage of your startup! 🙌 These insurances include:
Property damages insurance and business interruption
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Product Liability Insurance
Directors and Officers insurance
If you’re operating in Shanghai, Singapore or Hong Kong, Clema is offering our mates 1.) a free consultation to answer all of your questions, 2.) 5% off international medical insurance for businesses or group of individuals and 3.) 5-10% discount for business insurance covers! All up for grabs ;)
🤸 FUN PRODUCT WE LOVE
Track and replay your snores and sleep-talks with ShutEye 💤
Has anyone ever told you that you talk in your sleep? Maybe have a few (or a lot of) snores throughout the night? You wished you could hear it yourself - and now you can, with ShutEye! 😉
Featured in Time Magazine, ShutEye is an app that helps track the quality of your sleeps, from when you’ve fallen asleep no, how deep you’ve been asleep, to times you’ve snored that you can replay, as well as sleep-talks, teeth grinding and even farts 😂 You can also set alarms and choose to listen to music, stories and meditations to fall asleep to.
Sorry mates, this app is only available on iOS for now. Let the makers know we need an Android one on Product Hunt! Otherwise, Sleep Cycle is also an alternative.
💭 TECH FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Using AI to catch pedophiles 👊
A tough topic, but one that should be talked about. Child sexual abuse is a global issue. And often, the only visible clue for identifying abusers are through their hands.
The veins in our hands, arms, wrinkles in the fists and our fingers are as unique as our fingerprints (this applies to twins too!). With this, forensic scientists have helped arrest many abusers by using hand-based personal identification techniques. But with the current system, scientists take a lot of time to look through footage of child abuse, to use what they can to match veins, wrinkles and movement. Single cases sometimes take up to 2 weeks with an 86% success rate.
Professor Sue Black, a forensic scientist at Lancaster University, are developing a way to use AI to help speeden up the process. They are training their algorithms to understand what hands look like so they can learn to identify and extract key features. They’re always looking for contributors to anonymously take photos of their hands to further train their algorithms - contribute if you can!
🌱 TECH FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Turning fog into drinking water 💦
The German Water Foundation (WasserStiftung) has found a way to help mountainous and dry regions have better access to drinking water: by turning fog into water using 3D mesh - mimicking the same phenomenon as how spiderwebs collect droplets from mist!
The CloudFisher, which looks like a netted gate, traps water droplets within its mesh which then fall into a pipe below, that leads to a reservoir where the drinking water is collected. It can harvest up to 36,000 litres of water a day for 800 residents - in Mount Boutmezguida, one of the driest areas in Morocco!
💥 WHAT’S ON @ SPARKMATE
On the lookout for a CEO 👀
In collaboration with a renowned actor in the maritime industry, we’re launching a new company that builds cleaner boats to address fuel consumption, and ultimately be part of saving our oceans! 🎉⛴
After months of prototyping and testing, the project is gaining traction with beta-testers already onboarded, and we’re now looking for a CEO to jump aboard! Hop into our Linkedin post to read more, and suggest any mates you know who might be the perfect fit 🛼
Exciting things are happening every day ⚡️ Follow us on social media to stay tuned!