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Smart Cane for visually impaired people

We are open for collaborations with those who have a vision of starting a new business utilizing the Smart Cane for visually impaired people.

Collab Info

Partnership Ranking :

Beginner

Location:

Anywhere in the world

Partnership Type :

0-50

Company we loved

United Kingdom

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

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Company Overview

My name is Kürşat Ceylan, I am the co-founder of WeWALK and blind since birth. 2 years ago, I went to New York to give a speech at the United Nations. While I was going to my hotel from the airport, with only two hands I was trying to use my cane, pull my luggage, and check the GPS directions on my phone at the same time. Not surprisingly, during this struggle all of a sudden, I bumped into a pole. With a reflex coming from years of experience, my hand went to my head. Needless to say, it was bloody. I have no problem with my scars, I know they make me more handsome but I don't need a new one. These are not only my problems. According to the World Health Organization, there are 253 million visually impaired people in the world. That is why We created WeWALK.

Founded

2017

Specialties

visually impaired, orientation and mobility skill, white cane, smart cane, indoor navigation, Voice User Interface, Voice Assistant, technology, beyaz baston, social innovation, innovation, social good, wewalk, medical, health, blind, and visually disabled

Background

My name is Kürşat Ceylan, I am the co-founder of WeWALK and blind since birth. 2 years ago, I went to New York to give a speech at the United Nations. While I was going to my hotel from the airport, with only two hands I was trying to use my cane, pull my luggage, and check the GPS directions on my phone at the same time. Not surprisingly, during this struggle all of a sudden, I bumped into a pole. With a reflex coming from years of experience, my hand went to my head. Needless to say, it was bloody. I have no problem with my scars, I know they make me more handsome but I don't need a new one. These are not only my problems. According to the World Health Organization, there are 253 million visually impaired people in the world. That is why We created WeWALK.

Highlights

- $750k total funding amount
- 8 investors including Vestel Ventures
- Winner of TIME Magazine's Best Invention and Gold Winner of Edison Award 2018
- 15 article mentions from medias such as CCN and BBC
- 6 partners including Microsoft and Imperial College London
- 2 offices in London and Istanbul
- 10+ years experiences in developing visually impaired technology
- 11k monthly pageviews

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