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WeWalk

Smart cane for visually impaired people.

United Kingdom

Overview

Website

Headquarter

United Kingdom

Team Size

11-50

Industry

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Founded

2017

End User

B2B, B2C

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

Company Introduction

WeWalk is creating the best smart cane for the blind and visually-impaired. Equipped with advanced sensors, speaker, & vibration, walking is easy and extremely safe with WeWALK smart cane. With the integration via your smartphone and We WALK app, calling an Uber directly from WeWALK smart cane is just one-button-click simple.

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 page views

Collaboration Opportunities

Partnership Types:

Co-Branding, Co-Sales, Distribution, PoC

Target Locations:

Anywhere in the world

We’re looking for partners and distributors who wish to be a part of a company that enhances lives with cutting edge technology and believe in improving societal integration through mobility, and allowing everyone, regardless of their ability, to walk together.

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Kursat

Co-founder & CEO

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