We know that the journey is uncertain and that many startups will need support to recover from this global pandemic. Many businesses will be under financial strain, while many will need to pivot to continue. We’d like to recognize some of the startups in the FFA portfolio who are creating innovative solutions for the healthcare community and beyond.
Floatpays was established as part of the Venture Build portfolio at Founders Factory Africa, with the aim to help employees achieve financial wellbeing by giving them early access to a portion of their earned salary.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many South Africans facing unexpected expenses due to sudden healthcare costs or a decrease in household income. With Floatpays, employees are able to access a portion of their earnings, resulting in more control over earned money, decreased debt and increased peace of mind.
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Envisionit Deep AI (EDAI) is a medical technology company that uses AI to streamline and improve medical imaging diagnosis for radiologists. The chest x-ray is the quickest and most cost-effective way to diagnose pneumonia in COVID-19 patients.
The RADIFY platform from EDAI is capable of labelling up to 2000 x-rays per minute and automatically prioritises patients with features of COVID pneumonia for further testing and treatment. This improves the speed and accuracy with which a radiologist can diagnose chest x-rays, thereby helping to triage patients more effectively.
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Redbird is a healthtech company, which helps to ensure that monitoring your health is quick, convenient and easily accessible. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Redbird worked with FFA to create a daily check-in and symptom tracker.
Globally, there is currently a shortage of testing kits, which makes the symptom tracker an easy way for anybody to self-report symptoms tagged to their phone number and location. This enables public health officials to map potential areas of concern and to follow-up directly with high-risk patients or hospitals to manage their staff and patients.
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LocumBase is an online platform which connects doctors, optometrists, nurses, pharmacists and any other medical pros with practices and medical centres for short-term work opportunities. This not only assists in maximising income and minimising stress, but improves the overall standard of medical care.
With the COVID-19 outbreak, medical professionals have been at the forefront of the fight against the virus and are in shortage. To help support the healthcare community, Locumbase has waived all access and admin fees from bookings during this challenging time.
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