At StartupBeat we like to celebrate the brilliant ideas and businesses that passionate entrepreneurs have brought to life, while shining the spotlight on these brave founders, and we are not alone in this mission. The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries that aims at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business, is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

For one week every November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 12-18, 2018.

In addition to the celebratory week, Startup Radio Network will be participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week and will be hosting startups on their show throughout the week for a “Startupathon.” In this article, we will take a look at some of the up and coming startups that will feature on the Startupathon, and what they are doing to make this world a better place.

Monday – Abartys Health

At 10 am on Monday, you won’t want to miss one of the best startups out of Puerto Rico, and quite possibly the US, which has proven that not even a devastating storm could stop its innovation. Abartys Health provides data solutions for seven major health insurers, optimizing medical solutions for more than 1.1 million patients and more than 14,000 doctors. Abartys has created a system that allows seamless data flow and communication between insurers, doctors, and patients with the goal of reducing the $750 billion annual loss in the U.S. healthcare market. Doctors are able to access information in patient files with ease and communicate with other doctors in a centralized healthcare data platform. Meanwhile, patients are able to access their comprehensive healthcare data from any Internet-connected device.

Tuesday – Pretty Good Knowledge

On Tuesday at 10 am you will have the opportunity to hear from the Dutch startup Pretty Good Knowledge, which quite possibly has one of the most interesting backstories behind the company’s founders. Pretty Good Knowledge was founded by famous NSA Whistleblowers Bill Binney, Kirk Wiebe and a team of experienced managers and consultants. In the late 1990’s, their small team in the NSA in the US conceived a highly efficient and privacy-friendly solution to achieve real-time processing of selected, high-value information from massive data environments.

Pretty Good Knowledge is on a mission to help organizations achieve control and confidence about the knowledge and insights they extract from ever-growing sources of data. It provides massive data analytics capabilities using methods which are highly secure and respect privacy. 

Wednesday – Wuuff.dog

For any dog fanatics out there, you will not want to miss this. At 11.30am Budapest-based startup, Wuuff will be on the air. Wuuff is a website where breeders and potential buyers can meet, build trust and home dogs. The simple interface allows buyers to find breeders of their chosen dogs in an open and transparent place while breeders have a direct channel of communication to assure the customer understands the needs and responsibilities concerning their puppies, and that they’ll be able to provide good homes for them.

Monday
Monday 11/12 10:00am-10:45am Puerto Rico Textual Mind textualmind.com Gunther Costas
Monday 11/12 10:00am-10:45am Puerto Rico BrainHi brainhi.com Emmanuel Algarín
Monday 11/12 10:00am-10:45am Puerto Rico Abartys Health abartyshealth.com Dolmarie Mendez Vidot
Monday 11/12 10:45am-11:30am Mexico Learnkd leankd.com Alejandro Rossetti
Monday 11/12 10:45am-11:30am Mexico Big Mountain bigmountain.mx Florencia Colunga
Monday 11/12 10:45am-11:30am México Little Bookmates LittleBookmates.com Ariadna Trapote
Monday 11/12 11:30am-12:15pm Benin Amos Consulting Group amosconsultgroup.com Adam Amoussou
Monday 11/12 11:30am-12:15pm Benin – Ghana Mazzuma mazzuma.com Kofi Genfi
Tuesday
Tuesday 11/13 10:00am-10:45am Netherlands Pretty Good Knowledge prettygoodknowledge.eu Chris Parker
Tuesday 11/13 10:00am-10:45am Netherlands Deepkapha deepkapha.ai Tarry Singh
Tuesday 11/13 10:00am-10:45am Netherlands Impact Delta impactdelta.nl Roger Olivieira
Tuesday 11/13 10:45am-11:30am Slovakia Biotron biotron.io Pavol Magic
Tuesday 11/13 10:45am-11:30am Slovakia Sensoneo sensoneo.com Andrea Basilova
Tuesday 11/13 10:45am-11:30am Slovakia Freya freya.in Petra Dzurovcinova
Tuesday 11/13 11:30am-12:15pm Colombia Esquilo App esquiloapp.com Luis Enrique Sanjuan Melo
Tuesday 11/13 11:30am-12:15pm Canada Versature versature.com Anastasia Valentine
Tuesday 11/13 11:30am-12:15pm Chad The First Business Center thefirstbusinesscenter.com Klahadoum Rock
Wednesday
Wednesday 11/14 10:00am-10:45am Nigeria Mr Ekpa mrekpa.com Ladipo Lawani
Wednesday 11/14 10:00am-10:45am Russia, US Neuro Data Lab neurodatalab.com Kristina Astakhova
Wednesday 11/14 10:00am-10:45am Russia it’s a story it’s a story Zhenya Abbruzzese
Wednesday 11/14 10:45am-11:30am Netherlands Digital Shapers digitalshapers.nl Marelle van Beerschoten
Wednesday 11/14 10:45am-11:30am Netherlands HTNK htnk.nl Mariette Hoitink
Wednesday 11/14 10:45am-11:30am Netherlands Longship Films longshipfilms.com Kristjan Knigge
Wednesday 11/14 10:45am-11:30am Netherlands Funbase funbase.nl Kai Brouwer
Wednesday 11/14 11:30am-12:15pm Kenya Alternative Waste alternativewaste.co.ke Stella Sigana
Wednesday 11/14 11:30am-12:15pm Hungary Wuuff wuuff.dog Sandor Fagyal
Wednesday 11/14 11:30am-12:15pm Senegal Coef Dakar coef-dakar.org Sami Gniminou (Bruno)

Disclosure: This article includes a client of an Espacio portfolio company