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Best Startups: 25 Best Humanitarian Startups to Follow in to 2021

This article showcases Welp Magazine’s top picks for the best ‘Humanitarian’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Humanitarian industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Welp Magazine hosts a yearly startup award honouring the most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses in the world. If you want to enter your startup to be in the running for the top startup of 2021 or learn more about our competition click here.


1. Astral AR, LLC

The idea behind this startup: We stop bullets and deliver ultra-fast rescue. Patented sensor technology, unbiased by design. Lifesaving-edge #AI #ML.

Headquarters: Austin, Texas, United States

Industries: Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Drones, Electronics, Emerging Markets, GovTech, Humanitarian, Security

Founders: Jose La Placa Amigò, Leah La Salla

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2. Casebook PBC

The idea behind this startup: Casebook PBC is the developer of the patented, award-winning Casebook SaaS platform for Human Services.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Child Care, CivicTech, Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Software, GovTech, Humanitarian, Mobile, Non Profit, SaaS, Software

Founders: Brian Johnson, Kristin Janssen, Nicole Tecco Reece, Tristan Louis

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3. Needslist

The idea behind this startup: NeedsList is a global marketplace connecting donors with NGOs to efficiently meet dynamic spikes in demand.

Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Industries: Crowdfunding, E-Commerce, Humanitarian, Marketplace, Retail, Supply Chain Management

Founders: Natasha Freidus

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4. Fluenty

The idea behind this startup: Fluenty is an internet company that develops applications and APIs for wearable and IoT devices.

Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Humanitarian, Information Technology, Machine Learning

Founders: Jeonghoon Son, Juwan Lee, Kanghak Kim, Sungjae Hwang

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5. The Level Market

The idea behind this startup: Using e-commerce to serve all of humanity.

Headquarters: Golden, Colorado, United States

Industries: Crowdfunding, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Humanitarian

Founders: Faseeha Khan-Jensen, Stephanie Cox

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6. Avy

The idea behind this startup: Avy develops and operates self-flying wingdrones (VTOL UAV) for medical deliveries, sustainable cargo and first response missions.

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Aerospace, Drones, Humanitarian, Robotics

Founders: Patrique Zaman

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7. OmniVis

The idea behind this startup: Put the power of the lab in the palm of your hand

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Humanitarian, Information Technology, Robotics, Software

Founders: Katherine Clayton

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8. SKYBIT

The idea behind this startup: Myanmar’s leading blockchain services platform

Headquarters: Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar

Industries: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Charity, Cryptocurrency, Funding Platform, Humanitarian, Payments

Founders: Philip Lim

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9. Helperbit

The idea behind this startup: Helperbit aims to solve problems related to the management of funds addressed to humanitarian emergencies.

Headquarters: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Industries: Bitcoin, Financial Services, FinTech, Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneurship

Founders: Davide Gessa, Davide Menegaldo, Guido Baroncini Turricchia, Vincenzo Agui

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10. Helpi

The idea behind this startup: Helpi provides a platform online not for profit for micro-volunteering that brings together volunteers and people in need.

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industries: Employment, Human Resources, Humanitarian, Non Profit, Social Assistance

Founders: Danna Cohen

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11. MaximusLife

The idea behind this startup: MaximusLife is a social enterprise platform designed to empower purpose-driven brands to bring giving & social impact to everyday life.

Headquarters: Dallas, Texas, United States

Industries: Charity, Enterprise Software, Humanitarian, Wellness

Founders: Unknown

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12. Emos

The idea behind this startup: Emos set a new standard for human-computer interaction.

Headquarters: Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Industries: Humanitarian, Software

Founders: Unknown

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13. Beneficiary.io

The idea behind this startup: Beneficiary.io is a data collection tool powered by machine learning and behavioral science, engineered for charitable sector.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Charity, Developer Tools, Humanitarian, Machine Learning, Psychology

Founders: Unknown

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14. Mpilo24

The idea behind this startup: Mpilo24 – creator of tech for sport and wellness use cases .

Headquarters: Cape Town, NA – South Africa, South Africa

Industries: Blockchain, Fitness, GreenTech, Humanitarian, Internet of Things, Predictive Analytics, Sports, Wearables

Founders: Unknown

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15. Hipmed

The idea behind this startup: Field-deployable smartphone-based medical technology to bring modern healthcare to disadvantaged regions

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Humanitarian, Medical Device, mHealth

Founders: Timothy Sidie

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16. MonksPie

The idea behind this startup: Feed underprivileged children the most transparent and efficient way!

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California, United States

Industries: Humanitarian

Founders: Harsh Vinayak

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17. unCHAINed

The idea behind this startup: unCHAINed’s Digital Identity and Resource Allocation System empowers refugees with self sovereignty & makes aid distribution more efficient.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Biometrics, Blockchain, Cyber Security, FinTech, Humanitarian, Identity Management

Founders: Unknown

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18. Refugees Welcome Australia

The idea behind this startup: Refugees Welcome Australia connects spare rooms with refugees and people seeking asylum.

Headquarters: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Industries: Communities, Humanitarian, Non Profit, Social Impact

Founders: Deepak Khemchandani, Ruby Lee, Saul Kavonic, Stacey McMillan, Susan de Groot Heupner, Theo Campbell

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19. Huerto De La Hermandad

The idea behind this startup: Somos una comunidad de profesionales terapeutas especializados en el desarrollo de la consciencia mediante la alimentación consciente

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Humanitarian, Nutrition, Psychology, Religion

Founders: Unknown

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20. Help on the Way

The idea behind this startup: Help on the Way develops LightApp, a program initiated and managed by Dor LeDor.

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industries: Humanitarian, Information Technology, Mobile Apps, Social Assistance, Software

Founders: Unknown

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21. Quanterium BlockChain Solutions

The idea behind this startup: Quanterium Blockchain Solutions is a developer of cutting-edge tech solutions combining Blockchain and AI.

Headquarters: Dubai, Uttar Pradesh, India

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, B2B, Blockchain, E-Commerce, Home Health Care, Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneurship

Founders: Ryan Merheby

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22. Beautiful Smile

The idea behind this startup: Beautiful Smile provides solutions for the reduction of loss of food via its platform Loss Zero.

Headquarters: Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Industries: Food and Beverage, Humanitarian, Non Profit, Social Assistance, Sustainability

Founders: Unknown

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23. Rosa Mystica Foundation

The idea behind this startup: Rosa Mystica Foundation (RMF) is a non- government humanitarian and development organisation.

Headquarters: Chalakudi, Kerala, India

Industries: Humanitarian, Non Profit, Service Industry

Founders: Aby Joyce

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24. People Connect HR Services (Recruitment Consultant)

The idea behind this startup: People Connect HR Services (Recruitment Consultant) is a human resources company located in Jakarta Utara.

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Human Computer Interaction, Human Resources, Humanitarian

Founders: Unknown

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25. TRL: Pro Bono translators community

The idea behind this startup: Translators community: transcribing, subtitling, consecutive interpreting

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Humanitarian, Non Profit, Open Source, Social Assistance, Translation Service

Founders: Unknown

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