Acceleration status: ImpactAim Accelerator Graduate
4B people worldwide remain without adequate connectivity and access to information, therefore unable to take advantage of the economic and social benefits that connectivity provides. WICASTR is addressing an infrastructure and connectivity challenge in emerging markets.
The approach to it
WICASTR offers an innovative and patented SMART Wireless Platform which is a WiFi broadcasting infrastructure compute technology with a decentralized services delivery platform.
The impact of the venture is in providing access to digital content, services, information and educational material in areas, emerging markets and rural locations, where Internet connectivity is either temperamental, problematic, very costly or simply non-existent.
Directly mapped with the SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;
Indirectly mapped with SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Year founded: 2014
Countries: UK, Germany, Armenia
Armine Saidi, CEO and Founder
David Esteves, CTO and Founder
Sarath K. Kumaraiah, Chief Hardware Engineer and Founder
No of employees: 10-20
Stage: Series A, looking at 1-2M