[Update NOV 2019] Mentoring Program helps SDGs Plus latest in Diabetic Innovations and League Collaborations

[Image Above: League Member & WHY Mentors Program Mentee: Josephine Maina]

NOTE:  17th Edition of The Introducer Magazine gets released tomorrow, Thursday, November 14th, Diabetes Awareness Day.  Check it out tomorrow after 3 pm eastern.  Some of the innovations are mind-blowing and will be life-changing for diabetics and providers in the space.

The World Hope Youth Mentors (WHY Mentors) Program is on the UN’s Radar for Tackling Several SDGs

We’re incredibly proud that The League’s WHY Mentors Program is now featured on the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), set-up under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General.

In the article, Mary outlines how the WHY Mentoring Program is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

“With the SDGs in mind, we believe the mentoring will most directly impact education (SDG 4) to start. However, the program will also work with Program Leaders who are empowering women and girls, serving SDG 5. One of our partners works with youth on climate action, supporting SDG 13. Collectively, what we are doing is helping to solidify sustainable progress in areas of the world that are in serious need. It is going to take a huge village, and our village is called World Hope Youth Mentors.”

READ the full article here.

New Online Resource Launches for the Sustainability & Impact Space

Annie Moon, League Member and Frontrunners League Communications Director, is delighted to announce the launch of the Impact Garden, a project that she’s co-ordinated.

Powered by TIIME, Be The Difference Services and a global team of volunteers, the Impact Garden has been designed to help navigate newcomers and enthusiasts around the fundamentals of Sustainability as applied to Business, Finance, Innovation/Entrepreneurship and Personal Journeys.

You can VISIT the website here.

Innovation Challenge Opportunity in the Field of Wearable Robotics

The Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) is the only professional association dedicated to the entrepreneurs, businesses and academics fueling the wearable robotics industry.

Last month they opened the doors on their Innovation Challenge: with the winner earning a prize for a new technology or idea that will benefit the Wearable Robotics Industry. The Innovation Challenge will close for entries on January 24, 2020.

The Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) is inviting entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in wearable robotic technology for the Innovation Challenge as part of WearRAcon. The winner will receive international recognition and a $5,000 cash prize to support development and commercialization of the technology.

If you’d like to apply, FOLLOW this link.

GoX Labs: Leveraging AI to Take Care of the Workforce’s Health, Productivity & Insurance Costs

Robert Branch, Frontrunners League Advisory Board Member, explains how GoX Labs, a leader in AI, is using it to predict and prevent workplace injury and chronic disease, ensuring improved outcomes for businesses’ workforces.  This has economic benefits.

Robert uses diabetes as a case in point to illustrate exactly how and why GoX Labs is adding value.  Joe Hitt, League Member (The Introducer #12 The Real Value of HealthTech) and GoX CEO, is a valued member of this team.

Fact: GoX Lab’s tracker averages 11.7 times greater accuracy than fitness trackers (Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Garmin) for calories burned.

CHECK OUT the full story of how GoX Labs is predicting employees’ future diabetes using their data with algorithms that prevent injuries for work.  Also, keep an eye out for the next issue of The Introducer for more trailblazers in the field of #diabetes and #healthtech.

There’s even more GoX news.  Take a look HERE at how GoX Labs deploys SAMSUNG wearables to the US Military to prevent injuries.


League Member, Liliana Reasor, Champions Blockchain at Every Opportunity

Liliana Reasor (The Introducer – #11 Women Leaders in Blockchain), CEO and Founder of SupraFin, has had a busy few days, attending JP Morgan’s alumni event recently in London.  Liliana is also speaking at November’s Digital Impact Week.


Telehealth & Medicine Today: Welcomes Dr. JoAnn Castillo as Ambassador of the Philippines Chapter!

The Frontrunners League is once again doing great work introducing the right people to one another who can then team up and move forward.

We’re delighted to report that JoAnn Castillo (The Introducer #3) has joined Tory Cenaj (The Introducer – #11 Women Leaders in Blockchain), Founder & Publisher of Telehealth & Medicine Today (TMT), as the Ambassador of the Philippines Chapter.

READ more on why JoAnn is so passionate about the game-changing potential of telehealth and telemedicine in developing countries.

ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference Update

We caught up with Tory Cenaj, following October’s ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference, for which The League was proud to be a media partner.

She shared a few highlights, captured in these pictures:

#1 – Stephanie Carlton, Expert Associate Partner, US Health System Reform and Medicare, McKinsey & Company, ConV2X 2019 Keynote: The Era of Exponential Improvement in Healthcare.  Stephanie shared details identifying four Future Health Disruptors: A New Health Ecosystem, Efficient Medical Supply Chain, Transaction & Data Infrastructure, and Faster Effective Therapy Development.

#2 – Image includes David Weeks, Senior VP, CTO, NASCO-BCBS Alliance on far-right, Amanda Stanhaus, to left, Amanda Stanhaus, Consensys Health, Former JPM Quorum Member. NASCO was an event sponsor and David spoke on the Blockchain Alliance panel, while Amanda spoke on the Patient Rights and Data Ownership Debate

#3 – Teuta Sahatqija, Ambassador & Head of Mission Consulate General, Republic of Kosovo with Tory. The ambassador spoke about health innovation in the emerging European nation, Kosovo, initiatives underway with US counterparts, the importance of collaboration worldwide, and shared innovations from Kosovo.  Tory adds that they will be launching a program where US healthcare companies can go to Kosovo to educate healthcare providers, policymakers and innovators on best practices to build and deploy sustainable telehealth and blockchain initiatives.

Grant Awarded to Nanogirl Labs 

Dr Michelle Dickinson (The Introducer – #9 Innovations in Education), Founder of science educators Nanogirl, is one of just six organizations selected from a field of over 160 applicants to receive one of the The Ākina Foundation‘s Impact Investment Readiness Grants for 2019.

Catch the FULL STORY here.


Two Sisters on a Mission Meets Dragon’s Den

Fatima Sultan, Youth League Member, and one of Sultan Akif’s, League Member (The Introducer – #9 Innovations in Education), amazing changemaker daughters, has the story…

Fatima and Amna, Founders of social enterprise, Two Sisters on a Mission, have pitched to the Canadian Dragon’s Den.  Take a look HERE to find out more.


ELECTRONIC ALCHEMY launches campaign for the First Electronics 3D Printer

Houston start-up brings NASA sponsored technology to makers, students, and professionals, led by League Member, Chance Glenn (The Introducer – #3).

ELECTRONIC ALCHEMY, a startup that emerged from university research launched a crowdfunding campaign for their eForge electronics 3D Printer. It is designed for makers, students and professionals and is now available on Kickstarter starting at the super early bird price of $3,999.

Keep on sending us your updates and networking interests.  You can contact Mary (mary@marykurek.com) and Annie (annie@frontrunnersleague.com).  Also, feel free to share any comments on the blog in the space below.