Tuesday, June 5, 2018 — HiNounou Intelligent Robot Company Singapore was selected to participate in Pitch@Palace ASEAN. HiNounou is a Connected Healthcare & Intelligent Data Platform company on a mission to empower the world’s Seniors to live longer, healthier and happier, at home.
The Pitch@Palace initiative was founded by The Duke of York in 2014 as a platform to amplify and accelerate the work of Entrepreneurs. Pitch@Palace ASEAN will take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 5 June.
Pitch@Palace ASEAN is an opportunity for Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses from each of the ASEAN countries to Pitch to CEOs, Influencers, Angels, Mentors and potential investors and Business Partners.
We had the great privilege to Pitch at Pitch@Palace ASEAN Boot Camp on Monday 4 June 2018. Boot Camp provided us with the chance to hear from leading industry experts and Pitch@Palace Alumni, as well as receiving support and mentoring from B Capital. We were asked to Pitch their business to a panel of Judges, as well as senior business leaders, investors, and influencers from across the technology, investment and business communities.
Hinounou was selected as 1 of 10 Entrepreneurs to Pitch for three minutes at Pitch@Palace ASEAN at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. They had the unique opportunity to present their ASK to an exclusive network of the Duke of Yorks "elevators" - those selected from his network to connect, accelerate or invest in new ventures.
Charles Bark, founder and Chief Executive Officer of HiNounou Intelligent Robot Company said:
"In 2026, for the first time of Human History, WHO stated that there will be more Seniors up to 60Y than young adults below 25Y. In 2050, only in China, there will be 500M elderly which will be around 40% of the entire population. Currently, there is a signficant shortage of professional senior caregivers all over the world. We spent 12Y R&D in 4 countries in the world to help Seniors to Live Longer Healthier and Happier. Being part of Pitch@palace will increase our opportunities to impact the world, to connect with partners and to build a better healthier life with our AI predictive IoT InsurTech. We welcome all partners and investors to consolidate our blockchain ecosystem centric to seniors that brings a distributed value chain to seniors and all healthcare players.”
HiNounou have a strong track record at pitching events, already been recognised as the winner of 3 major global health tech startup competitions in China. with Bayer, Intel and at the Mobile Congress. HiNounou Intelligent Robot Company was also recently recognised for its achievements in Artificial Intelligence by French President Macron on his visit to China.
HiNounou benefits from Pitch@Palace by Duke of York network connections to international Governments, insurance leaders, prospective investors, distributors and ecosystem network partners.
They were also offered a place in Unilever's Foundry - Level3. Unilever Foundry is Unilever’s global platform for partnering with the world’s best startups to accelerate business innovation on a global scale. They identify and leverage the latest technologies from around the world, and exchange knowledge to solve business challenges through collaboration with Unilever and our 400+ brands, across 190 countries.
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About HiNounou Intelligent Robot Company
HINounou Intelligent Robot Company (HiNounou) is a Connected Healthcare & Intelligent Data Platform company on a mission to help empower the world’s Seniors to live longer, healthier and happier, at home. HiNounou provides solutions to the world’s most pressing issues in Senior healthcare. Learn more at www.hinonou.com
The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace in 2014 to provide a platform to amplify and accelerate the work of Entrepreneurs. Since the initiative was set up, it has helped over 600 start-up businesses, creating 2,875 new jobs and generating over £556 million of new economic activity. Pitch@Palace guides, helps and connects Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, influencers, angels, mentors and business partners. Pitch@Palace aims to: create introductions to Mentors and Advisers; through its Audiences, provide access to distribution systems and supply chains; make connections; and help with investment.
When they won Pitch@Palace 1.0, Blocks – the world’s first open hardware and software platform for wearable devices – had an idea for a transformative consumer product, without the experience or networks to bring it to market. Four years on from Pitch@Palace 1.0, they have launched the final product at CES 2018, in Las Vegas, one of the largest consumer electronics shows in the world.
One of the most notable success stories from Pitch@Palace is technology business Magic Pony, which met its investors through the programme. It sold to Twitter in June 2016 for a reported $150 million.