8 Women Impact Entrepreneurs

SOCAP Global October 10, 2022

Meet the Cartier Women’s Initiative Fellows On Stage at SOCAP22

This year SOCAP welcomes Cartier Women’s Initiative (CWI) as its newest Entrepreneur Program partner. CWI is an annual international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, CWI is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to create strong and sustainable social and environmental impact. 

Below we introduce eight CWI fellows who are part of the SOCAP22 Entrepreneur Program. They will pitch on stage at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, at City View, Embarcadero. Be sure to connect with them at SOCAP22!

Roots Studio

Rebecca Hui

Roots Studio works with unreached communities to digitize their cultural works as IP into an online library for licensing. Through years of consistent heart and operations, Roots Studio builds a two-way bridge between artists and the global market by providing authorship, voice, and compensation. They ensure that artists are properly compensated and provide regular profit returns back to them and their communities. Every design in the Roots Studio library is traceable to artists’ bank accounts. 

DrKumo Inc.

Kelly Nguyen

DrKumo is a technology leader in highly scalable, continuous, real-time remote patient monitoring solutions for chronic disease management, acute care, post-operation, and hospital care at home. The user-friendly solution is powered by state-of-the-art, HIPAA-compliant, mobile-enabled, continuous real-time monitoring and an artificial intelligence/machine learning engine. The Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) technology enables patients to manage their health conditions at home and supports health care providers with real-time intelligence for timely intervention. DrKumo revolutionizes the way people access quality health care around the world. 


Ting Shih

ClickMedix is a global mobile health (mHealth) social enterprise founded by faculty and students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University to increase capacity of physicians and health organizations to serve more patients. It aims to bring affordable and quality health services to underserved patients by enabling health organizations to reach more patients through mobile phone- or tablet-facilitated remote diagnosis, as well as remote training and supervision of staff assistants, nurses, and health workers.


Orianna Bretschger

Aquacycl was founded in 2016 with a goal of creating distributed wastewater treatment to address water scarcity and lack of infrastructure in low-income countries. With a start in sanitation, the company has developed a deeper understanding of wastewater challenges across many industries. Whether serving industry or communities with sanitation and clean water services, Aquacycl seeks to improve the way water — the world’s most valuable commodity — is managed. 


Erin Keaney

Nonspec believes that every amputee deserves the right to a comfortable, reliable, and sustainable prosthetic. We are are committed to providing affordable and adjustable prosthetic limb systems to all amputees. Designed with adjustment in mind, Nonspec devices aim to provide one system that can be adapted for the user both in the clinic and on the go.

Mighty Well

Emily Levy

Mighty Well strives to turn sickness into strength with best-in-class medical supplies and consumable educational content that help improve the overall treatment journey. Its medical supplies are designed and sourced to high standards through testing on actual patients and collaborating with an advisory board of doctors, nurses, and patient advocates. With a growing line of medical supplies, gear, and education, Mighty Well aims to put strength, confidence, and mobility back into the toolkit for patients and anyone else coping with a health setback.


Nneka Mobisson

According to the WHO, more Africans are dying early from diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. At the same time, more Africans are suffering from untreated depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. The mDoc team aims to change that using proven evidence-based interventions at scale. Its platform connects people to a multi-disciplinary team of providers who have been trained in person-centered care to help them manage their disease.


Angel Chang

Most clothing today is made from plastics and harmful chemicals. ANGEL CHANG instead is creating clothing that is good for people and the planet. Its zero-carbon womenswear is made seed-to-button, by hand (without electricity) using ancient techniques that follow the cycles of nature. 

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