Meet our Talent Unleashed 2017 Tech Startup winners

Our Talent Unleashed winners trip is now less than two weeks away, this week we caught up with our global startup winners all heading to San Francisco to see how they are feeling ahead of the trip.

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Cancer Aid accepting their award from global judge Steve Wozniak


CancerAid is a free comprehensive cancer resource and support platform developed by Dr Nikhil Pooviah and Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh. Using the app, patients, caregivers and medical professionals can track and manage symptoms, medication and treatment. Patients can also connect with a supportive online community.

CancerAid was the Talent Unleashed 2017 APAC Global Winner of Best Start-up and Best Start-up Creating Social Impact.

“Winning two Talent Unleashed awards has helped us with recognition and validation. To be recognised by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak is invaluable to our work and mission. It gives us credibility when engaging with customers, investors, partners and even patients.”

– Dr Nikhil Pooviah, co-founder and CEO, CancerAid


eKite was the Talent Unleashed 2017 EMEA Global Winner of Best Start-up and est Start-up Creating Social Impact.

Max ter Horst collects his awards in London

E-Kite develops kite power systems to generate electricity at >50% lower costs than wind turbines. Their systems consist of a wing tethered to a ground station. While flying away the wing is pulling the tether, causing a pulley to turn. This pulley then drives a generator.

Founder Max ter Horst can’t wait to get to San Francisco and was overwhelmed by the feedback from the judges, he said:

“Being recognized as Best Start-up In The EMEA Region by a jury with Sir Richard Branson and Steven Wozniak gave us tremendous credibility among investors, customers and engineering talent. Together with those people, we will shake up the energy world with our kite power technology, which is the cheapest and greenest way to generate electricity. In this way, we will make sustainable energy also financially sustainable, so that the global transition to renewable energy will really take off.”

– Max ter Horst, managing director, e-kite


We wish both Max and Dr Nikhil all the best for their winners trip to San Francisco – you can keep tabs on their experience by searching#UnleashedWinners on social media or following @UnleashedAwards.