Global Startup Ecosystem Hosted Global Health Summit With 25 Speakers and 1000 Delegates As Part of Its Covid-19 Response

Global Startup Ecosystem Launches Global Health Summit As Part of Its Covid19 Response Initiative To Prepare Professionals for the Future

ATTN: Global Health Summit 

DATE: May 28, 2020 

LOCATION: Virtual Program

MEMO: An initiative hosted by the Global Startup Ecosystem in partnership Google Cloud, AWS, IBM Cloud, Hubspot

In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak- Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Announces “Global Health Summit” Virtual Edition with 25 Speakers and 1000 Digital Delegates  

The Global Health Summit is an international virtual program featuring 25 motivational speakers, healthcare experts and cultural icons addressing 1000 digital delegates in real time. It’s leading mission is to spark conversation on pandemic preparedness and to raise the social consciousness of global health in 2020 and beyond. The virtual live series featured a range of pertinent topics that seek to empower and enable stakeholders to address the third sustainable development goal of Health and Wellbeing for all. 

The Global Health Summit launches at the start of a new decade during an unprecedented and uncertain time in global healthcare. This edition of the Global Health Summit will serve to highlight some of the most pressing contemporary global health challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19 national strategy, mental health ecosystems, and other pertinent topics in healthcare that are currently taking the back stage such as (nutritional health, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc). The summit will also address topics such as globalization, crisis management, pandemic equipment devices, food security, and workforce shortages, technological disruptions, vaccine wars, 5G conspiracies, Future of Work and more. 

Speaker Line Up 

  1. Jennifer Radin Healthcare Chief Innovation Officer and Future of Work Leader at Deloitte Consulting
  2. Raja Rajamannar Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President, Healthcare Business, at Mastercard
  3. Daniel Kraft Physician-Scientist. Chair for Medicine at Singularity Univ & Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine
  4. Liz Walsh VP of Marketing at Forbes Magazine
  5. Erdogan Cesmeli Head, Go to Market for Watson Health Hybrid & Multicloud Ecosystem at IBM Watson Health
  6. Asif Dhar Principal/Partner and Chief Health Informatics Officer at Deloitte 
  7. Dr. Lisa Coleman Senior Vice-President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University
  8. Aubrey de Grey Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, Inc
  9. Einstein Ntim CEO at Global Startup Ecosystem 
  10. Rafael Grossmann Surgeon/Healthcare Futurist/Educator/ Faculty Member at Singularity University 
  11. Christine Ntim CMO at Global Startup Ecosystem 
  12. Sabine Bernard Senior Associate Global Health at United Nations Foundation
  13. DJ Forza Director of Partnerships and Collaboration at World Alliance of YMCA
  14. Shafi Ahmed Surgeon. Futurist. Innovator. Advisor in Digital Health Transformation and Innovation- Department of Health Abu Dhabi
  15. Amos Winbush III CEO, AW3 Media Global Group| Co-Founder, Forbes8
  16. Dennis Walto Chief Executive Officer at the Children’s Health Fund
  17. Skyler Badenoch Chief Executive Officer at Hope for Haiti
  18. Rose Désaugust CEO, HueLixir; Director at GSE Health
  19. Dr Jack Kreindler Physician, Technologist, Investor.; Founder, Medical Director Centre for Health and Human Performance Ltd.
  20. Daryl Woodhouse Mental Health Speaker. Mental Fitness & Productivity Trainer. Non-Executive Director. ABP Founder CEO.

The program also included the Startup Lab Pitch Competition. Every year, the Global Startup Ecosystem invites entrepreneurs to apply to present their companies at major global summits. The GSE Global Health Summit Startup Lab program received over 200+ applications. 12 Semifinalists were selected for the competition. 9,600 people from around the world submitted their votes and 4 finalists with the highest votes were selected to present at the program.

The pitch finalists for the Startup Lab Pitch Competition. 

  • Adeola Alli Co-Founder, OneHealth from Nigeria 
  • Chrismy Augustin Editor in Chief, Zafè Sante from Haiti 
  • Sukmama Akpanusong Family Fitness from Nigeria 
  • Rodeline Joseph Founder of Medsembly and Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant from the USA 

The #1 in Community votes was Adeola Alli. The #1 from the Pitch competition was Rodeline Joseph

The Global Startup Ecosystem will continue its COVID19 response plans to support the global community through this crisis. 

More info via www.globalhealthsummit.org. For more information on tickets, sponsorships and partnerships for more programs, please email the team at events@globalstartupecosystem.com .

Global Health Summit Global Announces Finalists for Startup Lab Pitch Competition

Every year, the Global Startup Ecosystem invites entrepreneurs to apply to present their companies at major global summits. The GSE Global Health Summit Startup Lab program received over 200+ applications. 12 Semifinalists were selected for the competition. 9,600 people from around the world submitted their votes and 4 finalists with the highest votes were selected to present at the program.

We are pleased to announce the pitch finalists for the Startup Lab Pitch Competition. 

  • Adeola Alli Co-Founder, OneHealth from Nigeria 
  • Chrismy Augustin Editor in Chief, Zafè Sante from Haiti
  • Sukmama Akpanusong Family Fitness from Nigeria
  • Rodeline J Founder of Medsembly and Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant from the USA

Join the summit for free to hear them present! RSVP for free via our website www.globalhealthsummit.org

ATTN: Global Health Summit 

DATE: May 28, 2020 

LOCATIONS: Global Virtual Program

MEMO: An initiative hosted by the Global Startup Ecosystem in partnership with Forbes8, Google Cloud, AWS, IBM Cloud, Hubspot

In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak- Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Announces “Global Health Summit” Virtual Edition with 25 Speakers and 1000 Digital Delegates  

The Global Health Summit is an international virtual program featuring 25 motivational speakers, healthcare experts and cultural icons addressing 1000 digital delegates in real time. It’s leading mission is to spark conversation on pandemic preparedness and to raise the social consciousness of global health in 2020 and beyond. The virtual live series will feature a range of pertinent topics that seek to empower and enable stakeholders to address the third sustainable development goal of Health and Wellbeing for all. 

The Global Health Summit launches at the start of a new decade during an unprecedented and uncertain time in global healthcare. This edition of the Global Health Summit will serve to highlight some of the most pressing contemporary global health challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic,  Covid-19 national strategy, mental health ecosystems, and other pertinent topics in healthcare that are currently taking the back stage such as (nutritional health, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc). The summit will also address topics such as globalization, crisis management, pandemic equipment devices, food security, and workforce shortages, technological disruptions.. 

In addition to discussion topics stated before, the summit also serves to teach fundamentals of future technology, investment into the healthcare industry, business development in the health space and leading social impact applications of Ai, VR, Nanotechnology, space, and blockchain technologies and how these will altogether converge for the future of Health and Care. 

The 7 hour agenda program will include: 

  1. Training: 5 hours of content talks, keynotes, workshops and presentations 
  2. Networking: 2 hours of networking breaks, chat rooms and collaboration exchanges 
  3. Community:  Provide an ongoing virtual community of peers, mentors and partners that are passionate about the state of global health. 
  4. Resources: From our content and corporate partners such as resource links, worksheets and more. 

Confirmed Speaker Line Up 

  1. Jennifer Radin Healthcare Chief Innovation Officer and Future of Work Leader at Deloitte Consulting
  2. Raja Rajamannar Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President, Healthcare Business, at Mastercard
  3. Daniel Kraft Physician-Scientist. Chair for Medicine at Singularity Univ & Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine
  4. Liz Walsh VP of Marketing at Forbes Magazine
  5. Erdogan Cesmeli Head, Go to Market for Watson Health Hybrid & Multicloud Ecosystem at IBM Watson Health
  6. Asif Dhar Principal/Partner and Chief Health Informatics Officer at Deloitte 
  7. Dr. Lisa Coleman Senior Vice-President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University
  8. Aubrey de Grey Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, Inc
  9. Einstein Ntim CEO at Global Startup Ecosystem 
  10. Rafael Grossmann Surgeon/Healthcare Futurist/Educator/ Faculty Member at Singularity University 
  11. Christine Ntim CMO at Global Startup Ecosystem 
  12. Sabine Bernard Senior Associate Global Health at United Nations Foundation
  13. DJ Forza Director of Partnerships and Collaboration at World Alliance of YMCA
  14. Shafi Ahmed Surgeon. Futurist. Innovator. Advisor in Digital Health Transformation and Innovation- Department of Health Abu Dhabi
  15. Amos Winbush III CEO, AW3 Media Global Group| Co-Founder, Forbes8
  16. Dennis Walto Chief Executive Officer at the Children’s Health Fund
  17. Skyler Badenoch Chief Executive Officer at Hope for Haiti
  18. Rose Désaugust CEO, HueLixir; Director at GSE Health
  19. Dr Jack Kreindler Physician, Technologist, Investor.; Founder, Medical Director Centre for Health and Human Performance Ltd.
  20. Triona Byrne, Senior Director, Strategic Relations EMEA at Salesforce.org

RSVP via  www.globalhealthsummit.org. For more information on tickets, sponsorships and partnerships, please email the team at events@globalstartupecosystem.com

Global Health Summit Global Announces Semifinalists for Startup Lab Pitch Competition

Roaming ‘robodog’ politely tells Singapore park goers to keep apart

Far from barking its orders, a robot dog enlisted by Singapore authorities to help curb coronavirus infections in the city-state politely asks joggers and cyclists to stay apart.

The remote-controlled, four-legged machine built by Boston Dynamics was first deployed in a central park on Friday as part of a two-week trial that could see it join other robots policing Singapore’s green spaces during a nationwide lockdown.

“Let’s keep Singapore healthy,” the yellow and black robodog named SPOT said in English as it roamed around. “For your own safety and for those around you, please stand at least one metre apart. Thank you,” it added, in a softly-spoken female voice.

Despite the niceties, breaches of Singapore’s strict lockdown rules can result in hefty fines and even jail.

The city-state of 5.7 million people has more than 21,000 cases, one of the highest tallies in Asia, largely due to mass infections among migrant workers living in cramped dormitories in areas little visited by tourists.

Under rules to enforce the lockdown in place until June 1, residents can only leave their homes for essential trips like grocery shopping and must wear a mask at all times in public. Exercise outdoors is permissible but must be done alone.

Another robot, in the shape of a small car, has been deployed at a nearby reservoir to warn visitors “not to loiter” and that “gatherings are not allowed”.

The authorities behind the latest trial – the government technology and cyber security agencies – said in a statement that SPOT could better cross rough terrain in parks and gardens.

As well as broadcasting messages reminding visitors of social distancing measures, SPOT is fitted with cameras and analytics tools to estimate the number of people in the park.

Authorities said the cameras would not be able to track individuals or record personal data.

SPOT has also recently been trialled for use at a temporary hospital delivering medicines to patients.

Source : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore-robot/roaming-robodog-politely-tells-singapore-park-goers-to-keep-apart-idUSKBN22K1S6

Google announces company holiday on May 22 to stem virus burnout

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it has asked employees to take a day off on May 22, to address work-from-home-related burnout during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai announced the move in a memo to employees on late Thursday, which was first reported by CNBC.

Google said it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June, but most Google employees would likely work from home until the end of this year.

Facebook Inc also said on Friday it would allow workers who are able to work remotely to do so until the end of 2020.

The virus, which has infected more than 3.9 million people globally so far, has forced strict lockdowns in most countries and changed the way businesses function, with work from home emerging as the new norm.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-alphabet/google-announces-company-holiday-on-may-22-to-stem-virus-burnout-idUSKBN22K2XD

White House considers more coronavirus aid as jobs picture worsens

The White House has begun informal talks with Republicans and Democrats in Congress about what to include in another round of coronavirus relief legislation, officials said on Sunday, while predicting further U.S. jobs losses in the coming months.

Officials in President Donald Trump’s administration, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, said they were holding discussions with lawmakers on issues including potential aid to states whose finances have been devastated by the pandemic.

Another White House economic adviser, Kevin Hassett, said future legislation could include food aid to help Americans struggling with hunger amid widespread job losses that have ruined the finances of many people. It also could include broadband access for those who lack it, Hassett added.

While Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, are moving to unveil new legislation as early as this week, the White House signaled it is in no hurry to pass another relief bill.

“Let’s take the next few weeks,” Mnuchin told the “Fox News Sunday” program.

Since early March, Congress has passed bills allocating $3 trillion to combat the pandemic, including taxpayer money for individuals and companies to blunt an economic impact that includes an unemployment rate to 14.7% in April after U.S. job losses unseen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

“We just want to make sure that before we jump back in and spend another few trillion of taxpayers’ money that we do it carefully,” Mnuchin said. “We’ve been very clear that we’re not going to do things just to bail out states that were poorly managed.”

Pressure for further action may mount as the near-term economic picture worsens.

On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Hassett said the U.S. unemployment rate could rise to somewhere “north of 20 percent” in May or June before the economy moves into what administration officials have said will be a robust recovery in late 2020.

The April unemployment rate announced by the Labor Department undercounts some out-of-work Americans, economists say.

Asked if the country could now be facing a “real” unemployment rate of close to 25 percent, Mnuchin replied: “We could be.” Such a rate also includes people who have lost jobs and are not actively seeking employment and people considered underemployed.

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Trump has previously threatened to withhold more coronavirus relief funds from states that limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement – a stance critics said would exploit a public health crisis to advance political goals. Advisers said last week the White House would not consider new stimulus legislation in May.

Democrats are pushing for another massive relief bill that would include more money for state and local governments, coronavirus testing and the U.S. Postal Service.

“It’s not that we’re not talking. We are. It’s just informal at this stage,” Kudlow told ABC’s “This Week” program, referring to White House discussions with lawmakers.

“We’re collecting ideas for next steps, which will undoubtedly be data-driven,” Kudlow said.

Kudlow said he took part in a Friday conference call with House lawmakers from both parties, and plans to do the same on Monday with members of the Senate, which is controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans.

“If we go to a phase-four deal, I think that President Trump has signaled that, while he doesn’t want to bail out the states, he’s willing to help cover some of the unexpected COVID expenses that might have come their way,” Hassett said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The White House is “absolutely” pushing for a payroll tax cut, Mnuchin said. Trump has called for a cut to the tax, which is paid by employers and workers and funds the social safety-net programs Social Security and Medicare. The proposal has garnered little congressional support.

White House predictions on the economy and how quickly a coronavirus vaccine could be rolled out were questioned on Sunday by both Democrats and Republicans.

The United States will need more tests before schools can reopen later in the year, said Republican Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Alexander appeared to question the White House’s ability to meet a target of having 100 million vaccine doses by autumn and 300 million by the end of 2020. Alexander called it “an amazingly ambitious goal” and added, “I have no idea if we can reach that.”

No such vaccine for this pathogen has been approved though a number are under development.

Neal Kashkari, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, told ABC’s “This Week” he would welcome a robust recovery.

“But that would require a breakthrough in vaccines, a breakthrough in widespread testing, a breakthrough in therapies, to give all of us confidence that it’s safe to go back,” Kashkari said. “I don’t know when we’re going to have that confidence.”

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-coronavirus/white-house-considers-more-coronavirus-aid-as-jobs-picture-worsens-idUSKBN22M0GX

Oil falls on fears of second coronavirus wave

 Oil prices fell on Monday as investors worried about a second wave of coronavirus infections, but new output cuts from Saudi Arabia tempered worries about oversupply and limited price losses.

Brent crude futures fell $1.04, or 3.4%, to $29.93 a barrel by 12:58 p.m. EDT (1658 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 30 cents, or 1.2%, to $24.44 a barrel.

Global oil demand has slumped by about 30% as the coronavirus pandemic has curtailed movement across the world, leading to growing inventories globally. While crude futures have fallen more than 55% this year because of the virus, prices have gained the past two weeks, supported by a modest rebound in demand as some travel restrictions are eased.

However, fears about a second wave of the virus weighed on futures.

Germany reported on Monday that new coronavirus infections were accelerating exponentially after early steps to ease its lockdown. Elsewhere, Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak in China, reported its first cluster of infections since the city’s lockdown was lifted a month ago.

South Korea also warned of a second wave of the virus on Sunday.

“Traders stepped back from last week’s enthusiasm, contemplating the possibility of a second wave of the epidemic, which, if realised, could drive demand lower than the market hopes and expects for the second half of 2020,” said Rystad Energy’s head of oil markets, Bjornar Tonhaugen.

Prices received a boost, however, after a Saudi energy ministry official said the ministry has directed national oil company Saudi Aramco to reduce its crude oil production for June by an extra 1 million barrels per day.

The reduction is on top of a pact by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allied producers – a group known as OPEC+ – to cut production from May 1 by about 10 million bpd in an effort to support prices.

“It’s a balance between OPEC production cuts versus concerns about the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus,” said Phil Flynn, senior analyst at Price Futures Group. “It’s those two emotions that have been bouncing the market back and forth today.”

In the United States, fears that the country is running out of oil storage space sent WTI prices into negative territory last month, prompting some U.S. producers to rein in output.

The number of operating oil and gas rigs in the world’s largest oil producer last week fell to 374, a record low according to data going back to 1940 from energy services company Baker Hughes Co.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-on-fears-of-second-coronavirus-wave-idUSKBN22M0SG

Richard Branson to sell 25 million shares in Virgin Galactic to battle pandemic impact

Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group said on Monday that it may sell up to 25 million shares of space tourism company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc to raise funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The company said it intends to use the proceeds to support its portfolio of global leisure, holiday and travel businesses that have been affected by the impact of the coronavirus.

Shares of Virgin Galactic, which have gained 69% this year, were down 3.1% at $19.54 in afternoon trade.

Based on Friday’s closing price, the offering would raise as much as $504.5 million.

The company, which aims to offer the first commercial space flight later this year, said in April it would keep running as a critical infrastructure business during the pandemic.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-virgin-galactic/richard-branson-to-sell-25-million-shares-in-virgin-galactic-to-battle-pandemic-impact-idUSKBN22N2ML

Boeing CEO sees passenger levels under 25% in September, pain for airlines: NBC interview

Boeing Co (BA.N) Chief Executive Dave Calhoun does not expect passenger traffic to reach even a quarter of its levels in September, creating the need for airlines to make “adjustments” as they weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with NBC to be aired on Tuesday, Calhoun said: “Traffic levels will not be back to 100%. They won’t even be back to 25%. Maybe by the end of the year we approach 50%. So there will definitely be adjustments that have to be made on the part of the airlines.”

Asked whether there might be a major U.S. carrier that has to go out of business, Calhoun said: “Yes, most likely. You know, something will happen when September comes around.”

In response to Calhoun’s comment, Boeing spokesman Gordon Johndroe said: “He was speaking to the general uncertainty in the sector, not about any one particular airline.”

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-boeing-airlines/boeing-ceo-sees-passenger-levels-under-25-in-september-pain-for-airlines-nbc-interview-idUSKBN22N31M

Coronavirus Refunds: French Open Fans To Get Reimbursed

The coronavirus pandemic is upsetting normal life the world over, and plenty of consumers want refunds on things they paid for but aren’t able to use. Organizers are offering refunds to fans who have purchased tickets for large events — such as a well-known tennis contest — that have been delayed because of the health crisis.

The French Tennis Federation said that those who have tickets to the French Open would receive reimbursements, The Deccan Herald reported. The organization arrived at the decision to cancel and reimburse all the tickets that have been bought, “pending having drawn up all the outlines.”

Also known as Roland-Garros, the competition was initially set for May 24 to June 7, and will now likely occur from September 27 to October 11. In a note, the Federation told those who had purchased tickets, “The current health situation linked to COVID-19 and the extent of this pandemic are causing uncertainty for all events bringing together the public, all over the world.”

Source: https://www.pymnts.com/coronavirus/2020/payment-refunds-french-open-tickets/

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