Technology has not only changed our way of life but has also been, for the most part, profitable for the businesses engaging in it. Because of technological advancements, companies become more efficient and more productive. Technology has also been used as tools to create solutions for social issues. However, there is still the popular notion that developing digital technology for purposes of solving these social issues is simply an act of charity – necessary in the overall scheme of things but not really profitable.
Join Yoav Elgrichi, co-founder of Tech for Good, as he talks about the role of digital technology in addressing social needs at Echelon Thailand 2017. Get insight on how innovations developed to support social causes can still be profitable, and learn from the social-tech booster what makes for a profitable social-tech startup.
Echelon Thailand 2017 is a tech conference (May 15-16, Bangkok) and year-long digital platform attracting international speakers, founders, investors and professionals.
New in 2017 is Echelon Thailand’s digital platform. Get immediate access to exclusive insights, participate in discussions and engage with the speakers and fellow attendees directly on Echelon’s digital platform, the moment you register (accessible from the Ecosystem page). What’s more, the digital platform will be accessible all-year even after the conference, so kickstart your Echelon experience today and embark on a year-long journey of discovery.
Yoav Elgrichi, is the Co-founder of Tech For Good, an acceleration program for social tech startups. He was the CEO of YuuPay, a fin-tech company listed in Singapore and successfully founded and sold two high tech companies, and is also a mentor at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Singapore Management University and an inventor of patents in the NFC and wearable devices domains.
He has over 20 years of experience in the Payment, Mobile and IT Industry, specializing in Mobile Payment, Mobile Value Added Services (VAS), Internet and Mobile content. Yoav has an MBA from Heriot Watt University and a BA in IT and Business Administration.