Although we have a strong belief in our startup’s mission, which is to connect people from anywhere in the world with one click, it always feels better to have someone else give us a strong validation.
This February we received an email from Haya A. Al-Ghanim, the investment director at the Qatar Science & Technology Park in Doha, Qatar: “I am writing to you today because we have been following OhmniLabs with great interest. We believe that your work represents the future of us humans. As it happens, we are hosting an event in partnership with Singularity University later this spring titled 'The Future is Now' and we would like to sponsor your startup to be featured in the 'The Future 30 Pavilion' during the event.”
Both our CEO Thuc Vu and CTO Jared Go flew to Doha earlier this week, along with our Ohmni robot and a robotic arm developed in-house, to attend the conference and to demonstrate our robots in action in front of a community of tech enthusiasts, including entrepreneurs, professionals, academics and investors.
Recently, Vietnam hosted the biggest blockchain event in Ho Chi Minh city, called: “Vietnam Blockchain Week.” More than 30 experts from different fields were there to discuss the disruptive potential of blockchain in a wide range of areas, ranging from fintech to e-commerce, supply chains to insurance.
One of the most anticipated panels was “Blockchain future of Vietnam: Forging Goals to Develop the Ecosystem.” The purpose of the panel was to discuss the many challenges the country is facing in the age of blockchain revolution, as well as the many possibilities for Ho Chi Minh city to become the next global blockchain hub.
OhmniLabs’ co-founder and CEO Thuc Vu was honored to be invited as a speaker, together with other panelists, including Robie Vong - Founder of Blockfin Asia, Tran Huu Duc - CEO and Founder of VIISA/FPT Ventures, Loi Luu - CEO and Founder of Kyber Network, and Long Vuong - Founder of Tomochain.
It was an engaging discussion thanks to the brilliant insight of the participants, the great questions from the moderator Cris Tran - the Director of QRC Group, and the uninterrupted connection of Ohmni.
Japan Post is a government-owned holding company that runs a postal service and a “watch over” service where postal employees would check up on elderly people and report back to their families about their well-being.
In 2015, Japan Post partnered with Apple and IBM, where a Japan Post worker will show up at elderly people’s homes with an iPad loaded with “quality of life” apps to assist them in various tasks such as scheduling medical appointments, hiring home maintenance professionals, volunteering, and coordinating travel.
Japan Post is in Silicon Valley to explore innovations, especially in the aging and senior care areas. Today, the key members of their executive management team spent time at our OhmniLabs’ office to explore possible ways in which they can augment their current offering to ensure the well-being of the elderly community in an interactive manner. We are extremely honored that they decided to spend quality time with our team on their Silicon Valley innovation tour!
Last week, our CEO and co-founder, Thuc Vu was invited as a speaker for a local meetup on Telehealth organized by Health Technology Forum, a group of more than 4000 worldwide experts in healthcare. The main goal of the group is to connect entrepreneurs with professionals who are solving problems associated with the current healthcare ecosystem to finally achieve an efficient and affordable care-giving for all.