How This Startup Empowers Mothers in Poverty to Save Their Infants

According to the World Health Organization, four million premature babies die annually within the first four weeks of life—about 450 per hour. In rich countries, vulnerable babies unable to maintain their own body temperature are kept in incubators that cost as much as $20,000. Embrace Innovations has created an infant warmer costing under $300. More than 100,000 mothers in poverty have already benefitted from its lifesaving design.

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Embrace is focused on empowering mothers who are not able to access traditional healthcare. The company is developing a line of products to prevent infant and maternal mortality in developing countries, designed specifically around empowering mothers in poverty.

This post is part of a series profiling ventures in first accelerator program dedicated to impacting the lives of millions of girls in poverty. For more information on the program, check out the Girl Effect Accelerator website.

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Chance Barnett

Chance Barnett

Chance is the founding CEO of Crowdfunder. He played an early and significant role in JOBS Act legislation & regulation and is an angel investor and contributor at Forbes.