Top US artificial intelligence entrepreneur finalists announced for the AI for Good Innovation Factory

Tortora Brayda reveals the competition finalists, as the co-organizer of the Silicon Valley AI for Good Innovation Factory


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, November 9, 2020 – Tortora Brayda Partnership Excellence, a non-profit international organization for multi-stakeholder partnership development, today announced the US finalists for the AI for Good Global Summit Innovation Factory contest, where the selected final organizations are sharing innovative ideas based on AI to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The AI for Good Summit identifies practical applications of AI to accelerate progress towards the United Nations SDGs and builds collaboration to assist these applications in achieving global impact.

Co-organized with Tortora Brayda, this AI for Good Innovation Factory will be showcasing five promising US entrepreneurs with innovative AI ventures to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

The six nominated US artificial intelligence companies are:

  • Roybi – Teaching children aged 3-7 languages and basic STEM to facilitate self-guided learning.
  • Kin-Keepers – Giving aging seniors, those with dementia, a voice to be understood and to be more harmonious to live with via Assistive Self for communication.
  • Verdant AI – Partners with major corporations, government organizations, and skilled entrepreneurs to build profitable, Enterprise-Grade Artificial Intelligence companies
  • Dorothy AI – Combining AI’s ability to track vast amounts of information and spot patterns with human ability to synthesize information and use it creatively to solve problems.
  • Wrench AI – Uses AI and NLP to research personalized “fit”, prescribe roles, campaigns and a strategic roadmap to scalable UN SDG innovation.
  • Cultivate Health Systems – Help front-line healthcare workers make the best decision about the patient quality of care.

“We are proud to showcase the talent of U.S. Entrepreneurs through this prestigious contest”, said Carlo Tortora Brayda, Founder and Chairperson at Tortora Brayda Partnership Excellence. “The shortlisted finalists have developed technologies that align with the spirit of the United Nations SDGs and we are excited to showcase them on an international podium through our partnership with AI for Good. When artificial intelligence is applied for the advancement of humanity it deserves awe, attention, and respect”.

The live pitching sessions will take place on November 9th, at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CET, in Geneva. The session will include discussions with featured mentors on topics related to social impact entrepreneurship followed by live pitching from several AI startups whose solutions can accelerate our progress to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“AI for Good Innovation factory is about identifying, supporting, and recognizing the most innovative AI startups with practical AI solutions that can advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are very excited to have a dedicated startup pitching session focusing on Silicon Valley startups and featuring the US AI entrepreneurs as part of the Innovation Factory” said Reinhard Scholl, Deputy Director of the International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.

This process will evaluate promising AI focused startups, and the best solutions will be presented as outcomes of the 2020 AI for Good Global Summit contest towards the end of the year.

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Tortora Brayda is a partner of AI for Good Global Summit, the United Nations platform for artificial intelligence.


About ITU

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the specialized United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 Member States and a membership of over 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations. Established over 150 years ago in 1865, ITU is the intergovernmental body responsible for coordinating the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoting international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, improving communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishing the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to cutting-edge wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, oceanographic and satellite-based earth monitoring as well as converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world. For more information, visit:

About Tortora Brayda

Tortora Brayda Partnership Excellence is an International Organization for Partnership Development. The organization engages business, cultural, government, and thought leaders worldwide to reshape and develop collaboration and partnering practices with a view to improving and securing business and economies. It is established as a not-for-profit entity and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To learn more about Tortora Brayda, visit

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