It has been quite a while since we heard from one of our successful Round 3.2 companies, TOHL, so we thought it was time for a micro-update. Tohl is an awesome startup providing innovative fluid transport infrastructure solutions that could be of great help during natural disasters. They install pipelines using helicopters!
We would like to announce that TOHL’s CEO, Benjamin Cohen, was selected for the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship in New York, joining a 25 year legacy of visionaries who are changing the world for the better. Meet the incredible class of fellows here. Only 28 fellows out of 2,872 applicants were selected. This fellowship includes seed funding, a health insurance stipend, a professional development stipend, and access to a network of 500 fellows and other organizations.
TOHL has made some serious progress in the last few months. TOHL’s permanent Chilean operations are starting to roll, as they have an installation coming up at a location that is 1.5 hours outside of Santiago in the municipality of San José de Maipo. They recently signed the contract on this project, and it will begin in the coming weeks. Discovery Channel will be present to shoot the installation and cover TOHL’s innovations on an episode of Daily Planet that is nationally syndicated in more than 120 countries. We will provide more information about this when it is released later this year.
Additionally, TOHL is working with ONEMI, the emergency response branch of Chile’s national government, in order to further develop TOHL’s solutions for emergency response. TOHL recently met with the National Director of ONEMI, and they have decided to move forward in collaboration.
TOHL is also competing in GOOD’s Start Something That Matters Competition for a chance to win $50,000 USD and support from TOM’s founder, Blake Mycoskie. Please help TOHL by submitting your vote, through clicking this link, clicking vote, and validating your vote through Facebook.
TOHL now gets to join Start-Up Chile alumni Edrizio de la Cruz and Juan Maldonado, who are impacting the world with Regalii and also are Echoing Green fellows.