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Hall of Fame

Behind every winning project in WSA, there are outstanding social entrepreneurs and inspired minds, that are ready to think out of the box. WSA sets a strong focus on the people behind the digital innovation and is proud to offer a special stage for the success of this amazing innovators.

 

 

 

 

 

Ghadeer Abu Shaban

Founder

BrailleBoard

Palestine

Ghadeer is a TechWomen Emerging Leader and Fellow for the year of 2016, she is also volunteering with ArabWIC (Arab Women in Computing) as Palestine Chapter's Vice President.

Abbas Adel

Technical Project Owner

smava GmbH

Egypt

Abbas Adel is a social entrepreneur from Egypt who is involved in various digital initiatives that evolved around the Arab Spring.

 

Maninder Bajwa

CEO & Founder

Espranza

India

Maninder Singh, is a first generation entrepreneur, building IT products and services in the Education Sector. After completing his Software Engineering, he floated his EdTech company, Espranza Innovations, at the age of 23.

Sébastien Bourdu

Web developer and UX designer

Freelance

France

Sébastien thinks that his generation could eradicate poverty and design a system that could make us live in a world of abundance.

 

Dan Buckingham

General Manager of The Attitude Group

Attitude Group

New Zealand

Dan is a Paralympic Gold medalist in wheelchair rugby.

 

Sebastián Bustamante

co-Founder Verdéate.com / Entrepreneurship Consultant

Empréndelo

Colombia

Sebastián has over 14 years of experience in private, educational, social and entrepreneurial sectors.

Karla Ruiz Cofino

Co-Founder

MilknCookies

Guatemala

Karla is on a mission to harness this global pool of knowledge to positively impact our world. She equips people with the digital skills and knowledge they need to become active contributors to online communities.

Jennifer Farrell

Founder

CriticaLink

United States of America

Jennifer work with amazing volunteer first responders and building innovative tech solutions for improving access to emergency services and healthcare.

 

Mathias Haas

Founder and CEO

SuperSocial

Austria

Mathias Haas lives for his passion: travelling, social media, learning about new cultures, and adventures.

 

Rahat Hossain

Social Entrepreneur

Bangladesh

Rahat Hossain has been devoted to serving his community since early on, volunteering in several organizations during his education.

Eileen Knowles

Sustainability Consultant

Columbia University in the City of New York

Canada

Eileen's career has revolved around helping future leaders develop their own understanding and capacity to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems.

 

Jithin Krishnan

Co-Founder

Spaceboat.in

India

Jithin was trained as a journalist, after that he followed a shift to social space, where he spent 2 years, and his last step before striking out on his own, came in the innovation and marketing space.

Gloria Mangi

Founder and President

African Queens Project

Tanzania

Gloria’s experience in Tanzania started in 2010 when she produced and directed a successful TV talk show that dealt with social issues in Tanzania and revolutionized the Tanzanian mainstream media.

Nathan Masyuko

Director

After Six Labs Ltd.

Kenya

Through every phase of his career, Nathan’s goal has been to unite the youth, both male and female, regardless of their social divides, through gaming in the way that sports does.

Momal Mushtaq

Digital Project Manager

Patteri Entrepreneurship Society

Pakistan

Momal is a passionate women's rights activist and an aspiring social entrepreneur from Pakistan.

 

 

Vintagesam Okoroafor

Business Development Executive

Savvy Instant Offices

Nigeria

Passionate about business, Vintagesam underwent trainings and attended numerous workshops to hone his skills in other to help entrepreneurs sustain their startups.

Nadav Ossendryver

CEO

Latest Sightings Pty Ltd

South Africa

Ossendryver’s goal is to expand worldwide and make the data he collects more readily available to various research projects, conservation efforts and academic institutions.

Ana Pantelić

Director of Business and Partnership Development

Fundación Capital

Serbia / Colombia

A published author, amateur photographer and traveler, Ana seeks to leverage all of her personal, professional and academic interests in order to improve her work and make a difference in the lives of others.

Carina Schmid

CEO / Co-Founder

The Global Experience / Easy Languages

Germany

A trip to Namibia eventually changed Carina's life and made her become passionate about creating opportunities for young people to gain intercultural experiences offline, as well as online.

Emily Schuler

Research Assistant

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)

Brazil

Emily's main focus is to understand the demand of human beings in order to promote better Technologies for the inclusion of all.

Shaik Khasim Shareef

Founder & Chairman

Friends2Support.org

India

Shaik Khasim believes that "It is our minimum responsibility to support our society and not more than that".

Bikramjit Singh

GMD & CEO

iScuela

Malaysia & Australia

"Not only do we want to make a lasting change", says Bikramjit,"we are passionate about building a business we can transfer to the future generations"

Amr Sobhy

CEO

PushBots, Inc.

Egypt

A multi­disciplinary innovator and award winning Egyptian information activist, entrepreneur and author­.

 

Rohayl Varind

CEO

Times of Youth & Share To Aware

Pakistan

Mohammad Rohayl Varind is an International Award Winning Social Entrepreneur, Innovator & Educationist. He is the founder of Pakistan first solar night school & Pakistan's first solar school bags. Rohayl is the CEO of Times of Youth & Share To Aware.

 

Sachi Wickramage

Serial Entrepreneur

i4Tradies

Australia

Sachis passion for technology began at the age of 15 when he developed his first desktop application, an encrypting tool, simply from self-learning.