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




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


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



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



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 Verdé / Entrepreneurship Consultant



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

Karla Ruiz Cofino




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



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



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


Rahat Hossain

Program Director and Co-Founder



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


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



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


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


After Six Labs Ltd.


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


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



Vintagesam Okoroafor

Business Development Executive

Savvy Instant Offices


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

Nadav Ossendryver


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


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)


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


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

Bikramjit Singh



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


PushBots, Inc.


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


Rohayl Varind

CEO & Editor-in-Chief

Times of Youth Magazine


Rohayl believes that education is the vaccine for poverty and crimes.


Sachi Wickramage

Serial Entrepreneur



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