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 Abushaban

Entrepreneur, Founder BrailleBoard



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

Social entrepreneur


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


Maninder Singh Bajwa

Managing Director



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

Co-founder and CTO of & Member of MakeSense

Freelance 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




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

Global Marketing Coordinator & Executive Director

Ashoka’s Changemakers & Education Generation


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.

Bistra Kumbaroska

Master candidate & Network Coordinator and Co-founder

International Business at University of Ljubljana & Mladiinfo


Since her earliest age, Bistra Kumbaroska, spends her time in witnessing courageous steps made by humans, leading towards life-changing experiences and long-lasting impact.

Gloria Silas mangi

Media and Communication Director

Media and Communication Director @ Maanisha! Limited


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

Chief Executive Gamer

NexGen 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

Founder and Executive Director

The Voice of Youth


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



Vintagesam Okoroafor

Managing Director

Start-Up Clinic


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 of Latest Sightings Pty Ltd

Latest Sightings

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 at Fundación Capital

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

Co-founder and CEO

The Global Experience


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

Researcher, Lafam - Laboratório de Família e Interação Social

Laboratory for Family and Social Interactions (LAFAM)


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



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

Information activist, entrepreneur and author­; co­-creator of MorsiMeter



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


Rohayl Varind

Social Entrepreneur & CEO

Times of Youth


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.