We’re super happy to announce that Wevolver has been chosen as one of the winners of the ‘Social Tech, Social Change’ challenge by Nominet Trust and Founders Forum For Good. The prize includes funding to continue development on Wevolver, as well as support by mentors and the network of both organisations.
As of this writing, we are to Schiphol Airport to catch a plane to Oxford, UK, where the kick-off for this program will take place, and we are very excited to be meeting those two inspiring organisations and start working with them.
For us, this video about Nominet Trust says a lot, and Wevolver fully agrees with their statement “we believe in the collaborative power of the internet.” (O and as well when they say “the internet is an amazing place”)
Nominet Trust invests in and support projects committed to using the internet to make society better. As the UK’s leading social tech funder, they bring together, invest in and support people to make imaginative use of technology to address complex social challenges. Since 2009 Nominet Trust has invested 19 Million pounds. At Wevolver we are especially honoured and grateful by the support of Nominet Trust for our Amsterdam-based organisation since only 3% of funded projects are outside the UK. More details in this infographic.
Founders Forum For Good brings together digital entrepreneurs (I guess that’s us) with the leaders of social and environmental organisations to accelerate how we tackle major social issues and inequalities at scale. Launched in June 2013, Founders Forum For Good builds on the unique capabilities within Founders Forum, the community for the best global entrepreneurs, established eight years ago. FFFG has teamed us up with Charles Mendenhall, co-founder of Blenheim Chalcot, to provide mentorship, and we are looking forward to working with Charles.
Since this is the first post of 2014 I’d like to take the opportunity to wish our followers and supporters all the best for this year. We will work around the clock to launch our version1.0 and support the growth of the Open Hardware movement. The team at Wevolver is very excited about the opportunities this year will bring, stay tuned!