By Keti Donadze
Lead: The Social Impact Award (SIA) is one of the largest student programmed aimed at the development of social entrepreneurship which is being carried out in 25 countries.
Caption1: All three winning teams received a cash prize of 2000 Euros from the Bank of Georgia
Caption2: Social Impact Awards
The winners of the International Program - Social Impact Award were revealed.
Social Impact Award Winners
By Mariam Chanishvili
Monday, October 15
The judge has named two winners among six teams who reached the final stage and one has become the public favorite.
All three winning teams received a cash prize of 2000 Euros from the Bank of Georgia and will take part in the Social Impact Award at the international Summit, which will be organized by Impact Hub Tbilisi.
The Social Impact Award (SIA) is one of the largest student programmed aimed at the development of social entrepreneurship which is being carried out in 25 countries.
Within the framework of the international Summit, about 200 guests will visit Tbilisi from 25 countries from November 6 to 10, including the winner teams from different countries, international mentors and speakers, as well as the international partners of the program.
The winners of the 2018 Social Impact Award are:
- Airadi- smart wristwatch, which provides us with detailed information on the screen about air pollution, humidity and temperature.
- ‘Chu’- a board game, which gives us an opportunity to learn sign language with gestures while playing.
- Gamo -a traveling app for drivers and passengers, which will be a rational and convenient alternative for transportation.
‘Impact Hub Tbilisi’ has implemented the International Youth Program for Social Impact Award for the second time this year, where more than 25 countries are involved. It is the largest student program in social entrepreneurship.
Workshops were held in Tbilisi, Batumi and Rustavi within the framework of the program and were attended by up to 20 students.
The selected teams were active in June and July working on their ideas at Impact Hub Tbilisi and they had an opportunity to work with mentors to develop realistic business plans.
“We have three winning teams and we think that the program has achieved its goal because all three responded to a very serious social problem and offer innovative ways to solve them. We will continue to cooperate with the participants and will definitely introduce them to various interesting initiatives” said the co-founder of Impact Hub Tbilisi, Ketevan Ebanoidze.
“Promoting and developing social entrepreneurship is one of the most important directions for Bank of Georgia. We annually announce competitions and finance social enterprises that facilitate more projects in this field. That is why we support the Social Impact Award, which is a great opportunity for students to implement interesting projects. I would love to congratulate all winners and wish them success,” said Kakha Kiknavelidze, General Director of Bank of Georgia stated.
Social Impact Award was supported by Bank of Georgia, Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency, US Embassy in Georgia, UNDP Georgia, Adjara Group, etc.