Finalists of the SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECTS AWARD
The first round of this award on social impact entrepreneurship projects led by women has just closed with a high level of participation. More than 140 projects from 10 countries applied for the mentoring programmes, technological support, strategic support, access to Tara’s international network of contacts, and financial support. Of the more than 140 projects submitted, 10 finalists will participate in an exclusive workshop to provide them with the necessary tools to develop their projects. And the three selected projects will receive financial support of 25,000 euros and mentoring.
- The “Entre Maniguas Foundation” seeks to provide commercial tools through a market platform that preserves the ancestral legacy of handicrafts and creates an independent economy for Afro-Colombian and indigenous women victims of gender violence. Therefore, guaranteeing a dignified life for craftswomen, mitigating poverty and the social consequences of the armed conflict through fair marketing at the national and international levels.
- “Furas,” is an organization that for several years has sponsored, trained, and improved the quality of life of women with excellent entrepreneurial ideas but with limited economic resources. They are convinced that together they are stronger. With the support of mentors from different areas of knowledge, they are dedicated to converting these great ideas into profitable businesses so that these women can improve their economic income and that of their families and also discover the outstanding talent and power they possess.
- “La exclusiva” provides social logistics where there is a lack of services.They have created a model for the distribution of products and services, mainly to senior citizens, at home, at no added cost, with the aim of reversing the process of depopulation in sparsely populated rural areas.
- “Lazzaro” helps NGOs to raise digital funds sustainably and transparently.Through online fundraising in one place, consulting sessions, and BlockChain technology.
- “Massencillo” is an app that allows mobile phone screens to be adapted for the elderly.
- “Nexus.” Using state-of-the-art drones and sensors, farmers can detect and locate any stressful situation that may be occurring in their crops or plots. This way, treatments, fertilization, or any other necessary action will be directed at the crops that need it most. This will maximize the production of plots, homogenizing their production, increasing the quality of the harvest, and reducing the costs associated with the crop.
- “Proyecto A” is an entrepreneurial project in the area of technology education, through which it aims to promote STEAM training and activities for children. Project A has developed technological kits and workshops for learning at home and in the classroom. Some of its most complete products are robotic arm and multifunction robot KAREN.
- “Rooral“. Restorative experiences in villages for organizations that prioritize wellbeing. Rooral promotes employees’ well-being through different rural experiences.
- “Start Lebi” has developed in laboratory enzymes that allow the production of 100% Lebanese yogurts and dairy products-avoiding the need to import these enzymes and recovering Lebanese flavors. This allows them to obtain a 100% local product, reducing costs and promoting the local economy.
- “TheGoodGoalApp” is an app that helps environmentally conscious people to know the impact of their actions and improve their sustainable habits in an accessible, easy, and motivating way.
- “The Volunteer Circle” provides non-profits with access to much-needed skills and talent and volunteers with the opportunity to acquire relevant experience in engaging with local communities as active citizens and change-makers.
Winners of the SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECTS AWARD
“Gingko,” is a project that seeks to create a safe space for teenage mothers in Kenya. In addition to encouraging them to return to school after childbirth and working with the community to raise awareness of teenage pregnancy prevention.
“Renaceteca” is a business project created by a woman who has suffered from Eating Disorder. It is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment center for ED that incorporates innovation in therapies through technology and a 360º program together with referral hospitals that allows the relocation of care to patients who live far away from hospitals and referral centers.
“The Gravity Wave” focuses on the fact that between 8 and 12 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into our seas and oceans every year. Without radical change, by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea, killing marine flora and fauna and damaging all ecosystems. As a solution, the project proposes cleaning plastic from the seabed and transforming it into long-lasting designer products.