After three years following up with #tech4refugees innovators across the world, Techfugees is looking forward to offering a one-year personalized support to the 5 winners of its first Techfugees Global Challenges Competition and welcome them to its community! 

Strategic partnership with NGOs

Thanks to a partnership with the French Red Cross, the winning team of the Health Challenge will benefit from a specific coaching with mentorship from the Departement of International Relations and Operations including a study visit to Niger.

The winners of the Employment Challenge will be introduced to our partners at HIAS present on the day as a jury and sponsor of the Challenge to explore potential partnership with the winner.

Read this interview of Mike Mitchell, Associate Vice President, US Programs at HIAS:

Why are you excited about attending this year Techfugees Global Summit

In US and many other countries, our governments have been shrinking from the bold ambition to serve refugees. Instead of allowing organizations to narrow the oceanic breadth of the crisis, they’ve been adding to the depth and breadth of the ocean. Being at the summit will be a chance to be around those who want to make the ocean smaller, where like minds can say and do better.

What main message would you like deliver to the 600+ worldwide attendees?

Let’s concentrate on how to follow through after the conference so that the excitement is followed by execution.

Why do you think technology can do for your organization? 

We need to integrate technology into all aspects of our work, not just see it as a tool to get our work done.  We’re working with organizations like Microsoft to make this a reality.

Which role could play your commitment as a #TFChallenges18 Partner to reach this goal? 

Share examples of what and how we’re getting this done!

Perks from our tech partners  💸

Amazon and Stripe have also offered free credits and discounts to the 25 finalists and the 5 winners of the competition.

Workathons with Expedia

Winning projects will enjoy the opportunity to boost their tech through a workathon with engineers from our partner Expedia.

Do you want to support the 25 finalists of the #TFChallenges18?
Grab your ticket for the Techfugees Global Summit next October 25-26 at Station F, Paris and come to attend the Final pitches contest!