The programme, which is run in partnership with the the Social Tech Trust, celebrates startups developing and using technology as a force for good. It aims to uncover and develop ideas that harness the power of technology, connectivity and innovation to improve health, education, environmental protection or social mobility.
We are one of six finalists in the for-profit category. The four winners from this category will each receive £35,000 and a 12-month programme of support, with the chance to win a further £10,00 in the Vodafone Techstarter Champion’s Award.
Jack Farmer, Co-founder and Operational Lead at LettUs Grow, will be pitching our idea to a panel of expert judges this Friday (18th January 2019). Jack had this to say about the awards: “We're excited to be competing as a finalist in the Vodafone Techstarter awards. Working with one of the leading global telecommunications companies would be hugely informative to our product development, as we continue to deploy ever larger aeroponic farms in 2019”
Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Director at Vodafone UK commented: “We believe some of the biggest challenges in society can be addressed using technology and innovation. Vodafone Techstarter is about recognising and celebrating how UK startups are helping shape society for the better; we want to empower small businesses to truly make a difference in society. I’m really excited to meet the finalists and see first-hand the impact their ideas and innovations could have.”
Ed Evans, CEO of the Social Tech Trust said: “It’s fantastic to see such an inspiring group of social tech innovations make the Vodafone Techstarter shortlist. All of them are driven by social purpose and are making a positive contribution to people’s lives. We look forward to working with the winning teams to help them grow and scale their social impact.”
The Vodafone Techstarter winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 7th February.