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WINNERS

2021

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MEET THE 10 WINNERS OF ELEVATE 2021!

Our winners are an extraordinary group of leaders, visionaries, and activists on a mission to solve some of the world’s most critical challenges — at a time in our history when it’s never been needed more.

The prize: $300,000 funding, expert tools, and support to take their world-changing work to the next level — and inspire others to take action.

Learn more about our winners, and join us in championing and supporting their work, and amplifying their impact.

Alexander Roque
Ali Forney Center
Creating career pathways for homeless LGBTQ and transgender youth.

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Alexander Roque
Amanda Alexander
Amanda Alexander
Detroit Justice Center
Transforming the justice system, and promoting equitable and fair cities.

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Aparna Hegde
ARMMAN
Unlocking mobile technology to enable healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy childhoods.

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Aparna Hegde
Heejae Lim
Heejae Lim
TalkingPoints
Tech that solves the communications gap between students, their families, and schools in under-resourced minority communities.

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Kaushik Kappagantulu
Kheyti
Pioneering change in Indian agriculture and supporting smallholder farmers’ livelihoods.

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Kaushik Kappagantulu
Krista Donaldson
Krista Donaldson
Equalize Health
Providing access to medical care and addressing the leading causes of maternal and newborn mortality through innovative tech.

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Nisha Ligon
Ubongo
Harnessing the power of entertainment to reduce inequalities in education across Africa.

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Nisha Ligon
Rebecca van Bergen
Rebecca van Bergen
Nest
Protecting the interests of artisan homeworkers and makers (90% women) around the world.

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Tony Weaver
Weird Enough Productions
Using superheroes and comic books to improve literacy and address the mental health crisis among teens and children.

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Tony Weaver
Uzoma Orchingwa
Uzoma Orchingwa
Ameelio
Free-to-use communications tools that allow incarcerated individuals to stay connected with their loved ones.

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