Following a global search that received 400+ applications from 81 countries, Deloitte has named the three winners of its Lead2030 Challenges for SDG 4 and SDG 13.
Formed by One Young World and powered by some of the world’s leading businesses, Lead2030 finds, funds and accelerates SDG solutions created by founders under 30. Since coming together in 2018, Lead2030 partners have provided $1 million+ and hundreds of hours of executive mentorship to support enterprises identified through Lead2030.
Deloitte launched two Lead2030 Challenges for SDG 4 and SDG 13 during the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich. The Challenges welcomed scalable, youth-led solutions that enhance and improve access to education and address climate change.
These challenges are in line with Deloitte’s global societal impact commitments. Through its WorldClass ambition, Deloitte is committed to expanding opportunities for 100 million people by 2030 by developing job skills, improving educational outcomes, and providing opportunities for individuals from underrepresented and marginalized groups. Deloitte’s WorldClimate strategy aims to address climate change both within the organisation and beyond, recognising that the climate crisis is one of the most important societal challenges of our time.
The three selected challenge winners will each receive a US$50,000 grant to further develop their solutions, as well as mentorship from Deloitte professionals to help scale their impact.
Meet the Challenge Winners
SDG 4 - Paula Dozsa: imagiLabs
imagiLabs is an edtech startup building tools to equip and empower the next diverse generation of technologists. imagiLabs is on a mission to close the tech industry gender gap by encouraging 300 million pre-teen girls to start coding. With imagiLabs, creating and playing with code becomes fun and relevant for 8 to 13-year-old girls. The imagi app turns learning how to code into a creative and social experience, through which beginners can level up their skills and share their projects with a supportive and growing community of imagiCoders.
SDG 4 - Jack Growden: LighHaus International
More than a million students go without their own digital device while almost 500,000 tonnes of e-waste go to landfill every year in Australia alone. LiteHaus International is changing this. LiteHaus International works towards bridging the digital across four countries. In Papua New Guinea, LiteHaus International's Digital Infrastructure Program will have, by year's end, established the first 55 functional primary school computer labs in the country's history, providing digital learning opportunities to around 40,000 students.
SDG 13 - Adan Ramirez Sanchez: Greenfluidics
Greenfluidics is a Mexican biotechnology startup founded in 2018 with a vision of a world where buildings are more energy efficient and provide the well-being and health people deserve. Greenfluidics’ innovative technology, the intelligent solar biopanel, is a multi-purpose system that generates energy while cleaning the air. Based on the use of microalgae, these biopanels help clean the air like trees, combining nature and technology in the same system.
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