The Level Market wins prestigous ‘Tech for Good’ award
Nominet Trust’s NT100 recognizes inspiring digital firms
14th December 2016, London: Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has named The Level Market (TLM) in the 2016 NT100 – a global celebration of this year’s 100 most inspiring social innovations using digital technology to drive social change around the world. Additionally, The Level Market was selected as one of six firms to present at the ceremony tonight in London, and Founder & CEO Stephanie Cox will be specially recognized as an ‘Everyday Tech Hero.’
Following a global search, TLM was selected by a judging panel including Oxfam, Skoll Foundation, Comic Relief and Big Lottery, in recognition of its work. TLM built, populated and launched a global ecommerce platform for aid products in 2016. In-demand supplies such as tents and water supplies, plus humanitarian innovations, are featured on the site whose purpose is to make purchasing relief goods as easy as buying books on Amazon.
“It is truly humbling to see so many remarkable people from all walks of life embracing digital technology as a force for social good. We hope TLM’s well-deserved inclusion in the 2016 NT100 provides a valuable stepping-stone for their inspiring example of tech for good," said Nominet Trust’s Vicki Hearn.
TLM’s CEO Stephanie Cox will be a featured presenter at tonight’s event and will be named an Everyday Tech Hero for her first-hand experience of the challenges that she is tackling with technology.
As a tsunami survivor, Stephanie saw first-hand how solar lights, cook-stoves, tents, and filters are desperately needed. Subsequently, as a field worker searching for water filters during the Ebola crisis, her frustrations with the archaic procurement processes in aid lead her to found TLM in March 2015 in Golden, CO.
“We’re building an Amazon for Aid! Being recognized with this award and as ‘tech hero’ is very meaningful and humbling. This honor will fuel our mission of getting relief and humanitarian supplies quicker to those in need.”
“With bright ideas, the right tech tools and a desire to change the status quo, everyone has the potential to make a stand against the world’s most pressing social challenges. The NT100 champions pioneers, in the hope that it inspires others to follow.”
Find 2016 NT100 projects and more on the Social Tech Guide (http://socialtech.org.uk/nominet-trust-100/2016), the world’s largest database of tech for good, now showcasing 1700 ventures.