The Foundation of Women’s History Museum with its Women’s History Data Bank project, and the Euforis Association of Artists with its I Have Got Voice project have won this-year’s round of Sector 3.0. Fund that supports creation of innovations fitting into #TechForGood idea.
Under the decision of Experts Committee composed of representatives of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, the Information Society Development Foundation, Deloitte Digital, and Innovatika, the competition was won by two winners. The grant of PLN 55.000 will go to the Foundation of Women’s History Museum, and the other, worth PLN 45.000, to the Euforis Association of Artists.
‘The grant is an important element having impact on development of projects but without people that create these projects with passion, engagement and persistence, these projects wouldn’t exist. Therefore, I’m very happy that we can again support those exceptional, strong and involved organizations in their further work and performance of their mission,” Polish-American Freedom Foundation Program Officer Mirosław Czyżewski said at the Sector 3.0 Fund Finals ceremony.
The Foundation of Women’s History Museum – Women’s History Data Bank
Absence of women and their merits in collective memory of Poles, which is a barrier on the road to offering equal opportunities to women and girls, as well as difficulties in access to information about these merits even by teachers are the issue which the Foundation of Women’s History Museum decided to solve. They believe that free of charge, easy access but at the same time reliable, diversified and created by community knowledge needs new technologies, while user friendly solutions available in the Internet can extremely increase the range and potential reach.
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The Euforis Association of Artists – I Have Got Voice
The Association’s mission is to improve the possibility of quick selection of the place tossing where a person can meet its dreams. The Association wants to promote professional, empathic, adjusted to students’ values and aims vocal education. New technologies allow to present each person interested in development of their vocal skills with the offer adjusted to their needs – contact data to teachers or choirs as well as audio and video teaching aids. Thanks to that the process of choosing the right place to sing will be quick and easy. According to the authors of the initiative, singing helps to reduce negative emotions, lowers the anxiety level and relaxes, increases the energy, and thus has a positive impact on human psyche and physiology.
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Intensive workshops under incubation
The incubation process was run by Sector 3.0 coordinators Karolina Walecka, Pawła Nowak, Agata Nowak, Katarzyna Drożdżal and Katarzyna Słowik. The participants were educated and supported by the best experts in the area of the participant’s path designing, consumer surveys, financing, communication and sale, intellectual property, project management, software creation and public speaking: Bartosz Narzelski of WTEM!, Patrycja Walencik of Zendesk Sell, Adrian Migoń of Youth Business Poland, Paulina Wójtowicz of Social Movers Hub, Adam Liwiński, Piotr Łęgowski of Ringier Axel Springer Polska, Aleksandra Maciejewicz of LAWMORE, Robert Skowron of Landingi, Marcin Trzeszczyński of Studio Head, Bartłomiej Michalski of Knips, Grzegorz Miecznikowski, Iza Słomska and Michał Kacprowicz of Rock The Code.
The Fund again was held in online form
“Almost 50 teams applied to this-year’s Fund. Ten of them were accepted to the Fund’s incubation and worked on the prototype technologies solving social nature challenges based on solid business basis,” Sector 3.0 program director Dr. Dawid Szarański emphasizes.
The whole process engaged a total of 37 workshop participants, 40 experts, and 20 UX designers – volunteers supporting the process of project designing by the teams. There were a total of 53 workshops hours and over 1,400 hours of consulting.
The Fund – next steps
Thanks to the grants received and further support and consulting by the Fund’s experts , for the next months the winning teams will continue their work on prototypes, getting them ready to be introduced in the market. Soon you will also see the extensive conversations with the Winners on Sector 3.0 Blog, where they will present more details of their solutions and plans for development.
The Sector 3.0 Fund is a part of the “Sector 3.0” program of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and managed by the Information Society Development Foundation.
The Fund’s Patrons in 2022/2023 round
Substantive Patron: WUD Silesia
Media Patrons: ngo.pl, The Re:view, Startup VoicePartnerzy: Landingi, LAWMORE, Rock The Code, Social Movers Hub, Tech To The Rescue, Fundacja Venture Cafe Warsaw, Youth Business Poland