• Overleaf selected as a finalist in the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards 2019!

    Posted by Natalie on March 8, 2019

    Screenshot 2019-01-29 Finalists — Impact Awards 2019

    The 3rd Annual DigitalAgenda Impact Awards took place in London on the 7th March 2019, and once again highlighted the latest champions of #TechForGood across the UK.

    The Digital Agenda Impact Awards celebrate digital innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us. They are open to any business, government department or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social or environmental benefit. The awards are grouped into three themes (People, Society and Business) across 12 categories, including Health, Diversity, Investment and Education.

    Overleaf is delighted to be one of three finalists from across the UK selected in the Education category, and one of 36 finalists out of 300 nominees overall who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors.

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    The 300 nominees went through two rounds of judging: first, a judging panel of industry experts shortlisted the entrants to three finalists in each category. Then, the Jury decided on the ultimate winners.

    Russell Haworth CEO of headline sponsor Nominet said:

    At Nominet, we want a world that is more connected, inclusive and secure – our three streams of focus – and believe that technology has a fundamental and positive part to play to achieve those goals. We’d like to congratulate all of the organisations shortlisted for their many achievements.

    We were also very happy to see Overleaf mentor and friend Paul Miller of Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV) on stage to talk about their #techforgood investments and initiatives over the past year. Overleaf (then WriteLaTeX) was part of the BGV summer cohort in 2013!

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    The sold-out event was hosted by BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, and other speakers included: Digital Minister,Margot James MP; CEO of the National Lottery Community Fund, Dawn Austwick; and the BBC’s Head of Children’s Safety, Catherine McAllister.

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    Read more and see the full list of winners and finalists here: https://www.impact-awards.co.uk/finalists

    Photos courtesy of DigitalAgenda.

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