Around the globe, lending circles have provided essential credit when banks weren’t an option. Fonta created Sou Sou to modernize this centuries-old process for people who have been excluded from traditional lending services.
Parent engagement can help close the education gap. Heejae and the team at TalkingPoints want to empower teachers and families to work together through their multilingual parent-teacher engagement platform.
As a former teacher, Michelle knew technology could be pivotal to the classroom experience. Literator combines user experience design and literacy expertise to meet the diverse needs of teachers and students learning to read.
Most students wait until the end of high school to apply for the scholarships that will allow them to attend college. Preston started RaiseMe so that students could earn micro-scholarships throughout high school.
Congratulations to Michelle Ching and Literator, the winners of the Samsung NEXT Innovation Challenge!
Samsung NEXT + NationSwell
The Innovation Challenge is sponsored by Samsung NEXT, Samsung’s innovation group that works with entrepreneurs to build, grow, and scale great ideas. NationSwell has partnered with Samsung NEXT to find and elevate some of the most promising innovators working to close the opportunity gap in America.