awamo releases company & product intro video
We recently released awamo’s company & product intro video which explains the current situation in the microfinance sector and introduces awamo’s solution.
Sonja Rossteuscher joins awamo’s advisory board
We are glad to announce that Sonja Rossteuscher has agreed to join our advisory board to support us with regards to financial and business process management. Sonja is currently Managing Director of Triple S Advisory & Consulting, focused on providing expertise in the areas of finance, process implementation and improvement, and governance.
awamo CEO is one of “30 under 30” in Forbes Magazine
Short news: awamo co-founder and CEO Benedikt Kramer has been announced one of Europe’s “30 under 30” social entrepreneurs in Forbes Magazine!
awamo receives “Land of Ideas” award
Yesterday we received our “Germany – Land of Ideas” award from Uli Quaas (Land of Ideas) and Robert Kelm (Deutsche Bank AG). We already had been awarded back in June, but yesterday the official part happened. The award “ceremony” was embedded into our first advisory board and partner meeting, where some of our supporters and investors spoke about their motivation and experience of engaging with awamo. Therefore, our thanks go to our advisory board members, partners and investors – your ongoing support made this possible! Special thanks go to Dietrich Voigtländer (Berlin Digital Group), Peter Villa (SCHUFA) and Sébastien Martin (PROXIDEA).
awamo wins European Youth Award 2015
awamo has been elected as a winner of the European Youth Award 2015!
The European Youth Award (EYA) is a pan-European contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs and start-ups to produce digital projects with impact on society. It demonstrates their potential to create innovative solutions with Internet and Mobile technology addressing the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020. The EYA is under patronage of the Council of Europe, UNESCO and UNIDO, the UN’s Industrial Development Organization.
Peter Villa joins awamo’s advisory board
We welcome Peter Villa to our advisory board. Currently, Peter is member of the executive board of SCHUFA, Germany’s leading credit bureau. Having a track record in credit bureau and digital information business at Bisnode/Dun & Bradstreet he will support us as a Credit Bureau Advisor in our efforts to improve microfinance loan availability for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.
awamo is named Landmark in the Land of Ideas
awamo and its microfinance management solution are named “Landmark in the Land of ideas” 2015. The competition’s motto for this year is “Urban Space. Rural Space. Cyberspace!”. With this prize, the initiative Germany – Land of Ideas and Deutsche Bank award ideas and projects which successfully contribute to driving digital change. With its microfinance management solution awamo delivers a significant contribution for a connected world by improving access to microcredit and lowering interest rates for it in emerging markets.
awamo selected to participate in GSBI’s online program
We are happy to announce that awamo is among the 18 organizations in the Global Social Benefit Institute’s (GSBI®) sixth online cohort. Every week for 6 months, awamo’s executive team will work with two Silicon Valley executive mentors to strengthen its business model and growth strategy and improve operational planning, metrics, and financials.