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Q&As with judges: Derek Maltz

By |2019-03-08T20:39:42+00:00March 8th, 2019|Blog, C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

Q&A with Derek Maltz, Executive Director at Pen Link Derek Maltz is the former Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Questions: What are the most striking technological developments in the law enforcement sector that you have witnessed during your career? During my career as [...]

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2018 Shield in the Cloud Winners– Case Study Series

By |2019-02-27T17:29:42+00:00February 27th, 2019|C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

Ushahidi – building technology to help marginalised people raise their voice and get the help they need Ushahidi – “testimony” or “witness” in Swahili – was founded in Kenya in 2008, in response to the violence that broke out following the election. Millions of Kenyans had no way of knowing what was happening where, or [...]

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Q&A with Kurt Scherer – Chief of Staff, C5 Capital

By |2019-02-21T16:05:01+00:00February 21st, 2019|Blog, C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

Kurt Scherer joined C5 Capital in September as part of the firm’s leadership focused on all operational aspects of the C5 family.  Previously, Kurt served as the Director of Booz Allen’s DC Innovation Centre and its national innovation hub network where he led Booz Allen teams, alliance partners, entrepreneurs, and other members of a broad innovation [...]

C5 Founder’s Blog Post on Why Launch a Global Anti-corruption Innovation Challenge

By |2019-02-19T22:24:05+00:00February 19th, 2019|Blog, C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

As part of my earlier career I, Andre Pienaar, worked with intrepid African leaders like Mandela, Mbeki, Kuofor and Kibaki who were determined to combat corruption for the health of their countries’ democracies. In South Africa the capacity building work I coordinated early on in South Africa’s new democracy from 1996-1999 led to the formation [...]

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ProZorro.Sale – eradicating corruption in Ukraine’s public asset sales and leases

By |2019-02-08T21:01:43+00:00February 8th, 2019|PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

2018 Shield in the Cloud Winners – case study series ProZorro.Sale - eradicating corruption in Ukraine’s public asset sales and leases ProZorro.Sale is a Ukrainian e-auction system designed to eradicate corruption in public asset sales and leases in Ukraine. In 2018 it was awarded the Shield in the Cloud Award for the World’s Best Anti-Corruption [...]

PeaceTech Accelerator Startups Secure Partnerships

By |2019-01-07T14:59:48+00:00December 11th, 2018|PeaceTech Accelerator Program|

Four African startups from PeaceTech Accelerator cohort five have secured multiple partnerships since graduating from the C5 Accelerate program. PeaceTech Accelerator Program Director Mike Ravenscroft cites startup Coven Works saying, "I can think of no better example of peacetech than the work they're doing to empower young people to seize the opportunities of the new economy." Coven [...]

Fori Mazdoori Tackles Poverty in Pakistan

By |2019-01-07T14:45:24+00:00November 21st, 2018|PeaceTech Accelerator Program|

Fori Mazdoori connects skill with demand without requiring both parties to have internet access. By bringing offline workers to the World Wide Web, this platform will allow blue-collar workers to connect with employers. Fori Mazdoori, led by CEO Musstanser Tinauli, is a graduate of PeaceTech Accelerator’s fifth cohort program in fall 2018. Read the full [...]

Habits to Live By – Growing your Network

By |2018-11-25T21:22:37+00:00November 20th, 2018|Blog|

Starting up – tips and tricks for beginning your own company Habits to Live By – Growing your Network Eva-Maria Dimitriadis, Chief Operating Officer, C5 Accelerate Building a company is an exciting time, especially as you gather the people that will help you make your idea a reality. As well as employees and internal staff, [...]