And the winner is...
ServiceNow announced the grand prize winner of the Digital Workforce Challenge, and it’s ChargerHelp!, a startup that aims to utilize technology to drive workforce realignment and development in the new green economy. The winning idea was presented by CEO Kameale C. Terry.
Based in Los Angeles, ChargerHelp! partners with local workforce development agencies to activate trained technicians who can easily validate, troubleshoot, or escalate software and communication issues involving a networked EV charge station.
“We are thrilled to congratulate ChargerHelp! on winning this Solve challenge,” said Kathy Mulvaney, head of global impact at ServiceNow. “We look forward to helping them advance their solution and scale their impact in creating sustainable employment in the new green economy.”
Our nine finalists are:
AnnieCannons Software Training Program for Survivors (Employee Choice Award Winner)
Presented by: Jessica Hubley
Tagline: Where economic opportunity provides survivors the opportunities necessary to sustain a lifetime free from exploitation and abuse.
By training abuse survivors in high-demand software programming skills, then finding and managing contract-based work for them, AnnieCannons leverages the $1.5 trillion software services market to help survivors achieve economic independence. AnnieCannons is a new kind of software development company that gives corporate clients the opportunity to make a positive social impact while reaping the benefit of high-quality, affordable software created by well-paid developers.
Presented by: Ulrich Scharf
Tagline: Skilllab is a personal career assistant that helps job seekers uncover professional career pathways.
With Skilllab’s app, job seekers can identify and document their skills quickly and explore professional career pathways in any given labor market. Through the granularity of the skill assessment (13,485 unique skills) it is possible to capture a job seeker’s experience in detail, match their skills to every occupation and show missing skills that would increase employability. The app links those skills to online education offerings from third parties.
Forte: Tradable Income-Based Solutions (TIBS)
Presented by: Dr. Nat Ware
Tagline: The way to finance reskilling at no cost to individuals or governments, and without needing any philanthropy.
Forte utilizes a new financial product they invented called Tradable Income-Based Securities (TIBS). The product is based on the insight that the cost of training is often far less than the increase in government income tax revenue created by that training. In essence, Forte enables individuals to pay for training with their own future taxes.