This is a copy of the original press release approved by the World Economic Forum in June 2023.
- The World Economic Forum announces its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers, companies that are tackling global issues and driving impact.
- Goodwall, the skills-based social network for youth actively addressing the global skills gap, is among the winners.
- This year’s cohort includes representation from 31 economies on six continents.
Goodwall, a skills-based social network connecting young talent to learning and earning opportunities, today announced its selection as a World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneer for 2023. This recognition solidifies Goodwall’s position as a pioneering force in the digital space, driving innovation and social impact.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early-stage companies that are at the forefront of new technologies and innovation and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
Goodwall currently supports over 2 million talented youths across 150+ countries as they navigate their learning and earning journeys. The platform enables them to showcase their talents on a digital profile, strengthen their skills through gamified social challenges, and access skills-based opportunities.
“We’re excited to welcome Goodwall to our 2023 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said Verena Kuhn, Head of Innovator Communities at the World Economic Forum. “Goodwall and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of innovation and disruption needed to help us solve the world’s most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the Forum’s content work that brings together public and private sectors to tackle these global issues.”
Being named a WEF Technology Pioneer catalyzes Goodwall’s continued growth and impact. With a goal to bridge the skills gap and address youth unemployment, this recognition validates Goodwall’s ongoing commitment to empowering the next generation, fueling its determination to drive positive change on a global scale.
“This recognition underlines our commitment to leveraging technology to level the playing field for youth worldwide. We are dedicated to breaking down barriers, creating opportunities, and empowering youth to unlock their full potential,” said Taha Bawa, Co-Founder and CEO of Goodwall.
As a Technology Pioneer, Goodwall will be invited to engage with the World Economic Forum, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. Technology Pioneers will also be invited to join Forum events and discussions throughout the year, bringing together leading stakeholders from the public and private sectors.
As Goodwall continues its journey of growth and innovation, being selected as a WEF Technology Pioneer reinforces its unwavering mission to transform the lives of young people worldwide and pave the way for a brighter future through the power of technology.
With the support of the World Economic Forum and its growing ecosystem of partners, Goodwall is poised to amplify its impact and transform how young people learn, connect, and drive impact, contributing to a more inclusive and prosperous world.
Goodwall is a skills-based social platform for young talent to learn and earn. With more than 2 million members in 150+ countries, Goodwall supports the next generation in developing and
demonstrating their skills and connects them to opportunities and better livelihoods. Goodwall is
headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with a global team across 5 continents. To find out
more, visit www.goodwall.io.
About World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).
About the Technology Pioneers
Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development, and deployment of new technologies and innovations and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. The World Economic Forum provides the community with a platform to engage with public and private sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.
The Technology Pioneers community is part of the Innovator Communities within the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Innovator Communities convene the world’s leading global startups across different growth stages from early-stage Technology Pioneers to growth-stage Global Innovators and unicorn companies valued at more than $1 billion.