Success stories

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2014 Laureate for Latin America

FazINOVA
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2013 Laureate for Sub-Saharan Africa

Wecyclers
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2013 Laureate for Asia-Pacific

Banka BioLoo
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2012 Laureate for Latin America

Kirah Design
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2012 Finalist for North America

LuminAID
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2011 Laureate for Europe

Elvis & Kresse

Business Updates

06Dec
Business Updates
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Ciara Donlon’s big take away from her participation in the Cartier Awards was a global perspective.

20Nov
Business Updates
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2017 laureate from India Trupti Jain credits the Cartier Awards jury's feedback for helping her build her vision for her company. 

13Nov
Business Updates
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In the past year, Sara-Kristina Hannig Nour’s farm-fresh organic vegetable business has focused on organising its day-to-day operations. For a business that is literally growing organically, Sara finds the input the Awards gave her vital.

24Oct
Business Updates
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Since winning the award, Salma Abdulai’s business has started to ship internationally, a first for this producer of fonio, an indigenous cereal that used to be little known outside the Ghana region.

21Dec
Business Updates
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Melissa Menke participated in the 2013 edition of the Cartier Awards as a finalist for Sub-Saharan Africa. Her company Access Afya offers affordable access to professional healthcare clinics for people living in Kenyan slums.

Melissa Menke, the founder & CEO of Access Afya, readily admit that her company has gone a long way since participating in the Cartier Awards in 2013. Whereas the company was in pilot phase with only one working clinic when she first applied, it has since expanded to three clinics and will be opening two more clinics next year thanks in part to the funds raised during pre-seed and seed financing this year.