Teqfolio wins year-long Dean's Challenge Grant at the Columbia Startup Festival
Teqfolio won Columbia SIPA’s year-long social enterprise competition, taking home $33,000 in seed funding for the venture.
The competition consisted of three rounds of pitches over the course of the school year. The team received mentorship and advice from attorneys, investors, policy specialists and other entrepreneurs.
Brookings blog highlights Gofolio
A recent blog post on Brooking’s blog highlighted Teqfolio’s work at the intersection of education and innovation for urban refugees.
The article, by Allison Anderson and Jessica Brandt, stresses the need for innovative technology “…in tracking non-formal education credentials that will help refugees access higher education and livelihoods. The lack of standardized certification for non-formal education across countries is a participatory barrier for refugees as they attempt to access higher education and jobs.”
Teqfolio wins 1st place at the Global Public Policy Network competition
Teqfolio took home the first place prize in the Global Public Policy Network’s competition. The 2018 theme was: “Innovative Solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
The GPPN is comprised of the seven top policy schools in the world: Columbia University School of International Affairs (New York), the Sciences Po School of Public Policy (Paris), the LSE Institute of Public Affairs (London), the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin), the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore), and the Fundação Getúlio Vargas School of Business Administration (São Paulo).
Gofolio recognized by Pacific Union College
Pacific Union College, the alma mater of co-founder Shanna Crumley and the employer of advisor Cristian Pancorbo, recently featured Gofolio’s achievements and refugee work on its website.