Savvy, a global program that trains, supports, and funds aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs from around the world, has been today recognized by and awarded the HundrED Global Collection Award for Leading Education Innovation. Out of 3,488 entries, Savvy has been selected and awarded as one of the 100 most impactful and scalable innovations in education. 

According to Savvy’s announcement on social media, “We’re humbled to be recognized as one of the 100 inspiring innovations that are changing the face of education in a post-COVID world.” The award ceremony is taking place between the 26th and 28th of October at the HundrED Innovation Summit in Helsinki, Finland, where Savvy and other winning organizations will be celebrated. The HundrED Innovation Summit will be organized partly with the United Nations University UNU-WIDER and the City of Helsinki. 

Backed by the Roddenberry Foundation, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the International Telecommunication Union, and Because International, Savvy was founded to help at least 100,000 unemployed professionals around the world transition into entrepreneurship by equipping them with the knowledge, resources, and support network to build sustainable, innovative, and profitable businesses, as a way to reduce global unemployment that has been broadened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Savvy program is available in 111 languages, including English, French, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, and Bengali. So far, out of over 96,000 applications, Savvy has selected, trained, supported, and funded over 8,000 individuals in 158 countries, who have gone on to build over 3,000 businesses across diverse sectors in different regions.

HundrED is a not-for-profit organization, which seeks and shares inspiring innovations in education. HundrED’s mission is to give hardworking educators who are driving innovative, impactful, and scalable approaches in education, the recognition, and visibility they deserve.