Funding Technology through Competitions and Challenges

Panel session at RightsCon with Jim Fruchterman, Founder and CEO, Benetech (Moderator); Michael Kleinman, Director of Investments, Humanity United; Michael Carbone, Manager of Tech Policy and Programs, Access; Karen Naimer, Director of Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Physicians for Human Rights; Kevin Starr, Managing Director of Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program, Mulago Foundation

The session will look at the use of challenges to identify new technologies for use by human rights organizations and journalists. We will examine both the strengths and weaknesses of using challenges, including issues around identifying relevant needs, and how best to develop and scale winning ideas.