Venture Fest North East

— Social Innovation Award 2021

The North East Innovation Awards’ shortlist was made up of businesses taking part in the programme’s Innovation Showcase with winners announced in five key regional sectors. Global Teacher won the Social Innovation of the Year with the category partner: Karbon Homes.

Christine Paxton, assistant director business development and Communications at Karbon Homes, said: “Global Teacher has developed a truly unique platform and product in the POD projector. The project has a strong social purpose and the potential to transform the lives of many millions of marginalised people world-wide by delivering vital and impactful education resources without the need for complex infrastructure.”

Smart Learning Category

— European Youth Award Shortlist

The European Youth Award is EYA’s flagship initiative. It is a European-wide contest to motivate young people, social entrepreneurs, and start-ups to produce digital projects having an impact on society. It demonstrates their potential to create innovative solutions with Internet and Mobile technology addressing the goals defined by the Council of Europe and Europe 2020 as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Voluntary Community Action Sunderland

— Wearmouth Colliery Development Trust

Through the vision of WCDT members the legacy will enable funds to be reinvested and continue the excellent work that the trust cared about, additionally, providing opportunities for organisations to engage and actively contribute in their communities locally.

North East Business Innovation Centre (NE BIC)

— Innovation Programme

The Innovation Programme is designed to help SME’s realise their potential for innovation by providing 40% funding of a project up to £40,000. Not forgetting the independent advice and guidance, access to industry experts and suppliers and links to other support agencies.

PNE Enterprise

— Sustainable Start-up Award

After winning the IDEAS Prize in 2018, one of the prizes was to receive 12 months mentorship from PNE Enterprise who suggested to apply for their Sustainable Start-up Award. The award is for organisations who adhere to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. We are aiming to achieve SDG4 #QualityEducation.

Enterprise Place

— Office Space, Funding & Business Support

After incorporating My Cloud Coach as a Community Interest Company on 19/02/19, the decision was made to pitch at the Enterprise Place, a start-up hot desking space, where members have access to funding and business support. After successfully pitching, we are now based in the Enterprise Place on the Sunderland University, City Campus.

If We Can You Can Challenge 2018

— IDEAS Prize Winner

Acting as the initial catalyst to the formation of My Cloud Coach CIC, the IDEAS Prize is a north-east UK business competition ran by the If We Can You Can Challenge and the team at FIRST Network. Our concept won the IDEAS Prize category in November 2018, which is for start-up concepts that are yet to be incorporated.