On Friday 24 May 2019 the winner of the Justice Challenge was announced! Emma Morgan (LLM) and dr. Nienke Doornbos won with their startup Clarity Now, and received 2,500 euros of funding. This was announced during the very first pitch event at the Amsterdam Law Hub. During this event eight teams presented their startup idea to a jury, who in return asked critical questions to the teams.
Since the opening of the Amsterdam Law Hub at UvA, Roeterseiland on 26 February 2019, people could submit a startup idea with a societal theme, to participate with the Justice Challenge. The contestants had since then received a bootcamp, guidance and a pitch training. This all built up to the finale on 24 May, in which a winner was announced.
The winner Clarity Now wants to build a tool for asylum seekers for their very first interview at the immigration office, for which they have more rights than they are aware of at this moment. The team members Emma Morgan (LLM Public International Law) and scholar dr. Nienke Doornbos won the amount of 2,500 euros via the IXA Valorisation Fund. This fund also supports the Amsterdam Law Hub incubator. Two other teams will also receive the funding, mentoring and guidance here at the Amsterdam Law Hub.
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