Andrew is the President of Because International. Andrew was involved in inventing and developing The Shoe That Grows. He and loves connecting with other entrepreneurs who are tackling problems of all types.

The 2021 Social Innovation Competition

Apply for a chance to win seed money and a spot in Because International's Pursuit Incubator accelerator program!

Organizers

Impaction's mission is to connect people to jobs in the social impact space and provides “easy” ways people can give back to their local communities.

Because International manufactures and distributes simple and innovative products and works with entrepreneurs to leverage innovation to fight poverty.

2021  Semi-Finalists

ACHILLE KABORE- ACHILLE KABORE 

LEKA- XIME GO

MADIBA & NATURE - ISMAEL ESSOME

AQUA TYRES- PATRICIA RHODA

BAOBABY- KOFFI NOMEDJI 

NALENA PADS- JOSHUA MACHINGA

COCOYUM- ISAAC ZAMA

NOVFEED- DIANA OREMBRE

COLOURFUL GIGGLES NUTRITION- ADEPEJU JAIYEOBA

MENSTRUAL HEALTH & HYGIENE MOVEMENT -  TALJAARD UAPUTAUKA

ECOLOO GROUP- IMAD AGI 

RAWHAUS- RENDY ADITYA WACHID

EDUCASE- NEHA AHMED

ELECTRIC SKY- ELLIOT ROTH

SAFE-SHOWER- LIDOR ZABARI 

SALUBATA- FELA AKINSE

ETHIQUE- CHERRYL AGUILAR

FIGHN- BONIFACE AGUGO

SHOE BAG- JAEE JADHAV GARAD

GEOPIKA- ICHOR JOSHUA

SIRONA- SNEHA HARSH 

SOMMA'S YUMMIS- MMACHUKWU OMONDOE 

KOPONG- GADIS PRAMESWARI AZAHRA

Judges

CEO

Because International

Andrew Kroes

CEO

Because International

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Miguel Nuñez

Portfolio Manager

HP

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Kelsey Otero

Associate Director

Social Innovation at Marquette University

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Marissa Bradsher

Crop Specialist

Bayer

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Emily Allen

Director of Programs

Because International

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Craig Pulley

HR Manager

Intermountain Gas Company

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Kathryn Seebold

Executive Director

Family Advocates

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Heather Moran 
Luther

Recording Supervisor

Ada County

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Rachel Haukkala

Associate Planner

COMPASS

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Teresa Broadus

Global Engagement Program Manager

HP

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Start Date

Round 1 Closes

November 15

December 20

Semi Finalists Announced

January 24

Round 2 Submissions Due

February 7

Finalists Announced

February 22

Finalist Presentations

March 1

Winner announced

March 1