Winner of Nominet Trust 100 for 2014

  • Annual Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) list of inspiring digital social innovations highlights impact of global ‘tech for good’ market
  • Technology’s transformative power is driving social change around the world
  • Braigo Labs Inc. founded by 13 year old Shubham Banerjee is on a mission to bring “Humanely Optimized” technologies that are innovative, affordable simple and catering to solving life’s problem.

London, UK, 4 December 2014: Today, Nominet Trust proudly announced that Braigo Labs Inc.has been named among the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) – a global list of 100 inspiring ventures from around the world. Projects featured on the list are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems from education and human rights abuses to climate change and health.Following a global call for nominations earlier this year Braigo Labs Inc., founded by 13 year old Shubham Banerjee is on a mission to bring “Humanely Optimized” technologies that are innovative, affordable simple and catering to solving life’s problem, has been selected by an independent steering committee in recognition of its effort to bring affordable braille printing/embossing technology that will bring relief to millions of blind people all over the world .Commenting on their inclusion in the NT100, Shubham Banerjee, Founder, Braigo Labs Inc., added: “It feels good that our effort to bring refreshing new and affordable ideas that can help many blind people all over the world is being recognized. We are aiming to work even harder, since we know that with such recognitions comes even more responsibility. We have started on a path of Innovating for Good and with every boost, like being included in the NT100, we will be near our goal.”

This year, Braigo Labs Inc. is rubbing shoulders with organizations from established tech markets in the US and Europe, such as Freecycle, Random Hacks of Kindness and Google’s self-driving car, alongside initiatives from emerging economies, including eCompliance, a revolutionary use of fingertip-readers to record tuberculosis treatment in India; philanthropic food-photo sharing app Feedie from South Africa and HarassMap, an anonymous crowd-mapping platform for sexual harassment in Egypt. Annika Small, CEO of Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, said: “There is a striking progression in the quality and maturity of this year’s NT100, indicative of a wider evolution in the ‘tech for social good’ sector as a whole.

“More people than ever before are using technology to solve problems that matter to them in bold new ways. This year’s NT100 list is populated by extraordinary people with inspirational stories to tell and it shows us that imagination, social conscience and technology make a potent mix to affect change.”The final list was compiled by an illustrious steering group chaired by Annika Small and including General Partner of Google Ventures, Tom Hulme; angel investor and entrepreneur, Sherry Coutu; Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund, Dawn Austwick; CEO of Big Society Capital, Nick O’Donohue; Director of Wayra Europe, Simon Devonshire; innovation expert, Charles Leadbeater; internet entrepreneur, Dickie Armour; Senior Fellow at the Stanford University Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, Lucy Bernholz; and Deputy Editor of The FT Weekend Magazine, Alice Fishburn.

Company PR contact: Malini Banerjee, Phone: +1 408 850 0614, Email: press@braigolabs.com

About Braigo Labs

Founded by middle school student Shubham Banerjee, Braigo Labs Inc. is committed to creating, researching, designing and developing new technology innovations and services. The mission of the company is to bring “Humanely Optimized” technologies that are innovative, affordable and cater to solving life’s problems. Visit www.braigolabs.com, Facebook:/braigoprinter, or follow @braigolabs on Twitter.

About Nominet Trust

Nominet Trust is UK’s only dedicated Tech for Good funder. The Trust is committed to realising the potential of digital technology to address complex social challenges. A UK registered charity, Nominet Trust brings together, invests in and supports people committed to using digital technology in imaginative ways to create social and economic value. Nominet Trust has invested more than £20 million in hundreds of UK-based ventures since its inception, providing business support as well as financial investment, connecting ventures to prospective partners who can help increase their reach and impact. Nominet Trust was founded in 2008 by Nominet, the not-for-profit organisation responsible for the smooth and secure running of the .uk internet infrastructure. Nominet has a strong public purpose and the Trust is one example of its commitment to creating a safer, accessible and diverse internet. For more information, visit www.nominettrust.org.uk