About the WSA

The WSA is a UN based initiative. It is a highly competitive, global award system selecting and promoting digital innovations that improve society.

TechForGood is the national representative of the WSA in Israel. 

Each year, all 180 UN member countries nominate digital innovation startups to advance to the next international rounds. 

Combining an ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society, WSA is an international platform for cutting edge examples of how ICTs can impact society in a positive way.

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WSA 2020
Applications Closed


Digital Solutions for the UN SDGs 

Deadline September 9th 2020


Israel's National Nominating Committee

Vanessa Bartram
Vanessa Bartram

Managing Partner, Zora Ventures

Gal Hayut
Gal Hayut

Co-Founder Bridges Israel

Nicky Newfield
Nicky Newfield

Founding Partner, Arc Impact

Dalia Black
Dalia Black

Founder, Weave Impact

Raphael Nejman
Raphael Nejman

COO, Terra Venture Partners

Shahar Botzer
Shahar Botzer

Managing Partner, 2B-Community

Carmel Sandler
Carmel Sandler

Head of Operations, TechForGood

Omri Boral
Omri Boral

CEO & Co/Founder, TechForGood

Nir Shimony
Nir Shimony

CEO & Co/ Founder, TechForGood

Brian Steinberg
Brian Steinberg

ZORA Ventures

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How does it work

To participate you need to be nominated by a WSA National Expert as the best national digital application in one of the 8 categories. 


The nominations to WSA are possible through national contests and national expert panel selection. Each country can only nominate one project/solution per category.


TechForGood is the proud representative of WSA in Israel and have built the strong expert national nominating committee you see above.

Of the dozens of Israeli startups applying, we select 1 in each category to nominate to the international contest. 

Learning & Education
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Culture & Tourism
Government & Citizen Engagement
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Business & Commerce
Health & Wellbeing
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Inclusion & Empowerment
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Environment & Green Energy
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Smart Settlements & Urbanizations

What Are We Looking For

Digital applications with a strong impact on society

Any funding stage

Launched or market ready products. No prototypes.

Fits into one of the eight categories

Products completed after Jan 1st 2018 or significant improvements in past two years

Relevance to global markets


TechForGood is an international organization that facilitates  the use of innovative technologies to scale and expand positive impact. Since its formation in 2015, TechForGood has led cross-sector alliances around the SDGs with partners committed to the business opportunities in addressing social problems. TechForGood’s methodology includes partnering with leading multinational corporations, governments and NGOs to address the SDGs through technological innovation. TechForGood maps and incubates the most promising start-ups, selecting to support those who use innovative technology to solve social and environmental issues alongside the potential for high financial revenue. TechForGood’s incubation programs have led 35 start-ups to raise more than $100 million with valuations of over $400 million, all while using TechForGood’s methodology to integrate, scale and measure their impact. 

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