Application Data

Some key insights about the Impact Shakers Awards applications

We are thrilled to be able to prove with data what we’ve been sensing for a while: founders of impact startups are more diverse.

  • Over 80% of the applicants had at least one ‘under-represented founder’ on their team.

  • Nearly 1 out of 2 (48%) applicants have at least one founder that identifies as a woman

  • 30% have a migration background.

  • 66% of the applicants have received some type of funding, predominantly through grants or business angels.



We’ll continue to research how we can implement insight,  collect more data, and measure impact. Stay tuned!