Five seed funding awards, with a total value of $210,000 USD and €25,000, were available through a competition held during the event.

For full details of the awards and finalists, click here. This space will be updated with the winners, when they are announced. 


Malala Fund Award

(50,000 USD)

ReBootKamp (RBK)  

ITWORX and Mercy Corps

Ideate.Orchestrate.Integrate. (IoI) and Etude


All Children Reading (Award 2) 

50,000 USD

Little Thinking Minds

Asafeer Education Technologies and Mercy Corps




Worldreader Award

50,000 USD

We Love Reading and Creative Society

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Integrated Solutions


Zain Award

10,000 USD

All applicants to the Zain award were accepted into Zain’s incubator.