Startup of the Year 4th Place Prize
Collective Liberty competed as a finalist for the Startup of the Year competition – an official event of SXSW Pitch 2020. And, we won the fourth place prize! The competition is supported by Established which sends daily deal flows on investment-worthy startup and tech projects. Read their Daily Deal Flow featuring Collective Liberty!
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FINALIST AT ELITE SXSWPITCH 2020 COMPETITION!
Collective Liberty joins the elite top 5% of global startups, competing as a finalist at SXSW Pitch 2020, a global competition as part of the South by Southwest Annual Conference and Festival. Over 900 startups from across the world applied to be part of SXSW pitch this year. Fifty finalists (the top 5% of applicants) were selected to compete across 10 categories – Collective Liberty is in the “Social and Culture” category. Read more about Collective Liberty in the SXSW spotlight feature over at AustinStartups.com.
Edit: SXSW 2020 was canceled as a result of COVID and plans for the 2020 competition have yet to be announced. Read our feature in Washington Post Magazine and stay tuned for new dates and announcements for the competition!
Innovate4Good Competition Winner
Collective Liberty is the 2019 winner of the Innovate4Good challenge for our data and high-tech driven solutions to stop human trafficking. The Innovate for Good Challenge, supported by Independent Sector, lead sponsor Accenture, and exclusive media partner The Chronicle of Philanthropy recognizes organizations catalyzing social change using new I.T. such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, or extended reality.
The Innovate for Good Challenge, supported by Independent Sector, lead sponsor Accenture, and exclusive media partner The Chronicle of Philanthropy recognizes organizations catalyzing social change using new I.T. such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, or extended reality.
MassChallenge Diamond Award
Collective Liberty won the MassChallenge 2019 accelerator and pitch competition. (AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 18, 2019) – MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, last night awarded $500,000 in equity-free cash prizes to five startups: Collective Liberty, Mens Gold Boxx, Olifant Medical, teleCalm, and Traxyl. The announcement – made during the MassChallenge Texas in Austin Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Austin – caps the second Austin-based program and third MassChallenge Texas accelerator since MassChallenge’s Texas launch in 2017.
Cyber Crime Investigations Contributor of the Year
On August 27, 2019 she was honored with this award in the plenary session that opened the main conference sections, highlighting her strategic and data-driven contribution to law enforcement and financial crime investigators’ approach toward combating human trafficking. This work has involved the curation of human-trafficking specific data and actionable intelligence support for law enforcement partners. Alongside this data contribution, she has provided consulting support that assisted with the apprehension of over 1,000 traffickers.
NGEN Leadership Award Finalist (Independent Sector)
Following a nomination process that began in May, and a rigorous review of more than 100 nominations from emerging changemakers by Independent Sector staff and our Selection Advisory Group, CEO Rochelle Keyhan was selected as one of six finalists for the 2019 NGen Leadership Award! The winner will be announced at the annual Upswell Conference in Chicago this November 2019. For now – you can vote (daily!) for Rochelle at this link.
MassChallenge Startup Accelerator Finalist
Collective Liberty was selected as a finalist to participate in the MassChallenge Texas in Austin 2019 accelerator program. Collective Liberty was one of over 650 other startups to apply for the accelerator located in Austin, Texas. MassChallenge Austin accelerator Cohort members will receive access to MassChallenge’s global network, world-class mentoring from industry experts, tailored programming, free co-working space, and unrivalled access to corporate partners.
Progressive Women’s Voices Fellow
Collective Liberty CEO Rochelle Keyhan was selected as a 2019 Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices fellow. Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and leadership training program in the country for women. Representing a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, sexual orientation, ability, and generation, participants receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokeswomen in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill headlines. Graduates join a network of alumnae who support each other in their media goals.
Stop Slavery Hero Award – Thomson Reuters Foundation
CEO Rochelle Keyhan is honored as the Thomson Reuters 2018 Global Stop Slavery Hero for her groundbreaking work connecting and convening anti-trafficking stakeholders to shift systems and push them to adopt best practices at scale. Six field partners in different law enforcement jurisdictions including major cities in CA and NY, as well as multiple non-profit partners, sent in heartfelt letters nominating Rochelle for the award. Watch her win the award here.