Awards 2017: Meet the Fellows of the Year

The Fellowship Prize, powered by GoDaddy, celebrates three outstanding Apps for Good students who’ve gone above and beyond the course to continue engaging with tech and entrepreneurship. We’re pleased to present the 2017 finalists for the Fellowship prize. All nominees will be receiving mentoring sessions from GoDaddy in areas of interest, including marketing, user research and entrepreneurship. 

Adam Lee, Mount Grace Academy

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Adam, aged 18 co-created the app Social Bank, which helps young people to band together via social media and saves money for the things they care about. The app entry won our People’s Choice category in 2013 and Adam worked with his team and a professional development agency to build and launch the app on the market. After a break to finish his GCSE’s, Adam was keen to develop his app further as a product and a service. With a keen interest in business and consulting, Adam has recently taken part in a work placement at PwC and completed his A-levels in business and computing with the aim of studying computing at university. Adam is Head Boy at Mount Grace Academy, an accomplishment which he attributes to Apps for Good. As a Fellow, Adam has volunteered and spoken at numerous events, co-presenting our Awards ceremony in 2016 and also running an Apps for Good workshop at Mindshare Huddle for Good earlier this year.

Holly Dyson, Hymers College

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Holly, aged 18 was the co-creator of Cryptoconnex, an app she designed with her team that helps people learn about cryptology and which won our learning category at the Apps for Good Awards in 2014. For the prize, Holly and her team worked with a professional app development agency and launched their app on the market. Since winning at our Awards, Holly has been an active volunteer although sometimes felt too shy to speak. Through the Fellows programme, Holly has seen her confidence grow and last year spoke on a Fellowship panel, which was her first public speaking exercise. This spring she also attended and spoke at our Diversity Hack Day event at Marsh’s offices in London and attended our regional event in Bolton as a guest speaker. Holly is currently finishing her A-Levels and is planning to go to University to study maths.  

Tasneem Rahman, Denbigh High School

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Tasneem, aged 14 took part in the Apps for Good course through an after school club in 2015. While her team’s app idea was not selected for the Apps for Good Awards, the experience unlocked a passion for user research that she didn’t know she had. As a Fellow, Tasneem has attended every additional online session and training that has been held. This summer Tasneem was involved as a Young Evaluator for the Duke of York iDEA scheme and was part of a small panel of co-designers for our Apps for Good student dashboard. Tasneem has attended workshops with SAP and Spotify and spoken about her Apps for Good experience at several events including, the Academies Show London, a Tech Literacy conference, hosted by BT and a workshop on technology for young people by young people at the NSPCC How Safe conference. This year Tasneem is also supporting the Apps for Good club, helping her younger peers to navigate the course.

The Fellowship offers Apps for Good students real-world experience in tech, business and entrepreneurship and this year’s Fellowship prize has been supported by GoDaddy.