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The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2022 - companies that are tackling issues from sustainability and climate change to healthcare and more.
This year’s cohort includes representation from 30 economies on six continents with reach far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley.
Collective Benefits, which provides insurance, wellbeing support and savings to flexible workers, freelancers and zero-hour contractors made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of worker wellbeing and support.
The full list of Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.
London, 10 May 2022 – Collective Benefits, a London-based company that provides insurance, wellbeing and savings to flexible workers was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Collective Benefits’ end-to-end, digital-first insurance and benefits platform offers a range of meaningful protections designed to help independent workers feel the same level of security as those in permanent employment. It also helps to solve some of the critical business issues facing on-demand platforms through increasing worker satisfaction and lowering costly staff turnover.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
With their selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Anthony Beilin of Collective Benefits will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. Collective Benefits will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.
“We’re excited to welcome Collective Benefits to our 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum. “Collective Benefits and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of industries that are critical to solving some of our world’s most complex issues today. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”
“Being selected as a Technology Pioneer is a significant achievement for our rapidly-growing company. It is both validating and exciting to have our mission of tackling the critical social issue of independent worker vulnerability backed by such a prestigious organisation. We can’t wait to get to work with the Forum and the community it will open us up to, and feel honoured and proud to be following in the footsteps of some of the world’s most influential tech companies. This is a real pinch-yourself moment, and one that’s only been made possible by the incredible dedication, passion, and enthusiasm of the team here at Collective Benefits.” – Anthony Beilin, CEO of Collective Benefits
For the first time, over one-third of selected Technology Pioneer firms are led by women, well above the industry average. The firms also come from regions all around the world, creating a truly global community. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 30 countries, with Vietnam, Rwanda and Czech Republic represented for the first time.
The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. This year’s Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here.
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
About Collective Benefits: Collective Benefits is the market-leading insurance, wellbeing and savings platform for businesses who care about their flexible workers. We help leading brands such as Just Eat, Wolt and TaskRabbit protect their workers in 26 countries around the world. So they can attract and retain more flexible workers, scale their business and show they care about worker wellbeing.
About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).
About the Technology Pioneers:The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.
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