OrangeUP A Finalist For Santander X
BOGOTÁ, Colombia – 15 July 2020 – OrangeUP, the growing platform for remote workforce development, was selected as one of 10 finalists in the Re-work category of the Santander X Tomorrow Challenge.
With more than 2,200 applications submitted world-wide, OrangeUP proceeds to the final phase to compete for a $10,000.00 EUR grant investment.
Co-building the Future of Work, together…
“This Santander X Tomorrow Challenge creates an exciting opportunity to bridge the divide in a new normal, and improve remote work opportunity, skills, and access for displaced and unemployed populations,” said Flor Liévano, CEO, OrangeUP.
From our Founder
We are all looking forward to the final round and awards ceremony on July 17, 2020 when the winners will be announced.
The coronavirus is transforming how we live and we, as a community, are facing a new paradigm with many challenges ahead. OrangeUP continues to innovate and expand on its mission to co-build the Future of Work through its remote assistant outsourcing services.
Banco Santander, through Santander Universities, launched the global Santander X Tomorrow Challenge so that entrepreneurs from 14 countries (Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the USA, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the UK and Uruguay) can provide innovative solutions to help mitigate the socioeconomic aftermath of this pandemic.
The challenge is structured into 4 categories that combine some of the main challenges being posed by this new situation: job creation; transforming personal skills; reinventing and reopening business and industries; and the appearance of new business opportunities.
This initiative is part of Banco Santander’s global response plan to the crisis generated by covid-19; a plan for which it has allocated EUR 100 million, of which 30 million have been mobilised in the area of education and its initiatives are coordinated by Santander Universities. The funds will go to back research projects into the development of vaccines, medicines and new diagnosis tests; provide support for disadvantaged students so they can continue with their classes; carry out studies on scenarios for coming out of the crisis; and work on reinforcing the university system’s digital transition.
Participation in the program’s final round has already raised OrangeUP’s awareness, with new pathways to collaborate with the regional Banco Santander in Colombia, and a $1,000.00 USD fellowship award to the world-renown Founders Institute program.