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Announcing our first EMEA nonprofit partnership with Apps for Good

9 June 2015

We’re excited to announce our very first nonprofit partnership in EMEA with Apps for Good, a charity aiming to transform the way technology and problem-solving is taught.

Over the next two years, our team in London will work with Apps for Good to support them in their mission to bringing digital learning, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship into the classroom.

Matt Isaacs, our Founder and Executive Chairman, says: “Apps for Good provides an invaluable digital education for students, equipping them with skills that will prove valuable beyond their school education, inspiring a new generation of innovative minds to solve the pressing problems of the future. We look forward to supporting Apps for Good expand their ambitions and build on the great work to date.”

Jo Sampson, Joint Managing Director and Director of Operations, says: “Everyone who works at Essence has the desire to use their skills and experience in our local communities and help create opportunities for the next generation. In Apps for Good we’ve found a great partner to make that happen and make a difference.”

Debbie Forster, co-CEO Apps for Good, says:
“We are delighted to partner with Essence, who share our vision of transforming technology education and helping young people create technology products that change their world for good. Partnerships with organisations like Essence are vital to Apps for Good, helping us to bridge the gap between education and industry and ensuring young people have the skills they need to thrive in 21st century world of work. We look forward to working closely with them over the next couple of years as Apps for Good grows across the UK and internationally.”

Kicking off our partnership with a bang, we’re proud to sponsor this month’s Apps for Good People’s Choice award. Matt Isaacs, Founder and Executive Chairman, Ellen Gee, Director for Special Projects, and Liam Pook, Mobile Director, are joining the Apps for Good panel of expert judges, alongside Margaret Rice-Jones, Chairman of Skyscanner. Ricky Martin, Marketing Director HRS & BBC Apprentice Winner 2012, and Jemima Kiss, The Guardian’s Head of Technology. As Award Accelerators, we’re thrilled to host two of the 18 finalist student teams in our office to help prepare for their pitches.

To find out more about Apps for Good, go to