"While NGOs struggle and governments are hobbled by indecision, tech at least allows refugees a degree of freedom to organise and help themselves."
"The beauty of Techfugees is that it brings together people from all different disciplines: nonprofits, startups, corporations and government."
"A movement that is being listened to by governments across the world.."
Techfugees started as a simple idea and get-together: let’s connect the tech community with refugees and the NGOs helping them. It seemed to resonate: 48H after, 2,000 people were signed up to our Facebook group and 300+ people showed up at our conference and hack 10 days later in London. 2 years later, 25 countries mapped with a local representative , Techfugees has become the fastest growing community movement providing tech talent and firepower to refugees and their NGOs.
For this Techfugees Global Summit 2018, Techfugees is bringing this generation of tech savvy entrepreneurs, engineers, corporates to showcase how they are stepping in to build solutions for and with refugees. It is a unique two-day event hosted at the biggest startups campus in the world, Station F, in Paris.
We are so thrilled to be able to host a TechFugees event at Station F - what they are doing is so incredibly important, we really need to give more attention to the topic within the ecosystem. I'm hoping that this partnership will help spread more light on the incredible job they are doing.Roxanne Varza
Director of STATION F