Wrapup – Innovating Justice Forum 2016

What is the Innovating Justice Forum?

The Forum is the final ‘cherry on the cake’ of a packed week of justice entrepreneurship activities. It comes at the end of a full week of HiiL’s Justice Entrepreneurship School, which prepared the innovators for their final pitch in front of an internationally diverse crowd of justice leaders, innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and politicians.

This year the HiiL Justice Accelerator ran its challenge competitions across Africa and Ukraine, including regional boostcamps in each of these countries. Within these challenge competitions, the Forum represents the finale of an exciting 6-month process. We narrowed down hundreds of applications to 36, and then to only 10, where we identified our unique and fantastic finalists.

Winners Innovating Justice Awards 2015

SME Empowerment


Legal Advice Middle East (Jury special mention: strong investment case)

Legal Legends

Sauti (Winner: SME Empowerment best pitch)

Family Justice Challenge

Ufulu Wanga

Famalia (Winner: Family Justice best pitch)

Moh Ni Bah (Jury special mention, pitch)


General Legal Tech


Legal Alarm (Jury special mention, pitch)

Dutch Legal Tech


What happened during the Innovating Justice Forum 2015?

The Forum was one full day, filled with suspense and excitement, watching the entrepreneurs pitch their justice innovations to a tough yet talented jury. The forum facilitated an exchange of knowledge, skills and experiences amongst a hugely diverse crowd, who watched tensely to await the final verdict of the awards decided by the jury. Comedic yet exhilarating keynote speeches were given by Tharcisse Karugarama (Former Minister of Justice of Rwanda) and Akingbolahan Adeniran (Office of Nigerian Vice-President) who provided insight into justice solutions from an African perspective.

During the day, the Justice Accelerator Team hosted a series of skills sessions, networking opportunities, keynote speeches by inspiring justice leaders and various activities for the enthusiastic crowd. The host Connor Sattely made sure everyone was fired up and ready to participate!

Find below pictures of the day in action!

Our 2016 Dutch Legal Challenge winner, Wendy from Ligo, pitching to the jury!

The Dutch Legal Challenge 2016 runners-up, Clocktimizer pitching at the Forum!

Dutch Legal Challenge 2016 runners-up pitch, Appjection

Anthony Rhodes from Nigeria pitching! 

Rachel from Malawi pitching Ufulu Wanga in the Family Justice room!

Legal Legends from South Africa pitches to the jury!

Moh Ni Bah from Cote D’Ivoire pitches to the Family Justice jury!

The Special Mention 2016 goes to Legal Alarm from Ukraine!

The SME Empowerment Challenge Winner 2016 goes to Sauti from Kenya!

Puliida from Uganda pitches to the SME Empowerment jury!

Mathew from Famalia are the winners of the Family Justice Award 2016!

Rancy pitches his J2P innovation to an excited Family Justice room!  

Legal Advice Middle East from Dubai pitches to the SME Empowerment Challenge jury! 

(This post was first published on the Innovating Justice blog).

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