Podcast – tech to support young people

24th January 2018 Posted by: Dama Sathianathan 3 min

Welcome to the second episode of the Tech for Good Report with Peter Day, supported by Bethnal Green Ventures.

In this episode, Peter focuses on the use of technology to support some of the most vulnerable children in society today. He interviews a national UK children’s charity about their approach to innovation, and talks to three startup founders about the products they’re building to improve the lives of young people.

Peter talks to The Children’s Society Chief Executive Matthew Reed and their Head of Investment and Partnerships Kirsten Naudé about the charity’s new partnership with BGV, which sees it working with startups to develop new technology products and services to solve some of the challenges facing young people they work with.

You’ll also hear from two ventures the charity is supporting as part of this partnership, namely Sagar Gupta, co-founder of Ally, a chatbot helping young people at risk of homelessness, and Zoe Ross, founder of Mind Moose, a tech for good venture that helps young people and adults improve their mental wellbeing.

Last but not least, Peter talks to Jamie Druitt, founder of TalkLife, a peer-to-peer support network for young people to talk about the struggles of living with a mental health condition.

Download the episode here. For accessibility purposes, we publish transcripts of our podcasts on Medium.

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This particular podcast is all about young people. But it’s also about a well-known charity that’s putting money into tech startups in an attempt to embrace what may be big scale change.





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