Emma Morgan, dr Nienke Doornbos, and their start-up Clarity Now were declared the winners of the Justice Challenge this past Friday 24 May at the conclusion of the Amsterdam Law Hub’s start-up pitch event. Eight teams presented their start-up proposals to a jury.
The Amsterdam Law Hub held its first-ever pitch event on 24 May 2019. Eight teams took part in the Justice Challenge - first by pitching their start-up proposals to a jury and then fielding a tough round of questions.
As soon as the Law Hub opened its doors, individuals with plans for law-related or socially motivated start-ups were invited to submit ideas and take part in the Justice Challenge. The teams selected then received coaching at the Law Hub to help them work out their ideas and prepare a pitch.
At the conclusion of the pitch event, the jury declared Clarity Now winner of the Justice Challenge. Clarity Now has plans to develop an app that allows asylum seekers to record their intake conversation with Immigration and Naturalisation Service IND and that alerts them to their rights as asylum seekers. Team members Emma Morgan (LLM student in the Public International Law programme) and lecturer Nienke Doornbos have as a result been awarded a grant of EUR 2,500 by way of the IXA Valorisation Fund, which incidentally also provides funding for the Law Hub start-up programme. In addition, two other teams will receive EUR 2,500 and start-up supervision by way of the Law Hub start-up programme.
Clarity Now will be at the Faculty Colloquium this 6 June in the Law Hub to shed light on its ideas.