MEDIA COVERAGE, RECOGNITIONS AND PRIZES
Since its inception, beyondBeanie has been featured and cited by a number of magazines, newspapers and blogs all around the world, as well as by Microsoft.
In addition, beyondBeanie has been recognized as the most socially innovative project at SIGEF awards 2014 edition, an event at which it won the first prize (media coverage + 8,000 USD, money which helped to launch the project). Also, co-founders Hector and Paty have been invited to give presentations about to talk about their brand at various venues, including at TEDx Zurich, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, EPFL's Innovation Forum, University of St. Gallen, Webster University Geneva branch, HUB Zurich, Startup Weekend Luzern and video conference presentations with Universidad San Miguel in Mexico, and Universidad de Deusto in Spain.
Furthermore, Hector Alvarez has served as a mentor at the Collaborate for Social Impact Challenge 2014 edition, at which “Women of Giotto” - the team that he lead - won a cash prize for their proposed solution to alleviate poverty at the garbage dump where these women live.
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