Meet the Judges

Evaluation Panel Members Selection Committee Members


The Evaluation Panel members have been carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience. Each member scores and comments on the applications assigned to them. Each valid application will receive five sets of reviews that have been statistically normalized. The Evaluation Panel review will result in a rank order of all valid submissions. Informed by this rank order -- with consideration given to geographic distribution, organizational size, and issue area -- the top-scoring applications, as determined by Access Ventures, will be named as Finalists.

Finalists will participate in a pitch event in August 2019. The Selection Committee will be present for the Finalists’ pitches and will designate the Winners of the $300,000 awards. Determination of the Winners rests with solely with the Selection Committee and Access Ventures.