NFTE awarded over $14,000 to young entrepreneurs addressing global challenges through innovative solutions

On April 15, 2024, NFTE announced the winners of the 2023-2024 World Series of Innovation Competition (WSI), presented by Aramco and MetLife Foundation. 18 groups were chosen based on their innovative solutions to six challenges in specific areas, including health, education and economic development—all aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Overall, 5,537 participants worldwide submitted 1,814 innovations for this year’s WSI challenge. The winners from each category were selected by a blind judging system from within the NFTE community, with first-place winners receiving $1,500, second-place winners receiving $600 and third-place winners receiving $300. Additionally, the NFTE network selected from the Metaverse Innovator Showcase a People’s Choice Winner, receiving $300. WSI’s six categories were supported by Aramco, BMO, the Citi Foundation, Ernst & Young LLP (EY US), the MetLife Foundation, and Zuora.

2024 World Series of Innovation Competition winners:

Aramco Connected Cities Challenge

  • 1st place: Greenpath, Taiwan
  • 2nd place: WayWise, CA, USA
  • 3rd place: ElectroPace, Saudi Arabia

BMO Biodiversity Challenge

  • 1st place: Liyab Biosolution, Philippines
  • 2nd place: Eco Reef Solutions, FL, USA
  • 3rd place: A2D2, CA, USA

Citi Foundation Skills for Success Challenge

  • 1st place: DeCode, Poland
  • 2nd place: Future Pros, NY, USA
  • 3rd place: GoClean Pakistan

EY Inclusive AI Challenge

  • 1st place: THRAIVE, AZ, USA
  • 2nd place: Capychat, WA, USA
  • 3rd place: OrganTrack, TX, USA

MetLife Foundation Good Health and Well-Being Challenge

  • 1st place: ReactGlove, TX, USA
  • 2nd place: Laennec, Australia
  • 3rd place: LifeWatch, CA, USA

Zuora Subscription Economy Challenge

  • 1st place: Evergreen, NY, USA
  • 2nd place: Greenfuse Lens, IN, USA
  • 3rd place: Maternal Moments, Canada

People’s Choice Winner

  • HEALit, India

WSI is a core component of NFTE’s mission to inspire younger generations to creatively and strategically solve global challenges. Watch all of this year’s finalists pitch their ideas and learn more at