Paula
Schwarz

Paula Schwarz is a half-Greek, half-German entrepreneur and innovation artist with a background in political sciences. She runs a trust-network called “Startupboat.” The movement began when Paula and her crew digitized refugee camps in Greece with partners like Facebook, Google and the United Nations Refugees Agency. They developed platforms for challenges linked to the European refugee crisis around aid coordination, transportation, translation, mobile education, healthcare and shelter innovation.
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ABOUT Paula

  • Named 30 best social entrepreneurs in Europe by Forbes Magazine

  • Is an Ashoka Changemaker and received the Ashoka Impact Award in Greece in 2015

  • Part of the Economic Council, as well as of the Cultural Council of Germany

PRAISE FOR Paula

  • “Schwarz came up with Startup Boat: Migration to specifically develop ways to make it easier for refugees to access information, and settle in their new home countries, or set about travelling to another.”

    Amy Guttman

    Forbes