digital equity accelerator

People's choice awards


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In the lead up to the 2023 Accelerating Digital Equity Global Summit, hosted by HP and The Aspen Institute on 17-19 October 2023, we invite a global community to participate in the People’s Choice Awards to help elevate and celebrate the work of 10 inspiring nonprofit organizations that are creating digital equity solutions for healthcare, employment, and education in Malaysia, Mexico, and South Africa. Winners will be annouced during the opening of the Global Summit on 17 October (learn more).


There are 10 organizations who are part of the People's Choice Awards. They represent the 2023 cohort of the Digital Equity Accelerator, a collaboration between HP and the Aspen Institute. As part of this public campaign, we invite you to watch each organizations 60-second pitch video and vote for the organization that resonates most with you.

voting rules

  • You must verify your email address for your vote to count (instructions will appear once you submit a vote)
  • Each person can vote one time every day
  • You do not have to vote for the same organization each time
  • Winners will be determined based on the number of votes received during the voting period


Voting Starts: Sunday, 1 October 2023 at 12:00 pm ET (NYC time); Voting Ends: Sunday, 15 October 2023 at 11:59 pm ET (NYC time).

Winners will be announced on 17 October 2023 during the 2023 Accelerating Digital Equity Global Summit as part of the Digital Equity Pitch Fest and Social Innovation Showcase. The Global Summit is free and open to the general public, however registration is required. Join us to find out which organizations got the most votes!


First Place          $4,000

Second Place    $2,000

Third Place         $1,000

Winners will be determined based on number of votes received.

2023 Digital Equity Accelerator Cohorts

We're proud to introduce you to 10 nonprofit organizations that are working to advance innovative digital equity solutions in Malaysia, Mexico, and South Africa! These NGOs are at the forefront of solving some of the world’s most pressing health, employment and educational challenges of our time for marginalized and underrepresented communities.

Please select a logo below to watch each organization's 60-second video and submit your vote for the one(s) that resonate most with you.