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Last Year's Awards

Read more about Hadeel Ayoub and the rest of our winners here and take inspiration as you craft your own story and make your way to becoming a technology playmaker.

Last year's winner

Hadeel Ayoub, BrightSign
Technology Playmaker of the Year 2018 Award

Hadeel is the founder and CEO of BrightSign, an award-winning wearables start-up providing assistive technology for people with non-verbal disabilities. She is also a designer, programmer and researcher in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) & Assistive Technology. Hadeel’s mission is to give a voice to those who are unable to speak.

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Kaidi Ruusalepp

Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

Kaidi is founder and CEO of Funderbeam, a global start-up stock exchange built on blockchain. Kaidi is a former CEO of the Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange and the Estonian Central Securities Depository. A lawyer by training, she co-authored the Estonian Digital Signatures Act of 2000, a landmark piece of legislation that enables secure digital identities and plays a key role in driving the country’s booming digital economy.

Kaidi Ruusalepp

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