Shawna Snow – Director

Mashup Academy is a program that links local businesses in the fields of innovation and technology with secondary students in the marginalized communities in urban cities. Volunteers from businesses teach their area of expertise so the students can learn both hard and soft skills meaning they are exposed to potential places of employment.

What is the social impact of your business?

Opening up the job market to students who are mostly unaware of the job opportunities in the areas of technology and innovation.

What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?

As this is a new initiative, we are hoping to learn how to build this program so that it can scale efficiently.

Please give us one interesting fact about you

I find myself starting projects in areas that are not my main line of work, in languages that are not native to me and within industries that I have little natural contact – never a dull moment and always learning new things.

Learn more about Mashup Academy here.



Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos FoundationFondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more

Find out more about the program here or apply right now.