Name: Joséphine Goube
Occupation: Social entrepreneur, coordinator of innovating projects and startups
Fields of Expertise: New technologies, tech startups, immigration policies, and development strategies
Nominated two times in a row by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs, in 2016 and 2017, Joséphine Goube is an activist for migrants and refugees' inclusion in Europe.
Goube is the CEO of Techfugees, a non-profit based in London, coordinating the tech community' response to the refugee situation and is considered, therefore, an hacktivist, promoting the use of new technologies to empower the displaced and provide them access to information, healthcare, and education. Today Techfugees brings together tech engineers, entrepreneurs and startups together with NGOs and other agencies in order to bring the considerable firepower of technology to the humanitarian sector in 18 cities around the world.
She previously worked as tech evangelist for the web-based recruitment platform, Yborder, and helped build a web-based A.I. for migrants that provide information about visas and immigration support at tech startup and global platform Migreat.
Her time is also dedicated to Girls in Tech UK, a non-profit project, raising the visibility of women in the tech and entrepreneurship sector in London and operating a mentoring scheme. She previously worked at TechStars London and Rainmaking, co-founded the London School of Economics Business Incubator and graduated from the New Entrepreneurs Foundation.
In January 2015 Joséphine Goube was appointed as Immigration Expert by the EU Commission. As an expert on Startup visas and immigration policies she has been engaged in various policy makers´ meetings, providing her reports and proposals for the revision of EU rules for highly skilled migrants and entrepreneurs.