Awards

2014  FD Gazellen Netherlands

TTC was ranked number 49 in the FD Gazellen 100 Nederland list. This means we are in the top 100 of the fastest growing organizations in the Netherlands, with a growth of 204%.

2014  FD Gazellen Noord Holland

TTC was ranked number 18 in the FD Gazellen Noord Holland en Flevoland list. This means we are one o the fastest growing organizations in the provice of North Holland and Flevoland.

2014  Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

TTC was ranked number 103 in the Deloitte 2014 Technology Fast 500 Ranking. This means we are one of the fastest growing technology driven companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa of 2014.

2014  Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Netherlands

TTC was ranked number 10 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Netherlands. This means TTC is one of the fastest technology driven organizations in the Netherlands, with a growth of 1577%. And of course, worth mentioning, the only social enterprise in the top 10.

2014  Torino Leadership Awards

UNSSC (the United Nations System Staff College) organized the Torino Leadership Awards in downtown Torino. The award celebrates outstanding individuals whose leadership in establishing initiatives at the local level has made a significant contribution to lacking global problems and is established by the UNSSC and the City of Torino. Hajo van Beijma was an honoree.

2014  Social Enterprise Awards

TTC ended up second place at the Social Enterprise Award in the category Start-Up. This award was handed out on the Social Enterprise Day, organized by Kirkman Company in collaboration with Gemeente Utrecht, FD and BNR.

2014  Young Global Leader

The World Economic Forum has honored Hajo van Beijma, co-founder and director of Text to Change (TTC) as Young Global Leader 2014 for his commitment and accomplishments in the field of mobile and social change. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is one of the most influential organizations of the world. Every year, the WEF recognizes 200-300 of the most exceptional young leaders worldwide, below the age of 40 years, as Young Global Leaders.

2013  FD Gazellen Award

TTC won the FD Gazellen Award for one of the fastest growing company of the Netherlands. This prize is for companies with a revenue growth of at least 20% from 2010 to 2012.

2012  AfriComNet Annual Award

TTC won the AfriComNet Annual Award for Excellence in HIV and AIDS communication in Africa within the social/new media category. TTC started mobile phone-based interactive and incentive-based SMS quizzes, health management information systems, data collection surveys via app and SMS, and personalized medicine reminder projects in 15 countries across Africa.

2012  Best Paper Award

TTC won the Best Paper Award at the 3rd International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development in New Delhi, India. The award was won with the paper “Using mobile phones to improve delivery and update of Medical Male Circumcision: Experiences from North Tanzania.”

2011  mHealth Award

TTC won the mHealth Award for the best mHealth project during the eWorld Jury Choice Awards in New Delhi, India. TTC won with the project Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED), which focused on encouraging people to seek early HIV-treatment to decrease transmission, and was responsible for doubling the number of HIV test requests.

2011  IdeasProject

TTC won the IdeasProject, a Nokia and WWF’s Award to Use Mobile Phones for Wildlife Conservation, in which the participants had to combine the increasing growth of mobile telephony in emerging countries and the need for better Conservation Areas. TTC won this award with an SMS App to fight against poaching in the Budongo Forest in Uganda.

2011  Healthcare Engagement Channel Award

TTC won the Healthcare Engagement Channel Award from Creation Healthcare, who discovered amongst the Healthcare Engagement Strategy finalists a surprising technology platform that has been playing a critical role in saving lives and improving health right across the globe, even in the most remote areas. Therefore TTC, text4baby and Indian Blood were awarded.

2010  Content Services Award

TTC won the Content Services Award for best mobile service provider in Uganda from the Communications Commission. TTC won the award for pioneering work in the field of health communications and education using mobile telephony.

2010  Dutch National Transparency Award

TTC won the Dutch National Transparency Award in the development aid sector, an initiative of the Dutch Institute of Brilliant Failures. TTC won with a shortcoming in one of its first projects, where the SMS code in Uganda was 666, the devil's number by Christian cultures.

Nominations

2016  Nominated for best Social Good Campaign at Social Media Awards Uganda 2016

The Uganda Social Media Awards honor the best people and organizations on social media, culminating in a “blockbuster ceremony in Uganda” in March. The Tobacco Control Campaign was nominated for Best Social Good Campaign, the category that honors a brand or non-profit’s excellence in running a social good campaign.

2016   Nominated for the prestigious GSMA award for world's best mobile innovation for emerging markets

In February 2016, TTC Mobile was nominated for a Global Award for world's best mobile innovation for emerging markets mobile innovations by GSMA. The ceremony of the GLOMO Awards takes place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the largest gathering of the mobile industry.

2015   Nominated for the best non-data mobile innovation award by Apps Africa

In October 2015, TTC Mobile was nominated for being one of the five best non-data driven mobile innovations by Apps Africa.

2015  Nominated for the Red Herring Europe Award

In April 2015, TTC was selected as one of the 100 finalists for the Red Herring Europe Award. The finalists are selected based upon their cutting edge businesses and technologies. The Europe Award celebrates the top private companies in the European region.

2015  Honored as "Best B Corp for the World"

On April 14th, TTC was honored for creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact by the international non-proft organization, B Lab, with a score of 126 on the annual ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list. This list honors businesses that belong to the top 10% of the 1200 Certified B Corporations from 20 countries and over 49 industries worldwide.

2014  Nominated for the Challengers50 Sprout List

In October 2014 TTC was included in the 9th edition of the Sprout Challengers50-list: one of 50 most challenging, innovative organizations of the Netherlands. These entrepreneurs are renewing, don’t care about the standard norms, take risks and try to gain market shares in the established order.

2014  Nominated for the Public Private Partnership Award at De Partnership Verkiezing

TTC was nominated for the PPP Award at de Partnership Verkiezing 2014. With this nomination, successful partnerships between Dutch government and organizations are celebrated.

2013  Nomination for the prestigious GSMA Award in the category Best Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets

GSMA represents the interests of the global mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organizations. GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the goal of driving growth within the mobile communications industry.

2011  Nomination for Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segments for the GSMA's 16th Annual Global Mobile Awards

On January 19th TTC was nominated for the Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segments in the GSMA's 16th Annual Global Mobile Awards alongside BBC World, Nokia and China Mobile. Even though TTC did not win the prize, it was a great achievement to be short-listed from 470 other candidates.