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Floreo Awarded as 2023 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

By Heather | Aug 19, 2023

Floreo Awarded as 2023 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

● The World Economic Forum announces selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers, companies that are tackling such issues as sustainability, climate change and healthcare.
● Floreo, a virtual reality platform for neurodiverse therapy, is among the winners.
● This year’s cohort includes representation from 31 economies on six continents.
● The full list of Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.

Washington D.C., 21 June 2023 Floreo, a Washington D.C.-based company whose
mission is to use virtual reality (VR) to teach social, communication, behavioral and life-
skills to neurodiverse individuals, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one
of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. The company, founded by Vijay
Ravindran, provides immersive learning through the power of VR, based on established
research and scientific-backed techniques.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early-stage companies that are
at the forefront of new technologies and innovation and are poised to have a significant
impact on business and society.

“We’re excited to welcome Floreo to our 2023 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said
Verena Kuhn, Head of Innovator Communities at the World Economic Forum. “Floreo
and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of innovation and disruption needed to help
us solve the world's most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the
Forum's content work that brings together public and private sector to tackle these
global issues."

As a Technology Pioneer, Floreo Founder and CEO Vijay Ravindran will be invited to
engage with the World Economic Forum, working with global leaders to help address
key industry and societal issues. Technology Pioneers will also be invited to join Forum
events and discussions throughout the year, bringing together leading stakeholders
from the public and private sector.

“We are honored to become a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said
Ravindran. “We are excited to work with the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial
Revolution and exchange ideas and knowledge with other technology innovators.”

This year’s Technology Pioneer cohort includes startups from 31 economies, with a
third led by a woman chief executive. China has the second highest representation with
12 Technology Pioneers, behind the US with 29 companies.

More information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here.

More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link
can be found here.


About Floreo
Floreo is a virtual reality technology platform that teaches social, communication,
behavioral and life-skills to neurodiverse individuals. Since its founding, the company’s
technology platform has been used by learners and therapists in 24 countries. For more
information, please go to floreovr.com

About the World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the
International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the
foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and
industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).

About the Technology Pioneers

Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early-stage
companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and
deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant
impact on business and society. The World Economic Forum provides the community
with a platform to engage with public and private sector leaders and to contribute new
solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.

The Technology Pioneers community is part of the Innovator Communities within the
Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Innovator Communities
convene the world's leading global startups across different growth stages from early-
stage Technology Pioneers to growth-stage Global Innovators and unicorn companies
valued at more than $1 billion.

About the Author


Heather is Floreo's Director of Customer Success. She makes sure that all of Floreo's customers are comfortable and confident using Floreo. Prior to working at Floreo, Heather worked at Trove (a news start-up) and eBay for Charity. Heather holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, where she also played varsity basketball (and won an Ivy League Championship) and a M.Ed. from the University of Mary Washington. In her free time she enjoys reading, tennis, skiing, and hiking around Western North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and adorable lab mix, Pepper.