About

Who we are

Humans in the Loop is an award-winning hybrid social enterprise founded in 2017 with the vision to connect conflict-affected communities to digital work

Providing opportunity

Witnessing the distress caused to communities by armed conflict and forced displacement, Humans in the Loop was established with the big idea of channeling work opportunities to those who need them the most as an alternative to the reliance on humanitarian aid.

Future of work

We currently have a workforce of more than 250 conflict-affected people who are working to power some of the most exciting applications of AI. They receive specialized ML annotation training and are being prepared to become the professional "humans-in-the-loop" of the near future.

Our hybrid social enterprise model

We are a hybrid social enterprise providing employment and training opportunities to conflict-affected people in Bulgaria. The social enterprise is comprised of HITL EOOD and Humans in the Loop Foundation, a registered not-for-profit organisation, through which we offer training programmes to upskill conflict-affected people. You can find out more on our Foundation page:

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Who we are

Team

CEO and Founder Iva Gumnishka

Iva Gumnishka

Chief Executive Officer

COO Tess Valbuena

Tess Valbuena

Chief Operations Officer

Andrey Stoychev

Andrey Stoychev

Chief Commercial Officer

Recognition for our work

Awards

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Winners of MIT SOLVE's Global Challenges

Humans in the Loop is part of Solve’s 2020 class in the field of Good Jobs and Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Global innovators supported by Expo Live

Humans in the Loop is recognized as a Global Innovator by Expo 2020 Dubai’s Innovation Impact Grant

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What defines us

Values

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Opportunity

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Upskilling

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Innovation

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Community

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Excellence