FOUNDING STORY: We want to hear about your “Aha!” moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution’s potential to change the world.
After a year and a few months after my child was born, I felt it was more important to connect and reach out to my neighborhood and local community. I searched the Internet and found it hard to find any information and it was also not clear how I could contribute to my community.
Around the time I decided to start sinsai.info, a web site that gathered information concerning the earthquake that occurred on 2011/3/11, and used the open source platform Ushahidi. While operating the web site, I learned first-hand how powerful gathering information from the cloud was, and the importance of visualizing local information. Based on this experience, the platform and vision for Georepbulic was born.
Specify both the depth and scale of your solution’s social impact to date
What is your projected impact within the next 1-5 years? Is your idea replicable? If so, how?
Assuming that the system functions well during the time, more residents will be able to indirectly and directly contribute/participate in activities to improve their communities. This will influence local authorities in how they allocate their budget and priorities, leading to resources to be optimally allocated.
The system is scheduled to be provided as an open source platform, making it possible for it to be used as a service in a different country.
Partners can gather information using the system and can optionally engage in business with local authorities and companies.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and mark growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
First, we will pick up a number of local authorities and neighborhood associations to which we will provide a prototype of our s
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Launch a site that will replace the prototype and can be used when the service goes live. Acquire funds/financing to expand the