What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)
Access to technology, Access to economic opportunity, Policy change/advocacy.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
While the specific impact cannot be measured the feedback from parents is that the system greatly reduces conflict and makes it much easier to manage the process of paying base child support and incremental expenses. Thereby, these parents no longer have to talk about money with their ex and can instead focus on their children.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
In addition to selling Ittavi directly to parents we seek to also be a standard platform leveraged by states, territories and tribes to manage child support cases. Currently, the United States tax payers pay over $6 Billion dollars every year in managing and maintaining child support systems. Every state has their own proprietary system that does automatically talk to the other systems. In addition, 43 of the systems are over 8 years old and only 15% of the systems are fully automated & centralized. By becoming a standard platform for child support, Ittavi can enable parents to manage their own child support while reducing the costs associated with managing government child support services.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Our biggest barrier to date is money. We are currently seeking seed funding to enable faster growth and adoption.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
By December 2012, we seek to have 3,000 users and revenue of $500,000.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone