notifyu

notifyu: right information at right time to right people

Miryalaguda, IndiaIndia, India
Year Founded:
2014
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

notifyu, is a start up sms serviced portal, a helping hand for youth to get them know about the youth opportunities like internships, jobs, competitions, conferences, events, tech challenges, scholarships, admissions and etc..

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

what if the rural youth access to opportunities to get a job info without internet?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

According to recent survey 90 to 95% of Internet users in rural India access the web outside of their home and only sporadically. notifyu's main ability to reach those opportunity seekers wherever they may be at right time. This stands as a huge advantage to them.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Candidates seeking work can register from their places through internet. Once registered candidates receive text-messages when a opportunity announced. The candidate can then apply by simply texting back or calling to notifyu phone number. Part of jobs service Employers seeking candidates simply input their opportunity description into our website. Our service then identifies the best candidates within our database and proactively reaches out to them via text-message and email alerting them to the position. Additionally the position is posted on our Job Board. notifyu's system returns more high quality candidates than any alternative service for a lower price.

Awards

TOP-100 SOCIAL INNOVATIONS OF THE YEAR 2015
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Since then notifyu’s service has been scaled up in South India, today serving close to 10,000 Opportunity seekers in Six months. While the number of employers is still relatively small, this is done intentionally in order to focus on larger scale employers, who typically have more jobs to post. In 2014, during a period of HUD-HUD in Vizag, notifyu was also sought out to match people with Organizations and Volunteers’. This provided an opportunity for the service to realign its technology for humanitarian aid purposes while serving the same user base. On the strength of this realignment, notifyu started generating interest from a range of aid agencies in relation to their job tra

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Has started provide information as something turned into greater. The information platform allows citizens and governments effectively communicate. We started into job sector. We realized the information gap exists in most sectors like power,transportation, pensionpayments, tax payments, etc. we are fundamentally changing the very idea of citizenship, mobile enabled citizenship to the mobile for economy. The citizen to access the basic public service at finger tips and most importantly can be heard.The reason am existed about notify,part of digital India to develop smart cities in India
Team

Founding Story

I started a foundation called “Small library foundation“. We designed a platform to help the kids to speak English and learn vocabulary and formed libraries to encourage the kids to read the books. During our four year journey wehelped underprivileged children in countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Africa. At the same time I traveled around many places and during my journeyI noticed the reason for unemployment, which is mostly because of the lack of information and the usage of internet is below 15%, and even these 15% people have access to internet only out of home. I felt I want to change the world but I never thought I’ll be able to do it as an entrepreneur with the help of mobile
Background
Please confirm how you heard about the Unilever Awards:

change makers web visit

Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

founder and ceo

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

Going back 9 years,in 2006 I started my engineering studies. As I come from rural India,and had completed my previous education in my native language Telugu, it was difficult for me to understand the lessons in English and that’s why I faced so many problems during the course. That time only I understoodthe whole meaning of this quote that is; "If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old". So I decided to help the people like me in villages. I started a foundation called “Small library foundation“. We designed a platform to help the kids to speak English and learn vocabulary and formed libraries to encourage the kids to read the books. During our four year journey wehelped underprivileged children in countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Africa.

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?