notifyu

notifyu: RIGHT INFORMATION AT RIGHT TIME TO RIGHT PEOPLE

MIRYALAGUDA, IndiaALL, 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.

A mobile phone-based service that helps job seekers in India access life-changing information about employment and training opportunities.

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

According to recent survey 90 to 95% of Internet users in rural India access the web outside of their home and only sporadically.
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!

The concept is cool and simple. Some people have the information and some people need it. Now if you facilitate the exchange of information from people who have it to the ones who need it. Wow, that’s powerful. For example, job seeker creates his profile by SMS and sends to the notifyu data base. If any opportunity is available to his profile,notifyu data base sendSMS to him with opportunity job details. Most important thing is that it’ll work on basic phones. notifyu's technology flips the messaging model. Our platform identifies and proactively reaches out to the best candidates through text-message so that they can apply instantly – faster.

Awards

Tech Social Start Up of the Year 2014 By Exhibit Magzine
Impact: How does it Work

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

In India, as well as other emerging markets across the world, there existed a real challenge in that labour market. The challenge was that job seekers, particularly young people who had either just finished school or dropped out of school, were entering the market with no good resources for finding out where work could be located. On the other side of the coin, employers were looking for skilled staff but didn’t know how to find them.” This was happening at scale, across the country, across the labour market.” while most job seekers had basic phones, far fewer had access to the internet in addition, there weren’t any real universitor high-school job counseling resources.Notifyu set out to solve this problem using very basic technology.

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

notifyu was founded in 2014.It launched its first Profile Match service in Nalgonda, Telangana State. . The service was initially linked to around search engines and employers. Profile Match ran well in the first two months, matching several hundred new graduates with jobs and internships and trainings. The main competitors weren’t actually in the mobile sector, but were rather walk-in recruitment firms. These firms are typically very basic: job-seekers walk in, drop off a CV, and receive a call back if matched to a job. In this case, the job seeker must surrender his/her first month/half month’s pay to the firm. The reported matching rate of these walk-in recruitment firms rate is about 15%. Notifyu achieved around 25% in the first two month of launch. Since then notifyu’s service has been scaled up in South India, today serving close to 10,000+ Opportunity seekers in Six months.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

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

In my vast travel experience, I came to notice that the reason for unemployment in rural area is mostly lack of information. The use of internet is below 15% in many of rural places even these 15% access the internet from out of home. As part of serving the society, I launched Notifyu, rural recruitment service through sms. The concept is simple. Few people have information, and few people suffer due to lack of information. How powerful it would be if one could facilitate the exchange of information between people who have and those who need.
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