How do you help hundreds of millions of people come out of poverty? When faced with such staggering numbers, one has to admit the power of Government, its schemes and its reach, is the only answer. But these are often confusing, difficult to access, and beyond the reach of those who need it most – our poor, illiterate, often rural, citizens.
Haqdarshak is designed to change all that. By using a combination of technology and a network of people, we want to transform how people find out about, apply for, and benefit from, Government schemes. We want to do this at scale. We want hundreds of millions of people to get the full rights they’re entitled to, and use that to break out of poverty.
We need a co-founder to help us launch this and to make this happen. A lot of the ground work has been done, and funding is available. Field level partners have been lined up and are excited to start. We are looking for someone with the passion, energy and dedication to make it a reality. Beyond that basic qualification, if you have some experience with technology (preferably mobile technologies in remote areas) or with grassroots rights-based organizations, that would be a huge plus.
We expect that the co-founder will spend a substantial amount of her/his time on this venture, transitioning to full-time as soon as it makes sense.
A little bit about me: After graduating from IIM Ahmedabad in 1993, I spent 12 years working for the Tata Group and Infosys. I then co-founded a VC-funded start-up, which we exited, 5 years later in 2010. I then moved back to India (I had lived in the US for 11 years) and began working with social enterprises for Villgro, where I currently serve as President (India).
Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, in case this fires your imagination.
Executive, entrepreneur, investor and mentor to social entrepreneurs, golf and squash addict, author of thrillers... In short, an amateur dabbler in new experiences, and provoker of thoughts.