As per NASSCOM's internet report, the number of internet users in India will see a two-fold rise at 730 million by 2020 and are expected to take an incredible leap towards internet accessibility. This opens up immense possibilities for bringing a world of benefits to them.
Code for the Next Billion is a six month program which will focus on discovering and empowering the next generation of social impact startups - spearheading the mobile first revolution, working towards transforming the lives of new to the internet and bottom of the pyramid users.
Social impact startups who have launched a mobile app for new to internet/bottom of the pyramid users, focused on:
Healthcare & Wellbeing
Mobile apps that enable the provision of medical care to individuals or a community.
Financial literacy & Economic Empowerment
Mobile apps that drive financial inclusion - literacy and/or enable economic growth.
Gender Equality & Diversity - Inclusion
Mobile apps that promote women safety and/or spread awareness about women rights, other gender issues.
Education/skill Development & Employment
Mobile apps that facilitate learning, acquisition of professional skills and/or access to employment opportunities.
Access to Public Utilities & Benefits
Mobile apps that enable access to public utilities like electricity, water etc. and/or enable - promote awareness about government schemes, benefits etc.