Bridging the global digital divide by allowing villagers in 3rd world to demonstrate their skills

Details of the organization
Emoptune
India
International organizations

Information about the project
Bridging the global digital divide by allowing villagers in 3rd world to demonstrate their skills
Emoptune ("Employment + Opportunity") is a networking site that allows users to perform 3 main functions: 1) A user can upload any problem to the world to be solved by experts. 2) A user can build a digital Emoptune "resume" that can be used to gain employment. 3) A user can make money by fixing problems in their local area The website describes it in full. Android app completed and iPhone app in final stage of development. Mobile version takes advantage of built in video camera of mobile phones.
International implementation
Completed from In beta now, launching July '12 to Future
None, I am the founder. I funded it from my family (25k US dollars spent) and I am a medical student in India, but I am an American citizen. Founded the startup because I had a problem with my water pump (see "about" section on the site)

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Website
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No