What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)
Access to technology, Access to education/training.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Personal Spokesman has already made a great impact on the market in Israel.
We cover today 35% of the blind and visually impaired market in Israel.
Our clients are using our application on a daily basis and cannot use the mobile without it.
We participated in a Global Social Impact Start-up competition in India and we won the 1st Place with our Solution. During the last 8 month we have visit and researched the market in India. We fully understood the educational gap which people are experiencing there (especially Women population) and the value that our application can have.
We met already few of the largest mobile companies in India (Airtel, Mediatek, Momagic) in order to implement our solutions as a build-in solution on mobile phones and they agree with the business model we offered.
In addition, we have already recruited our developer team for the English learning Program.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
We project 60 representatives (such as mobile carriers, application stores, etc.) around emerging markets which will provide Personal Spokeswomen for 7,000,000 women in India, China and Africa.
EyalGPS will implement the product in 3 new different languages: Hindi, Mandarin and Portuguese (we already support English and Hebrew), and will become the global leading company in mobile Text To Speech education field.
We will reduce 10% of the illiteracy levels in those countries. By teaching how to read and write in their own languages and communicate in English, we will empower millions of women for new opportunities in their lives, something that they would never achieve without our solution.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Reaching women users – In order to reach large number of women users, we will provide Personal Spokeswomen as a build-in solution on the mobile device, which means that the solution will be Accessible to any user who buy a new phone or already have an old one. For that, we have already created connections and partnerships with the largest mobile companies (Nokia, MediaTek, Airtel) to apply our solution in this model.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Establish Personal Spokeswoman and English Learning program in the India market.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Expand Personal Spokeswoman and English Learning Program for China and Africa markets.