What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?
New Delhi, where our office is located has largest crime rate against women. The need to identify a solution for safety of working women who are often affected by these crimes led to designing of this innovation.
Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.
Vijay is a Social Entrepreneur with experience of developing systems and institutions for enabling access to services and markets for rural communities. An Electrical Engineering Graduate with Post-Graduation in Management Vijay brings in experience of technology innovation and understanding of socio-economic environment in developing economies. Vijay’s work revolves around utlising information and communication technologies for enabling access to markets, climate and weather information, technology & knowledge, finance and handholding services to rural business for making them competitive in global business environment. Helping network rural communities and forging partnership, to seek transfer of equity in favour of primary producers and artisans.
Vijay is Co-founder and CEO of ekgaon technologies, a technology firm driven by social values as core to technological & management intervention
Vijay is Co-founder & Member of Board of IndLinux Society and Indic Computing Consortium. Vijay is a Ashoka Fellow for Social entrepreneurship.
Vijay’s work in the field of rural service provision extends across a wide array of initiatives, programs and software; driven by and in the hope that rural consumers are in control of what services they can access and receive. Ekgaon’s emphasizes on partnerships and association for business service delivery to rural areas. Ekgaon has adopted consortium approach for enabling institutional service delivery; this model has been quite successful in meeting expectations of clients as well as partners.
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