In order to provide Indian NGO’s a platform to showcase their creativity and spirit of entrepreneurship, Google has launched the Google Impact Challenge, as announced in a blog post. As a part of this challenge, Google will be inviting Indian non profit organizations to see how they’d use technology to improve people’s lives.
From the applications received, from India and around the world, 10 best projects will be announced in the final event, on 31st october, 2013.
Out of these 10, top 3 will be chosen by the judging panel including Google board member Ram Shriram; Google’s chief business officer, Nikesh Arora; Jacquelline Fuller, director, Google Giving; Anu Aga, Social Worker and former Chairperson, Thermax and Jayant Sinha, managing director, Omidyar Network India Advisors.
The 4th awardee will be chosen by Googlers from all over the world by casting a vote for one deserving the Fan Favorite award.
Each will receive a sum of INR 3 crores each (approx. $500,000) along with technical assistance from Google to bring their projects to life.
“Every year we give away approximately $100 million in grants, $1 billion in free and discounted apps and ads, and 50,000 employee volunteer hours around the world” said Google.
Also, as per the reports, the challenge basically aims at bringing a spotlight on many Indian non-profits working to help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
The applications are open from today and the last date to apply online is 5th september.
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