X Billion Labs is an ecosystem of impact enterprises collectively working towards enhancing the quality of life for India's next billion people. We're re-imagining problems and consequent solutions in the present & future context. Over the next 10 years, we will roll out businesses that solve fundamental challenges in areas of development such as healthcare delivery, employability, agriculture, ancient Indian medicine, internet access, energy, water, financial access and resource conservation.
Currently, 3 Labs (Skills, Action and Tech) have been launched and are well on their mission to positively transform lives.
All labs and their respective teams are connected by the following precepts:
Enterprise: There must be a market driven approach to fuel self-sustenance, economic growth of all stakeholders & constant innovation
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER APPROACH: At all times, engage key players such as government, private sector, grassroot organizations and inventors as part of the solution to ensure cutting edge impact
Problem solving: Every lab must solve a specific problem in the context of today & tomorrow
Scale: We're a country of 1.2 billion people, enough said!
Technology: The power of digital has to be leveraged at all times
Invention: Every solution should be unique, positively disruptive and must break conventions
However inconvenient, it is important to accept the truth that our world is becoming an increasingly dangerous, over-populated, competitive & toxic place. The gap between the rich & the poor is wider than ever before. Access to fundamentals such as information, human rights, sustained employment, healthcare, education, water and nutritious food is essential for every human being to survive in the age of technology. In fact, the very scope of what 'basic necessities' mean has evolved. Current day line of poverty & hierarchy of needs defies all outdated economic theories.
India enjoys the privilege of being a bright spot with an enterprising large young population, abundant diverse natural resources, a rich heritage and a robust fast moving economy. Our set of problems such as corruption, unequal distribution, regional conflict and unemployment are none that cannot be resolved. In order to do so, one must re-invent the solution and therefore begin by re-imagining the problem in the current day context. For example, a collaboration between Big Data + Aadhar can enable delivery of subsidies or assistance based on the economic realities of a citizen's district of residence rather than relying on national poverty mathematics to decide who needs what!
X Billion Skills Lab is an enterprise for human development.
We're discovering, developing and delivering skills that will keep young India professionally relevant in the age of technology.
Our Critical Core Skills and Future Ready Workplace Skills platform is built on insights about the learner's intra-personal environment and needs of modern day employers in a fast changing economy.
For more information visit the Skills Lab Website
X Billion Action Lab is an enterprise for behavior change.
We've discovered hacks into the human mind which enable us to influence positive action & progressive choices on subjects that affect society. Action Lab works on issues like population control, gender equality, religious extremism, preventive healthcare, resource conservation & citizen participation in governance.
For more information visit the Action Lab Website
X Billion Tech Lab is an enterprise for rural development.
Rural India is at the cusp of transformation. In order to accelerate it's pace, youth need access to information that will align them with the fast changing world and enable them to make informed choices - as customers, voters & citizens.
XBTL's Netpar is a mobile based ecosystem that empowers, educates and entertains one of the world's largest smart phone market.
Netpar's vision is to become a synonym for internet in the hearts & minds of 100 million village youth.
For more information visit the Netpar Website
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Social change is an often dramatized or romanticized act of service. Protests or new media activism alone are becoming increasingly ineffective in delivering impact. At X Billion Labs, we're discovering new ways of positively transforming India that are inclusive of modern day realities and challenges. Every member of our team questions conventions, moves away from expired theory and instead focuses on experimenting. I encourage my people to follow their core instinct and most importantly - to fail. Joining the armed forces, standing up for the nation or promoting religious ideologies are not the only ways to express love for the country. We're looking for coders, analysts, grassroot leaders, creative thinkers, writers, graphic designers and anyone with a unique skill. You can make a career out of transforming India by doing what you know best.
Needless to say your degrees and work experience are on the least of my consideration set. Attitude, application of skill and cultural fitment is what we look for.
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