About Awaaz De
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In 2012, Dr. Neil Patel decided to look beyond his home state of California and apply his Stanford University Ph.D. research to pressing problems in international development. He arrived in India, to find that communication platforms were driven by basic phones and the medium of voice could overcome basic barriers of literacy and language to both disseminate contextual content and collect data. His thesis on a prototype for such a system for small farmers in Gujarat soon became one of the most referenced in the ICT4D space. His advisor, Dr. Tapan Parikh at UC, Berkeley, suggested they start a company to scale the clear impact this system could have on the way rural communications worked in the development sector. With an aim to bridge the communication divide for underserved last-mile users, Awaaz.De was born in Ahmedabad.
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Awards and Recognitions
Awaaz.De has been selected as the Network Member into the prestigious Women’s World Banking Global Network.
Awaaz.De was honored as the Artha Platform Grand Prize winner of Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2013.
Awaaz.De was honored as one of five Growth Prize winners by Action for India.honored as one of five Growth Prize.
Awaaz.De was named a finalist for Mashable.com’s Startups for Good Challenge. Jon, who interned with Awaaz.De this summer, represented us in New York at the famous 92nd Street Y.
Awaaz.De has been named a laureate of The Tech Awards 2011, one of 15 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.