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RippleNami - Startup of the Year

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Company: RippleNami, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA
Company Description: RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami has redefined mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters to users and their organizations. RippleNami has received numerous awards for product innovation and CSR.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Startup of the Year - Business Products Industries

Nomination Title: RippleNami, Inc.

Tell the story about what this nominated organization has achieved since 1 January 2016 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Begin this section with the date since 1 January 2014 on which this organization began operations.

Since January 1, 2016, RippleNami has had a profound impact. During his years of work with the US government, Phil Gahn, https://ripplenami.com/">RippleNami cofounder and chief business development officer, identified problems in logistics. When he visited disaster relief sites, Gahn saw firsthand how aid was not being delivered to those who needed it most or would be delivered to the wrong location because data was old.

Gahn’s response was to create an intuitive visualization platform that allows anyone to see information from numerous sources, layered on maps provided by Google. As a result, RippleNami was born. Using RippleNami’s proprietary software, rWaves™, teams ranging from NGOs to multinational corporations to governments, can now see logistical details in ways that help them deliver products and services safely and efficiently.

RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time information, people around the globe can connect and create positive change. And that is exactly what the Company’s mapping solution does.

By integrating millions of data points from unlimited sources, RippleNami offers a complete picture of timely, relevant information that connects people and organizations to what really matters to them. RippleNami has the only mapping solution of its kind-- accessible via the cloud -- that allows people on the ground to update a map using real-time information such as photos, videos, notifications or tasks.
RippleNami frees users from information silos, making big data relevant, decipherable and actionable. The cloud-based, device-agnostic platform can be customized to control access to valuable data with specific profiles and permission levels. RippleNami helps deliver real-time information on any device -- via the web and app – affording users the power to easily solve problems, make critical decisions and collaborate like never before.

RippleNami’s web and mobile app are simple to use, empowering users to enter unlimited situational global awareness layers of information in real-time without extensive training or the need to engage a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) expert. There’s no downtime waiting for a GIS engineer to provide a static map. Instead, RippleNami enables the common person with no technology experience to create a map, based upon their needs, using their Smartphones.

RippleNami’s disruptive technology is further enhanced by its partnership with BanQu, a blockchain technology company (facilitates secure online transactions) that allows it to focus on the 3+ billion people living in extreme poverty and/or refugee camps in developing countries. With the addition of this blockchain technology, RippleNami now has the only solution that marries its data visualization mapping platform and BanQu’s blockchain economic identity technology solution to empower the impoverished with the means to access credit and other financial services, so they can be part of the global economy.

RippleNami’s technology at work:

Connected 100,000 farmers in remote areas of Kenya/Ethiopia through an aid organization that expedites decision-making, locate/track resources and identify/address each community’s pressing needs using its technology. Also tracks local terrorist activities and help residents combat poverty.

Facilitated delivery of healthcare/ support services to 2.8 million UK veterans via integration of data from government/private databases, making relevant resources easily accessible to them/their families

Enabling Kenya software company that specializes in electronic payments/mobile advertising to empower its customers to visualize big data, related to utilities/infrastructure, political activities and government programs. Brought data-driven technology solutions to areas previously challenged due to lack of data availability.

Empowered a leading provider of air logistics and services to non-government organizations, governments and private corporations in East Africa/neighboring countries to better serve customers by providing real-time field information, ensuring enhanced accuracy/efficiency of air logistics operations.
Establishing big data Fusion Centers across equatorial Africa that enable information sharing/collaboration while providing answers to very simple questions that were before unknown --number of registered voters; how to verify them; location of water wells, schools, police stations, hospitals and natural resources; how to track tropical, contagious diseases; where/why are the high crime/conflict areas; what is actual land use and ownership; and much more.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of this organization since the beginning of 2016 (up to 150 words).

-Brings first cloud-based visualization mapping platform
-Offers SaaS-based model that delivers real-time information on any device, affording users power to easily solve problems, make critical decisions and collaborate like never before
-Affords people living in extreme poverty/refugee camps opportunities to gain access to credit and other financial services
-Aids in enabling governments/organizations to better understand world around them, i.e. track voters, map life-sustaining water wells, schools, medical clinics, contagious diseases, terrorist activities and more, with establishment of Fusion Centers in developing nations
-Serves as cost-effective, easy to use solution regardless of education level
-Provides ability to ingest any kind of data, including blockchain
-Offers management tools for analysis, assessment, deployment and reporting
-Brings users device-, manufacturer- and browser-agnostic platform
-Eliminates the need to hire Geographic Information Systems (GIS) engineers
-Allows people to map their own world, identifying resources they need/want

Of the following measures of success, which ONE do you want the judges to most appreciate about your organization's story of achievement since the beginning of 2016

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