Project Description

Use analytics to identify high potential candidates from lower-income backgrounds and provide
them with affordable two-to-four-month job and finance coaching.

Rishi

Rishi, India
Rishi, India

CHALLENGE:
Unemployment and underemployment are national crises in India, with around 95% of Indian youth considered unemployable.

SOLUTION:
Use analytics to identify high potential candidates from lower-income backgrounds and provide them with affordable two-to-four-month job and finance coaching.

“Disproportionate capital has been invested to create demand for products nobody needs. Thus, we have created a world where the most important enterprises, the ones with the most access and resources, have nothing to do with creating a better life for its residents. Neither policy nor charity alone can change this — only human endeavor. I want to be part of this change.”

About Rishi
Rishi has spent the better part of his adult life wondering, “What went wrong with the world order?” He believes the answer lies in a free market where no morality is attached to the production of goods, and in the unequal distribution of wealth that has resulted from it. This is particularly true in his home country of India, where unemployment has risen to crisis levels.

To Rishi, the role of the entrepreneur today is to create effective, innovative organizations that can alter the flow of capital by creating attractive investment avenues that create a better world. In line with this understanding, he co-founded X Billion Skills Lab, which uses algorithms to find high potential job seekers from underprivileged circumstances. Once this talent is identified, X Billion Skills Lab equips the candidates with the skills they need to succeed as economic changemakers. Rishi’s hope is that his organization enables an ecosystem of social entrepreneurs and enterprises to come together and solve problems ranging from climate change to skill development to healthcare.

xbillionskillslab.com


SE Forum is partnering with Seeds of Peace on the 2018 GATHER Fellowship. GATHER is the social innovation arm of Seeds of Peace, investing in alumni and other changemakers who have the greatest potential to effect social, political, and economic change.

Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of leaders in communities divided by conflict. Its network now includes nearly 6,700 alumni throughout the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and the US who are uniquely positioned to lead change. The nonprofit was founded in 1993 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Learn more about the Seeds of Peace journey and its impact here.

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