💡 Founder Spotlight: Shantanu Singh
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This segment features Shantanu Singh. Shantanu is a social entrepreneur at heart. He is passionate about using technology to solve the problems and inequities faced by the underprivileged sections of society in India.
With his first social entrepreneurship venture, Unnati, Shantanu and his team created a speech-tech enabled, automated 'Job Helpline' to connect blue-collar workers with local job opportunities. Over a year, Unnati's Job Helpline reached more than a crore workers across India and helped more than 4 lakh workers get jobs. Unnati's technology also powered the Job Helpline set up by the State Govt. of Punjab in India. For Unnati, Shantanu and his team won the Govt. of India's 'National Startup Awards' in 2020.
Currently, Shantanu is working on 2 ventures. Flexi Salary, a fintech venture, enables blue-collar workers to withdraw a portion of their accrued salary anytime they run short of money. The 2nd venture, iSchool (currently in development) is a tech platform that will enable the best schools in India to reach and teach children across India, thus ensuring that every child in India has access to high-quality school education.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Shantanu worked as a Principal at Accenture Strategy, where he worked on management consulting assignments with corporates in India and abroad.
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