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Close Gaps Inc. announces the coming of an innovative portal targeting entrepreneurs, mid managers, subject matter experts in business and international development organizations as well as NGOs.

Close Gaps Inc. announces the coming of an innovative portal targeting entrepreneurs, mid managers, subject matter experts in business and international development organizations as well as NGOs.

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  • Http://www.closegaps.com Closing information gaps for the marginalized
  • OUTCOME
    • Uniquely combines business enterprise and sustainable economic development.
    • Marginalized Internet users in developing & emerging countries will join the WWW.
    • Entrepreneurs will have tools to conduct business and connect to global supply chain.
  • PROBLEM/OPPORTUNITY
    • Wide majority are intimidated by digital technology.
    • Limited broadband and language barriers prohibit Internet use by the majority in developing and emerging countries.
    • Lack of Personal Computers confine users to limited surfing time in Internet Café’s and offices.
  • OPPORTUNITY CONTINUED
    • Information on private enterprise runs parallel to social & economic development programs.
    • Simplified and customized content in their own vernacular will decrease reading time.
    • Intuitive navigation increases interactivity to users in developing and emerging countries.
    • Users will have digital access beyond email and social networking .
  • SOLUTION
    • Efficient use in one stop reducing Internet time.
    • Value added know-how transfer enables users a link to global supply chain.
    • Vernacular used for specific information.
    • Greater access to the digitally marginalized.
  • SOLUTION CONTINUED
    • Closegaps.com is first to market - no other like it yet on the WWW.
    • Closegaps.com connects:
      • Entrepreneurs with resource owners,
      • Joint venture seekers with investors, and
      • Buyers with sellers in a common language zone.
    • Integrates useful tools, programs and organizations .
    • Correlates data by language, region, business sector and sub categories.
  • Market Strategy
    • Obtain grant subsidies for start up costs until operating in black.
    • Partner with stakeholder organizations and access matching funds from key players.
    • Identify Affiliates to pay for presence on CloseGaps portal.
    • Sell advertising space to regional businesses.
  • BUSINESS MODEL
    • Free access to know-how Tools and free connection to subject matter experts (SMEs) .
    • User fees for value added features to:
      • Connect to Joint Venture,
      • Leverage resources,
      • Sell or buy.
    • In the long term, PayPal, Western Union and regional mobile phone carriers will pay for transactions on the portal.
    • Advertising will generate revenue from regional businesses.
  • MILESTONES TIMELINE
  • COMPANY & TEAM
    • Hanna Kebbede has 15+ years of experience as international development consultant in 5 continental regions and more than 18 countries with the following organizations:
      • UNDP, WHO, FAO, WFP, UNICEF, ECA, AfDB, SIDA, CIDA, USAID - various NGOs (OXFAM, AED, Africare, AAI) and Morgan Stanley, First Boston among others.
    • HanmarK LLC has existed since January 2004.
    • Our competency is knowledge transfer & content solutions.
    • HanmarK LLC provided services in information architecture and portal innovation.
  • COMPANY & TEAM CONTINUED
    • Haile Haile Mariam has 10+ years experience as IT Security and Networking Engineer. He is (CISSP), (CISM) (CCNP) and (CCDP) certified. Haile advises on IT related matters.
    • Samuel Assefa is Storage and Recovery Engineer at Blackboard using NetApp Technology. He advises on all project matters.
    • William Walzer is a Partner practicing corporate transactions in the law/lobbying firm of Davidoff, Malito & Hutcher, LLP. He provides legal counsel.
  • CALL TO ACTION
    • Grant and funding from Angels
    • Partners:
      • International Orgs.
      • NGOs
      • Universities
    • Affiliate Businesses
    • Experts in Global Health & HIV/AIDS
    • Contact us
      • Hanna Kebbede, Principal
      • [email_address]
        • 4201 Wilson Blvd. #110-149, Arlington, VA 22203
        • Tel: 703-685-1786 Fax: 703-522-5460
    • URL: www.hanmarkllc.com
    • View: www.closegaps.com