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  • Turning spare time into
    social good through
    micro-volunteering.
    Jacob Colker, Co-Founder and CEO
    SundeepAhuja, President and COO
    Ben Rigby, Co-Founder and CTO
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • 74% of Americans don’t volunteer.
    A majority
    cite “lack oftime”
    as the main reason.
    CONFIDENTIAL
    Source: 2007 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • CONFIDENTIAL
  • CONFIDENTIAL
  • Wait a second!
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • We have billions of hours of spare time…
    But it comes in
    brief moments.
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • Not only do we have spare time,
    we’re carrying powerful devices.
    CONFIDENTIAL
    236M sold in 2007-08. 500-700M by 2013.
  • 90%
    CELL PHONE
    COVERAGE
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • The game changer is already in the pockets of millions of people.
    We simply have
    to turn onits capacity to do social good.
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • BETTER!
    GOOD.
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • CROWDSOURCING
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • We’re building a platform
    for micro-volunteerism,
    powered by
    crowdsourcing.
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • CONFIDENTIAL
  • POWERED BY CROWD
    MedicineNonprofitScience
    Advocacy Government More
    INCREASE CAPACITY!
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • “Got five minutes? Got a cell phone? Want to do good? The Extraordinaries can help…Turning ADD into AID.” (NPR.org, July, 2009)
    "The Crowdsourcing-for-good revolution is on, with new applications rising out of San Francisco…Waiting for the bus or the doctor? Bored in a staff meeting? [Use] an app created by The Extraordinaries.”
    (San Francisco Magazine, June, 2009)
    "The Extraordinaries will let multilingual users watch short clips of a documentary and translate subtitles while riding a bus.” (Washington Post, April, 2009)
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • Winner, 2009 Knight Foundation Community Grant
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Winner, 2009 Echoing Green Fellowship Competition
    New York, New York
    Winner, 2009 United Nations World Summit Youth Award Monterrey, Mexico
    Winner, 2009 NetSquared N2Y4 Mobile Challenge
    San Jose, California
    Winner, 2009 WeMediaPitchIt (Social Good) Competition
    Miami, Florida
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • Interested in learning more?
    SundeepAhuja
    (415) 596-0122
    Sundeep@BeExtra.org
    CONFIDENTIAL
  • CONFIDENTIAL