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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.

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Cg revised 29_b

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