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Atma Connect

Atma Connect’s mobile platform AtmaGo is connecting urban poor people so they can help each other respond to disasters, share critical information and build resilience.

Founded: 2014 by Meena Palaniappan, Sergio Paluch

Atma Connect
  • Program Area

    Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    Global, Indonesia
  • Headquarters Location

    Oakland, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Atma Connect launched AtmaGo, a mobile web app, in Indonesia at the beginning of 2015, and since then we’ve reached over 13,000 unique users, over 3,000 posts and replies, and 100,000 page views. Our approach is already improving people’s lives—in February 2015, during the floods that inundated poor sections of Jakarta, people used AtmaGo to share tips on flood prevention, locations of flooding shelters, and updates on which areas to avoid. AtmaGo allows people to report infrastructure and crime problems, connects buyers and sellers, and strengthens social cohesion. Now that we’ve built a scalable app which is providing value for our users, we are seeking partners to grow AtmaGo by launching an Android app, connecting to Emergency Warning Systems, and launching in new regions.

Funders and Awards

Cisco Foundation, Tech for Good competition Winner, Major donors