JumpStart International began in 2003 in Iraq, with a vision to empower Iraqis through rebuilding projects. Today, JumpStart advances economic and civil society development through technology.
JumpStart currently supports Tbilisi-based JumpStart Georgia, which launched in 2009 by creating the first complete, open set of map data for the Republic of Georgia. Today JumpStart Georgia advocates for open data in government, businesses, and civil society; builds data-driven tools to inform and engage Georgians about issues of social importance; and collaborates with organizations to strengthen their capacities to use data to inform and engage the public. As data journalist pioneers in the South Caucasus, JumpStart Georgia helps people and organizations learn how to use code, data and design to make complex issues easy to grasp.
See JumpStart Georgia in action: