Ideas being worked on “Startup Weekend: STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING”


Connected NGOs united team

Team Leader : Marcelo Santos

Idea : Our idea is to build a platform for NGOs to share their data and cases with other NGOs across the border/s. This will give the NGOs ability to track cases in real time and on the field. This platform is also secured and scalable to other non-profits that wish to collaborate either on the trafficking source, like Nepal as well as the rescue site, like India.

The platform lets the NGOs build profiles of the victims, and track their status and stages, from the time they went missing until they are rescued by the authorities abroad and returned back to their homeland.

This platform will  also enable analytics and reports that will drive strategy and business decisions for the management team, and provide data to present to potential donors. This platform allows integration of other tools and services like location trackers, SMS notifications and such, extending the platform as a single tool that all the NGOs can use to work together for fighting human trafficking.


  1. Plaster the Brothel

Team Leader : Casey Allred

Team member : Casey Allred / Alan Bettes / Mero Raja Prasad Pradhan / Abhash Bikram Thapa

Idea: We are creating a simple sms based solution to help girls who are victims of trafficking to be saved. There will be posters in red light districts addressed to trafficked girls. Girls will be able to send a simple text message to hotline number and be saved.

  1. Project 20

Team Leader : Justine Rivero

Idea : We have developed an online platform called Project 20.  It is aimed at getting student and professional volunteers matched with nonprofit projects that fit their skillset and timeframe.  We have also included an area for sponsor donations that can be granted when someone volunteers and completes a project.  You may ask, “Why Project 20”? We’ve named it this because we believe that by putting just 20% of energy and time into doing good, we can collectively create a better world.

  1. Banau – Girls who thrive

Team Leader: Kelly James

Idea: Banau is creating an online marketplace to sell handicrafts made from around the world. We will be partnering with Shakti and local schools to develop an apprenticeship program where girls learn the trade of making jewelry and weaving. Our mission is to create safe and sustainable opportunities for girls to thrive through education, community, and creativity.


  1. Project Tabula

Team Leader : Amrit Dhir

Idea : Enabling nonprofits to easily collect and visualize trafficking data


      SMS SOS

Team Leader : Shezana Manji

Team Members : Bharadwaj Subramanian / Bijay Koirala / Bibek Chitrakar / Everest K.C. / blank blank

Idea :  Prevention and rescue tool for NGOs and at risk girls. Communication tool for prevention and rescue between girls and NGOs

  1. Burst the Bubble

Team Leader: Gopi Kallayil

Idea: Burst the Bubble will combat trafficking by educating girls and their families about the risks.  It will leverage existing community groups to distribute information and start conversations in local villages. Lesson plans and educational materials will be created that can be customized to address local conditions. Nonprofits like Shakti Sumuah will be an important channel to educate facilitators in each group who can start the social movement.


  1. NGO Fundraising Toolkit

Team Leader : Deepa Aswani

Idea : Designing a toolkit in order to help the NGOs for fundraising.