JumpStart International began in 2003 with a vision to empower Iraqis through employment projects rebuilding the country. Today, JumpStart, a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, builds capacity in under-resourced communities through leveraging new technologies.
Currently JumpStart International supports Republic of Georgia-based JumpStart Georgia, formerly known as Open Maps Caucasus-JumpStart. In 2010, JumpStart Georgia created the first complete, digital, open source map of Georgia. Today JumpStart Georgia is working to make data easy to understand through analysis and visualizations, such as through this web site for Georgia election data. As data journalist pioneers in the South Caucasus region, JumpStart Georgia helps people and organizations learn how to use code, data and design to make complex issues easy to grasp.
JumpStart fosters the exchange of information, building community capacity for social progress through locally-driven partnerships in under-resourced areas.
JumpStart cultivates community empowerment, leveraging the latest technologies to support collaboration for sustainable impact.