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Our founder

Sean O’Sullivan founded JumpStart International in Iraq in September of 2003.  Under his leadership, JumpStart began by engaging Iraqis in rebuilding their country and by the end of 2003 employed almost 600 people in clearance and reconstruction jobs. By 2004 JumpStart had grown to be the largest NGO in Iraq.  Read more about JumpStart’s early days here.

Sean O’Sullivan is also co-founder and managing director of Avego, a world leading company in efficient mobility, adding cars and vans to the public transport network. Sean is also managing director of SOSventures International, an investment management operation, and a founder of Chinaccelerator.  His first company, MapInfo, grew to a $200 million public company with over 1,000 employees, and popularized street mapping on computers.

His first internet company, NetCentric, pioneered many concepts in internet computing, and he has been recognized as the co-creator of the term “cloud computing”. He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production from the University of Southern California.