The Economic Times ran a story on Logistimo in today’s edition, marking the first mainstream media coverage of our startup. We’re obviously happy to get coverage, and are deeply appreciative of the inputs and comments everyone made. Special thanks go out to:
Kumar Maranabasari, for his contributing remarks. Kumar is a pharmacist from Sudi village in Gadag District (Karnataka) who participated in our 2009 Deshpande Foundation-funded research project, and provided extensive feedback on initial prototypes of the mobile app.
Patrick James Lydon, for explaining our activities supporting vaccine supply chains for World Health Organization and the Tunisian MoH under WHO/PATH Project Optimize. Patrick is a health economist with WHO in Geneva, and leads the mHealth pilot in Tunisia.
Priya Naik, for her insights about the technology. Priya is CEO of Samhita Social Ventures, our Mumbai-based partner for building disaster response capacity amongst NGOs across India.
Prashant Yadav, for pointing out what we always felt to be true, that Logistimo can make a positive impact on the rural economy. Prashant is a thought leader in pharmaceutical supply chains for emerging markets, and a professor at MIT.
Sriram Mohan over at YourStory.in, who introduced us to the Economic Times. Sriram originallycovered us in November 2010 when we were still calling it SamaanGuru.
And of course — our entire team, supporting volunteers, and well-wishers who have created this opportunity to make positive socioeconomic impacts where it is needed most.
We hope this raises awareness about our technology and services…