Inclusive financial system for rural areas in Ecuador
Why we did it
We decided to participate in the HACK 153 presenting an alternative to use electronic money in rural zones.
The team was conformed by Juan Marcelo Parra, Felipe Roldán, Cristina Bálcazar, Santiago Morales and me. One of my first experiences in multidisciplinary teams.
¿What is Kullk Posters?
Kullk Posters is an inclusive financial system that allows the payment of basic services using electronic money.
This service encourage and inform people about electronic money. We created smart posters using QR and NFC technologies that interact with users through an app.
Also, an electronic device using open source tools was created. Using this device people can make their payments wherever there is a mobile network solving many mobility and life quality issues.
The whole system does not need internet since it works with the mobile network.
The project has brought us many joys!, we had the chance to receive the following prizes:
Winner HACK 153 categories: general and rural inclusion for rural areas.
-Seed capital provided by Senescyt through Banco de Ideas program.
-Matilde Hidalgo Award 2017 – Best Innovation of the year.
We are still working on this project until 2018. Stay tuned!
First screens of the new app for Kullk Posters.
What you think?
Did you enjoyed the project? If you need any help with your startup contact me! I’ll be happy to assist you 🙂