DreamStart Labs is a new non-profit technology startup founded by a group of Silicon Valley veterans passionate about making the world a better place for the more than 3 billion people living in extreme poverty around the world. Our mission is to create innovative technology designed to help people in developing countries break the cycle of poverty through entrepreneurship and financial empowerment.
Development of applications and modules on top of the Mifos X platform to break the cycle of poverty through entrepreneurship and financial empowerment.
Henrik Esbensen, Executive Director, CS. PhD. Technical lead.
Wes Wasson, former CMO of Citrix. Business Development
David Welsh, Project Manager
Developers: Justin Farris, Kevin Shen, Simon Matthews.
Team to be expanded soon.
As a former MFI, we have first-hand knowledge of the enormous needs for technology in the financial inclusion sector. Given our backgrounds in technology, we believe that we can make a significant contribution towards these needs.
Our team is comprised of Silicon Valley software professionals. We also have 3 years of hands-on experience running a small MFI in Mali and Burkina Faso.
Dreamstart Labs has been using Mifos X for several years to manage the operations of their MFI in Mali and Burkina Faso. They were one of the beta users for Mifos X, helping to shape the initial requirements for the individual lending module.
We will be developing an Android app for savings groups, closely integrated with MifosX.