Bangalore-based startup Babajob is a social networking site with a few interesting wrinkles. I recently met with Sean Blagsvedt, co-founder of Babalife in Bangalore, to find out about Babajob. A few weeks ago the company released its first private beta version of their service.
A kind of LinkedIn for villages is one way to describe what Sean and his team are working on. The startup wants to use the ubiquitous mobile phones and the Internet to connect people from the “informal sector” to their potential employees. The informal sector in India includes millions of cooks, maids, security guards, drivers, seamstresses, construction workers and others. How do you create a viable social network system in this space? That’s the challenge that Babajob faces.
For the moment, Babajob is using Bangalore as a test-bed, with plans to roll-out its services to other Indian towns and cities during the next few months.
You can also check out Babajob’s has a sister site, called Babalife.
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