Endeavor Entrepreneur since 2011 and co-founder of CitiVox Jorge Soto has been selected to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos as one of 30 Global Shapers from around the world.
Acknowledging that half of the world’s population is below the age of 27, the World Economic Forum created their new Global Shapers Community to supplement their existing network of Young Global Leaders in an effort to “provide youth with a global platform to shape the future.” Defined as up-and-coming global leaders between the ages of 20 and 30, Global Shapers must demonstrate a deep passion for entrepreneurship for the global public interest and a commitment to develop their leadership potential towards serving their communities.
Jorge, along with his partner Oscar Salazar, founded CitiVox in 2010 with the hope of enhancing the relationship between citizens and their governments. Through the use of crowd-sourcing and cloud-based technologies, CitiVox provides real-time report management to local governments based on compiled data received from local citizens. CitiVox services not only provide vital information to municipal authorities, but also increase civic engagement and government accountability. Jorge’s vision of utilizing emerging technologies as a tool for creating tangible social change has been rapidly reaching fruition as CitiVox continues to expand, with hopes of reaching 15 million citizens in 15 countries by 2013.
Jorge undoubtedly exhibits the best of these qualities; we congratulate him on his selection and wish him all the best at Davos!