Poket is a technology company based in Toronto, Canada. Our journey, like any startup, has been full of twists and turns. We started off tackling a giant problem: trying to map the world’s informal merchants using crowdsourcing. It turned out that in the process, we built an interesting software for crowdsourcing data.
We were approached by several organizations and researchers who asked us if we could augment the platform we built, specifically for their projects. It was here that our shift towards become a software-based platform took place. Now, our tools are being used in several countries around the world by various groups, from farmers in Nigeria crowdsourcing the price of soybeans in their local markets to citizens in Bangladesh reporting which healthcare clinics offer the COVID-19 vaccine in the last mile.
Poket has had the privilege of presenting at the United Nations General Assembly, the World Bank, the MBR Initiative for Global Prosperity, Utopia’s Urban Innovation Program and many more. Our founding team have been selected as the Top 30 Under 30 Developers for Canada and as one of the world’s “SOLVERs” by MIT for our innovation in community-driven insights. Our mission remains simple: to empower communities with technology and data - no matter what corner of the earth they may be in.