Johego Wins Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition at Washington University
St. Louis-based nonprofit uses data science and mobile technology to amplify the impact of social social service professionals
From a field of 154 entrepreneurs and organizations, Johego emerged as a winner of the prestigious competition, which "is one of the flagship social entrepreneurship activities in St. Louis."
The competition, which has been sponsored by the Skandalaris Center at Washington University since 2005, comes as Johego prepares to scale its innovative approach based on the success of its pilot project in and around Hannibal, MO.
Johego uses cutting-edge data science and grassroots community organizing to prioritize, collect, and verify information that is needed most by social service professionals, then delivers this information in the form of a free smartphone application that helps social workers, police officers, and other public servants more efficiently connect people in need with services: overnight shelter, medical assistance, mental health treatment, and more.
Johego was founded by Michael Kehoe, a civil and environmental engineering graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign and Stanford University. He launched Johego with the goal of making connecting people in need with essential services as easy as finding show times for movies.
VIDEO: WGEM-TV, an NBC-affiliated television station for the Tri-States area of Western Illinois, Northeastern Missouri, and Southeastern Iowa, covered the launch of Johego's smartphone application here:
Founder & Executive Director, Johego