Shreddr: Data from Paper to the Cloud (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Kuang Chen, Tapan S. Parikh, and Joseph M. Hellerstein

School: UC Berkeley

BI Filler Photo-01Development organizations around the world are increasingly reliant on accurate and timely data for decision-making at all levels. Unfortunately, the infrastructure and capacity for data entry and management have not kept pace, especially for low-resource organizations in the field. Even though millions of dollars of aid money each year is spent on data collection, entry and cleaning, most data efforts suffer from delays, inefficiency and difficulties in maintaining quality. Shreddr provides organizations an affordable and effective data digitization service that ensures accurate paper data entry with minimal additional investment in technology, training, or staffing through a series of simple “microtasks.”
(Note: This project originally won in the Big Ideas “Social Entrepreneurship Category” category.)