The Rolex young laureate award recognizes and rewards individuals who have made an extraordinary effort in tackling today’s biggest challenges. Its focus is the younger generation of people with a spirit of enterprise. The Rolex Young laureate award supports visionary young men and women at a very important point in their careers enabling them to implement inventive and innovative ideas that cater to the problems inÂ science and health, applied technology, exploration, the environment and cultural preservation.
Jacob Colker is among the five enterprise visionaries who have been chosen for Rolex young laureates award. His goal is to make people utilize their spare minutes to scientific, charitable and community organizations using their Smartphoneâ€™s. His passion to work hard, help people and laugh, drives him and he imbibes the same spiritin the culture of his organization. The sense of purpose and the determination to work along with fun fills his workplace atmosphere. Jacob Colker doesnâ€™t believe in free time, his work and his goal keeps him occupied throughout. Jacob Colker particularly admires people who have a vision and a dream to change the world through their relentless efforts to usher in an impact. The world we live in has a largenumber of issues which affect our daily life. Some groups and organizations work for those issues but many a times this effort goes fruitless, and there are times when a dire need doesn’t get the available resource.
His idea is to tap into the latest and ever growing trends in information and telecommunications technology and combine mobile phones, internet and volunteering with an objective to reach the pinnacle in implementing a new form of activism in which anyone across the globe using a Smartphone can devote spare minutes for a charitable or a social cause and a scientific task.
Non government Organizations post their issues and their queries,this system then integrates the need which is on a platform supported by corporate.Â The employees then put in their time and skills to finally make this system work.
This initiative already has around 40,000 volunteers signed up for â€œmicro-volunteering,” by carrying out a wide range of tasks, from translating the CVs of newly arrived immigrants who are looking for work to helping NASAÂ identify galaxies by examining their shapes. Jacob Colker plans to use his Rolex Award to expand micro-volunteering to more people connected to the internet and to spread the word and ultimately have millionsÂ participate in this quest. The world today needs men like Jacob Colker, who can bring in the solution to the problems affecting the lives of people which range in millions. They are looking for a helping hand, and today’s information technology enabled entrepreneurs hold the key to provide a better and innovative future.