JumpStart International advances economic and civil society development in under-resourced communities through technology.
Sean O’Sullivan founded JumpStart International in Iraq in September of 2003 with a vision to empower Iraqis through rebuilding projects. Under his leadership, JumpStart began by engaging Iraqis in rebuilding their country and by the end of 2003 employed almost 600 people in clearance and reconstruction jobs. By 2004 JumpStart had grown to be the largest NGO in Iraq.
While Sean left the organization in 2004, the O’Sullivan Foundation has continued to support Jumpstart’s programs in the Middle East, specifically around citizen mapping projects in Georgia and Gaza.
More on Jumpstart’s early days under Sean O’Sullivan’s leadership can be found in their 2003 Annual Report.