Ashish J. Thakkar Launches Mara Online

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Founder/CEO of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, Ashish J. Thakkar today announced the launch of Mara Online during his keynote address at TiEcon entrepreneur’s conference..

Mara Online is an online and mobile eco-system that allows users to communicate, interact and collaborate with each other via social portals, while building communities that are centered around common interests and information needs.

The platform is a convergence of web and mobile technology that creates user-driven experiences spanning from educational tools for entrepreneurs to highly interactive mobile applications that provide connectivity to people across the globe.

In a official statement, Mara Group explained that the vision of the new online and mobile platform is to “become the first most inspirational choice for connecting African youth across the continent and to the world.”

This year Mara Online will launch 3 mobile applications – Mara Messenger, BuzzMe, and Mara Connect, a free mobile VoIP, will allow smartphone and tablet users across Africa to call and text for free, both domestically and internationally.

“Launching today, I am confident that Mara Connect will shake up the market and become the premier choice for connecting people in Africa and beyond, while reducing consumers’ costs for mobile communication”, Ashish said.