There are many startups doing great and important work, and by this I am talking about my own country, India.
To make the decision to do a startup is actually very easy.All the successful startups, started with solving a problem which the founders themselves faced or they felt passionately about, so much that they were willing to bet their life on that.
But what is the most important problem this world is facing?
All malaise of this world has been only due to one problem, the inequality of income or rather the increasing of inequality of income divide.
Every single big problem this world is currently facing can be attributed to it.
The rich tried to become more richer, denied the opportunities to others, oppressed them and now all set of different innocent people are facing the consequences of it.
All conflicts, violence, hatred, intolerance, poverty,hunger and unhappiness can be attributed to only the growing income divide.
While this is true for individuals, it is true for bigger sets of people also, like countries and this day, as we are witness of epic violent events unfolding in front of our eyes, every day; there is nothing more important topic to deliberate than the growing income divide.
Since now we have recognised the single biggest problem plaguing this planet, the next automatic question is how do we solve this problem?
Well, as a very famous gentleman used to say, it is elementary, my dear !
The only way to eliminate the income inequality is to increase the income generation opportunities available and enhance the opportunities for whose who are already employed.
So people would say, there are millions of factories all across the globe and several hundred million other employment opportunities, so where is the problem in this.
The problem lies in the fact the, under-privileged are, not privileged, because of the fact they were not awarded even basic opportunities.
Raising more factories or business does not mean that automatically the under-privileged can start their employment their, earning more income.
It does not happen because, their "employability quotient" has not increased.
Hence, it can be easily abstracted that, the most important problem which a startup can solve for this world is to increase the "employability quotient" of the under-privileged and the "under-employed".
As skill sets rise of under-privileged and "under-employed", so does their "employability quotient", they get better and higher income jobs and thus the income inequality starts reducing.