GoodCompany Group at Philly Tech Meetup

psGive, PhilanTrack, and Desmo presented their business and demoed their service two nights ago at Philly Tech Meetup. The evening was dedicated to social impact startups and all three were from GoodCompany Group, Philadelphia's social impact startup accelerator and incubator. The room was filled with entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, and two folks from the mayor's office. The feedback they provide is invaluable - Philly Tech Meetup is a space that allows the startup community to see what everyone else in the community is doing.
Stefan checking his notes. Sean practicing his presentation. Stefan (left), Sean (back), and
Dahna (right) preparing
for their presentations.
The first presentation of the evening was by Sean Steinmarc, founder of psGive. As he explained it, "psGive drives fan engagement through contests fueled by charity partnerships." Their platform brings together three audiences: brands that want to improve their image, social network users, and nonprofits. psGive is solving two major pain points: regulations and engagement. If a brand or nonprofit wants to run a cause driven campaign, there's a mountain of regulations they need climb over. And both nonprofits and brands want to be able to engage with their audience, psGive amplifies that opportunity.

Sean presenting PSGive.
Dahna Goldstein, founder of PhilanTrack, has created a service that sits between foundations and nonprofits, providing streamlined access to filling and submitting grant applications.

Dahna presenting PhilanTrack.
Stefan Portay, director of business development at Desmo, was the last presentation of the evening. Desmo is a platform that allows online shoppers to receive discounts and donate to the charity of their choice.
Stefan presenting Desmo.
The evening winded down with happy hour at City Tap House.

To see more pictures of this event, check out this flickr set.

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