uBack Named One of 50 Companies in the 2017 Global Startup Grind Program
Startup Grind today announced the induction of 50 companies to its 2017 class of Startup Exhibitioners. These companies are an elite group, handpicked from 200 cities and 80 countries around the world. uBack - a minority and women-led company building the world’s first mobile, data-driven and socially connected giving platform - is among them.
Startup Grind Startup Exhibition companies are an elite group, handpicked from 200 cities and 80 countries around the world. uBack - a minority and women-led company building the world’s first mobile, data-driven and socially connected giving platform - is among them.
Startup Exhibition companies are given access to a global audience through media and personal onsite reach at the annual Global Event (www.startupgrind.com/conference) held Feb. 21 – 22 in beautiful historic downtown Redwood City.
The exhibition helps companies accelerate their pace towards growth and success by gaining the visibility of mentors and investors in our network. “We started this program after seeing many of the accelerators and incubators not being able to do much to really help companies,” says Derek Andersen, founder and CEO of Startup Grind. “We really wanted to make an actual, verifiable difference in the startups trajectory by leveraging all of our resources and network to their advantage.”
“From over 6,000 startups that were considered, these 50 were selected representing the excellence in the Startup Grind community across 80 countries. These startups have great teams, traction, technology and massive markets,” says Andersen. “Our biggest goal is for each startup to go back home with a new and improved game plan that would not have happened without the exposure to the exhibition, the mentors and the resources that are gained through our network.”
uBack co-founders Melissa Bodford and Kaitlin Reimann welcome the opportunity to showcase their growing company on a global stage.
“Startup Grind represents a tremendous opportunity for uBack as we work to transform the giving process for companies, nonprofits and individual donors. 2017 has already been a year of tremendous growth for uBack, and this exhibition is a prime opportunity to keep that momentum going,” Bodford said.
Bodford and Reimann, both former Accenture executives, created uBack because they were frustrated with the current giving process, which was time-consuming and complicated due to too many silos and too much friction – resulting in too many barriers between the donor and the cause.
uBack’s mobile platform simplifies the process through technology, connecting the major players in the charitable giving marketplace - companies, nonprofits and donors - into a single, mobile platform and social community, allowing people everywhere to make an impact from the palm of their hand.
“uBack has demonstrated traction in several major markets across the country. Startup Grind will expose our business to an entirely new audience of startups, investors and innovators, and we look forward to showing them our big idea for changing the world,” Reimann said.
For more information, or to connect with the uBack founders, contact Mary Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
uBack is a mobile fintech company that is revolutionizing the way we give. Our data-driven platform is the first in the world to connect companies, nonprofits and individual donors, creating a new giving ecosystem that generates valuable insights, increases engagement and fosters collaboration. Launched in late 2015, our company now has a diverse team of former corporate executives and startup veterans based in Atlanta, Charlotte and Chicago. We are changing the giving conversation so you can change the world. Join us.
About Startup Grind
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 98 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since it’s founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users. Learn more at http://www.StartupGrind.com.