PRO TIP: install a Bitcoin wallet. We will be testing "reverse donations" ;)
Charitable Giving in a Digital World
In 2015, 38.7mn people donated USD6.6bn to charities through PayPal and 23% of these were on mobile devices. This year Paypal has incorporated a donate-button directly in their mobile app. Recently the Harvard Business Review's Franz Paasche opined on the use of fintech to embed "social purpose into everyday activities."
In Switzerland, we see Swisscom with it's digital crowd-fund-raising platform and the Swiss Red Cross taking active strides. Fintech, Mobile Tech and even Blockchain are increasingly making a positive impact, on both personal and corporate levels, to acts of charity.
Our friends at Kickstart Accelerator are providing the stage and we are joined by the blockchain-charitable-giving-company HelperBit to learn about the next generation of digital tools in this space. Each of the three participants will last 10-20minutes to to present their views on the impact and challenges of tech in their organizations’ activities. We will wrap up with a 10minute panel Q&A.
The presentation is open to the public. *Refreshments* will be sponsored by Bitcoin Suisse and Kickstart Accelerator, so if you plan to attend please RSVP by Tuesday, 4 October.
Marcin Nikolajuk, Head of Web Office at Swiss Red Cross
Guido Baroncini Turricchia, Founder at Helperbit.com
Gregor Widmer, Community Manager letshelp.ch at Swisscom
Paolo Del Ponte, Co-Founder Project-Aqua at Kickstart Accelerator
About & Websites:
Swisscom - www.letshelp.ch
Swiss Red Cross - www.redcross.ch
Helperbit - www.helperbit.com
Project Aqua - www.project-aqua.ch
HBR Article - https://hbr.org/2016/07/fintech-is-weaving-charitable-giving-into-everyday-transactions
Stage & "Après Beers" by Kickstart-Accelerator and Bitcoin Suisse
Marcin Nikolajuk holds a CS Masters degree from the Vienna University of Technology. With extensive professional experience in software engineering, R&D and technical leadership in various industries, Marcin is author of several scientific publications in the areas of Semantic Web and End-User Development. Since 2015, he leads the digital team at the Swiss Red Cross.
Gregor Widmer is a Digital Business Masters student at the HWZ Zürich. With more than 20 years digital experience in the finance and insurance industries, Gregor is a Product Manager for Crowdfunding and Community Manager for LetsHelp.CH at Swisscom.
Guido Baroncini Turricchia is Environmental Engineer, expert in GIS and Remote Sensing, Blockchain enthusiast. During the last 3 years he focused his attention to the diffusion of blockchain technology mainly in Italy. He co-founded Bitcoin Foundation Italia and AssoB.it. Guido is partner in Coin Capital and currently leading the Helperbit.com team.
Paolo Del Ponte is an entrepreneur in the current cohort of Kickstart Accelerator with his Project-Aqua. He is a graduate of the University of St.Gallen.
See you there!