Hi there! Gabi, Upside’s Community Manager, here.
The Upside Foundation enables founders of early-stage, high-growth Canadian companies to build social responsibility into their business by donating equity to the charity of their choice. This allows founders - who don’t have time to volunteer, or cash to donate - to make a positive impact while growing their companies. Over 290 companies have made this commitment, including Borrowell, Hopper, Hubba, Wattpad, and Wealthsimple (however most Upside Members are much earlier-stage), resulting in $1.27M being donated to charity so far.
Members benefit from joining a community of like-minded founders, and connecting with Upside’s network of partners and investors. 2020 has been really hard, which is why Upside wants to rally more Canadian founders to create more upsides before the end of this year! Those who become a Member before November 30th will join the Winter Cohort of values-driven founders, and launch into 2021 with renewed purpose at the next online New Member Celebration with Upside’s founders and partners.
I’d love to connect with any founders interested in this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org