RESTON, VA. September 30, 2020
Givio presents “the future of giving” at CONNECTpreneur Rocket Pitch and MAVA Forefront 2020 virtual events.

 Givio Inc., creators of the first charitable giving platform actually designed for givers, presented “the future of giving” for the next generation with the Givio app at two competitively selected events designed to showcase innovative start-ups with growth opportunities.

“Rocket Pitch + Power Networking” by CONNECTpreneur featured 2 virtual networking sessions and a Rocket Pitch segment in which selected, exciting early stage companies delivered their live, virtual pitch. Says Tien Wong, Founder of CONNECTpreneur: “Our goal is to harness innovation, seasoned investors, and patient capital to create breakthrough startups.”

Forefront 2020, a virtual event organized by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) also selected Givio as one of it’s most exciting start-up applicants. “We are pleased to announce the strong cohort of selected startups as part of the Forefront 2020 virtual program,” said MAVA Executive Director, Julia Spicer. “Selected startups represent some of the most innovative solutions hitting the marketplace today and cover a wide range of industry sectors…”

In both presentations, Givio CEO, Gary Carr, detailed the massive challenge the charitable giving industry is facing as it has watched 20 million donors stop giving, along with Givio’s solution to win over the next generation of givers. “Over the years, as technologists introduced what they thought were solutions to the charitable giving world, the process for givers has actually become harder and less satisfying. And as a result, we’re losing donors at an alarming rate.” He went on to explain that, “Complicated processes, long forms and unwanted follow-up spam have backfired and nonprofits and their beneficiaries are suffering for it. Givio is changing that.” Givio allows givers to take back control of the giving experience, making it fun, fast and easy — and if the giver chooses, totally private. With Givio, any giver – whether an individual, company, school, or team of any kind – can create a charitable giving campaign for more than 1.6M US nonprofits in three minutes or less, and share with anyone to give, regardless of device or platform.

The Givio app is available for iPhone in the App Store, Android in Google Play.

To learn more about Givio, contact:
Gary Carr, CEO of Givio