Our Tech Nonprofits Lightning Grant Round – Fall 2018, was a big success! We had the wonderful opportunity to get to know six incredibly inspiring organizations. Of the six organizations, Hack Club (network of high school clubs that teach and develop communities of coders), SIRUM (drug recycling platform to redistribute surplus medicine to low-income patients), and Think of Us (technology to improve the lives of youth in foster care) moved to the finalist round. We were honored to hear from Zach Latta and Connie Liu (Hack Club), Kiah Williams (SIRUM), and Sixto Cancel (Think of Us). After a robust review and discussion process, SV2 Partners decided to welcome SIRUM as our new Lightning Grant Round Grantee!
Shannon Farley, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fast Forward (our amazing Funder Ally), Dan Barritt and Rekha Pai (our wonderful Partner Co-Leaders), and all who participated in making this an insightful and energizing experience! In response to the question, “how if at all, has participating in this LGR impacted you?” One Partner shared, “renewal of my hopes for the future and energized me to explore more ways to help.”