What happens when your passion for design and giving back collide? Meet Edward Bogard, founder and CEO of SoGiv. SoGiv is the world’s first non-profit shoe design Co. dedicated to using shoes as pathways for philanthropy, volunteerism, and charitable causes. SoGiv has adopted twenty causes, each of which receive 100% of the proceeds generated through each shoe sold. Each SoGiv shoe design reflects an organization’s logo and promotes their mission through fashion and branding. Most importantly their shoes seek to raise awareness and inspire volunteerism for the causes that impact the greatest needs in the cities they serve. SoGiv is changing the world one shoe at at time!
Every month we invite you to better understand and to embrace Startup Grind’s Values:
Give First (before you ask)
Make Friends (not just contacts)
Help Others (before you help yourself)
And to broadcast Startup Grind’s Mission:
To Educate, Inspire, and Connect Entrepreneurs
Our global community of 300+ chapters in 110 countries worldwide is here for you. Let us know... How may we best assist you? (I.e. - Can we help facilitate warm introductions to businesses, mentors, and/or investors to grow your startup here or elsewhere?)
Ways You Can Participate this Month:
Knock knock! Who's there?! - Every month we invite startups within our local ecosystem to kick off the event. Use this opportunity to get that answer specific to your idea or product as an entrepreneur partner. Our community also enjoys hearing about your accomplishments, values or needs. Startup Spotlights are able to exhibit products and/or services after our signature Fireside Chat. This opportunity is available for a limited number of businesses, Apply Today!
Listen & Learn - Are you a member of our local entrepreneurial ecosystem? Are you looking for inspiration on how to start your startup? Are you wondering how to combine your passion with giving back to the community? We encourage you to come meet, learn from and have the chance to ask questions of one of Memphis' most successful founders, Edward Bogard!
Spread the Word - Startup Grind Memphis' monthly events are an effective and valuable opportunity to share your brand and message with our local entrepreneurial community. Startup Grind’s events regularly attract many influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors. We have several options available, starting at only $250. Contact us about sharing your brand with our entrepreneurs!