Meet The Minds - Tech Roundtable

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 18:30
NYC Startup Community
New York


6:30 - 6:45 pm - Meet & Greet

6:45 - 7:45 pm - Q & A

7:45 - 8:30 pm - Networking   

***refreshments will be provided***



I. Introduction 

II. About Social Give

III. Technology & Product Launch 

IV. Next Steps: What’s Next for Social Give 

V. Closing: Words of wisdom for Entrepreneurs 

VI.Open floor to Q&A from the audience 


Rachel, a powerful, articulate and big deeper type of host shall sit across from Brandon who is the mind behind Social Give and discuss his journey.

Rachel A. Naylor-Geraci President at Studio ByteFly

Rachel A. Geraci is at the helm of Studio ByteFly, a boutique NYC mobile and web application studio. Rachel is an interdisciplinary professional with experience in business consulting, lobbying, marketing, and launching technical architectures for digital media creations.

Rachel’s first experience with mobile development was with Studio ByteFly in 2013 during her time as Creative Director for The Berman Group, where she oversaw client projects in the construction and real-estate sector. Little did she know at that time, she would officially join the ByteFly team in 2015 as Chief Operations Officer and become President within two years.

As President, Rachel and her team of talented engineers focus on developing and implementing new technologies and business models for clients ranging from Merck Pharmaceuticals and The USGA to startups across numerous industries.

Together, Rachel and Studio ByteFly bring over two decades of cumulative native mobile application development, backend web development experience, business acumen, and enthusiasm for challenges to every project they encounter.

Brandon Parkes Founder at SocialGive™ (iOS) | Finance Manager at Right to Play

Brandon currently serves as the Finance Manager for an international humanitarian nonprofit, Right to Play, and has previously worked in a corporate philanthropic capacity for companies such as Morgan Stanley and Toyota. Through several professional titles, he has gained experience supporting effective strategy that increases social impact, donor retention, and external/internal engagement. He is a 2016 Social Innovation Fellow at StartingBloc and also the Founder of a mobile nonprofit fundraising app called SocialGive™, which is aimed to make charitable giving as convenient as possible. In his free time he is a Social Venture Mentor at The Resolution Project, a global non-profit fostering youth leadership development through collaborative social entrepreneurship.

In a social media centric world, SocialGive™ is a mobile nonprofit fundraising app that enables donors to integrate charitable giving into their day, without having to change their daily routine. By adding an incremental monetary value to different social media engagements, SocialGive™ gives users the power to micro-donate to social causes that matter to them simultaneously as they use social media. It also provides nonprofits a means to tap into the virtual pocket change of donors in order to generate consistent new revenue streams. SocialGive™ targets the intersection of powerful trends: the progression of social media usage, the growth of mobile donating, and the rising popularity of crowdfunding. The mission is to redefine and democratize traditional means of philanthropy by innovating an affordable and convenient fundraising tool. The live beta can be downloaded in the Apple App Store.


Event Details

DATE: Thursday, April 29th 6:30-8:30PM


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335 Madison Avenue, Floor 16

New York, NY 10017

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