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In April, we had the incredible honor of partnering with Intel. Not only is Intel one of the largest tech companies in the Pacific Northwest, it is a huge supporter of the regions’ entrepreneurial community. Intel generously allowed participants of our spring Startup Weekend the use of its cutting edge mobile technology and equipped our organizing team with mobile tools throughout the weekend. Additionally, this partnership is part of a long term vision to identify technology that we can use to enable and empower participants and organizers.

Throughout the event, Intel followed participants to see how they were using this technology to validate and launch their businesses. Shanna Doolittle, who pitched the idea for SlideUp – a web plugin that allows nonprofits to better connect with their donors online – sat down with the Intel team to share her idea and passion for the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. Check our her story below:

Build your business with Intel (video)
Intel sponsored the Portland Startup Weekend, a local event where entrepreneurs like Shanna Doolittle pitched ideas and launched new companies.

SlideUp was awarded Best Execution by our Judges for successfully launching their plugin, which could be found live on the Girls Rock Camp Alliance site. Shanna’s experience in, and passion for, nonprofit fundraising not only inspired a winning idea, it meets a real need. According to a recent study by Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit software and services, mobile technology is changing the way donors and nonprofits interact – approximately 30 percent of nonprofits in the US have enabled their websites for mobile browsing, while more than half of donors report using their mobile phones to view websites. By using the latest in mobile to technology, SlideUp is well positioned to truly help nonprofits connect with their donors and successfully fundraise.

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Travis Cannon