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FoodCircles

For 94% of millennials living in the city, FoodCircles is the social app that enables them to use their hunger to meet their desire of living an impactful life.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Grand Rapids, MI, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website joinfoodcircles.org

Company Summary

Key Stat: 4 out of 5 millennials report a frustration of wanting to do more for others but not being able to

Mission: Enable anyone to use their hunger to directly aid individuals in need

Vision: Have established a way for diners in cities >200K to help someone by simply dining out
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Pilot Revenue: $1,250 MRR (25 paying restaurants)

Pilot Userbase: 1.5% of city popl.

Pilot Impact: 4,300+ children fed

Raised / Raising: $67K / $300K

Team

  • Jon was on food stamps as a child, and never quite got over the tinge of guilt he felt whenever he paid $12 for a burger in college. Jonathan previously raised funding for, shot, and produced a feature film in India. While studying at UM, he created a funded student org. focused on creating leaders through sports. He also co-founded a conference (TEDxUofM). In 2011, he acquired his Bachelor of Science in Informatics and Economics.

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    Adam Salois
    Designer

    Adam has consulted with MSU as a print designer and several startups as a web designer. Adam took on his role at FoodCircles as an ambassador for children needing government assistance, being one himself until graduating high school. Now, Adam has taken on the responsibility to effectively foster FoodCircles mission, to empower acts of good, through communication and design principles. Current BFA senior at Kendall College of Art and Design.

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    Pablo Seibelt
    Developer

    With nearly nine years of programming experience by age 25, Pablo is flexible and skilled with a variety of languages (JS, Ruby, Rails, Python, CSS, HTML5, jQ, SQL, AJAX, Linux, Sinatra). In his teens, Pablo built a widely-used application of calculating the value of the black market dollar. Pablo has also developed a from-scratch debt collection risk analysis platform, as well as other predictive software, for firms under NDA.

Advisors

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    Stan Samuels, PhD
    Executive Director, GR Current
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    Director of Strategy, Vino Volo, UM MBA '11
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    Founder/CEO, PhotoUp

Previous Investors

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    UM Center For Entrepreneurship
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    Private Families
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    Ann Arbor SPARK
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