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What Gives? Inc

What Gives is an online market place that aggregates schools and charities for merchants allowing merchants to target "community causes".

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Website

Company Summary

What Gives is an effective cause marketing tool for its merchant partners and fundraising tool for its school & charity partners. Schools & charities are provided access to technology driven fundraising tools at no cost. Merchants can now target consumers with common causes and gain access to cause-marketing tools with tax advantage charitable components.


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    Traci Menga
    Founder / CEO

    A serial entrepreneur with 15 year cause marketing, sales & promotions background and experience with start-ups in Southern California & Las Vegas. Served as President of The Yacht Maintenance Company, Owner/Partner, Canyon Cycle.

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    John Bamforth
    Co-Founder / CITO

    Co-Founder CIO/CTO What Gives, Inc, CTO/CIO for the start-up, 1800Registry. CTO of Nextag and Leapfrog. Founding technologist for Virgin Mobile USA and served from day one to IPO and sale. Served as technologist for the startup, NorthPoint Communication. Advised or serve on the board for start ups, Popcorn Apps, Phone-Tell, Grey-hill, Systems in Motion and many others. Inventor 8+ patents.

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    John H. Bischoff

    Vice President of International Brand Strategy for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Established the Las Vegas Brand in over 75 global markets. Formerly Western Region Vice President for Sprint PCS responsible for all aspects of wireless start-up in Nevada, California and Arizona. National Pinnacle award winner for exceeding all sales and profitability targets. Solid foundation in wireless industry start-ups.

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    Rob O'Keefe
    Business Development

    Rob led the re-branding effort for the City of Las Vegas and authored its first-ever Five Year Marketing & Business Development Plan. The plan included creating the iconic “What Happens Here, Stays Here” advertising campaign as well as expansion into new domestic and international markets. His background includes; marketing with Caesars Entertainment, the advertising plan to launch Allegiant Airlines and driving agency growth by securing new acc

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    Eugene Wong
    Sponsor - VVA

    Eugene Wong currently serves as an advisor, director and investor to several companies, including First American International Bank (NY,NY), Optimer Pharmaceuticals (SD, CA), Radixx Solutions International (Orlando, FL)., Unbounded Learning (Shanghai, China), and Veracast Communications (SF, CA), He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business with an M.B.A. in Finance, and of Cornell University with a B.S. in Engineering