I can't believe that 2018 is coming to an end! It has been an amazing year here at Uberflip filled with so much hard work, excitement and hustle.
If you did not know already, one of our core values here at Uberflip is Give Back, which means we are committed to giving 1% of our new revenue each year to charity. This is something that is really special and important to the whole company.
We got to show our love, commitment and support to multiple organizations throughout the year. We supported places like The Get REAL Movement again who we love so much and who do amazing work in the community by speaking to schools and workplaces about being inclusive and fostering a culture of kindness.
This year we also hosted our first ever "Tech Love TO" where we brought people from the tech community into Uberflip for an amazing and insightful panel on creating an inclusive workplace, as well as some really powerful and inspiring exercises like "Grateful vs. Challenging"
We sponsored and supported some causes that are really important and special to Uberflippers like a $5,000 donation Silvercreek Preschool through their Charity Golf Tournament which is an extremely special cause to our Sales Manager Conrad.
We had a group of Uberflippers run the Sportling life 10K which supports Camp Ooch. We also donated to some causes that really hit close to home this year like Humboldt + The Toronto van attack.
We had Uberflippers talking about mental health on social and made a donation to Bell Let's Talk Day. We also got some team members out in the community volunteering their time for amazing charities such as Furniture Bank.
We supported Venture Out which is so important to us. Venture out is a network of individuals, companies and community organizations. Together, we are building an LGBTQA+ tech and entrepreneurship community, with the goal of creating a more diverse & inclusive future. We sponsored the incredible conference, and were able to lead a session during the event as well. We are already on board for sponsoring again in 2019.
We supported Movember again this year in the office and it was just amazing. We had a lot of seriously epic 'staches and really rallied everyone together to raise close to 3K for men's health! So proud of this team for coming together for a really important cause, and making it really fun! Our very own Tyler Ryll even challenged the team to fundraise and he let the team vote for the type of mustache he'd sport for the first few days of Movember (btw, we chose a monkey stache)
And last but most definitely not least we supported our dear friends at SickKids, a charity that has become beyond special to the Uberflip team. We sent Uberflippers over to SickKids once a month for story time at the hospital, and of course supported the charity through Startupong!
In April of 2018, we hosted our fourth annual Startupong at SPiN, in support of SickKids. This one was our biggest and best yet! We brought together hundreds of people from the tech community for a night of laughs, drinks, games and some super fun (but very intense) pong! SickKids was our charity of choice again for this event, and we ended up raising $50,000 through this event alone! A huge milestone and accomplishment for our team, and for a cause that is so near and dear to us!
These are just some of the amazing things our team supported this year as part of our #giveback initiative. So proud of this tribe and can't wait to see the things we do in 2019!
Happy Holidays and wishing everyone happiness and success in the coming year.