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Raising $400m+ in 3 years: How Start-Ups can Tackle Poverty

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Why start your own social enterprise when you can more effectively convince other entrepreneurs to donate their earnings to charity? This simple but powerful viewpoint is exactly why David Goldberg co-founded the Founders Pledge: a programme where start-up founders commit to donating at least 2% of their personal proceeds upon exit to charity.

Still not 3 years old, Founders Pledge has accumulated $423 million in legally binding pledges of equity, of which $11 million has already been donated.

David Goldberg, a graduate of UCLA and Queen’s College, Cambridge, firmly believes in business as a force for good. And so far, lots of people have been agreeing: the organisation received over a million dollars from the Open Philanthropy Project and boasts an impressive array of backers including William MacAskill and Sam Altman, the President of Y Combinator. Come down to hear him speak about the important role that Founders Pledge plays.

As always, both students and non-students are encouraged to get involved.

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