Spring Service Week 2018

This year’s Entrepreneurs Foundation Service Week is May 21st – 25th  2018. Austinites enjoy a thriving farmers’ market system, some of the best grocers in the country, numerous farm to table restaurants, a robust and envied local food ecosystem. But not everyone enjoys these benefits. Poverty, ill health, lack of transportation, and awareness of availability can deny access and contribute to poor nutrition for too many.  A recent study in 2016 by Dr. Raj Patel and Erin C. Lentz found that 25% of Austinites suffered from food insecurity. (Dr. Patel and Ms. Lentz will keynote about this study at our Kick-Off Event on May 21st at Capital Factory.)

The Entrepreneurs Foundation and Blackbaud are partnering with the following nonprofits:

  • The Sustainable Food Center (SFC)
  • Urban Roots
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes & Community First!
  • Farmshare Austin
  • Meals on Wheels
  • The Central Texas Food Bank
  • Multicultural Refugee Coalition
Nonprofits : 7100%
Volunteers: 410100%
Over 900 Volunteer Hours to Austin's Food Ecosystem100%

The Teams

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas

The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas

At the Entrepreneurs Foundation (EF), we connect high-impact companies in Central Texas with high-impact causes around the world. We help create highly-engaged organizations of talented people who care deeply about the places they do business. We encourage disruptive innovation in philanthropy. We’re results-oriented because results are what matters. From seed to sold, we’re how innovative companies invest equity, time and talent in their communities.



Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, healthcare institutions and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics.

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JDI is a boutique consultancy that brings emerging technologies to market. We love working with entrepreneurs who are unreasonable for all the right reasons. Our clients are market-defining companies that introduce new categories and destroy old ones. We help identify and exploit market opportunities.

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Vida Capital

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Vida Capital is a multi-billion dollar alternative asset management firm that manages both evergreen and closed-end structures. Vida specializes solely in insurance-linked strategies with a predominant focus on longevity-contingent risk. Vida manages capital on behalf of leading pension plans, insurance companies, endowment & foundations, family offices, and high net worth clients. Vida is vertically integrated with Magna Life Settlements, a licensed and top-ranked life settlement provider. As one of the top settlement providers, Magna provides Vida with a proprietary deal flow of consistent investment opportunities and is a demonstrated leader in this space. Vida Capital Management LLC has been an SEC-registered investment adviser since November 2010, and representatives of the firm sit on the board of the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA), the Institutional Longevity Markets Association (ILMA), and The International Secondary Markets for Life Insurance (BVZL).

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We help consumers make better choices about credit cards. The credit card is one of the most ubiquitous products in the world. It’s hard to imagine modern life without it. It’s also one of the least understood. And that lack of understanding is potentially threatening to consumers’ economic well-being. CreditCards.com is the leading online marketing and publishing organization devoted to helping consumers make informed choices about credit cards. In 2011, over 15 million consumers used our sites to search for their next credit card. Our websites and products offer news, advice and tools – all designed to help consumers in their search for a new credit card, or to better manage their existing credit cards.

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data.world taps into more of your team’s collective brainpower to achieve anything with data, faster. We bring together your data practitioners, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders by removing costly barriers to data discovery, comprehension, integration, and sharing. Everything your team needs to quickly understand and use data stays with it. Social features and integrations encourage collaborators to ask and answer questions, share discoveries, and coordinate closely while still using their preferred tools. Our focus on interoperability helps you enhance your own data with data from any source, including our vast and growing library of free public datasets. Sophisticated permissions, auditing features, and more make it easy to manage who views your data and what they do with it. data.world is the platform for modern data teamwork.

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Invodo creates compelling visual content for retailers and brands. Clients rely on video, imagery and interactive content from Invodo for content marketing, product launches, seasonal promotions, and e-commerce. Combining an agile creative model with scalable production facilities, Invodo meets the highest standards for quality, tight turnarounds and volume production.

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SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity governance, brings the Power of Identity to customers around the world. SailPoint’s open identity platform gives organizations the power to enter new markets, scale their workforces, embrace new technologies, innovate faster and compete on a global basis. As both an industry pioneer and market leader in identity governance, SailPoint delivers security, operational efficiency and compliance to enterprises with complex IT environments. SailPoint’s customers are among the world’s largest companies in a wide range of industries, including: 6 of the top 15 banks, 4 of the top 6 healthcare insurance and managed care providers, 8 of the top 15 property and casualty insurance providers, 5 of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies, and 11 of the largest 15 federal agencies.



uShip.com is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction style bids from over 225,000 customer-reviewed Transportation Service Providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers. Launched in 2004, Austin-based uShip operates globally with localized sites in the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, the European Union, Central and South America. http://uship.com