At the start of the pandemic, the power of tech companies and the impact they can make became immediately clear. From procuring N95 masks and ventilators to offering high-performance computing, tech companies really showed their might. However, it is evident that every company on the planet wants to do their best and often lacks a way to volunteer their resources.
In Amsterdam, Business Involved is aiming to solve this very challenge with its platform that matches people with curated volunteering opportunities. The idea of this platform is for companies in the Amsterdam area to contribute to the greater good. With 7 December being marked as the national day of the volunteer, Business Involved is organising an in-person meet at EQUALS Amsterdam.
At the meetup, Business Involved wants to bring together people, companies in the Amsterdam area, and all kinds of social organisations. For those who have never heard of this initiative, this will be an opportunity to get introduced to the platform and even meet some fellow volunteers. Is this the way to make an impact?
A platform to connect
The idea behind the Business Involved platform for curated volunteering opportunities came about during COVID-19. Joël Dori, co-founder of Business Involved and Startup Liaison at StartupAmsterdam, says they organised a meeting between the former deputy mayor and startups contributing to help the situation in the crisis.