Solvey Time Zones

‘Different Timezones, Different Mindzones’  -Rachel Manchester This, a phrase written by a dear friend is all too true for me at the moment as I am living on California time, 9 hours behind my girlfriend in London. It is not that Kate and I can’t...

Solvey – The Next Generation

  We are currently having a great time working with OneWave the guys who grabbed the Solvey Spotlight this year but I have to say I am very excited about many of the Solvey applicants who have continued to move forwards with their ideas and I am loving that some...

The Risk of #Solvey

I thought I would run this whole #solvey process on my blog to ‘show my working rather than produce one surprise result. Firstly a few notes on what I have noticed. Really young average applicant age, good balance between girls and guys, reasonable global...

Over Half Way.

When we set out 4 years ago in my first TEDx talk we were asking the question, ‘How do we get 1 billion people into the habit of giving?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2n5rn6cIoc If a billion people gave $1 to brave projects risking it all to try and...

Addicted to Giving?

Reading a tech crunch article by @nireyal on habit forming products has brought to the surface some thoughts that I acted on many moons ago but never articulated (http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/31/is-some-tech-too-addictive/?ncid=tcdaily) We are trying to get people to...
Givey on Glass

Givey on Glass

Givey on Glass – Sounds cool I think! Twitter and Evernote, two awesome companies I have gotten to know here in San Francisco announced a few weeks ago how they plan to migrate their platforms into the world of Glass and then today I see that a bunch of...