On June 16th at 11:30am ET, The Global Good Fund will be hosting our 2nd annual Alumni Panel! Hosted by GGF’s Sandra Waithaka, the event will have our Alumni discuss the Search and Selection process and their overall experience with the Fellowship Program. Our Panel is made up of four experienced entrepreneurs and GGF Fellows; Danya Sherman, Amanat Anand, Zak Kaufman, and Marquett Burton. Learn about their enterprises below.
Danya Sherman is a 2021 GGF Fellow and founder of KnoNap. KnoNap is a discreet consumer-facing diagnostic that is capable of detecting the presence of illicit drugs in a beverage. Through KnoNap, Danya works to empower college and dating aged individuals against drink spiking. Danya was featured as Washington Life’s Technology 25 Innovators and Disruptors, DC Inno’s 25 Under 25 Brightest Young Innovators, Cafe 100 Change-Maker, Impact Award’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year USA Finalist, Toyota’s Mother of Invention, among Washington Life’s Technology Hall of Fame and Forbes 2020 Class of 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs.
Amanat Anand, 2020 GGF Alum co-founded SoaPen. SoaPen’s mission is to make hand washing with soap fun and accessible for kids all over the world. They are now making hand sanitizers as well as soap! For every sale, they donate soap to a low income community. They have conducted successful hand washing awareness campaigns in India and the Philippines using SoaPen as a teaching tool. Amanat was born and raised in New Delhi, India, but has spent the past eight years living in New York City. She holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from the Parsons School of Design, and made the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list in 2017.
Zak Kaufman, a 2017 Alum, is the co-founder of Vera Solutions, a social enterprise helping social sector organizations around the world use cloud and mobile technology to better track impact and streamline operations for impact measurement, project and grant management, supply chain management, or CRM. Vera has worked with 325+ organizations across 5 continents in more than 70 countries. strengthening their systems and building their capacity to collect, manage, analyze, and utilize data. They empower organizations to become more transparent, accountable, and effective.
As a teacher, in 2013 Marquett Burton visited over 100 schools throughout Washington, Oregon and California, and he was confronted with the reality that 50% of America’s college students never graduate. Marquett is a 2016 GGF Alum, and he founded Fletch to ensure every family has the honor of seeing one of their own graduate. Fletch is a college retention app that empowers students to get quick answers around the clock and invite any classmate to a study group. The app also uses an algorithm to target on campus resources to students who need them most.
RSVP now to join our conversation on June 16th and have all your questions answered! Don’t miss out on their insights!