This series highlights the ventures and founders participating in the 2019 Impact Accelerator. Leading up to the Venture Showcase, we’re asking each company how their personal values are reflected in their business, and what they would do with $10,000 if they won it at the Venture Showcase this June.

Venture Name: Engagement Solutions

Members: Shay Cantner (pictured), Founder- Product and Team Development; Richard Forristall (pictured)- Digital Experience, Marketing, Communications & UX Design; Raja Sivaramakrishnan, Business Strategy & Operations Leadership; Joshua Salazar- Customer Engagement and Program Outreach.

Venture Description: Mobile friendly cloud based platform to link people in need to services that meet their basic needs. Powered with Artificial Intelligence to simplify access and predict needs for individuals and communities.

How does this business reflect your personal values?
Our team believes that providing basic human services to those in need is a responsibility of everyone in the community. We believe that the system of social services is inefficient, and stands to be disrupted through technology. We believe in the power of technology and data to be a force for good, and that when used responsibly, it can change the lives of those in need.

If you were to win the $10,000 grand prize at the Venture Showcase, what would you do with it?
Engagement Solutions would use the Venture Showcase reward for prototype development of our mobile platform, and further market research to drive development.