Last week at Science World’s annual Equity Giving event Slack’s Stewart Butterfield pledged his personal shares, to help foster science literacy and to support our future science and technology leaders.
Butterfield spoke at Science World’s Equity Giving event, in an informal interview setting with Boris Wertz, founding partner of early-stage VC Version One Ventures and Sandra Wear, the new CEO for InTouch Technology.
The timing of the announcement couldn’t be better for Science World with Slack all over the news after being named the world’s fastest startup, ever.
The annual Science World event is held to celebrate and thank equity donors and to foster awareness about this amazing program.
The Equity Giving program is a unique opportunity for an investor or startup founder to donate equity in their company to Science World, as they grow their business and plan for successful exits. They become part of a unique community where they can be philanthropic and invest in the science and technology leaders of tomorrow, while they continue to build their company.
“We are thrilled to have Stewart join the Science World Equity Giving community through a personal pledge of shares in Slack,” said Jennifer Ingham, Vice President, Development for Science World. This type of philanthropy is not only an easy way for entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to give back to the community, it has the potential to make a huge impact on the children, families and communities that Science World serves throughout BC.”
In order for BC’s economy to continue to flourish, the province needs to continue to support and inspire future generations of science and technology leaders. Science World is a charitable organization that is working to make STEM education a priority in British Columbia, through the help of its donors and community partners.