Pledge 1% wants to change the world through inspiring early–stage corporate philanthropy. They’ve created an easy way to leverage a portion of a business’s future success to support nonprofits in the community that they operate. It’s a small commitment today that can make a huge impact tomorrow.

Founded by Atlassian, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, Rally for Impact and, there are now more than 500 companies that have joined the Pledge 1% movement in its’ first year—including high-growth companies such as DocuSign, Glassdoor, Lookout, Twilio, Xactly, Zuora, and now TurtleWise! By pledging 1 percent of employee time, equity, product or profit, these 500+ companies have committed to making the community a key stakeholder in their businesses.

“Making a commitment to pledge 1% was an easy ask for TurtleWise. It aligns perfectly with our corporate culture of giving back and paying it forward.”
Kevin Walker, TurtleWise co-founder

TurtleWise goal is to connect members willing to help each other through life’s many meaningful challenges. It aims at helping those in society who regularly miss out on mentoring opportunities (both giving and receiving) due to limited time, limited network or limited resources. TurtleWise can benefit anyone, young or old, rich or poor, it is an all inclusive community.

Launched one year ago at South By Southwest (SXSW) as a featured startup, TurtleWise received instant and universal support!

Since launch, TurtleWise has:

  • Achieved over 1,500 user sign-ups and profile creations.
  • Partnered with several recipient non-profit organizations to include Hill Country Mill Center, South Carolina Aquarium, Coro New York, and Comprehensive Development, Inc.
  • Supported over 600 meaningful exchanges within the TurtleWise community. (Anytime advice is sought and given, it is considered an exchange.)
  • Selected to Partner with’s Generation to Generation community.
  • Selected to participate in Denver’s Office of Economic Development (OED) new training academy for high potential startup businesses, JumpStart Academy.
  • Created enterprise cohorts within the TurtleWise community representing higher education, mentoring groups, affinity groups, athletic programs and start-up/incubator groups.

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