Sarah Okon is a CEO whose passion for the business was emboldened by an even deeper love to give back. Her compassion for the world is her biggest entrepreneurial skill. “Follow your heart when it comes to business,” she says about her life’s mission. “If it is something that you really believe in, your vision will become reality through the gratifying work.”
The co-founder and creator of the app that is taking the philanthropy world by storm is certainly no stranger to how powerful a meaningful purpose can be.
Originally, she wanted to study Naval Architecture and Marine Science because of an appreciation for nature and she wanted to incorporate more solar energy solutions into boating. When she came to America, she realized how lonely people are because of the impact of online platforms. At the same time, she also admired how they connect other communities and the way some people find relief online.
The emotional impact online platforms have on individual mindsets is what caused her to choose and study Computer Science and Math. She wanted to make something to help people feel understood by communities. Later, at Boston University she realized that, just like in Neural Networks, can satisfy her life’s missions – empathetic web culture and promotion of ecological driven solutions – into one solution. And this is how Giveo came about.
As a Polish American who came to America as a teenager, she always has carried with her a dream to embrace empathy within individual mindsets across the world. She saw how the work she was doing could be used to create a platform to make giving easier. Thus, Giveo App was born.
Giveo is an innovative and uniquely modern process that is transformative in the way we define what is a donation.
Growing up among different cultural differences led her to a deeper understanding of just how technological advancements play in shaping one’s personality, especially the daily influences of online platforms. “I wanted to do something that was going to help humanity,” she states about starting her company. “This is a fundraising platform that actually is supplied by a marketplace.”
Giveo is a Marketplace for Giving. Each post serves as a donation and every purchase then helps fund those in need. With Giveo, you can help in any way you can and not just cash. Donating your time or talents to help those in need can have a deep impact on the world. “I hope to help local communities make a change in something that they believe in with this tool that lets anyone help in any way they can such as with items, services, purchases, cash and even campaigns.”
The Giveo App’s marketplace serves as a fundraising platform for philanthropic causes in a user-friendly way. With a simple set up from a cell phone, people across the planet can be connected and find a way to give back to the community in a unique way that is not just as dismissive as writing a blank check.
As a groundbreaking CEO, her influence with the Giveo platform continues to succeed with it being a clear front-runner in the App store system, as well as on Google Play. With over 1000 like native users, there is a strong proof of concept that people do want to support what they believe in by finding ways to give beyond just cash.
It is just the beginning of a powerful young woman changing the world for the better. “I want to make other people believe their visions can be a reality too.”