Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer
How did Pat Walsh and his pals start Classy–a company that began as a charity pub crawl but grew into a VC-backed startup raising $53 million to-date? They’ve grown to over 200 employees in 6 years, and they work with some of the most recognizable nonprofits that are solving the world’s toughest problems. What is their secret formula for success? What have they done with all that money? Join us for an exciting journey into the world of software development where technology, passion, and kindness intersect.
Pat is the co-founder & Chief Impact Officer at Classy, a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising tools for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate global social impact. Since 2011, fundraising on the Classy platform has doubled each year—resulting in thousands of nonprofits collectively raising over half a billion dollars. Pat was selected by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the Top 5 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs in America. He has spoken at Collision Conference, Clinton Global Initiative University, Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative, the UN High Commissioner of Refugees Innovation conference and is a guest speaker at UCSD Rady School of Management. Prior to Classy, Pat worked for General Dynamics in Program Management and the Advanced Nuclear Plant Studies group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor focus in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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Doors open at 5:15 PM for Registration and Networking
6:00 PM – Dinner & Program
8:00 PM – Adjourn
Dinner proceeds support the BEC Management Apprentice Program (MAP), which brings together university undergraduates and BEC members over a lunch meeting. BEC members provide advice and counsel to help students prepare for the marketplace.