Helping more people do good.
We started Get Involved Company because we believe many people will help if you ask them. It may start with one. And when that one asks a few others, and they ask even more, soon you'll have many people working for the same purpose.
We also understand that not everyone is able to donate but that doesn't mean they don't want to help. Maybe they'll volunteer or give you an item from your wish list, or share your campaign with their friends and family. And our software makes it fun, easy, and rewarding for them to do so.
Following a retreat in early 2016, I became eager to do something more meaningful than anything I'd done before. But I didn't know what that was. So I started talking. To everyone. To anyone.
Tons of ideas came out of those discussions, including a pretty good one from a coffee barista. One idea, though, kept coming back me to over and over again: using software to help get more people involved in doing good.
If I could accomplish that I knew it would fuel my entrepreneurial spirit while also feeding my soul.
So I shared the kernel of an idea with Mike, my tech-exec brother-in-law. Mike twisted and turned the idea, added on to it...and became really excited.
That's when I pulled him, kicking and screaming, out of retirement. And that's when I knew we had an opportunity to accomplish something really good.
Founder & CEO, Get Involved Company
LinkedIn Profile: Carol O'Brien
So here I am, taking culinary classes at Austin Community College, rather enjoying retirement. And along comes Carol, my sister-in-law, with an intriguing idea.
I hadn't planned on embarking upon a new adventure that involved web-based software solutions. This is a very different side of software than I worked with in the past and it had an air of excitement around it. Adding in the goal of helping more people get involved proved too compelling an idea for me to ignore.
Jumping full-in, I introduced Carol to my friend and former colleague, Kannan Kaliyur, CEO of Connecttel. The initial meeting went swimmingly well (good thing Carol had the PowerPoints printed out!). Kannan introduced us to Tim Cox, the guy who gets things done.
From that point on, our idea became a company. Our mission solidified and we're in the business of helping more people get involved to do good.
Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Get Involved Company
LinkedIn Profile: Mike Wisor
Kannan Kaliyur, is a hands-on leader who has successfully managed the growth of ConnectTel since 1996. Kannan brings a combination of technical and business acumen to efficiently address customer requirements and provide maximum value to each customer in a collaborative fashion. Kannan has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin and an MBA. He also serves on the board of various non profit organizations.
Founder & Chief Financial Officer, Get Involved Company
LinkedIn Profile: Kannan Kaliyur
Tim Cox has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas and an MBA from St. Edwards University. He has over thirty years of experience developing complex computer systems for companies like Texas Instruments, Dresser-Wayne and Dell, with a focus on creating business plans, developing product requirements and bringing new products to market. He has developed software for a spy satellite, helped create a Point-of-Sale system and the credit-card-reading gas pump, developed multiple computers and computer systems, launched numerous software applications, built dozens of embedded systems and even published a book. He knows how to get things done.
Founder & Chief Product Officer, Get Involved Company
LinkedIn Profile: Tim Cox