Full Society [is] a social enterprise connecting the greater Community that benefits all concerned, and provides help and hope to those needing a meal.
Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) April 17, 2015
Up-and-coming tech startup Full Society has launched an IndieGoGo campaign (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-restaurant-bill-pay-app-that-gives-back/x/10474900#home) to fund the final stages of development for its mobile payments app. The Full Society platform’s greatest selling point is the ability to pay your bill on your phone - It eliminates the anxiety of waiting for your bill at a crowded restaurant or bar. Once completed, the app will empower restaurant goers to donate to charities fighting hunger while dining out, all within a single mobile payment platform.
Full Society is currently in its seed funding stage and is participating in ETC Baltimore's Accelerate Baltimore Program. The startup is one of just a handful of companies that were selected for the program. The campaign will run for 30 days on the IndieGoGo website.
As part of its IndieGoGo campaign, Full Society has partnered with Dinner Lab to provide perks for donations of $125 or more, including memberships and discounts to Dinner Lab events. The IndieGoGo campaign is available at (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-restaurant-bill-pay-app-that-gives-back/x/10474900#home).
“Even though hunger is such a well-known issue, most people only consider donating to charities around the holiday season,” says co-founder and CEO Paige Cantlin. “The Full Society app will give users the opportunity to give in small increments year-round each time they enjoy the privilege of dining out.”
Full Society believes their app will not only make paying restaurant bills fast and easy, but will also take significant steps towards solving America's hunger epidemic. Currently about 46 million Americans struggle with hunger, of which 12 million are children*. When the Full Society app is launched and for the remainder of 2015, all donations will go directly to two partnering charities: Helping Up Mission and Paul's Place.
“Helping Up Mission is very grateful for our partnership with Full Society, a social enterprise connecting the greater Community that benefits all concerned, and provides help and hope to those needing a meal," said Robert Gehman, Executive Director of the Helping Up Mission. "Helping Up Mission and Full Society share core values centered on serving others in need and impacting our neighborhoods, cities and beyond! We applaud Full Society for its vision and compassion, and we celebrate this launch!”
The startup's research into mobile payment options and evolving credit card technology revealed that, within the next five to ten years, mobile bill-pay options will become rampant and necessary for daily living expenses. The Full Society app fulfills that need in 2015 through an easy-to-use interface, which caters to socially active, tech-savvy food enthusiasts who want to pay, split, tip and give back all in one place. On the back end, Full Society is creating software that will link to restaurants' existing POS systems, and allow servers and restaurant owners to track orders and send the bills--sans paper--to their patrons.
Learn more about Full Society's mission here: http://www.fullsociety.org
About Full Society
Full Society is an innovative technology company devoted to simultaneously finding creative and sustainable ways to solve both real business and pressing social problems. Founded by Paige Cantlin, an MBA student at Johns Hopkins University, the app was initially conceived as part of a class project. Full Society’s mobile payments app is expected to launch in summer 2015.
Helping Up Mission
Helping Up Mission helps Baltimore's homeless men to not just get back on their feet, but stay standing with pride, faith, health and happiness. HUM provides meals and services that foster long term recovery for homelessness, poverty and addiction.
Paul's Place is a solace for those in need in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhoods of Baltimore. Paul's Place serves people of every age and background with respect, kindness, warm meals and programs that help nurture the surrounding community.
*Hunger statistics courtesy of Feeding America: Hunger and Poverty Fact Sheet'