Kintone Seeks San Francisco Bay Area Start-ups, Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits Using Technology to Make the World a Better Place for First Annual Social Impact Challenge

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Finalists may be awarded more than $5,000 in funding along with a two-day workshop from Social Enterprise Alliance and Kintone licenses for project management

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"Kintone’s Social Impact Challenge celebrates both innovation and the change agents that are passionate about making the Bay Area a better place for all of us.," said Dave Landa, CEO, Kintone.

Kintone, provider of a low-code application development platform used to quickly connect, organize, and visualize workflows, is seeking start-ups, entrepreneurs and nonprofits from the San Francisco Bay Area that are passionate about making the world a better place and using technology for the company’s first annual Social Impact Challenge competition. Entrants need to demonstrate how they’re using technology to solve big challenges such as joblessness, homelessness, food deserts, environmental and other social issues affecting Bay Area citizens.

The process is easy: submit your application prior to the July 2, 2018 deadline, along with a 90-second video telling us about yourself, your team and your project, and describe how you’d use the funding should you be chosen as a finalist. To qualify for funding, finalists must attend the crowdfunded-style Social Impact Challenge event, to be held on August 9, 2018 at the Embarcadero WeWork Center in San Francisco, to present their ideas to social entrepreneurs, thought leaders and organizations that invest in impact.

Attendees can choose to donate directly to the finalist(s) of their choosing, while Kintone will award the first-place winner $5,000, followed by $2,500 and $1,000 for second and third place winners. Prizes also include a two-day Impact Lab workshop custom-crafted by Social Enterprise Alliance and Kintone licenses to manage your impact-driven data and workflows.

“The entire Kintone team is thoroughly committed to serving the Bay Area communities we live and work in,” said Kintone CEO Dave Landa. “But we wanted to do more. We believe that as technology advances and continues to shape our lives and the way we work, there are more opportunities for teams to drive meaningful change in their organizations and communities. This is the reason we decided to put our resources behind this cause. Kintone’s Social Impact Challenge celebrates both innovation and the change agents that are passionate about making the Bay Area a better place for all of us.”

About Social Impact Challenge
Enter the competition now until July 2, 2018 by submitting an application and a short 90-second video telling us about you, your project, goals and how you’d use the funding you receive as a finalist. A judging committee of internal and external Kintone stakeholders will consider each and every eligible application before choosing three finalists who are eligible for crowdfunding and Kintone cash prizes, and up to seven VIP (Very Impactful Persons) frontrunners who will be special guests at the event. All finalists and VIPs will be notified in mid-July. Please check our FAQ for more details, or email us at: impact(at)kintone(dot)com.

About Kintone Corporation
San Francisco-based Kintone is making teamwork better with its low-code application platform that provides organizations with a customizable workspace that integrates multiple data sources for deeper insight into business processes. Kintone eliminates the cost and maintenance requirements of traditional off-the-shelf applications while dramatically increasing team and workflow efficiency. More than 7,500 companies have built, deployed and use over 350,000 applications on Kintone. Kintone is provided by Cybozu Inc, a Tokyo-based public company founded in 1997. Both Kintone and Cybozu are designated as great workplaces by Great Place to Work, a global authority on high performing workplace cultures. For more information, please visit

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