Who We Are
FlipGive is a free team funding app that makes raising money a breeze. Teams earn cash when they shop with their favourite brands for groceries, gas, clothes, equipment, meals out, travel and more. Over $25M has been raised by groups, simply from their everyday spending. Launched in 2016, FlipGive is the first Canadian Certified B Corporation and is headquartered in Toronto.
As parents with kids enrolled in team sports and arts programs we were constantly having to sell cookies and host car washes to raise money year after year. We knew there had to be a better way. After a long search through candy and pizza fundraising companies, we couldn't find a solution that we liked... so we decided to build our own.
We knew that the worst part of fundraising is having to ask and burden close friends and family to buy things that they don't want or need. Leveraging our backgrounds in e-commerce and charity fundraising, we've come up with an alternative that we believe is a better way to raise funds for the things your family loves.
By partnering up with brands we've built an online shopping platform that connects you with the stores you already shop at except now they will give cash back to your team. Brands now have a way to give back to the community and teams can fund the things they love to do by simply shopping, eating out, and traveling. It's a win-win for everyone involved!
At FlipGive, we want to empower parents, coaches, teachers, managers or anyone for that matter to fund the things they love and put the focus back on the kids and their development both on and off the field.
Meet The FlipGive Family
Mark BachmanCEO & Co-Founder
A true entrepreneur at heart and a proud sport parent, Mark is passionate about building better ways to raise money for youth sports and helping keep kids in the game. On his down time, he loves to play golf, beach volleyball and spending time with his family at the cottage.
Nicholas LeeCTO & Co-Founder
Nick brings over 20 years of experience working with both startups and fortune 500 brands developing innovative ecommerce and martech solutions. He is an avid biker and enjoys scuba diving and any outdoor activities.
JP CamachoVP of Merchandising
JP applies an interdisciplinary focus to FlipGive Merchandising from 15 years in Retail Marketing, Digital/eCommerce and Strategy/Business Development. She geeks out to choral music and arthouse films.
Elizabeth GladneyVP of Marketing
Elizabeth brings over 15 years of digital and retention marketing experience to FlipGive’s customer experience team. This busy sports parent is passionate about road racing and fostering a love of running among the youth in her community.
Jerry LinVP of Finance
Jerry brings 6+ years of finance & operations experience in the technology and startup space at Pivotal Software & TribalScale. He also makes a mouth-watering beef wellington.
Sam MenardVP of Growth
Sam brings over 15 years of experience in Canadian and international roles, having led the App Store launch in 90 countries for Apple. Sports have always played a major role in his life as a multi-sport athlete, and he still plays himself while also coaching his daughters in hockey.
Amy HalpennyVP of Business Development
Amy is a passionate business builder who has spent over 17+ years working in disruptive start-ups and startup accelerators. Her sweet spot is transforming ideas into killer results. Her Side hustle? Real estate and design.
Leigh HallidayVP of Engineering
Leigh is an exceptionally good looking developer with almost 20 years of experience across the full stack. He used to brew his own Kombucha until an unfortunate explosion forced him to repaint much of his kitchen.
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Our Latest News
FlipGive and Scotiabank - Canada's hockey bank – released a new survey Thursday with some surprising (and not so surprising) results regarding the state of youth hockey in Canada.