Evan Cherry

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Looking for technical co-founder
Evan's Skills
Business Planning
Business Strategy
Building Strong Relationships

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Evan

Currently an RN living near Indianapolis.

Interested in startups and looking for a technical co-founder. Need someone with web and app design/development skills.

I have a passion for small non-profits that focus on helping people gain upward mobility and move out of poverty in real ways. I like to call it effective compassion. I want to connect these non-profits better with their communities for support and growth.

Vision is to create a member network connecting customers to small independent local businesses, especially restaurants and coffee shops. Member benefits would include an across-the-board discount to all participating businesses, in addition to an amount of each purchase being donated directly to a local non-profit of their choice. Benefit to small businesses is direct access and connection to an enthusiastic and committed customer segment already interested in supporting local economy, non-profits, and spending their dollars in their own communities. Benefit to customers is a discount on all purchases at participating businesses as well as making social impact in their own community with every purchase. Benefit to non-profits is better connection and financial support from their own community where they are doing good work.

Creating customer interest by tying each donation amount to a discount on a purchase is key to incentivizing adoption, use, and growth. I have found a few startups with a similar idea that failed to directly incentivize customers to participate and give to non-profits because there was no immediate benefit--just the knowledge that they were supporting a good cause. Coupling the desire to give and make a social impact with receiving an immediate benefit or reward is where the magic happens.

Possible ways to monetize as a startup would be a membership fee for customers--maybe $1-$2 per month. Also a membership fee for participating businesses, or a small percentage fee of all participating customer purchases.

Message me if you are interested in getting in on the beginning of a startup.

Work Experience

Registered Nurse

CHI Mercy Health

December 2014 - September 2016

Book Seller

Barnes & Noble

October 2016 - May 2017


Access Family Physicians

May 2017 - Today


Umpqua Community College

Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing

2010 - 2014