Ethan Austin is the founder of GiveForward, a privately held social venture. The idea behind the organisation is to make it easier for people to raise money online for the things they care about.
Ethan Austin started GiveForward with Desiree Vargas in August 2008. Mr Austin is a social entrepreneur, which is someone who identifies a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change.
Ethan, along with Desiree, has recognised the difficulties in individuals raising money for good causes and created a space online with helps make the process easier.
At first Ethan didn’t feel he had the guts to go through with the idea, but the idea of working with Desiree allowed him to make the jump easier.
Sometimes it can be daunting starting a business yourself and so making sure you have like minded people around can sometimes make all the difference. Often partnering up with someone can help make it easier when starting up your first business.
Austin’s biggest lesson as an entrepreneur is to always be flexible and willing to adapt to changes in the market.
Ethan graduated from Emory University in 2004 with a B.A. in political science and holds a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and he is actually licensed to practice law in California.
Ethan is helping to change people’s lives for the better by providing a platform that enables this.
I wish him good luck in his future endeavours.