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MomoCentral Launches MomoGivesBack in Partnership with Tech Nonprofit Accelerator Fast Forward

Program to provide pro-bono design and engineering support to nonprofits building tech solutions to social problems


San Francisco, California – WEBWIRE

"MomoGivesBack has really helped us with added, dedicated engineering talent. We are able to accelerate work on our training platform with their support," said Katy Ashe, Co-founder of Noora Health and Fast Forward 2014 alumna.†

Today MomoCentral, a global agency for freelance technical talent, announces the launch of MomoGivesBack, an in-kind program that matches skilled MomoCentral designers and developers with tech nonprofits in need of technical support. MomoCentral selected Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech nonprofits, as the exclusive partner for the MomoGivesBack program due to its cohortsí ability to execute projects and maximize impact.†

MomoGivesBack allows MomoCentralís engineers and designers the opportunity to help tech nonprofits through skills-based volunteering, while also enabling them to fill portfolio gaps. MomoCentralís team comprises of professional engineers who are highly experienced in specific technologies, but many of them are interested in expanding their tech skills. By lending their technical talent to Fast Forward tech nonprofits, the MomoCentral team grows their skillsets while building impact-focused technology that furthers the social missions of the Fast Forward alumni.

ďMomoGivesBack has really helped us with added, dedicated engineering talent. We are able to accelerate work on our training platform with their support,Ē said Katy Ashe, Co-founder of Noora Health and Fast Forward 2014 alumna.†

So far MomoGivesBack has worked with seven Fast Forward alumni, including TalkingPoints, Open Media Project, Think of Us, Noora Health, Hack Club, CareerVillage.org and Quill. MomoGivesBack completed a total redesign of the Open Media Project website, and Executive Director Tony Shawcross said they experienced 10x their typical signups after the new site launched.†

MomoCentral has provided tech support to over 230 tech companies worldwide. The platformís professional designers and engineers began working with Fast Forward fellows in December 2015 on a paid basis, but quickly realized the team wanted to give back by volunteering their time. The tech nonprofits that go through the Fast Forward accelerator program have impacted over 5 million lives and are focused on building tech solutions to social issues like education, human rights, health care and the environment. This partnership allows MomoGivesBack freelancers to dedicate their talents to building technology that can positively impact lives across the globe. For more information visit: https://momocentral.com/pages/momogivesback

About MomoCentral:
MomoCentral (www.momocentral.com) is an on-demand tech talent platform of real-time freelancers from around the world. By real-time, clients can book tech talents during a time slot (E.g: 9am to 5pm). At 9am, the talent comes online and works on anything the client wants including screenshares, conference calls, discussions, iterations etc. At 5pm, the developer stops and clients are billed for 8 hours of their time. This gives clients the ability to easily scale up or down their teams by getting an adhoc employee as needed. MomoCentral has helped over 230 companies scale up (and down) their engineering teams with remote manpower, including Xfers (YCombinator, Sí15), Zirx (Series B-funded) and AppBackr (Series A-funded).†

About Fast Forward:
Fast Forward accelerates tech nonprofits. Every year Fast Forward brings a new cohort of startups building tech solutions to global issues like health care, human rights, education, and the environment through its 13-week program. The accelerator connects each team to seed funding, over 100 mentors, and community to help scale their solutions and maximize impact. In under three years, Fast Forward has helped 23 tech nonprofits impact over 5M lives and raise $25M in follow-on funding. Fast Forward also runs a program called Tech for Good, and runs the only comprehensive online directory of tech nonprofits. The organization was founded in 2014 by seasoned tech and nonprofit entrepreneurs, Kevin Barenblat and Shannon Farley, and is based in San Francisco. For more information visit www.ffwd.org


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