Entrepreneurs of the Week: Charlie Mulligan – GiveGab

June 25, 2014

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Launch NY is proud to be working with some of the most promising start-up businesses in Upstate New York. Each week we will bring you an interesting story about people with whom Launch NY is working, and who are shaping the entrepreneurial landscape in Upstate New York.

Charlie Mulligan

CEO & Co-Founder, GiveGab.com

Charlie Mulligan - CEO & Co-Founder, GiveGab.com

Charlie Mulligan is the founder and CEO of GiveGab.com, the social network for volunteers. Entrepreneurship has always been a part of Charlie’s life. His father left a great job and started Mulligan Printing when Charlie was only 6 years old. Starting in their family’s living room, Charlie could see first hand that building a great company is possible with effort, perseverance, and the willingness to ask for help.

Eventually, Charlie would run the print advertising arm of Mulligan Printing. During this time, he had the chance to interact with 100s of startups over the years, further solidifying his respect for the courage and passion it takes to create a company – and the strong desire to create something great himself.

Charlie founded GiveGab on his 40th birthday – in his living room at the exact same age as his father started Mulligan Printing. Charlie considers his key strengths to be his ability to attract employees far more talented than himself, to help point them in the right direction, and to fight to give them all the tools they need to be successful.

About the Company: GiveGab


Give GabGiveGab is the social network for volunteers. They help people and nonprofits connect, manage communications, and track and record activities. GiveGab’s mission is more, happy volunteers. Volunteering makes you happy. GiveGab was founded on the principle that everyone is a great volunteer somewhere, and that great volunteers are happy volunteers. There are now over 400,000 nonprofits on GiveGab – giving everyone a chance to find a group that is looking for someone with their particular skills, interests, and passion. GiveGab is located in Ithaca NY and currently has 20 employees. They now have users from around the world, and their user base is currently doubling every 5 to 6 weeks.



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