Funding Your Idea: From Grandpa To Waiting Tables To Raising $500,000

By April 1, 2011

Desiree Vargas Wrigley is the co-founder of GiveForward, a website that allows people to crowd fund money for medical expenses.  GiveForward recently raised $500,000 in funding.

But that funding came after a lot of bootstrapping and alternative funding sources (like Desiree’s grandpa). In this interview, Desiree shares the unique ways she bootstrapped GiveForward in the beginning, where the idea came from, and how she pushed forward no matter what.

This interview is a part of Beyond The Pedway, a site created by Tim Jahn as a resource for creative entrepreneurs to learn from the successes and failures of others.