The team here at DoGood are all 4th year medical students in UCC (with a keen tech interest). They say “necessity is the mother of invention” and that certainly holds true with this platform. This idea arose after our planned fundraisers were cancelled during the recent lockdown. However, we were determined to not let the COVID-19 stop us from fundraising for our very own student-led charity, Surgeon Noonan. This is when the idea for DoGood first arose.
We have come a long way since then. We participated in the Student Inc. Accelerator Programme during the summer of 2020. We received some great support during this programme from lecturers, entrepreneurs and other participants. With this support, we were able to set up and launch this platform.
We are now and always will be a non-profit organisation. Our goal is to build a community of users who see that we can do more with our shopping. Shopping with us is good for the environment, good for struggling hospitals and good for your pocket. Who knew you could do so much good with just one purchase?