After Samasource, a non-profit that pairs people in the developing world with tech work, presented at the fbFund Demo day, a handful of investors in the audience raised their hands and said they’d donate to its cause. The non-profit provides computer-based work for women, youth and refugees in countries such as Kenya and Pakistan and counts among its donors Playfish Co-founder and COO Sebastien de Halleux and “The 4-Hour Workweek” author Tim Ferriss.
To raise more money, Samasource is teaming up with prominent businesswomen in Silicon Valley, including Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg and Women 2.0 CEO Shaherose Charania, to host the invitation-only GiveWork Charity Gala on Nov. 12 at the University Club in San Francisco. At the event, you can bid to win 20-minute coffee meetings with Nobel Prize-winning economists Myron Sholes and George Akerlof. If you’re interested in purchasing a ticket to the gala, visit this site. You can also visit the event page for the gala on Facebook.