Vezbi Community Super App Donates $500,000 to IRSF

Organization will also create a tailored microapp for Rett community

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As part of its Project Seva, Vezbi Community Super App is supporting the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) through a $500,000 equity donation and the creation of tailored microapps for the Rett syndrome community.

The community-focused Super App was created to consolidate and organize all life aspects in a single, centralized, algorithm-free app that’s available on iOS and Android operating systems to business owners, individuals, and communities. Vezbi introduced the app this month to help create, through technology, an improved exclusively mobile online environment and experience.

In October, Vezbi launched Project Seva, a donation and partnership program for nonprofit groups approved by the Vezbi selection committee. Of particular interest are organizations that focus on medical research, children and family services, education, animal rights, immigration assistance, disaster relief, and homelessness and community support.

The project is grounded in the concept of “selfless service” that’s carried out with no expectation of reward or result. Vezbi describes such services as compassionate, caring, and selfless acts.

Organizations accepted into the project receive:

  • An equity donation of Vezbi stock of between $100,000 and $1 million;
  • Vezbi help with marketing and promotion, both within its applicable and externally, as appropriate; and
  • a customized Vezbi community and microapp.

“We are thankful to Vezbi Super App’s Project Seva for their generous support of International Rett Syndrome Foundation,” Melissa Kennedy, IRSF CEO, said in a press release. “Partnerships are critical to achieving our vision of a world without Rett. It is an honor to be acknowledged and supported by an initiative based on the concept of ‘selfless service.’

“We are grateful to Vezbi Super App for their commitment to service and are humbled to have our work recognized and supported in this way.”

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Nurturing communities, small businesses

The overarching aim of what is touted as the first U.S. community-driven Super App is to help nurture communities and small businesses. Users can access restaurant menus and events, for example, from a growing pool of restaurants and businesses that host their micro-apps on Vezbi.

Such single-purpose, fast-loading microapps are hosted within a Super App and allow businesses to launch their own app faster and and cheaper than required to develop a traditional application, all while benefiting from the Super App’s user base and ecosystem.

Nonprofits interested in joining Project Seva should send an email to [email protected] with a brief description of the organization’s mission of purpose, contact information, proof of nonprofit and tax-exempt status, and the organization’s size and geographical focus area.

The IRSF advocates for patients and families, and invests in research for Rett treatments.