Brent Schulkin is the founder of The Spring. The Spring helps people use their consumer power as a force for good. Link your credit or debit card to The Spring, and every time you spend money at a Spring business you will automatically fund meaningful projects that improve your local community, and also earn cash back. By pooling together a small portion of our everyday spending we can bring new life to communities by strengthening the connection between good people, good businesses and the values we share.
Brent is also the founder of the Carrotmob movement. In a Carrotmob campaign, a group of people spends money to support a business, and in return the business makes an improvement that people care about. Since orchestrating the first ever Carrotmob campaign in 2008, he has built an organization to support Carrotmob organizers around the world, who have organized over 250 campaigns and spent over $1 million in over 20 countries around the world.
Brent previously served as a Board Observer for One Block Off The Grid, an organization which helps people get discounts on solar energy systems by using the collective buying power of their whole community. He co-founded Virgance, an incubator for social enterprises which produced One Block Off The Grid. He has also worked for The Go Game and Google, directed a documentary film, and graduated from Stanford in 2003.