Hope Flammer (MBA '91)

An interview with Hope Flammer (MBA '91)

Affiliation:
GSB Alum
Areas of activity:
Social Entrepreneurship
What are your causes?

We're big believers in the mind-body connection and the qasi-subversive impact of human voices. We donate VoiceQuilt services to military families that are trying to support a loved one overseas and to various non-profits trying to ease emotional and physical pain at the end of life.

How do you contribute?

VoiceQuilt helps families celebrate loved ones with voice-based toasts, tributes and favorite memories. Our patented audio publishing platform makes it easy to create a playlist of voice messages that can be delivered electronically (email, download or Facebook) or embedded into gifts: “music boxes that play memories”. These playlists serve as either a "mini-This-Is-Your-Life" for happy events -- or as a virtual cheering squad or prayer chain during get well or military deployment situations.

What are your favorite social innovation resources?

We've effectively crowdsourced much of our product innovation: gift givers use our service in a way we never thought of...and we try to follow up and build that innovation into our product and systems.

Any last thought you would like to share?

We are trying to find someone that can help us package VoiceQuilt specifically for a non-profit’s fundraising efforts. We believe that this requires a radical re-positioning, optimizing VoiceQuilt’s voice message playlists for iPhone and iPad devices.

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