SAN FRANCISCO – August 27, 2018 – Toptal, a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams on demand, is working with the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent), a coalition of companies, including Starbucks, Airbnb, and Microsoft, that have made commitments to support refugees around the world.
Tapping into Toptal’s private network of highly skilled professionals, this new commitment will connect refugee-focused NGOs with professionals who are experts in software development, finance, security, design, and much more.
Tent was established by Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani. Tent works closely with businesses to help them identify and understand opportunities to help refugees. When companies are ready to take concrete actions, Tent collaborates with them to develop and implement tangible commitments to support refugees.
Tent Founder and CEO of Chobani Hamdi Ulukaya and Toptal CEO Taso Du Val at the first Tent Annual Meeting in NYC.
“As the refugee crisis around the world continues to grow, we’re seeing a greater need for assistance – especially among nonprofit organizations – in providing reputable information and logistical support,” said Taso Du Val, Founder and CEO of Toptal. “After first learning about Tent’s mission to bring the business community together to create good for refugees, I knew Toptal had to find a way to help. I’m excited to see the impact that the talent from our network will have on Tent’s mission as well as for the world’s refugees.”
“The private sector is uniquely positioned to address the global refugee crisis — that’s why Tent is mobilizing businesses to support refugees,” added Gideon Maltz, Executive Director of Tent. “We’re thrilled to join forces with Toptal in order to leverage their highly-skilled talent to provide critical support to refugee-focused NGOs around the world.”
The newest joint efforts are part of Toptal’s program, TopVolunteer™, where the company partners with leading nonprofits and NGOs around the world that need high-skilled talent for their volunteer initiatives. Members of the Toptal talent network commit their time, skills, and experience to these projects, whether to solve an urgent problem or to contribute on an ongoing basis.
To find out more about TopVolunteer visit: www.toptal.com/top-volunteer
To find out more about the Tent Partnership, visit: www.tent.org
Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including such Fortune 500 companies as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Bridgestone, Pfizer, and Axel Springer, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. For more information, please visit www.toptal.com/enterprise.
About The Tent Partnership for Refugees
The Tent Partnership for Refugees, founded by Chobani’s Hamdi Ulukaya, works closely with businesses to help them develop and implement concrete commitments to support and empower refugees. Ulukaya launched Tent with the belief that the private sector is uniquely positioned to address the global refugee crisis by mobilizing the networks, resources, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the business community. There are 90+ members in the Tent Partnership supporting refugees across 34 countries.
Tent believes that companies have the greatest impact when they treat refugees not as victims, but as economically-productive workers, suppliers, entrepreneurs, and customers — and when they leverage their core business operations to hire refugees, integrate them into supply chains, invest in refugees, and deliver services to them. Learn more about Tent: www.tent.org.