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Youtopia.com
Location: 40 Sutton Place, New York City, New York, United States United States
Founded in: 2011
Stage: Revenue generating
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 06/2011, Seed: $150 k (post valuation: $750).
Investors: Shawn Riegsecker
Short URL: vator.co/youtopia-com
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Youtopia.com

Inciting, Inspiring, Rewarding, and Reporting on Personal and Social Good
Startup/business
New York City, New York, United States United States
http://www.youtopia.com

Youtopia is a web and mobile application where employees, students, and volunteers earn rewards for their good deeds, academic achievements, and community service. Youtopia also facilitates the tracking and organization of activities that benefit your school and your community.

DISRUPTING ALTRUISM.

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Company description
Youtopia is a web and mobile application where employees, students, and volunteers earn rewards for their good deeds, academic achievements, and community service. Youtopia also facilitates the tracking and organization of activities that benefit your school and your community.
   
How It Works

When Youtopians complete designated actions that benefit their school, company or community, they are rewarded. It's that simple! Rewards take the form of Youtopia credits, points, and badges.

 

 

Credits
 
Youtopia credits are earned when Youtopians volunteer at verified charitable organizations throughout your community. As an added incentive, our Redemption Marketplace makes it easy to redeem these credits for rewards like gift cards, electronics and more. We acknowledge that some schools will not want students to be rewarded with products for their service time. Our system will accommodate your school’s specific requirements.

Points

Youtopia points are earned by students, faculty and parents when they complete activities like making healthier choices, participating in extracurricular events and reaching specific social or academic goals set by your school. Redeem these points for items in your Youtopia School Store, an online marketplace filled with fun incentives to encourage better habits among individuals and to improve your school.    
Badges
 
Youtopia badges are earned by students, faculty, parents and your school for completing activities similar to those mentioned above. Traditionally, children have been rewarded with badges in activities such as scouting. Youtopia’s online badges are a quick, simple, visual validation of achievement that will be collected and displayed for their friends and family to see. They’ll show up on your school’s Youtopia online profile, on individual user’s Youtopia online profiles and optionally, on social media profiles. This allows everyone to see what activities you and your school complete.

Reporting


 
Youtopia’s activity reports allow you to track the progress of your students, employees, and volunteers. Youtopians are now able to provide a systematized activity report to show how much they have accomplished. Not just that they did it, but where, for how long, and how well! Youtopia’s Leaderboard gives you the ability to compare the success of individuals, groups, and other organizations to encourage improvement with a healthy dose of competition. Best of all, these valuable tools help you to quantify your mission when it comes to share your work with your community.  


YOUTOPIA FOR K-8 SCHOOLS
Youtopia is a modern day gold-star system that allows teachers and administrators to track and reward all kinds of classroom activities. Whenever students complete a designated action like cleaning their desks, demonstrating good social behavior, or acing an assignment - the teacher rewards them with points, badges or both. Youtopia is a robust tool that empowers you to activate students according to your school’s unique goals - whether it’s improving academics, encouraging healthier choices, deterring bullying, or any positive habits your school would like to see its students adopt. It’s up to you to decide the focus of the system and how to apply it to guide student behavior. Youtopia is also a great tool for parents. They’ll receive regular updates on what their child accomplishes, facilitating teacher-to-parent, and parent-to-child communication. Youtopia builds strong communities, promotes progress through healthy competition, and delivers positive feedback. For institutions that require parents to participate in the school’s volunteer service needs, they can use Youtopia to track their own service requirements in easily accessible online reports.

Youtopians who earn credits through our verified volunteer opportunities redeem them in our Redemption Marketplace. Optionally, school-issued points are redeemed for rewards in your Youtopia School Stores. School administrators will have the ability to customize their Youtopia School Stores with all kinds of rewards; whether it’s a locally donated product or service, allowing a student to become principal for a day, or throwing a pizza party for the classroom with the most points! Youtopia makes it easy for an administrator or teacher to set goals and create incentives for students. As your students mature, so does Youtopia. In elementary school, Youtopia gives teachers a tool to help shape healthy behaviors while students develop their social and academic habits. In middle school, students engage in service learning activities that lead to positive character development. This shapes their Youtopia Report Card, so when it comes time to apply to high school, they will present a verified account of their Service Career, including their social and academic accomplishments. Most importantly, Youtopia is a quick, easy, and regular method for parents to see their child’s accomplishments. It also highlights areas needing improvement.  

YOUTOPIA FOR HIGH SCHOOLS



In high schools, Youtopia gives administrators and teachers a robust tool to track both the internal and external service activities of students. Whether it’s participating on the student council, volunteering in the tutoring center, or helping a local community organization - Youtopia makes it fun and easy for students to give back to their community. Youtopia empowers you to activate students according to your school’s unique goals - whether it’s improving academics, encouraging healthier choices, deterring bullying, or any positive habits your school would like to see its students adopt. It’s up to you to decide the focus of the system and how to apply it to guide student behavior. Youtopia is also a great tool for parents. They’ll receive regular updates on what their child accomplishes, facilitating teacher-to-parent, and parent-to-child communication. Youtopia builds strong communities, promotes progress through healthy competition, and delivers positive feedback. For institutions that require parents to participate in the school’s volunteer service needs, they can use Youtopia to track their own service requirements in easily accessible online reports.


Youtopians who earn credits through our verified volunteer opportunities redeem them in our Redemption Marketplace. Optionally, school-issued points are redeemed for rewards in your Youtopia School Store. Customize your Youtopia School Store with whatever rewards you choose. With Youtopia, it’s easy for an administrator or teacher to set goals and create incentives for students. Every time a student completes an action, it is publicized on Youtopia and throughout their social network - advertising the school’s efforts. The Youtopia Report Card provides each student with a verified account of their Service Career throughout high school. Perfect for inclusion on college applications. Best of all, these activities are organized in a report that’s easy to analyze. They simplify every aspect of assigning, tracking, verifying, and quantifying student service.  
 

YOUTOPIA FOR UNIVERSITIES


Youtopia gives administrators and professors a robust tool to track both the internal and external service activities of students. Whether it’s participating in student government, volunteering in the tutoring center, or helping a local community organization - Youtopia makes it fun and easy for students to give back to their community. Youtopia empowers you to activate students according to your school’s unique goals - whether it’s bolstering your community service programs, improving academics, encouraging healthy and environmentally responsible choices, or any positive habits your school would like to see its students adopt. It’s up to you to decide the focus of the system and how to apply it to guide student behavior. Youtopia streamlines community service programs so that all hours and activities can be logged online. This helps assure that service requirements are completed properly. Youtopia also provides schools with a detailed report of their student activities, allowing progress to be easily tracked and reported. Students also earn rewards for extracurricular academic involvement or taking part in campus activities - enriching campus life on many levels. Every time a student completes an action, it is publicized on Youtopia and throughout their social network - advertising the school’s efforts. Student achievements are tracked, so that when it comes time to apply for jobs they will present their Youtopia Report Card as a verified account of their Service Career. Let Youtopia be the catalyst for engaged education and conscientious community involvement. Youtopia: inspiring passion and progress among students.    


YOUTOPIA FOR COMPANIES

Youtopia is a robust tool that empowers you to activate employees according to your organization’s unique goals - whether it’s improving morale, encouraging healthier choices, deterring absenteeism, or any positive habits your company would like to see employees adopt.
Use Youtopia to track your employees’ socially conscious activities and reward those actions that you want to encourage. Whether your company wants employees to get more involved in their community, make healthier choices, or be more environmentally conscious, Youtopia creates a friendly and competitive work environment that encourages everyone to get involved, do good, and get rewarded for it. It’s up to you to decide the focus of the system and how to apply it to guide behavior. [image of happy people using social media] Every time an employee completes an action, it is publicized on Youtopia and throughout their social network - advertising the company’s efforts. We also track and organize all of this beneficial activity, making it easy to share your company’s efforts with everyone.  


YOUTOPIA FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Youtopia is a robust tool that empowers you to activate volunteers according to your organizations unique goals - whether it’s increasing volunteer quality, encouraging healthier choices, deterring absenteeism, or any positive habits your organization would like to see it’s volunteers adopt. Youtopia provides you the ability to connect with a broad base of volunteers to choose the activist that is best suited for your particular needs. Joining Youtopia is more than simply being listed on a national database of volunteer opportunities. It's a chance to engage with your volunteers by acknowledging and rewarding their participation in your group. In addition, events, fundraisers, and one-time volunteer opportunities will all be posted to the Youtopia community - publicizing your organization’s efforts. Every time a volunteer completes an action, not only is it publicized on Youtopia, but the social networks of both the volunteer and the organization receive a status update - further advertising your organization’s good work. We also track and organize all of this beneficial activity, making it easy to share your organizations efforts with your community. Youtopia can also provide incentives for your organization’s own employees with internal competitions (e.g. whoever raises the most funds wins a reward). It’s up to you to decide the focus of the system and how to apply it to guide behavior. Youtopia is carefully designed to be a catalyst for conscientious corporate stewardship, engaged education and committed community service. Join the movement.

 


Become a Youtopian today!    



Team
Business model

SaaS

Competitive advantage

Gamification of Altruism, Niche Verticals, etc.