Desiree Wrigley Vargas and Ethan Austin are reinventing healthcare coverage as co-founders of GiveForward, an online fundraising platform that helps patients handle out-of-pocket medical expenses through crowd funding. Since 2008, the company has helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars online for things like general medical expenses, cancer treatment, transplants, funeral costs and disaster-relief.
I dropped out of college a few years before starting I Am Young Detroit in 2009. I left school early to move back to Detroit and join the workforce. I just couldn’t with school anymore. I loved design and enjoyed learning, but wasn’t feeling the traditional classroom setting that college offered. I was a mover and was always in need of motion, anything other than sitting down at a desk drowning in monotony. I admired my friends who thrived in college, but it just wasn’t for me. I hated the routine.
I Am Young America launches this June! Want to join our team and share young entrepreneur profiles from your area? I Am Young America is putting out a special call for Lead CitySpotters! If you’ve got strong photography skills, an excellent eye for design and are inspired by the next generation of entrepreneurs, read on.