Bueno by Ueno

Everybody needs a helping hand

It’s not a charity.

Bueno is about helping good people do good things.

At Ueno, we’ve probably been luckier than most. That’s where Bueno comes in. It’s a way for us to give back.

There’s no big strategy, really. Sometimes people ask us for help. Sometimes we run into people we feel like helping. Sometimes something happens in the world that makes us think we should help.

If there’s philosophy behind Bueno, it’s that we don’t try to solve people’s problems. We’d rather help them solve their problems themselves. It usually works better that way.

Over the last two years, we’ve given more than $100,000 to various people, projects and organizations. Scroll down to find out more about them.

Techies Project

The Techies Project interviews Silicon Valley tech workers that tend to be underrepresented in the media, including women, people of color, folks over 50, LGBT, working parents, the disabled, and others we like.

Go to Techies Project

Heroine

Listen up. Heroine is a podcast that tells the stories of creative leaders who happen to be women. Where did they come from? What do they do? How do they do it? And why are they so freaking awesome?

Go to Heroine

Code2040

CODE2040’s goal is to ensure that by the year 2040, people of color will be proportionally represented in America's innovation economy as technologists, investors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Go to Code2040

Design Details

Design Details is a podcast featuring interviews with creative and interesting people in the design industry. As it happens, our founder has been on it, but that’s not the reason we sponsored it. Honest.

Go to Design Details

JOIN

Everybody needs a roof over their head. JOIN helps homeless families in Portland get off the streets and into homes. With our contribution, JOIN was able to help two families change their life in a significant way.

Go to JOIN

KIDmob

A “kid-integrated,” non-profit design firm, KIDmob trains kids to solve problems in their local communities using design. We donated to them, knowing full well that one day they’ll all steal our jobs.

Go to KIDmob

La Cocina

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Train him how to become self-sufficient food entrepreneur, you feed him for life. La Cocina, an incubator that focuses on women of color and immigrants, does just that.

Go to La Cocina

Women in Product

Women in Product is a fantastic event bringing together women in the tech industry to build a community and a professional network: knowledge dropped, laughs shared, relationships formed. We sponsored scholarship tickets for five super women.

Read our blog post

Lodged Out

Lodged Out retreats are outdoorsy no-wifi events for makers, doers, adventurers and entrepreneurs, usually in the forest somewhere. They’re great, but not everyone can afford to go. We sponsored a ticket and flights for one to the February 2018 retreat.

Go to Lodged Out

AlterConf

AlterConf wants to change the face of gaming. It’s a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people in the tech and gaming industries, and those who support them (like us).

Go to AlterConf

Creative Mornings

Creative Mornings in San Francisco is a free, monthly event where you get to listen to an amazing person in the design industry give a short talk, while you yourself enjoy what many people say is the most important meal of the day.

Go to Creative Mornings

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. The United States Congress recently announced plans to defund the organization, which we thought was a pretty bad idea, frankly.

Go to Planned Parenthood
It's unbelievable that the fundamental human rights Planned Parenthood offers continue to be under attack. Fuck the patriarchy.
Haraldur Thorleifsson CEO Ueno

Frumbjörg

Frumbjörg is a Reykjavík-based innovation center and startup incubator with a focus on disabled entrepreneurs and innovators working on assistive and welfare-oriented technologies. We gave money and helped raise a matching donation.

Go to Frumbjörg

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