Are you an Alphateer?

Alphateer is a non profit organization dedicated to support volunteers around the world connecting and developing entrepreneurial ways to find solutions to their needs.  Since 2010, Alphateer has been serving the startup community in the San Francisco Bay Area to improve mentorship, funding and resource opportunities for social entrepreneurs.  Technology advances have dramatically increased the options available to volunteers and non profits, but often the skill sets to adequately use Facebook, Twitter, Google for an organization are lacking.  Alphateer's mission is to increase the effectiveness of volunteer efforts by harnessing the power of social media, big data, internet and mobile to multiply its reach.

Primary among these efforts has been the organization of the Rajeev Circle mentorship group dedicated to the memory of Rajeev Motwani's mentorship of young entrepreneurs.  Rajeev Circle has grown into an active 500 member group that has supported dozens of companies and organizations and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs in the use of technology and the internet to further their goals.

Friends of the Lurdes Mutola Foundation is a non profit supporting secondary education of young women in Mozambique:  As a direct result of Alphateer's support, the organization also known as FLMF was able to expand its board, receive substantial fundraising support and strategy, as well as website design.

Likewise, StartX, a Stanford centered educational nonprofit centered around entrepreneurship has been able to provide over 50 mentors to numerous companies in the last 3 years, thanks to collaborations springing out of the Rajeev Circle, through Alphateer cofounder Jan Jannink's coordination.

in 2012, a new theater production by cofounder John Binkley, Presidential Suite, has highlighted the asymmetry and abuse of power in the courtroom as well as in the bedroom.

Please contact us at if you are interested in alphateerism, either as a recipient or as a participant.  We will add you to our alpha exchange group, and keep you posted of developments.  Please visit our Alpha Exchange site to post your experiences and activity, your needs and resources.  We look forward to your involvement in the effort!

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About Us:

John Binkley's first play premiered at Stanford and was then broadcast on prime time PBS.  His second play premiered in LA.  I then spent 25 years producing television, before returning to writing and directing theatre in 2003.  Since then, I have written and directed 4 plays: two have been produced, one in Scotland, one in Canada;
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE was read in Paris, February 12, 2012, and is headed for Edinburgh, the most prestigious theatre festival in the world (over 2000 productions; nearly 2 million visitors each August).

Jan Jannink has built a 25 year career in Computer Science, entrepreneurship and mentoring, since graduating from Georgetown University.  The last 15 years have been fully devoted to getting startup companies off the ground.  Jan has been variously or simultaneously an engineer, executive and founder with several startups in that time, and has begun mentoring, advising and investing in them as well.

Alphateer is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enabling volunteers and non profits use the latest technologies to support their efforts.