Win a year's mentorship from Alexis Ohanian

Win a year's mentorship from

Alexis Ohanian

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About the Prize and Charity Cause

Alexis Ohanian

The prize

Hi! I’m Alexis Ohanian. You may remember me from such startups as reddit, breadpig, and hipmunk.

To celebrate the launch of Without Their Permission, a book I wrote about Internet entrepreneurship dropping on October 1st, and the beginning of my epic 150-stop, 70-college book tour, I’ve decided to take the opportunity to get on Prizeo and do something awesome for one of my favorite non-profits (which is also profiled in the book), DonorsChoose.org.


Whether you make a small donation or a massive one, I’ll make sure that it’s worthwhile and that it makes a difference in the world. As a grand prize, I’m offering a full year of mentorship from myself (and some of my fellow Y Combinator partners) - regardless of your profession. 
I'll also throw in a dinner in NYC with my pal Tim Ferris and me!

The runner-up prize is great too – I'll fly the winner (courtesy of hipmunk) to join me on any one book tour stop. And there are some epic rewards below as well!

I know this isn’t legendary like a date with One Direction, a night with Muhammad Ali or even a shopping spree with fellow Armenian Khloe Kardashian, but I do hope we can raise some good money for Brooklyn’s public schoolchildren!
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The prize

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DonorsChoose.org

The cause

With this Prizeo campaign, I'm hoping to fund every single STEM education project in my birthplace and home of Brooklyn, NYThat's $50,000.

I’m lucky enough to sit on the advisory board of DonorsChoose.org, with some pretty awesome people

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that uses crowdfunding to help students and teachers in need. In public schools, teachers often pay for crucial school supplies out of their own pocket, a burden that weighs heavily on them. DonorsChoose.org connects those in need with those looking to give, enhancing teachers’ ability to successfully teach their lessons.

The goal of this campaign is to fund all the STEM education campaigns in Brooklyn, NY. As we rely on the internet and technology more and more, top-notch science, tech, engineering, and math skills will only become more important, which is why teaching STEM early goes a really long way.

With your support, we can get students throughout Brooklyn on their way to starting the next generation of companies, whether that be the next reddit or the next non-profit that makes the world suck less.

Let's do this!

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The cause

The more you donate, the bigger your impact

  • Awesome Person! $10.00 get a thank you e-card
    10 entries into contest

    Thank you! I’ll send you a digital thank you note for chipping in to help a really awesome cause.

  • Swagmaster $40.00 get an exclusive t-shirt
    40 entries into contest

    I’ll send you an awesome limited edition t-shirt. Nuf’ said.T-shirts will be shipped within 3-6 weeks of campaign close. You will be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address and t-shirt size.

  • Lit Major $50.00 get a signed Without Their Permission bookplate
    50 entries into contest

    The first 100 donors at this level will get a signed Without Their Permission bookplate to go with your copy of the book. My book includes never-before-shared tales from all my startups, as well as from friends of mine in music, entertainment, art, philanthropy, and politics! Plus, you’ll get my plan for how we can not only protect the open internet, but see it thrive! Your signed bookplate will be shipped within a few weeks of the campaign ending. You'll be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address.

  • Christopher Walken $100.00 get a personal voicemail
    100 entries into contest

    I’ll record your outgoing voicemail message entirely in my Christopher Walken impression. You'll also get the campaign t-shirt!T-shirts will be shipped within 3-6 weeks of campaign close. You will be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address and t-shirt size. You will be emailed an mp3 file with your voicemail message (personalized with your name) within 8 weeks of the campaign end date.

  • Snapchatter $200.00 a Snapchat session
    200 entries into contest

    Anthony Weiner should have used Snapchat—the “it didn’t exist argument” is irrelevant! Anyways, I’ll Snapchat you from different stops on the tour, showing off all the awesome people doing awesome things on the internet and it will all be rated G. No DPs. You'll get the t-shirt too!T-shirts will be shipped within 3-6 weeks of campaign close. You will be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address, t-shirt size, and Snapchat handle.

  • Creative Writer $300.00 a haiku about you
    300 entries into contest

    I’ll tweet a personal haiku about you and tag you in it. Then I’ll shoot a video of me reciting it at a sentimental university landmark. You'll also get the t-shirt :) T-shirts will be shipped within 3-6 weeks of campaign close. You will be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address, t-shirt size and Twitter handle. The haiku will be written within 8 weeks of the campaign end date.

  • Bane Call $400.00 a phone call as Bane!
    400 entries into contest

    I’ll call you for five minutes and do my Bane impression for as long as I can. We can talk about anything you’d like. You'll also get the t-shirt! T-shirts will be shipped within 3-6 weeks of campaign close. You will be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address, t-shirt size, and cell #. The phone call will take place within 8 weeks of the campaign end date.

  • Brand Power Hour $2,500.00 a brand consulting session
    2500 entries into contest

    I’ll take a look at your personal or startup’s brand and offer my thoughts on a one hour skype/google hangout. I promise I’ll be nice AND helpful! You'll also get the campaign t-shirt. T-shirts will be shipped within 3-6 weeks of campaign close. You will be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address and t-shirt size. The consulting session will take place within 8-12 weeks of the campaign end date, on a mutually convenient date.

  • Waffle Lover $3,500.00 a Waffle House meal
    3500 entries into contest

    A full Waffle House meal in NY. Me, you and a friend. It will be delicious and fun. You'll also get the campaign t-shirt! T-shirts will be shipped within 3-6 weeks of campaign close. You will be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address and t-shirt size. The meal will take place within 6-12 months of the campaign end date, at a mutually convenient time (Alexis will be on tour for next 5 months).

  • Brooklynite $5,000.00 a Brooklyn Nets game
    5000 entries into contest

    I’ll take you and a friend to a Brooklyn Nets game, my hometown team, cover you in swag, and buy you many Brooklyn Lagers (if you’re 21). You'll also get the t-shirt! T-shirts will be shipped within 3-6 weeks of campaign close. You will be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address and t-shirt size. The experience will take place within 6-12 months of the campaign end date, at a mutually convenient time (Alexis will be on tour for next 5 months).

  • YC Founder For A Day $7,500.00 Be a YC founder for the day
    0 of 1 available
    7500 entries into contest

    You and a friend will join me and a few YC partners at the Y Combinator offices for a full hour of "office hours" just like a YC startup. You and I will go get coffee afterwards and talk about whatever you’d like and possibly order muffins. You'll also get the campaign t-shirt! T-shirts will be shipped within 3-6 weeks of campaign close. You will be sent a post-transaction email asking for your postal address and t-shirt size. The experience will take place within 6-12 months of the campaign end date, at a mutually convenient time (Alexis will be on tour for next 5 months).

YOU CAN WIN EXTRA PRIZES FOR SHARING!

Recruit your friends to help me spread the word, and you'll get a free entry for every friend that donates through your link. Each of these friends will get a free entry too! 

The top referrer will have their start-up or company's logo on the back of the tour bus!

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