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!
Details Of The Prize
One winner will experience one year's mentorship from Alexis Ohanian! This will include calls, emails, google hangouts and face to face meetings (details TBC). The prize also includes a dinner with Alexis and Tim Ferris to take place within 12 months of the campaign end. The runner up will win a prize to visit Alexis on one of his book tour stops. See Official Rules for full details.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Opening/Closing Date & Time:
Contest opens at 09:00am PST on 17 September 2013.
Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on 22 December 2013.
Postal entries must be received by 12:00pm PST on 21 December 2013 to be entered.
The winner will be announced on the Prizeo website on 23 December 2013 at 12:00pm and the winner will be notified by email.
Who is eligible to enter?
The Promotion is only open to individuals that are registered users of www.prizeo.com and are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Regrettably, the residents of certain countries will be unable to enter the Promotion for a variety of reasons, which include local sweepstakes laws and compliance legislation. These countries are Burma/Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, China, Sudan, Syria, Belgium, Malaysia, Philippines, Norway, Sweden, Quebec, Portugal, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Indonesia, Yemen and all African nations with the exception of South Africa. Other countries are void where prohibited.
How do you enter?
By contributing to Donorschoose.org by credit card, debit card or PayPal via the Prizeo website. All users regardless of payment method must seek the bill payer's permission before entering. Alternatively, you can enter without making a contribution by filling in and posting the free entry form which can be located on the prize page or within the Official Rules (all details on the form.)
The winner will be chosen at random using Prizeo's certified random number generator. No payment or contribution is necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve the chances of winning. The contest is subject to Prizeo's Terms and Conditions. The prize is non-transferable.
Prize provider: Alexis Ohanian.
Prizeo beneficiary: Donorschoose.org. Donorschoose.org is a 501(c)(3) registered charitable organization.
Contest promoter: Prizeo US, Inc., 1880 Century Park, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
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!