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!
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!