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Organized by: Holly Ojalvo

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Event Name: Women Startup Challenge

EVENT DATE May 29, 2015

THE STORY:

Does keeping up with news make you feel overwhelmed? Do you ever find news coverage boring or irrelevant to your life? Do you sometimes secretly need some background to understand a news story? Does news ever make you feel helpless or hopeless?

If so, you’re not alone. And your solution is Kicker.

“This is the future of news.” “I recently discovered Kicker, and have been hooked to it ever since. The unique way that you present the news of the day is incredibly approachable and refreshing.” “Kicker kicks ass.” 

This is what people are saying about Kicker, our independent digital news startup. Kicker provides snappy explainers with tweets, pictures and videos that help you get informed and make a difference.

We do relevant stories with substance, not clickbait. We never drone on or screech--we curate and explain news and put it into helpful context.

We’re on a mission, and it’s resonating. Kicker is a sleeper hit seeing exciting growth--and our audience is over 60% millennial, akin to the likes of BuzzFeed, VICE and Mic.

We want to blow up. To bring Kicker to the masses. To empower millennials to get up to speed, make up their own minds, and make their voices heard. Won’t you help us? (You’ll get good karma for pledging--and, of course, a fun thank-you gift.)

**SUGGESTED DONATIONS AND AWESOMENESS AWARDS**

$25 Your name on The Kicker Wall of Eternal Gratitude and a personal email from the founders.

$100 Sponsor a Story. We’ll write an awesome Big Story (as usual) and shout you out in the post. 

$250 Join #TeamKicker for a Day - Publish a #Voices piece (commentary) or or run the social media account of your choice (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr). We’ll even buy you coffee! And if you prefer to sit on the sidelines, we’ll send you some cool swag so you can pretend you're #TeamKicker.

$500 Kicker All Access Pass - See Kicker from the inside. Join an exclusive editorial meeting with the editors and writers. Help choose content for the Big Story, the Quizzy topic or the Day in 10.

$1,000 Kicker Patron - You’re funding Kicker for a whole week, so we’ll take you out to brunch or drinks (in Brooklyn, where Kicker HQ is, of course). (If you're not in NYC, we’ll do a virtual equivalent!)

$2,500+ Kicker Kahuna - You're funding our content for over 2 weeks! In return, you get one of our founders for a half day, doing what they do best. Holly (CEO/EIC) helps you write/edit that important essay or speech or guest teaches a class. OR Lisa (President/CMO) performs a personal branding session, including a review of your LinkedIn profile (you know you’ve been wanting to fix it up!).

$Sky's-the-limit - You are a true Kicker Champion (cue theme music from "Rocky"). Your donation will allow us to reach the masses and go where no one has gone before. If you are interested in being an investor, please contact us directly.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$8,135

 

81% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jeff Vehrenkamp

    $25

  • Tina Vehrenkamp

    $25

  • Hogs

    $500

  • Jennifer and Tom Cain

    $50

  • Dora Chomiak

    $100

  • BIG Kicker Fans - Michael & Maura

    $200

  • David Rood-Ojalvo

     

  • Mary Ann Schultz

    $250

  • Bianca Kenworthy

    $50

  • Kate Kennedy

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dave Baggett

    $500

  • Kristin Peck

    $100

  • Alison Maney

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Evelyn Matteucci

    $100

  • Bill and Janet Epstein

    $350

  • Susan Webb

    $250

  • Knappy, Sandy & Owen

    $50

  • Jane and Riley

    $100

  • Molly Prentzel

    $20

  • Stern Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $36.49

  • Lisa Samick

    $50

  • Peter Frishauf

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Natalya Berger

    $100

  • Gina Schmeling

    $50

  • Jess

    $25

  • Olivia

    $15

  • Nicole Perri

    $25

  • Jason Ward

    $50

  • Tobi Peck

    $250

  • Michelle Kaminsky

    $50

  • Candace N.M.

    $25

  • Jennifer Blue

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Riley Soward

    $10

  • Tim Bartlett and Julie Phillips

    $50

  • Janet Shalestik

    $10

  • Julie Pope

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kim Seymour

    $100

  • Grounds & Mir

    $500

  • Brook and Avi Gesser

    $100

  • Noah & Kerri Weinstein

    $100

  • Sapna Shah

    $100

  • Julie & Julian Ybarra

    $100

  • Erin Patrice O'Brien

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Danny Rubin

    $50

  • B.S.

    $10

  • Grace Garinger

    $100

  • David True

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • E E-F

    $100

  • Elizabeth Story

    $150

  • Michael Schwamm

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nicola Palmer

    $100

  • Patrick deHahn

    $25

  • Martha & Chris deHahn

    $30

  • Mikal and Brad Finkelstein

    $200

  • Sophie Violet Russow

    $200

  • Kathryn Kercher

    $25

  • Daniel Marino

    $13

  • Diana Dapito

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Traci Stein

    $50

  • Guy Story & Kerry Donahue

    $100

  • Creative Business Inc

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Wu-SchanClan

    $100

  • Mary Ann Schultz

    $150

  • Gordon

    $250

  • Khan Noonien Singh

    $501

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jacqueline Botting

    $50

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Organized by

Holly Ojalvo

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

The Team: $8,135 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Holly Ojalvo

Amount Raised

$5,081

 

51% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Vehrenkamp

Amount Raised

$2,274

 

9% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Olivia Prentzel

Amount Raised

$285

Fundraiser Title

Jason Ojalvo

Amount Raised

$125

Fundraiser Title

Jon Vorpe

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

David True

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Patrick de Hahn

Amount Raised

$55

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Kaminsky

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Jacqueline Botting

Jacqueline Botting

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Because I think you are awesome :) 2 years ago

Khan Noonien Singh

Khan Noonien Singh

DONATION: $501

2 years ago

Gordon

Gordon

DONATION: $250

Go Lisa and Team! 2 years ago

Mary Ann Schultz

Mary Ann Schultz

DONATION: $150

Wishing you all the best for a very successful fund raiser. Go Go Go ! :-) 2 years ago

Wu-SchanClan

Wu-SchanClan

DONATION: $100

Go Kicker!!!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Creative Business Inc

Creative Business Inc

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Guy Story & Kerry Donahue

Guy Story & Kerry Donahue

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Traci Stein

Traci Stein

DONATION: $50

Kick butt, Kicker!! (And Holly!) 2 years ago

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