Organized by: Holly Ojalvo
Event Name: Women Startup Challenge
EVENT DATE May 29, 2015
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.”
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.
$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.