Saturday, November 30, 2013

Been Awhile

I haven't blogged much this year, but not because I haven't had thoughts and ideas. I've been away for a number of reasons, but mostly because I spent a lot of my excess time this year working to launch Date on Purpose.

If you haven't heard of Date on Purpose yet, this is a sustainable business that gives away half its profits to charity. To do this, Date on Purpose has brought the traditional bachelor/bachelorette auction online and provides a platform allowing users to bid on dates with eligible bachelors and bachelorettes for charity.

Date on Purpose launched in my home city of Buffalo, NY. Our first online auction went live in September 2013 and the dates for that auction and launch party took place on October 18, 2013. With no major sponsors or outside investment, we were able to raise and donate $2,500 to Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

My thanks to an amazing startup team who were all instrumental in making Date on Purpose a reality:
  • Matt Carlucci
  • Jennifer Kowalewski
  • Tricia Piatkowski
  • Nicole Schuman
Looking ahead to 2014, I hope to do additional Date on Purpose auction/events in Buffalo, and expand to additional cities. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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