In business, as in love, there are simply no prisoners. Many of you who read this blog know that I have a passion project called MyBigGive. Recently we have been lucky enough to take part in a little thing called Startup Madness, which is being hosted by an investment firm called TechStars.
This way this is working is a play on March Madness, but instead of basketball teams competing for the crown it is a bunch of startup companies competing for votes from the audience in order to get precious resources like hosting credits, email and potentially even an investment round from TechStars themselves.
The Interesting Part
Since we have been really lucky to have a passionate audience, we absolutely crushed the first round. Coming in at a humbling 71% vote ratio and beating out an interesting visual product search company called Glancely. When we were moved along into Round 2, the success initially continued with our vote count floating between 63% and 70%.
Tonight however, for the past few hours – our new competitor which is called “homing Cloud”, and aims to be a new type of mortgage broker suddenly – and I mean in a matter of minutes was somehow able to plunge our count down a staggering 16% and steadily stream in votes in a way to feels less than organic.
What to do
Now, perhaps homing Cloud really just has a huge audience that responded to an effective mailing. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, however what I’d really like to do is bounce back on this with your support to show them how effective a passionate audience can really be. Voting is simple and easy but the positive effect it will give us in accomplishing our goals for some of the worlds best charities. Simply follow the instructions below on how to help:
2. Click on “Big Give Media LLC”
3. Register if you don’t already have an “This or That” account
4. Make sure that the box saying “Big Give Media LLC” is checked to insure your vote was counted!
If you have any feedback, I’d love to hear what you think.