Raleigh, NC, July 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- GoodBookey, a local social impact startup based out of Raleigh, was awarded funding by Publicis, an international advertising and public relations agency to expand GoodBookey’s development and marketing activities. GoodBookey’s innovative spin on making donations to nonprofits a fun and social experience by allowing users to wager donation amounts on national and collegiate sporting events was selected from among thousands of applicants to receive funding. As a part of the reward, GoodBookey will also be receiving mentorship.
Goodbookey’s presence in the tech startup space began to gain momentum in spring of this year when the group was selected to be an exhibitor at Collision, another international start-up conference held in New Orleans. Shortly afterwards, GoodBookey was selected to participate in GroundWorks Labs, an accelerator run by NC Idea.
What is GoodBookey?
GoodBookey’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for impactful non-profits by simulating peer to peer gambling on popular national and collegiate sports events.
Friends make wagers of varying amounts on sporting events and select the charity they want the wager to go towards. The loser of the wager donates the full pre-determined amount to the winner’s charity. Because of GoodBookey’s strategic partnership with Stripe, GoodBookey’s preferred payment processor, 97% of donations go directly to the Charity and are free of fees.
For a full list of partner charities, and app download links visit their website at www.goodbookey.com or go checkout their product overview video and demo at https://goo.gl/WYbn8u.
How does it work?
The user simply selects an event, picks a charity, sets an amount, and challenges a friend. Features include favoriting charities and teams, friending, easy invite linking, and donation stats. The app is free for users and the platform is free for charities.