GOOD And TOMS Founder, Blake Mycoskie, Collaborate To Launch The Start Something That Matters Challenge Winner Receives $50,000 For World-Changing Social Enterprise Idea
LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOOD Worldwide LLC. (good.is) – an integrated media, thought leadership and community action platform – and Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS (www.TOMS.com), today announced that they're looking for the next great change maker with big ideas with the launch of the Start Something That Matters Challenge (http://startsomethingthatmatters.maker.good.is/). Starting today until May 17, social entrepreneurs and engaged citizens can submit their proposals for making the world a better place, for a chance to win $50,000.
"All of us at GOOD HQ are thrilled to be teaming up with Blake Mycoskie to launch the Start Something That Matters Challenge," said Ben Goldhirsh, CEO, GOOD Worldwide. "Not only is Blake the founder of TOMS, he's also a leader in the world of social entrepreneurship. That he would put up $50,000 dollars to help members of the GOOD community realize their ideas for making an impact is something special and we're honored to partner on this endeavor."
Any U.S. resident with an idea on how to solve any of the world's problems are encouraged to submit their ideas to the Challenge and engage with GOOD's community of social innovators. Submissions close on May 17. GOOD's panel of experts will select the top finalists who will move on to the voting round. From May 28 through June 12, the GOOD community will vote on their favorite idea among the finalists. The GOOD and Start Something That Matters' judges will then select the winner who will receive the $50,000 prize to help realize their idea.
Inspired by Mycoskie's eponymous best-selling 2011 book, the Start Something That Matters Challenge encourages business leaders and entrepreneurs to make a difference in the world with their ideas and use their success to create a positive global impact.
The Start Something That Matters Challenge can be found at http://startsomethingthatmatters.maker.good.is/
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