NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Charitybuzz, the premier online charity auction platform, announced its first ever Global Entrepreneurship Week Auction featuring many of today's leading entrepreneurs. Bidders can visit charitybuzz.com starting November 16, the first day of Global Entrepreneurship Week, to win a unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the most innovative thinkers of our time. Auction participants, who will convert their time into donations for their charity of choice, include Richard Branson, Russell Simmons, Michael Bloomberg, Lori Greiner, Ted Turner, Tamara Mellon, David Fialkow, Dennis Crowley, Jane Rosenthal, Neil Blumenthal, Sara Blakely and many more.
By auctioning luxury items and celebrity-backed experiences online to bidders worldwide, Charitybuzz has raised more than $150 million for more than 3,200 foundation and non-profit clients. The Entrepreneurs Auction enables top innovators and business leaders to tap into Charitybuzz's network, considered to be one of the most affluent philanthropic communities in the word. Bidders will be offered an array of experiences including one-on-one meetings, mentorships, power lunches, internships, tours and trips.
"We've found that entrepreneurs are the new rock stars online," said Charitybuzz Chairman and CEO Coppy Holzman "We're excited to support Global Entrepreneurship Week through a groundbreaking online auction that gives our bidders the opportunity to meet some of the world's most iconic business leaders or today's luminaries and raise significant funds for their charity of choice."
Past Charitybuzz lots have included a business pitch session with Rupert Murdoch that sold for $86,000, an internship with Russell Simmons and Richard Branson that went for $85,000, and a behind-the-scenes tour of Facebook headquarters and lunch with Blake Ross, director of product and co-founder of Firefox, that sold for $70,000.The most popular lot ever to sell on Charitybuzz was coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook, which went for $610,000, raised money for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. That auction was followed closely with one tied to a chance of becoming one of the first in the United States to own a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700- 4 Roadster.
The auction will be carried live at https://www.charitybuzz.com/theme/entrepreneur.
Charitybuzz raises funds for non-profits around the globe through online auctions with the world's most recognizable celebrities and brands. Featuring access to acclaimed actors and musicians, business and political leaders, sports stars, luxury travel, couture fashion, rare memorabilia and more, Charitybuzz brings its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference. Since launching, Charitybuzz has raised more than $150 million for charity. Its roster of celebrity supporters includes President Clinton, Sir Paul McCartney, Tim Cook, Mick Jagger, Warren Buffet, Robert Downey Jr., Taylor Swift, Ralph Lauren, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Barbra Streisand, Howard Stern, Chevy Chase, Billy Joel, HBO, Victoria's Secret, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, John Varvatos, David Yurman, Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, and Beyonce.