Would you let a child shave your head and tattoo your scalp?
Maybe you would if you knew it would mean a large check for a cause that is near & dear to your heart.
Former MLB pitcher and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Todd Williams is betting that people will be willing to donate at least $5,000.00 to his favorite charity Children’s Cancer Center, and he is using Give or Dare to do this.
According to Todd, using Give or Dare gave him just the excuse he needed to do something big for a cause he is passionate about. He agreed to a dare minimum of $5,000 knowing that amount can do a lot of good for the center, even though he is feeling quite confident that his dare can get help generate at least another zero on that figure.
Give or Dare, one of the 2012 Startup Bus‘s newest startups, launched their first official charity dare on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the SxSWi Conference, landing their first pledge within minutes – providing some immediate validation for their startup idea.
Gaining actual paying customers is the ultimate goal of any startup. And given the tight time-crunch and other challenging conditions, these passionate “buspreneurs” focused on actual paying customers instead of simply collecting emails with the hopes of launching.
Isn’t that what Startup Bus should be all about?