All three cofounders have raised over $100,000 in sponsorship for student organized events. The problem that we all faced is that there is no central hub that lists the thousands of available grants / sponsorships offered by businesses and NGOs. Event organizers must spend days searching for these opportunities by scouring corporate websites, searching through business directories, and speaking to advisors.
What it does
Sponsor Club maintains a complete database of all sponsorship offered by businesses. As an event organizer, simply login using Eventbrite and we will use your event data to recommend sponsors to approach.
As well, sponsors get a complete picture of upcoming events so that they can allocate their sponsorship resources most effectively.
How I built it
We built a web application using React.js, underscore, and twitter bootstrap. It is deployed on heroku.
Challenges I ran into
As competitors from Canada and Netherlands, we did not have a .edu email address needed to get a free .club domain name. We "hacked" a solution to this problem by approaching 5 random competitors until eventually one gave us their email address.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We've created a solution to a problem that matters to event organizers and sponsors. HackingEDU has committed to use our platform for 2016 fundraising.
What I learned
We learned how to use the paypal and eventbrite APIs.
What's next for The Sponsor Club
We are raising a 120K seed round.