Culturebooster.com Wins RISE’s Royito’s Award
At the RISE Austin opening night ceremonies, Culturebooster.com won the Royitos “Don’t Do Mild” award.
Roy Spence, co-founder of GSD&M and creator of Royito’s Hot Sauce, awarded Culturebooster the top prize and a $5,000 check. Culturebooster is a free curriculum and crowdfunding platform for middle and high school students and their teachers to raise money for self-directed projects benefitting their school and community. Students design and lead a 30 or 45-day crowdfunding campaign, while learning business fundamentals such as marketing, design, customer service, budgeting, team-building, and much more.
Geraldine Smythe, Co-Founder of Culturebooster, said it was an “honor to have such a great business person really “get” our concept and mission and is a real validation of what we’re trying to accomplish for students, their teachers, and schools around the US.”
Spence told the crowd, “Don’t waste time being average at what you’re bad at, be great at what you’re good at.”
The Culturebooster team will also compete as one of 10 finalists on Thursday evening in the RISE Social Good Fast Pitch Business Competition, to be held at GSD&M.