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We are proud to announce that out of 217 nonprofits in 31 states and 110 cities, Startup Weekend has been selected as one of the finalists in the Job Raising Challenge!

The Huffington Post, CrowdRise, and the Skoll Foundation developed the competition to showcase nonprofit organizations that are making helping to combat the jobs crisis in the United States. We believe that entrepreneurship is the single greatest hope for thriving communities and we have seen that empowering one another to act on our passions and ideas creates a sustainable, lasting impact. Because of this we are proud to share our mission with more people and generate support through the Job Raising Challenge.

If Startup Weekend has helped you or someone you know create a job or meaningful opportunity for themselves or others, please support our cause.  Donations can be made here – we will use all donations to further the Startup Weekend movement and specifically target struggling communities that need entrepreneurship most.

As part of the Job Raising Challenge, the organization that raises the most before March 1st will be awarded an extra $150,000. With this backing, we can make an even more substantial dent in the jobs crisis, help more people become entrepreneurs, and create stronger communities.

If you’d like to contribute in another way, we are looking for companies that originated at Startup Weekend to feature in Huffington Post. We have a few spots left for teams who would like to contribute a blog article to be run during this competition.  Contact claire@startupweekend.org for more information.

Claire Topalian Claire Topalian
(@clairetopalian) Blog, Professional Writing, Communications and PR Specialist. I craft compelling, mission-driven content for companies and individuals that amplifies brand awareness, fosters community, and drives engagement. My experience includes work with tech startups, major corporations, and international non-profits. @clairetopalian