Facebook tells me that my last post in 2014 was hoping that this year was as amazing as it promised to be. I was excited. 2015 was the year when I had decided to take on the challenge of heading BitGiving.
I think the first time someone called me an entrepreneur was in 2012 — when I was working on my first start up. The first time I understood what it actually meant was in 2015.
I grew up this year. From a starry eyed entrepreneur with a larger than life vision and bucket full of optimism, I ended up becoming much more.
What is the secret behind having the most kick ass year? Is it 10% of hard work (or more than that?) or just sheer luck that you’re on this planet only to shine like the brightest star, or just a bit of magic dust that makes your wishes its command?
Well, it surely does take more than that. The year 2015 has been absolutely phenomenal for us at BitGiving. Being a part of others’ successes and triumphs is something we thrive on.
It all started off as tweets from the Indian Ice Hockey team asking for support to compete internationally. The hashtag #SupportIceHockey gained momentum, and support started pouring in. This then turned into a superb crowd-funding campaign, where over 300 people contributed, and helped the Indian Ice Hockey team compete in the Asian Championship in Kuwait.
A tête-à-tête with the Ice Hockey team reveals their experience as first time crowd-funders, and tips you can keep in mind while building your super awesome campaign.