At the beginning of every season, there is a “kickoff” held at the University of Minnesota, where the new challenge is revealed and explained. During the event, experienced teams apply to give informative presentations to help both rookie and veteran teams.
Our team gave a branding presentation last season and submitted a proposal for a fundraising presentation for this season. We were super excited to have been chosen to present for this kickoff! We went over what to do before starting to fundraise and described four different strategies that teams could use to get the funding they need to compete. We wanted to give teams helpful tips to keep in mind and stress the importance of forming connections with sponsors.
It was a really great experience to be able to help teams who are possibly struggling. We’re looking forward to seeing them again at competition!