Amazing things are happening at Goodr! On Tuesday, February 6th, our founder Jasmine Crowe shared Goodr’s mission with the world on Harry Connick Jr.’s award-winning television show Harry. Moved by the fact that 72 billion pounds of surplus food end up in landfills yearly, Connick Jr. decided that he wanted to do something to help. He awarded us with a $25,000 check that will go towards growing the organization and helping feed some of the people who need it most. With hopes to spread Goodr to Orlando, New Orleans, Charlotte, and surrounding areas, this gift is a step in the right direction.But that’s not all…
For startups, it is imperative to have as much support as possible. Techstars is a network that aims to give startups that support and help entrepreneurs succeed. In previous years, Techstars was only open to companies who were near a Techstars’ headquarter or whose founders were willing to relocate for the three-month training program.
This year, Techstars decided to do things differently and open the application up to people worldwide through their partially virtual Techstars Anywhere program. With less than a 1% acceptance rate, the pool of worldwide innovators and startups was one of the most competitive that the program has seen.
On February 1st, Techstars announced the 10 startups that would be apart of the Techstars Anywhere Class of 2018, Techstars Class 117. Goodr was one of the names on that list. For over 10 years, Techstars has helped some of the biggest startups grow and succeed and now Goodr will join that roster.
We can’t wait to begin this amazing journey with Techstars and the rest of the 2018 class!
Do you want to get involved in all that Goodr is doing? Click here to sign up to volunteer or nominate a company that needs our services. Together, we can put an end to hunger and surplus food waste.