Game Time Giving with Detrick DeBurr

Austin
July 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

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TO VIEW THE RECORDING OF THIS EXCELLENT PRESENTATION, GO TO AUSTIN TECH LIVE ON FACEBOOK, OR TO OUR FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE (WHERE IT IS ALSO POSTED). JUST LOOK FOR JULY 26, 2017 AND, "LIVE FROM MEVO." THANK YOU, DETRICK!

Detrick DeBurr and Catherine Lugo formulated the idea for Game Time Giving in 2014 at Startup Weekend in Denton, Texas. They and six others worked on the idea during the 54-hour competition. In 2015, Detrick formally incorporated the company and accepted a seed investment from Tech Wildcatters Accelerator Program.

Game Time Giving addresses the high costs of charitable fundraising coupled with the problem of fan engagement during a sporting event. The typical nonprofit organization in the U.S. spends about $150 to bring in first time donors. The average age of those donors is 55 years old. They break even on these donors after about 2 years. 

Detrick has learned that Millennials (ages 25 – 35) give on average $100 to various charitable causes each year. Hence, its cost prohibitive for them to go after this donor segment. Sports organizations are having just as difficult a time keeping millennials engaged. They are turning to digital, fantasy and e-sport offerings as a last-ditch effort to hang on to the steady declining interest amongst millennials in sports. Game Time Giving aims to meet this problem at its intersection. It allows fans to engage each other through competition by facilitating a giving competition with the other team’s fans in pledging money to nonprofit organizations.

About Detrick

In February 2000, Detrick DeBurr left an up and coming corporate career with GTE Directories (Verizon Information Services) to found Digital Rhythm Inc. Digital Rhythm is a Dallas, Texas based Information Technology services provider.

Mr. DeBurr has published two books, "Build Gamified Websites with PHP and JQuery" (Packt Publishing) in September 2013, and “Deal Us In! How Black America can Play and Win in the Digital Economy” (Anji Publishing Inc.), in October 2002. Mr. DeBurr has since worked on projects addressing the “Digital Divide” all over world with extended work done in Ghana, West Africa. He has been a frequent lecturer on technology related issues all around the world. He is the former host of “CyWord” an online radio technology program aired by The Black World Today.

Detrick is currently writing his second book, “A Good Hard Punch in the Gut: From One Entrepreneur to Another” to be released in Spring 2009 by Anji Publishing, Inc.

Mr. DeBurr serves on numerous boards and committees in his community.

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Detrick DeBurr

Detrick DeBurr

Founder - Game Time Giving

Detrick DeBurr and Catherine Lugo formulated the idea for Game Time Giving in 2014 at Startup Weekend in Denton, Texas. They and six others worked on the idea during the 54-hour competition. In 2015, Detrick formally incorporated the company and accepted a seed investment from Tech Wildcatters Accelerator Program.

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When

July 26, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where

Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street (Mobility X Classroom) Austin78738

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