Co-founder Matt Pohlson is just beginning. April 30, 2020 2 minutes read Opinions expressed by Business owner contributors are their own.

Matt Pohlson knew that after finishing from organisation school, he wished to create a company that would affect the world. Even without a service strategy, he passed on a financially rewarding job offer to pursue his passion.

“When you have $200,000 in financial obligation and you turn down another job, you are frightened,” Pohlson says. “However everything you want is on the opposite of worry.”

In 2012, He and co-founder Ryan Cummins started Omaze, an online platform that raises money for charity by providing chances to win unbelievable experiences. To date, Omaze has raised over$130 million to support the work of more than 350 charities around the globe. The company has actually supported causes like UNICEF, The Epilepsy Foundation and Kind Campaign, and it’s offered numerous star experiences, varying from singing onstage with Paul McCartney to going behind the scenes (and even making a look in) Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The business has come a long way because its very first project: a guest judging slot on Cupcake Wars that netted only $748. Omaze has now end up being the leading platform for people looking to make a difference and nonprofits attempting to raise major financing. The group is working to make Omaze the very first for-profit business to give $1 billion to charity in a single year.

“If you seem like what you’re doing is serving others, that’s your fuel for perseverance,” says Pohlson.

In this episode of How Brands Are Born, see how a missed chance to meet Magic Johnson motivated Pohlson to change the way his charity operates.

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