March Founder's Story - Featuring Matt Golis, CEO of GiveGame

  • Wed, March 20, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Rev1 Ventures, 1275 Kinnear Rd.

March Founder’s Story: Matt Golis, GiveGame

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March Founder’s Story: Matt Golis, GiveGame

Wed, March 20, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT



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Wed, March 20, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

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Rev1 Ventures

1275 Kinnear Road

Columbus, OH 43212

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The Columbus startup scene is booming, and we’re seeing more entrepreneurs bringing their ideas to Columbus to scale their businesses. One of those is Matt Golis, CEO of GiveGame.

GiveGame, is an online fundraising platform that gamifies giving using live events such as sports, award shows, and reality TV to raise money for 501c3 nonprofits.

Join us at our March Founder’s Story event to hear Matt talk about his experience as a serial entrepreneur, including the differences in scaling a company in the Midwest versus in Silicon Valley, and why he chose Columbus as the place to start his new business.

About the speaker: Matt Golis, GiveGame

Matt Golis is the founder and CEO of GiveGame, (formerly branded DraftMates in Google Play and the Apple Store) a new venture he began last year in Columbus after 20 years of growing startups in California. Matt originally relocated from Ohio to the Bay Area in the mid-nineties. There he founded, the original online rent payment service. In 2003, RentPayment merged with YapStone and Matt became CEO. Today, YapStone is the largest online payments platform for property managers. YapStone, an 11-time Inc.5000 honoree, also serves large online marketplaces like HomeAway. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, Matt is thrilled to be back in his hometown of Columbus.

Rev1’s Founder's Story series features first-hand insights into the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of Rev1 company founding teams. Each luncheon will feature a founding story and tips on a topic, plus delicious food from a local eatery and optional guided tours of Rev1 Labs.

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