The Follow On Round Birthday Party

Rachel Sklar is one of the women leading the charge on #changetheratio, a cause I am totally and completely behind. She's also the editor at large at Mediaite and the founder of Charitini.

When Rachel saw that we are doing the AVC Donors Choose Meetup tomorrow (wednesday) night, she figured she'd tie that into her own Donors Choose Birthday Campaign and do an after party she calls the "Follow On Round". I like that name and the idea.

Here's how it works. If you want to come to the after party (whether or not you come to the AVC meetup), you need to donate a minimum of $20 to one of the classrooms on Rachel's Donors Choose Giving Page. That's it. Then you are then on the list.

The "follow on round party" will be from 9-12 tomorrow (wednesday) night at The Red Room at the Merc Bar in Soho. The bar is open from 9-11 thanks to sponsor Jess3 (a data viz agency). The event is also being supported by BirchBox, Rent The Runway and Fashism (all women-run startups) and they will be taking donations at the door via Square.

Here are the details:

DATE: December 8, 2010
PLACE: The Red Room at Merc Bar
TIME: 9 – 12, or karaoke
OPEN BAR: Yes, from 9 – 11 (Thanks to sponsor Jess3)
SPECIAL GUESTS: iPad DJ Rana Sobhany (hott) + someone who is 99% confirmed (TBA hott)
CUPCAKES: Obviously 
Here's where you donate:

The Gotham Gal and I will be there after we meetup with the AVC crew at Washington Irving High School. Should be a fun night in honor of a great cause.

#VC & Technology

Comments (Archived):

  1. Dave Pinsen

    Free booze in a bar versus no booze in a high school cafeteria? Advantage Sklar.As an experiment, you should try holding your Donors Choose meet-up in a bar next year and see if your donations go up.

  2. RichardF

    First mention of Square I’ve seen here, surprised there’s no hyperlink to it

    1. fredwilson

      i cut and pasted from rachel’s emailjust laziness on my partno signal in that failure of mine

      1. RichardF

        no attempt to elicit one, just picked up that you or Zemanta hadn’t posted a hyperlink which are usually pretty useful.

        1. rachelsklar

          Mea culpa! I linked Square here:…But yes, I felt that Square had reached the “Xerox” stage and as such didn’t need a link. My bad.

          1. RichardF

            not required Rachel, happy birthday and have a great party tonight.

    2. ShanaC

      Speaking of Square, I just saw an add for I think paypal sponsoring a very similar solution involving a food truck…

      1. RichardF

        You would have thought that Paypal would be all over this area

  3. William Mougayar

    2 in 1. Perfect. I’ll be there.

  4. markslater

    any mention of that football game last night in the office today fred? ;)Ok… i’ll get my “cheap shot” coat….

  5. Matt A. Myers

    Great way to leverage crowds who want to meetup afterwards.I’m too busy to come down, but I’ll be there in spirit (with my name on the list anyway). 🙂

  6. rachelsklar

    Thank you so much Fred! Looking fwd to seeing you and the Gotham Gal tomorrow night!

    1. ShanaC

      Is it really your birthday tomorrow -if so a happy birthday

  7. paramendra

    Creating, Propagating Ha!Either you copied and pasted it, or you are getting the language. :-)Fred, somewhere along the way, you became a feminist. 🙂 That is a term for women’s rights what civil rights leader is for blacks, and other such folks.

  8. paramendra

    In the spirit. Fred, I think you might enjoy this little post thing.The Day I Got Called Sean Parker

  9. paramendra

    I am low tech. Can I pay cash at the door? Also, I don’t drink? (No More Beer, No More Soda Can I, like, not drink? Thanks.

  10. paramendra

    I guess I get to meet The Gotham Gal for the first time. She is a waaaaay better travel blogger than Fred Wilson.

  11. paramendra… Also going to this. By Thursday morning I expect to have become a feminist like Fred.

  12. Mark Essel

    Tied up at work, and an early day Thursday. Hope everyone has a blast at the school and after party.Please wish all the teachers, donors and donors choose team members well for putting this all together. They’re a super team dedicated towards improving the quality of education, and they deserve our praise.

  13. Time Billing Software

    Booze is not important for me, the stuff important is that I am donating something for something useful. Hope all feel the same.

  14. Douglas Crets

    Donated, specifically so that young women can be encouraged to do more science and math learning. We need them. Thanks, Rachel and Fred.

  15. Andrew Greene

    Can someone share the details about the AVC meetup? I just donated, but the meetup page is now closed. Thanks.

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