The latest addition to the Standout Jobs team was Alain Wong, who joined us late last year for the big push to DEMO 08. I knew Alain was a world-class dancer, but I didn’t realize he was a hardcore biker as well. Turns out he isn’t…but he will be biking from Vancouver to Tijuana, Mexico for a great cause.
In his own words:
“There are two goals to this 3000 km, 7 week ride. I’m raising $3000 for the AOC micro-credit fund, and I’m promoting micro-credit as a tool to fight poverty and empower women. All the money you donate will go directly to people in need, without overhead. So support me by donating today.”
You might not know Alain Wong, but you should consider a donation anyway. You can donate directly here. Every penny counts (don’t donate just a penny, that’s silly. Dig deep people!)
Standout Jobs is matching the first $1,000 donated.
The concept behind micro-credits is great. If you don’t know anything about it, I would strongly encourage you to do some research. Visit Kiva.org for example.
Alain needs $3,000. We’ll make sure he gets there. And you can help. Please donate to the cause.
(On a side note, these are the types of employees you want at startups — multi-talented and passionate.)
Photo from emmanuelle girard.