29 November 2013

StakeMyRep challenges Skaters to compete online for prizes

| Barcham
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Just heard about this StakeMyRep site where Canberran skaters compete to make cooler skating videos than each other.

This sounds kinda fun, hopefully they get some great footage out of it.

So this project involves, skateboards, YouTube, and social media? Prepare to get grumpy and not understand what’s going on old people!

StakeMyRep.com, the unique new social website where friends motivate each other to achieve goals, is teaming up with Trilogy Skateboards to give away a complete skateboard worth over $300.

StakeMyRep founder Thomas Burdon explains the Canberra skateboard shop has set the first ever “sponsored challenge” by offering the prize to the skateboarder with the winning combination of style, creativity and skill.

“It’s exciting for us because this is the first partnership like this we’ve done,” says Thomas. “We’re still defining our business model, and Trilogy have backed us from day one so it was natural that we would work with them to launch this competition.”

“In StakeMyRep, users create challenges for themselves, and are accountable to the community through a system of reputation points. It’s about finding alternative and fun support models. Essentially you’re crowd sourcing motivation.”

Earlier in the year, StakeMyRep secured seed funding through Canberra start-up incubator Covate, who have helped mentor the team through this process.

“StakeMyRep is about users pushing themselves, and so is the competition, but it also gives the guys from Trilogy another way of staying in touch with people who like the same things they do – rad skateboard tricks,” says Thomas.

To win the prize, users just need to accept the challenge at alpha.stakemyrep.com, then go and land their favourite trick and upload the video evidence somewhere like Youtube.

After this, they paste the link into alpha.stakemyrep.com so the challenger and everyone else in the StakeMyRep community can check it out. Trilogy will pick a winner based on a combination of style, creativity and difficulty.

Dave Donoghoe, owner of Trilogy skateboards says it’s been fun working with Thomas and the StakeMyRep team.

“Thomas has lots of cool ideas. We use social media to get our products out there already, and we don’t mind supporting a local company with big plans,” says Dave.

The StakeMyRep team is growing, consisting of 5 people with a range of technical and business skills.

The competition is open to Australian residents and closes 12 December. To enter head to stakemyrep.com.

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