Eric is being recognized as a Champion of Change this afternoon at the White House. In particular, they're recognizing him as a pioneer in crowdfunding entrepreneurship. Very cool!
“The Champions of Change that the White House is honoring today are using
crowdfunding to create jobs for our Nation’s veterans, accelerate the deployment of
solar energy, revitalize our cities, and expand the frontiers of citizen science,” said
Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation for the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy. “Crowdfunding is the 21
of barn-raising. We can use it to help our neighbors and fellow citizens start a business,
enrich our culture, and apply grassroots creativity and imagination to challenges big and
The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White house
to feature groups of Americans – individuals, businesses and organizations – who are
doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.
To watch this event live, visit www.whitehouse.gov/live at 2:30 pm ET on June 4th.
To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program and nominate a
Champion, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions.