Olympic Hopeful Shares Fundraising Advice on Podium Platform

by Rob Lewis

In July 2010 I wrote about Vancouver's Kevin Jagger and his social media powered quest to represent Canada in Long Track Speed Skating at the 2014 Olympic Games.

But at the time Jagger had never even tried the sport.

You see, after watching the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics up close and personal, Jagger quit his job to train full-time in the hopes of one day representing Canada. And he picked long track speed skating as his sport.

Jagger has made amazing progress since taking up the unique sport and while he still very much a long shot it wouldn't surprise me if he made it to Sochi.

Jagger continues using social media to drum up support, sponsors and create a fan base during his journey. But he's also looking to help other amateur athletes in the process through the newly launched Podium Platform.

Eventually Podium Platform will be a set of tools that any athlete can use to fuel their Olympic dreams but in the meantime Jagger is sharing his knowledge and inspiring athlete sponsorship stories. Jagger now knows first hand that there is a huge hole in information sharing surrounding athlete sponsorships and Podium Platform may be able to level the playing field for amateur athletes.

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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