With a 100,000-euro prize from a French ad agency, a Raleigh startup called GoodBookey just moved from passion project to full-time business pursuit. 

Alongside 89 other startup founders from around the world—the best of 3500 applicants from 141 countries—co-founder and CEO Tony Pease accepted his Publicis90 prize in Paris last Friday. Besides cash, his team will get a year of support in the areas of communications, marketing and technology from a senior digital manager at Publicis Groupe, the world’s fourth largest ad agency. 

  • What is GoodBookey? Watch an introductory video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXLfoNFHsqg

What does it mean for GoodBookey? The hope is to help more of the 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. raise funds, and in its unique, fun and mobile way.

GoodBookey evolved from its founders combined experiences running a technology consulting business and a family-oriented nonprofit. Pease was vice president of business development at i-Cubed until it was sold to KPIT in 2014. He helped spin out a consulting group called iCiDIGITAL in September 2014 and continues on as a board member. 

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