Why We Play: BuildASign and Emancipet

Why We Play: BuildASign and Emancipet

This series of posts by past and future Startup Games participants explores how startup culture intersects a charitable mindset. We each play for a company and play for a charity – but the motivation for giving back often lies deeper, and that is Why We Play. BuildASign and Emancipet BuildASign.com combined sign-making expertise, innovative technology, and exceptional customer service to revolutionize the custom printing industry for today’s customer.     BuildASign came out to the first Level Up event in commanding fashion. They won three Golds in Ping Pong, Liar’s Dice, and Trivia. Then complimented that with three Silvers in Mario Kart, Flip Cup, and Mystery Relay. This earned them the title of Champion and a purse of $9,000 for their charity, Emancipet.     Emancipet strives to provide affordable spay/neuter and preventive veterinary services. They’ve been around since 1999 with clinics in Austin, Pflugerville, Killeen, Houston, and a mobile unit that travels around the Central Texas area. BuildASign says, “The team at BAS feels strongly about animal welfare. Our team enjoys spending their time and resources helping Emancipet and other animal welfare organizations around Austin.”   This is why BuildASign plays. We’d love to hear why you play – tell us your...