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GASP selected as semifinalist in Start Something challenge 

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On July 8, 2015 Rising Tide Capital, the sponsor of the 2015 Start Something Challenge, announced that Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy will in the semifinals competition. 30 semi-finalists were selected, based on garnering the most views of their competition entry youtube videos.

During the first round of the completion, Gasp’s Youtube video received more than 1,400 views which was amongst the top 10 viewed videos.

For the semi finals, voting starts Monday July 13, 2015. Voting will be on the Challenge website (not on YouTube). GASP will post voting nformation on the GASP homepage and GASP Facebook page . If GASP makes it into the finals, each finalist makes a live final pitch to a panel of judges, to win the $10,000 grand prize.

Read Rising Tide Capital’s Start Something Challenge July 9, 2015 press release and semi-finalist press release with group photo

See the July 8, 2015 photos from the live semi-finals announcement:

  • Photo of celebrating GASP making it into the semi-finals. Sponsor Rising Tide Capital’s Communications Manager, Justyna Krygowska with GASP’s Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld, Esq.
  • Photo  Rising Tide Capital’s Managing Director of Programs Jay Savulich with GASP’s Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld, Esq.
  • Photo  of GASP’s semi-finalist certificate
  • Photo of semi-finalist group (GASP Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld, Esq. in 2nd row at end of right side).