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Steve Schaffer

Advisor, Investor, Entrepreneur, STEM advocate

Steve is an advocate for STEM education and project based learning. He has been involved with FIRST since 2013. Steve Schaffer has more than 30 years of experience growing both startups and established Internet and software companies. He is currently an investor and advisor to start-up and established Technology and Internet companies.

Previously Steve founded, located in Austin, Texas. Launched in February 2009, saves consumers time and money by helping them find the best coupons, deals and offers from thousands of top online stores and brands. Steve was the CEO of from the founding until the acquisition by Ziff Davis in December 2015. Prior to that Steve has been an entrepreneur, consultant and manager at several online and consumer software companies. Steve is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Why I give…

“One reason why we give is to help students learn the skills they need to compete in their future careers. This includes STEM skills and soft skills like working on a team.”