Our Common Pitch

A few weeks ago, while we were high off our Kickstarter progress, we decided to take a chance and submit our “project” to a competition called The COMMON Pitch.


Alex Bogusky  left Crispen Porter & Bogusky Advertising agency in 2010, “the best job on the planet,” to create The FearLess Revolution.  The Fearless Revolution, or The Fearless Cottage as it’s often called, created COMMON.


“COMMON is one part community; one part business prototyper; and one part collaborative brand. A living network of creative people rapidly prototyping dozens or hundreds of progressive businesses designed to solve social problems. Connected to a brand that’s community designed, community owned, and community directed.”


Turns out that we were accepted as one of the top ten finalists. We fly to Boulder Thursday morning!   In a nut shell, this is what we are going to be doing:


Thursday and Friday all day at The Fearless Cottage meeting with other entrepreneurs, mentors, and folks who might be able to shed some light on the industry we are entering into.


Friday night we make our pitch at The Boulder Theater, in-front of a group of investors, AND about 800 other folks in the audience. We have exactly 5 minutes to do this.  If you know me, you know that I don’t do public speaking.  I withdrew from every class in college that had a requirement of a classrooom presentation.


I CAN DO THIS.  I am trying to tell myself that, because I HAVE to do this.  Cross your fingers for me…


The next few days should be pretty awesome, terrifying, and enlightening all at the same time.


Wish us luck, we are going to need it!


PS. We think that people vote for their favorite pitch, and I think people at home can as well.  Will keep you guys posted if this is the case!


  1. Arlan wrote:

    That’s SO awesome! Sounds a bit like an accelerated Ycombinator. I hate public speaking too, but I have a feeling that you will do a great job because you believe in this SO much. Whatever happens will happen for a reason, so take it all in. Good luck and let us know how you do. Totally pulling for you.

  2. Stephen wrote:

    Good luck!

  3. Ivan Y wrote:

    Good luck! The keys to the presentation will be preparation and passion. Your passion is clear and, from reading the blog, it looks like you have all the talking points down already from when you’ve met with store buyers. As long as you time yourselves speaking when practicing, you’ll be good to go.

    Practice results in confidence. There are people who can speak well extemporaneously, but most of us need some preparation (a lesson I’d learned in my public speaking class in college when I bombed what should have been an very simple presentation).