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’ss 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’ss 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’st 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!