Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Something bubbling on the horizon

In just a few weeks, the Big Idea Blender will be coming to Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

It's summer so most of us are still at the beach catching a wave, finishing up a trashy novel or sitting down to a slice of boardwalk pizza.

As we reach the final double digits of August, many of us are beginning to think about what we'll be doing once Labor Day is behind us. We'll start to focus again on the mission at hand.

It'll be time to shake off the sand and start reconnecting to the mission. Your mission. Whatever it may be.

On September 16th, you'll get to hear 10 people who have connected themselves to a mission talk about the experience. During our Open Mic Night, 10 presenters will take the stage and describe first hand the exhilaration, frustrations and utter jubilation of what it means to be an entrepreneur. What it means to take your personal passion and put it before the world.

More soon.

Don't forget. Save the whales. And save the date. Wednesday, September 16th.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Big Idea Blender: September 16th

We've all wondered how great business ideas happen and even more important, how do they get one off the ground? Now there's a chance to find out how others are making big ideas happen. Think "Night at the Improv" meets "American Inventor."

The Big Idea Blender is an experiment kicking off on September 16th at 7:00pm at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Big Idea Blender is variation on a theme, in all honesty. It takes its inspiration from events like Google's Ignite, TED Conference and IdeaBlob.com by Advanta. It hopes to bring together entrepreneurs and creative business thinkers to share ideas, frustrations and victories all in the a hope of inspiring the assembled group of people to greater heights.

It follows the format of "an open mic night for entrepreneurs" and uses a rapid fire five-minute presentation style to keep things moving and the juices flowing. If you're interested or know someone who is, let me know and I can fill you in. The goal is to sign up 8-10 presenters for the night, and we've got the first two in place, so please make contact soon if you're into hitting the stage.

Our hopes are that this grassroots, coffeehouse style of event makes it easier to do it more often and get more entrepreneurs on-stage to share their stories with other like-minded trailblazers. The event is free but you need to register, and delicious Milkboy coffee and noshables will be on sale all evening.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sticky idea for a Sunday

If you come up or come across any sticky ideas this week, please send them along to kopiusnotes, and we'll talk about them.

I'll see what I can come up with this week.

An idea that's being knocked around is a Big Idea Blender in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The day is September 16. A wednesday. It's something of an open mic night for entrepreneurs and creative business people. It's a great event to get inspired and inspire others. There will also be a freestyle "tablestorming" brainstorm at the end.

More soon.