(Photos by Brett Rieger.)
There was a lot of awesome going around at the Calgary Public Library’s Central Library location on Nov. 22. Calgary’s chapter of the Awesome Foundation, in conjunction with One Book One Calgary, decided to hold their monthly Pitch Night in the south main atrium of the library.
The Awesome Foundation lives up to its name pretty well – the organization wants to promote awesome, in any form it may take. On Pitch Night, which takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month, the group picks four finalists (out of those that have previously submitted their awesome ideas online) to try and prove that they deserve a $1000 prize (provided by the awesome foundation’s trustees. Each finalist has 90 seconds to pitch their idea – Dragons’ Den style – and at the end the floor is open to the trustees and audience to ask questions. At the end of the night, the winner receives $1000 in cash – no strings attached.
Small disclaimer: I’m totally a member of the awesome foundation team, but I’m receiving no compensation to brag about how great they are – free money and a fun new community of creative people? There’s everything to like!
If you’re interested in applying for a future awesome micro-grant, you can visit their website here: http://www.awesomecalgary.org/
5 Dec 2012 / 0 notes