As an entrepreneur, you may find yourself pitching to organizations with deeper pockets than your own. It can accelerate your project’s timeline and push it to levels that you never thought possible. It turns your ideas into a things of reality. These grants, investments, and general funds are what companies use to take their giant leaps forward. If we received that half million dollar fund from Start Garden… this world would be a changed place :)
You have to crawl before you can walk, though. We’ve put a lot of our time and resources into advancing our project as far as it is and using whatever means we have at our disposal. Still, we’re getting to that point where we can’t really hold back our bigger ideas for much longer. All we need is a seed, and we’ll provide the sunlight (and fish).
Today was the first part of my pitch to the Kettering University Entrepreneurial Society. It’s a club that my school sponsors, and one of the big appeals is that students have the opportunity to pitch an idea before an audience and receive a grant. It’s a place for a lot of energy, ideas, and feedback. Considering the fact that Kettering University is largely engineering, science, and business majors, it really becomes easy to understand that good ideas tend to propagate from here. It’s how I ran into Brian, and other members would have similar stories to say. A good experience.
The presentation went really well! We received some great advice about establishing credibility, developing a logo, and understanding the legal aspects more clearly. The feedback was huge, and it’s really going to set this project in an even better direction than before. In about a month we’ll be requesting funds from them to make some exciting developments, and then the real fun begins >:)
Back to development. I are engineer again :]