Hey Boulder: Be Awesome!
Awesome: adj, causing feelings of great admiration, respect, or fear
We toss that word around about things like a cup of coffee or a dinner with friends, but how often does something really fill you with feelings of great admiration or respect?
The Awesome Boulder foundation’s goal is to make Boulder a more awesome, happy, super cool place to live. They do this by choosing one project a month and giving the creator $1,000 to make it happen. The Active Entrepreneurs Club was immediately inspired to apply for a grant (and you should be too) When our project was selected, we couldn’t contain our excitement.
This Thursday and Friday, October 4th and 5th from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, the project will come to life in the UMC fountain area as the AwesomeBoard. The AwesomeBoard is a four sided, eight-foot high whiteboard on which you can write, draw, collaborate, share ideas and inspire (and then grab some free food and meet some cool people). When you’re done, or see something awesome, take a picture and share it on the Facebook page or on Twitter and Instagram using the hash tag #AwesomeBoulderCU and the handle @AECUBoulder. Then check out the AwesomeBoard webpage for a real time feed everything happening on the board. Each side of the board will have a theme: “What would you do with $1000?,” “Ideas for inventions and startups,” “Bucket List,” and “Artwork.” While the board and its contents will be awesome, the people the AwesomeBoard will bring together from all over campus will spark many more awesome ideas all around Boulder.
Who are we and why are we doing this? The Active Entrepreneurs Club is a student group at the university built around a collection of student-founded companies. While the primary objective of the club is to build and grow these companies, we also promote entrepreneurship to students and connect them to the incredible startup community in Boulder. The AwesomeBoard gives us an opportunity to promote the vast resources that CU students have access to, including Active Entrepreneurs, StartupCU, Silicon Flatirons, the New Venture Challenge and the Deming Center, just to name a few. We will also showcase the first version of an info-graphic we are working on to help provide a visual of the resources for students on and off campus. So come share your ideas, learn from others, and promote entrepreneurship on the AwesomeBoard!
Fletcher Richman is a third year Electrical Engineering student at CU-Boulder. He is involved in the entrepreneurial community as the president of the Active Entrepreneurs, a participant in the New Venture Challenge, and founder of The College Life Guide.