So we realized that since we were sick of lectures and that after all it is T&D’s 10th edition. We wanted to do things really differently.
So as our guest speaker for this time … we had you.
Ten unknown speakers from startups or not-yet-started-ups pitching their ideas looking for support, funding or just simply your facebook like.
The very very quick low-down on the line-up:
Pamela & Adeline • Saught
Sophia • The Everyday Revolution
Alan • Unheard Theatre
Dione • Kenyan Riders
Ivan • BagoSphere
Kenneth & Linan • openlectures
Hui Ying (and Yong Hao)
Brennan • Geeks & Gov
After the 9, we made an impromptu call for anyone else who felt inspired to pitch after hearing everyone - and we had one! Rusydi from Reactor, which builds up students with entrepreneurial skills through mentorship in schools. The plug: for alumni of all schools to join the effort!
At the end, we had the pitchers in a firing squad-ish formation of sorts, as they took questions via paper aeroplanes thrown by the audience.
We were really chuffed 1) because the turnout was good and even made Broun Café rather cramped, 2) because the number of people wanting to pitch were way beyond our expectations and 3) because the participants shared that they found it useful - whether this was because of the feedback they got from the flying paper aeroplanes or the people.
You can bet that we’ll be having another such event soon. And that all the other people who we didn’t managed to squeeze within our time will have another chance to engage a crowd as large as this time. Watch this space.