For all those that missed it, the i4c event in Denver last night was awesome.
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House was packed with entrepreneurs and others in the startup community… lots of friends and folks I hope to become better friends with.
Very well-organized and dynamic event put on by Galvanize — and apparently they pulled the whole thing together in just 7 weeks. Wow.
Next time Galvanize puts on an event? Seriously, go.
Funding Launchpad was one of the 10 finalists (video), out of a field of 100 or 150… vying for a top prize of $50k, space in the Galvanize co-working incubator, and more.
Dave Milliken, co-founder of Funding Launchpad, took the stage before a thousand people or so and delivered a 5-minute TED-style presentation on what we’re building, and why it will make a difference…
Check out the view from stage — a bit intimidating, no?
And he crushed it. Serious A-level performance.
It’s awesome to work with people like this… building a company from nothing is a pain in the ass; but with the right team it is also a blast.
I feel like we have graduated to the next level recently.
We are going live with our first customers (as soon as they are ready) and are actively taking on more… We’ve built the platform, documentation, educational pieces for customers, presentations for the general public, and of course internal processes… Starting to get more press, both good and bad… and lots more of that to come over the next month as we start raising money for clients. (Wow it takes a lot to build a company from scratch.)
And now we’re one of 10 companies on stage in front of a thousand people — we’re here and we’re showing off our little company with the world. (I feel just like a proud parent — seriously.)
So what’s next? Just gotta keep the momentum up, and parlay our recent progress into a market-leading position.
Everything we’ve done so far, times 100.
We’re looking for the right partners (of all types) to be a part of this journey and help us take things to the next level.
Won’t you join us?
(By the way, if you haven’t done so yet — why not sign up for our beta to be notified when our first clients launch their campaigns!)