Thanks to everyone who came out last night, we really did light up Vancouver!
As the awesomers completed their pitches, and the awesomites prepared their voting cards, a debate quickly began that we just couldn’t say no to a teacher who needed funds to bring her class to a local museum. We decided to move to a separate room to discuss further.
There was another pitch that stole the show though, however we wanted to help her out.
Thanks to a kick start from Ian, in less than 10 minutes the awesomites threw together a new pot of $500 for Elissa Zaklan’s Field trip for class to museum pitch. We couldn’t just leave it at that though, we decided this special prize needed a name, which we affectionately titled the “Liberal Guilt Award“. We’re not sure how Elissa will let her elementary school know she received funding from the Liberal Guilt Award and Awesome Shit Club, but it should make for an amusing story.
Once that was settled, we moved to our regularly scheduled vote tallying.
Just before we got to the winners, it was mentioned that Zee Kesler’s project could use some website improvement to replace their free solution, so One Day Website offered her a complete website package with hosting for a year. This wasn’t the first time a website package has been offered, so they’re still the second highest scoring organizational contributor.
While we were all really impressed with the submissions, in the end the winner was announced: Freddie Heartline of Decentral Vancouver won with the submission, “The Magic Sidewalk Lightshow,” which he said we should see some results within a month. He won the $550 pot of cold hard cash!
If you’re keeping track, $1600 of cold hard cash was given out last night for great ideas, with no strings attached!
Thanks to all of our awesomers who braved the 5 minute pitch!
- Tiny Community Centre – Zee Kesler
- The Magic Sidewalk Lightshow – Freddy Heartline
- Fog Screen – Jordan Randa
- Ukelele Bandito – David Cassel
- Field trip for class to museum – Elissa Zaklan
- Low-tech, low budget, comical adaptation of The Odyssey – Wes Lord
- Connect local businesses to provide students garbage for art – Miya Zhang
- The Vancouver Channel Webisode Festival – Zia Marashi
- I take 30 strangers out for a meal, conversation + share the stories online – Humaira Hamid
- Calendaring system for graphics render farm – Simon Devenish
The generosity of the Awesomites keeps this event alive. A big thank you to:
|Greg Loshny||Erin Dalzell|
|Mack Flavelle||Steve Tannock|
|Elijah van der Giessen||Boris Mann|
|Ian MacKinnon||Benjamin Sanders|
|Parveen Kaler||Fred Leitz|
A special thanks to my gracious co-host and security, Cimarron.
Lastly, thank you to our friends Dan and Yana at Mobify! The space provided was a perfect venue.
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Thanks again, and stay awesome,