ASC XI – Back to School or Build Awesome Shit?

*UPDATE*: We have the most unusual problem, we can’t find enough people with amazing ideas to give away piles of cash to! We only had 4 submissions for September, so we’re forwarding everything to October! Please see the updated dates below and tell your friends! We have a pile of cash eagerly awaiting your idea.

[Submissions are open!]

I’m excited to announced the eleventh Awesome Shit Club! Starting back in 2010, we’ve since given away thousands and thousands of dollars, with no strings attached, to encourage people to get off their asses and make their awesome shit happen.

Poster for ASC XI - Back to School or Build Awesome shit

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What are we about? We’re a mini Dragon’s Den style event where anyone can write down in 200 words what awesome shit they would do with roughly an extra $1000. We guarantee at least $500, but now that we’ve gone virtual, the pot has the potential to get very large! The top 10 submissions will be invited to the pitch night on September 24th, and given 5 minutes each to pitch their awesome shit. One winner will be given all of the cash in the pot, no strings attached.

If you’ve never attended, and can afford to put at least $50 into the pot, you can be a judge. If you’ve never been a judge before, I highly recommend it — I can’t explain the energy other than to say it kept me elevated for days afterwards, and when I run into fellow judges, we still talk about the energy in the room to this day! If you’re putting money into the pot to be a judge, 100% of your money will go to the winner.

To attend the event will be $20 if you buy on the week of the event, but for every week early you buy your ticket, we’ll subtract $3. It’s currently $5 CAD:


  • August 21st, 2020: Announcement, and awesomer submissions of $50 or more opens. Sign up now at the bottom of awesomers page now!
  • August 24th – October 16th, 2020: Window for submissions opens for awesomites — what awesome shit would you do if you won the pot of cash?
  • October 22nd, 2020: The top 10 awesomites will be notified that they get 5 minutes on pitch night
  • October 29th, 2020: From 17:30-19:30 PT (20:30-22:30 ET) join us to watch each finalist pitch their awesome shit for 5 minutes, and at the end one winner will get the entire pile of cash, no strings attached.