[EMS Discuss] EMS Event Idea: Kickstarted Panel

Fri Nov 1 19:46:57 PDT 2013

This sounds like a fun idea!  I can see it being a regular event at EMS.

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> See if you can get the Smoothieboard guys from Gold Hill to come up.
> Sent from my phone.  No type good.
> On Nov 1, 2013 4:35 PM, "Mark Danburg-Wyld" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> I propose that EMS host an event where we invite 3-5 people in the local
>> area who have a successful kickstarter project to come in to EMS and give a
>> panel discussion about their experience. Basically we would just let each
>> of them talk about what their project was, what went well, what lessons
>> were learned, etc. for 10-15 minutes each. If reasonably advertised, this
>> would give us some good exposure, bring some people into the shop, give
>> something useful back to the community, etc.
>> I'm thinking with the holidays nearly upon us and with the need for a lot
>> of logistics ahead of time, that this event would be sometime in February
>> or early March of next year. Ideally it happens in the shop, and ideally
>> that's the new shop by then... part of the benefit for us is exposure to
>> the kind of person who is thinking about kickstarter, for whom we might be
>> a good resource.
>> This is an idea I've been mulling over for a week or so, and I want to
>> credit Austin for a side conversation that got me started on this line of
>> thinking. I'm willing to do most-to-all of the legwork, but I would very
>> much welcome assistance and collaboration from anyone else who thinks this
>> is a good idea. Let me know if you want to be involved and in broad strokes
>> some idea of time available to work on the project.
>> Thanks!
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