Project Exponential

July 25, 2012 — Leave a comment

The Exponential Project was created by a Red Headed, Left Handed woman named Michelle. The purpose is to connect interesting individuals to create new opportunities.

 

When you walked into the event you were given a goodie bag – full of pipe cleaners, crayons, stickers, a puzzle piece, and a raffle ticket.Name tags were color coordinated, mine was green – for entrepreneurs and those working in the social field.

I found this event through Twitter, and told my friend Vipin about it. He purchases a ringleader set of tickets and brought me along, with his friend  Jamal.  Vipin is building a tool to help people accomplish their dreams, ProgressBar

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I met Mary Louise and Robert, a lovely couple who teach creative writing. They’ve recently launched Eureka Squirrel, a consultancy to help creative individuals reignite their passion.

 

 

The room was full of popcorn icebreakers; such as this one, which spurred a great conversation about urban cycling!

 

 

I met Amy who works at Amazon, creating their competitor to Gilt and Rue La LaMyHabit. She’s been with Amazon since 1999 and moved to NYC last year!

 

 

 

 

Amy’s friend, Charlotte, makes food beautiful. She’s a trained chef who helps established brands display their food. She also makes chandeliers out of cow bones and dresses out of salmon skin.

 

 

Before the raffle was drawn more ticked were awarded. The team who made the biggest bug out of pipe cleaners was awarded an extra ticket.

 

 

 

I happened to win one of the raffles! It looks like I’ll be taking a hike thanks to Discover Outdoors!

If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend checking out the Exponential Project.

Sean

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