Wow what a great first day at Camp! Today saw awesome presentations by Piia Arma of Pineapple Tweed on how to get your story on TV and the newspaper, by Ann Boots and Rob Bertholf of surrounds.me on how to get your story told in social media and by Kamil Schuetz of Prospect Consult on how to do an awesome crowd-funding campaign.
We started the day by working everyone into teams of 2-6 kids, then learned the finer points on how to do crowd-funding via kickstarter.com and indeigogo.com, how to write a script and how to draw a storyboard. More importantly, teams actually came up with and evolved their business concepts by writing, drawing and working directly with mentors.
Through the day teams did three rounds of presenting (“pitching”) their business ideas to everyone at the Camp. Each time concepts were pitched, they got better and better!
Along the way, awesome graphics by Robin Kumabe of bCause treated the kids to a visual feast including custom lanyards and credential tags, event t-shirts, workbooks, banners and stickers for all!
Mahalo to our mentors of the day including: Kamil Scheutz, Beau Cuizon, Jason Kama, Shyrah Maurer, Cathy Owen, Brent Kakesako, Brad Punu, Evan Leong, Kari Leong, Dawn Lippert, Val Hata, Rob Bertholf, Ann Boots, Piia Arma, Dennis Burns, Kanoe Puuohau and RK Castillo.
Thx also to our sponsors: Capital One 360, Mid Pac Institute, BizGym Foundation, bCause, Pineapple Tweed, Surrounds.me, Hawaii News Now, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii, Children & Youth Day and the Hawaii Council on Economic Education (HCEE).
Finally, thx to our pit crew: Producer Jeff Takiguchi, Mentor Director Omar Tiwari and King Coach Steve Sue for directing traffic and keeping things hummin’.