|Fresh Tilled Soil|
The lineup of entrepreneurs was impressive, maybe even more impressive than usual. No two MIN events are the same. I find something new every time. The thing that struck me this time was the quality and professionalism of the student entrepreneurs. When I talked with the women of Tempo from Team Unpredictable about their cozy fleece scarves, I first thought they were college students. They gave a great pitch that showed they understand their target market.
Bureh Belts impressed me with designs made in Sierra Leone from colorful traditional fabrics and recycled metal. I'm big on non-leather belts and I recognize the importance of story and social mission in generating business these days. Bureh Belts definitely has that.
Independiva is a social website for women who want to connect around similar interests and free time. Networking for leisure time activities, I guess. It came out of the founders' need to find people to do things with. It's a membership organization that gives members a safe and simple way to search, connect, and meet each other. Their revenue model includes selling branded merchandise with their cool logo. And yes, they did the matching T-shirt thing so I awarded them Best Costume of #MIN49. Oh, and they gave me a tote bag with their cool logo.
|Independiva -- Best Costume of #MIN49|
|SEO for 2013|
|The Crowd Listening to GreenStreamLine Presentation|
The Experts Corner was really in a corner this time and I almost missed them. I did end up asking several questions of the experts and got a cool "Experts Looking Expert" shot for the traditional conclusion.
|Experts Looking Expert|