February application deadline is midnight on Sunday Feb 9th! Get your thinking caps on , or meet with a few friends to brainstorm some ideas and put in an application. Remember no idea is too big or too small, it just needs to be Awesome in some way for Kingston! We hope to see you at the next pitch party on Thursday Feb 20th at the Grad Club. Seating starts at 630pm, and pitches are at 7pm. After the pitch party stick around for Awesome Hours and then test your brain power with trivia at the Grad Club starting at 9pm. Watch our facebook page for the event listing.
The Pitches have been selected and they are ready to showcase their Awesome ideas for Kingston on Thursday Jan 23rd starting at 7pm! We are partnering with the Launch Labs and Kingston Maker Space for the event this month to make a full four days of Awesome events all taking place at the same location! So please join us at the Woolen Mill Building at 2 Cataraqui Street, Suite W24. To find us drive past the building towards the back of the lot. There will be the Awesome Kingston sign at the top of the stairs. Go down the stairs and we will be in the first room on the left. Doors open at 630pm, and the Pitch Party gets underway at 7pm. There will be some treats available at the event! And if you need more than just one night of Awesome events, then talk to us or check out the Kingston Maker Space group for their JunkYard War activity going on this weekend!
Start 2014 off right by submitting an application to make Kingston a more Awesome community. Only thing more awesome than that is getting $1000 to make your idea a reality! In the past months we have had many examples of what an amazing community already exists in Kingston. However I am sure that many of you have had the thought that it would be great if Kingston had….., or if some group was doing…… . Here is your chance to submit that idea and have a chance to get a $1000 no strings attached grant to make your idea happen! The next application deadline is Sunday January 11 by midnight! So make sure to get your idea in at http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/submissions/new?chapter=kingston-on. You could be invited to present your idea at the Awesome Kingston Pitch Party on Thursday January 23, 2014. Keep your eye on our website, twitter feed, or facebook page for more info on the January Pitch Party!
The location is set! The Awesome Kingston October Pitch Party is Thursday Oct 17 at the Merchant pub at 6A Princess St. Come grab your seats around 6:30pm, with the pitches kicking off around 7pm. We have 4 great pitches lined up: Light of Day Kingston by Gord Hunter The Dobby Project by Jennifer Anderson Marquis Players by James Hyett and Will Medeiros A Filabot for the Makerspace by Ryan d’Eon from Kingston Makerspace The pitches will be followed by a short trustee scrum and then the award of the $1000 microgrant! This will be followed by Awesome Hours around 8:30 pm which is a great time to network with other great people who think Kingston is awesome and want to make it ever more awesome. Trustees will be around too so feel free to ask us questions and chat with us. We are also looking for new Trustees, so if you are interested in becoming a full Trustee, or just want to do it one time as a guest Trustee, then please come talk with us! Hope to see you all at the Pitch Party Thursday October 17 at the Merchant!
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, don’t forget to submit your awesome idea for the October Pitch Party! Applications are open until 11:59pm on Wednesday 9th of October. I will be contacting pitchers starting on Friday Oct 11. I know there are a ton of truly awesome ideas out there and I look forward to seeing your idea in the application forms! You can submit your applications at www.awesomekingston.org. If you are reading this blog then you are already in the right place, just click on the pink button that says “Apply for a Grant”. While you are here on the website, you can get some inspiration by reading about last month’s grant recipient The Smile Team. Such a great yet simple idea with tons of potential impact. Big or small ideas, we will accept them all! We are also recruiting for full trustees and guest trustees. If you are interested please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you are looking for more awesome updates then follow us on twitter or facebook. Hope to see you all at the October Pitch Party!