Welcome to the new Awesome Foundation website! While it’s still a work in progress, we hope it does a better job of conveying what the Awesome Foundation is all about. In particular, we wanted to make it clear that what started as a simple idea in Cambridge, MA last July has grown well beyond Boston’s borders and is becoming a nationwide – and perhaps soon international – movement.
When we started this thing, we knew we were in for a fun ride. I mean, really, how could you not love reviewing submissions about cotton candy cannons, giant guitars and laser tractor beams?! But we were blown away by the immediate response from friends in other cities who wanted to start chapters of their own. We figured we’d better give it a few months to work out the kinks first, but Providence opened up shop in October, New York City followed closely behind in January, and now as we turn the calendar to April, San Francisco is raring to go. And that’s not counting the handful of nascent chapters that you may hear about in the coming months, or groups like ScaleWell who are applying the same model to entrepreneurship. We’re thrilled that this idea is resonating with people, and we can’t wait to see where it goes next. So if you’d like to help start a chapter in your city, reach out!
As for the website, expect to see more updates in the near future as we continue to build it out. If you have any feedback, we’d love to hear it!