Awesome Squared. First grant. March 2012.

March 31, 2012

We had our first grant and dinner on Thursday night. It was well, awesome.

Erika convinced everyone to trek Northside to drink wine and eat a lot, at Hell of the North, in Fitzroy.

Despite raised eyebrows from the guys at the tapas menu, the food was insanely delicious, and the company, a whole lot more.

Cheryl brought along her friend Steve, the man responsible for launching a Lego shuttle into space (awesome). He gave us a quick run down on an up and coming plan/invention he has going on. If you’re into cool start ups, you should check out Steve’s new project, or at least the hype for it.

Tom and Jo from Big Scary were off doing their thing overseas so sent in their votes the night before – kudos for organisation skills.

The winner of our our first grant was the cool dudes at Son Valise. They turn old school suitcases and the likes into functioning jukeboxes. If you haven’t heard of them already, have a look at their shop on Etsy. Then go on the best picnic you’ll ever go on.

They are planning a ridiculously cool project involving new jukes, new music, and some of Melbourne’s – if not Australia’s best talent. We can’t tell you much now, but we will be sure to let you know how it all goes.

So yes, we are giving them $1,000. Because we think they’re awesome.

And we’re done. See you in April.