Mary Claire is a Communications Major and for their Capstone project, they developed, organized and put on “Pitch It to Win It” for The Harbor Entrepreneur Center. Not only did it sound like it was going to be a whole lot of fun, it was my girl’s big project, so I wanted to be there for her. I asked one sister to join me but she couldn’t get off work. (So responsible.) I asked a friend, but she would be in Florida with her family. (Come on, it’s only like an 8 hour drive for the evening.) I asked another friend, but she had just gotten off the road from driving like 10 hours. (She could’ve slept in the back seat.) I even asked my 84 year old mother, and she rejected me too! (Something about strange men, air conditioning guys, in her home all day.)
Ok! Alright! I’ll have to do this little spontaneous adventure all by myself.
The team worked well to get everything set up and ready. The premise of the event is much like the tv show Shark Tank. The Harbor Entrepreneur Center is a non-profit organization that offers space, knowledge and support for up and coming businesses. So this event showcased 5, (although only 4 showed up), new business ideas, which were pitched to the audience and then voted on. The winner received a free month at the center.
At a winery, one would do a little taste testing, so of course I needed to do the same here! I’m not a big fan of the heavy dark beers so I asked for some lighter ones. I liked them all except the third from the left. He says “It tastes different.” I say it tasted like a sweaty gym shoe. To each his own.
Because there was going to be a big moving day at the office, Superman and the boys were not able to come, but that didn’t mean I was forgetting about them! I bought them each a t-shirt from the brewery.
This guy, also, had an app idea that would go beyond which restaurants are near you. This app would direct you to where the locals eat, where the chefs in town go to eat, where the bartenders like to get a drink.
AND THE WINNER IS…. drum roll please…..
I was very happy for her. Seeing a sweet, young girl, invent AND patent a product, go up against seasoned business men and beat them, was cool. Seriously, go check it out on Facebook. I know BlokRok would be tickled pink if you “liked” her product!
Another spontaneous adventure. Another memory made.
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