Entries in COMMON (11)
Is your startup creating sustainable, disruptive innovation in America? Join us for COMMON Pitch Milwaukee: American Innovation this June, a non-traditional pitch event featuring live music, collaboration, creativity and - most importantly - a stage for some of the brightest new businesses in the nation.
Hey NYC people! This Wednesday, COMMON Pitch comes to Brooklyn Bowl. In collaboration with Nokia and Social Media Week, COMMON's non-traditional party-meets-pitch competition – featuring celeb judges, live entertainment and prizes – will bring eight selected entrepreneurs to the stage to expose the freshest ways social technologies can be used to borrow, share and trade the things we all need.
Following the pitches will be a free after party with DJ Curt Cameruci of Flosstradamus!
Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 at the door. Get yours now!
I was part of the team that went down to Alabama last summer for Common Project #001. When first starting the project we were unsure what we were going to create. Quickly we realized that basketball was really important to the community of Greensboro Alabama. By the end of the two weeks we hatched Common Hoops.
By Isaac Karsen
Check out Georgia Hill's winning design for COMMON's "Do Shit That Matters" typography challenge. Her design will be produced on a Threadless t-shirt, and she won some other cool shit too. Congrats Georgia!
By the way, tickets for COMMON Pitch NYC on February 15 are available now. Get 'em while they're hot!
We have a saying at COMMON, and a really good one. It’s good because it’s simple, it’s straight and it has a cuss word, which we like.
This saying isn’t just important because it captures the reason COMMON exists (to creatively accelerate social change, if you’re curious) – it also keeps us focused, motivated and calm in the midst of our most massive creative suck holes.
It’s ‘Do Shit That Matters.’
Can mint-green baseball caps, dodgeballs stenciled with the number "1200," and a whist tournament dissuade kids from smoking? According to a renegade team of designers and community leaders, the answer is yes.
Check out the full Fast Company article on MenthLab, a recent design workshop to combat teen smoking with the organization behind the "Truth" campaign and FearLess collaborators The Butler Bros, COMMON and Common Lab.
In collaboration with Social Media Week, COMMONCM Pitch NYC looks towards the next generation of consumption by asking one important question: What if there's already enough to go around? Featuring the ten entrepreneurs behind the best up-and-coming technology startups for collaborative consumption, COMMON Pitch NYC will highlight the smartest and most efficient ways to utilize social technologies to borrow, share or trade the things we all use.
Want to share your big idea with the world? APPLY HERE!