This Tuesday we had the privilege of being among the top 10 tech start-ups out of Minneapolis to show off our companies – and compete for $100,000. It was a part of the Rise of the Rest bus tour put on by Steve Case – co-founder of AOL. It was hard to boil all Fresh Vine does into 5 minutes, so we focused on how it help with volunteer recruitment and retainment. We did not end up winning, but I like to imagine that we came in a strong third place.
I had fun, met some amazing people, and are more excited then ever for the future of Fresh Vine. It is always fun to give glimpses of the work you do every day to the rest of the world. There was a positive response. People liked where we are and where we’re going together. I lost count of the number of excited people who approached us afterwards. They want to help us get more communities and organizations hooked up with Fresh Vine like you already are.