Share Your Startup’s Vision, and WIN !!

by Wendy Soon on November 17, 2015

Dollarphotoclub_7998602_vision_bannerWe are often asked what our startup does, what problem it solves, and who it serves. But one important aspect of the startup is often forgotten about – until the startup becomes famous and this questions pops up again during media interviews. What’s your startup’s vision? This question that is often forgotten, actually holds the core of why you’re doing what you’re doing, and is the moonshot goal of your startup. It is extremely important, and should never be left only at the back of your mind. So in order to get you thinking about it more, why not start by framing your startup’s vision in a 6 word story?
Share with us in 6 words “What is the Story of your Startup Vision” – We understand that your vision is BIG, but the the size of it should not be correlated to the length of the story. Remember, in just 6 words, no more and no less. And you can win amazing prizes. We promise you – it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. We’ll be announcing winners on the day of our next meetup on 19th November 2015.
How to Submit: Think hard and think long, get creative or get real! Make a statement or just have fun. Submit your great idea. Use the format:

Startup Name: [Startup Vision in 6 words] #igniter6Word #IgniterSV @vorkspace

  • Vorkspace: Solve the Remote Team Dynamics Problem #igniter6Word #IgniterSV @vorkspace
  • Vorkspace: Bring All Remote Teams Closer Together #igniter6Word #IgniterSV @vorkspace

You think you can do better than that? We will see. Start Tweeting now! And remember, share your tweets and get as many of your friends to retweet them as possible, to increase your chances to win! No limits to the number of entries submitted per person. Contest ends Nov 19th (Thu), 7pm PDT. Winners will be announced at our next meetup. (winners must be present at the meetup to redeem prizes).

Prizes: Winners with the best ideas will be selected based on the number of “retweets” and “favorites” of your idea, as well as our internal panel of judges.

Winners will receive the following attractive prizes:

1. Mrs. Moskowitz’s Munchies Gift bag (yummylicious bonus!) 7273042_orig


story_bannerEverybody loves stories. Kids love bed time stories of monsters and fairies. Teens are attracted to stories on mystery, fantasy and love. Even adults are easily engaged by good stories. Stories are part and parcel of our everyday life, and are the best way to attract attention and arouse emotions. Founders begin an elevator pitch with a story. Startups hire employees with their story. Leaders motivate their team members with a story. Everyone knows how to tell a story, but do you know how to tell a GOOD story? By combining powerful life experiences with the art of expert delivery, leaders today can use business storytelling to communicate their ideas in a compelling and impact way to a variety of different audiences. How do you actually do that? Joseph Prabhakar will tell us how.


Date: 19th November 2015 (Thursday)

Time: 7pm

Venue: Mountain View, CA

Sign up: HERE (for both in person and online attendees)


We assure you an evening of great knowledge and fun, as per our usual Igniter events! :)


About the speaker:

Joseph Prabhakar is a master story teller and is very passionate about helping people understand the power and influence of words and stories.”

Powerful orator, consummate storyteller and a stellar executive coach, here is Joseph’s mission.

“With 20+ years of corporate life, I have been through the grind of day-to-day work life. Having witnessed corporate life first hand and risen through the ranks, I am aware of and appreciate the challenges that people face and the hoops they have to jump through.

Coming to think of it, work to me had always been about food. Putting food on the table for my family and I. While the quality and quantity of the food consistently got better, I was lulled into thinking that I was doing all the right things. Great salary. Fat bonus checks. Corner office. Fancy title. The whole nine yards. But it all boiled down to putting food on the table.

It was never about living up to my true potential. Life was not about what I truly wanted to do. None of what I did was about living my passion. My passion was empowering people. Teaching them to discover their true potential and living it. Something that I did consistently for my teams all over the world. 

This to me is a journey of self-discovery. This is my message. Living my passion and doing it the way I would want everyone to do it. Today I am pursuing a career that allows me to live my passion to empower people, help them find their true potential, start from wherever they are and build it all from the ground up.


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