I just wanna chat / wax lyrical a little on our recent good news! Why? Well, its a hard road, this start up biz! But it’s worth it, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that you really need to mark the good days, the good moments. It’s these high points, these milestones of achievements that keep you going.
So, what about these seeds, corns and fields of dreams? Well, today we got news that we were shortlisted for the IntertradeIreland Seedcorn awards with a cash prize fund of â‚¬280,000.
We were quiet about the application process, not saying anything about it. In fact it wasn’t so much a conscious decision to not mention it as it was a case of just getting on with things. As you know or may not know, there’s just so much to do as a start up – from product development to marketing to financial planning to just keeping sane – that you simply don’t wait around on things, which is a good thing as the getting on with the other stuff prevents any stress waiting on word back from applications like Seedcorn.
However, now that we have been shortlisted, we are pretty syched bout it and looking forward to the next step, which is writing a business plan! Yes, lovely, we cant wait :p I mean we’re a music tech start up. We’re not fans of plans, we prefer to just get out there and build a community, a cool and exciting platform for our users. But, Seedcorn is like a parent for us, overlooking our shoulder and making sure we’re behaving ourselves properly in public, that our faces are clean, shirts tucked in and pretty much putting our best foot forward. For this we are appreciative and excited about having been shortlisted. Because we know we will learn a lot through this process and who knows, maybe we’ll get even further!
So stay close and don’t miss a beat. It’s only just beginning 🙂