Who’s Your Captain Awesome?

Part of my work is thinking about structural ways to support students who start creative and innovative projects. Here’s a great example: The Awesome Foundation.

I joke you not. They literally have one criteria for giving grants: be awesome. 10 minute application. $1000 at stake, once per month.

But what IS awesome? From the Foundation: “Awesome creations are novel and non-obvious, evoking surprise and delight. Invariably, something about them perfectly reflects the essence of the medium, moment, or method of creation. Awesomeness challenges and inspires.”

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