It has been about a month since we have done our weekly update and we need to get back into the habit of doing this update on a weekly basis.
We continue to work on our partnership with Linked:Seattle. https://www.linkedseattle.com/ Our first super meet up with them is Wednesday, September 25 at the Embassy Suites at Pioneer Square. The first one will focus on culture. Let us know if you would like more information.
We continue to meet with numerous people on a daily basis about cavnessHR. As we continue to build out possible leads and partnerships for cavnessHR.
We worked with one UX/UI designer to help improve the cavnessHR site and to improve other items. Such as our logos, social media and other items. They were great. But they had to de-commit as their paying job was sending them to another country and their workload was going to increase. So they would no longer have time for cavnessHR.
We then found another UX/UI designer. They worked with us for a couple of days. But they want to focus more on mobile design and we are not at that point yet.
We attended a pitch deconstruction with the Seattle Angel Conference at Microsoft. We read the invite wrong. We thought people from the Seattle Angel Conference was going to give a class on how to do a pitch. But it was actually companies pitching and then the Seattle Angel Conference people critiquing them. I did not have any slides with me. So I totally missed an opportunity to pitch and get some feedback.
We applied to the Seattle Angel Conference. https://www.seattleangelconference.com/ We should find out in a few days if we make it to the next round.
We want to publicly thank Jigar Mody https://www.linkedin.com/in/jigar-mody-78b2733/ for providing us such great and valuable feedback on our pitch deck.
We participated in the Veterans Shark Tank Pitch competition https://veteransharktank.com at the Washington DC qualifier at the Military Influencers Conference. https://militaryinfluencer.com/
We found out about this competition about a week prior to the deadline. We decided to apply because as the Great Wayne Gretsky says "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Well, I usually check my spam email every two weeks. I check it on Thursday and there is an email saying I was accepted as a competitor in the Veterans Shark Tank Pitch competition. But to me, the email looks gimmicky and spammy and I decide that this is not an email from Veterans Shark Tank. Plus it came from a Gmail address with a name I did not recognize as being from someone who worked at Veterans Shark Tank.
The next day I get another email to my inbox saying that I have not yet selected a time on Monday to pitch at Veterans Shark Tank. I am now like, oh, that email to my spam yesterday was actually legit. Now I have to decide if I should go. Because of available flights, I would have to fly out the next day on Saturday. Not to mention all the costs of going last minute and getting ready and still doing everything else I have going on. Plus, there is another Veterans Shark Tank Regional qualifier in Philadelphia I could apply that is in October,
But there was no guarantee that I would be selected for Philly if I applied to that one and I had been accepted to the one in DC. Then reverting back to the Wayne Gretsky rule, I decided to go to DC to pitch. I believe I did well on the pitch and we are supposed to find later today if we won.
If we win the DC regional, we advance to the finals in Philly. The winner of the finals receives $50,000.