Friday, February 7, 2014

Make Memphis To Host Kick-Off Event

Posted By on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 2:13 PM

In December, entrepreneur Taylor Berger of Chiwawa and Yolo fame started a Facebook group with a goal of connecting Memphis people and bringing to action their ideas for making Memphis a better place. That group has since grown to include more than 1,300 members.

Make Memphis will host its first big public event this Saturday, February 8th from 4 to 6 p.m. Those attending will be asked to submit an idea for a project that could improve the city, and anyone who wants can pitch their idea for 90 seconds. Some of those projects will be included on ioby.org's new Memphis website, where people can donate money to make the projects reality. Ioby.org is a crowd-source fundraising website, similar to Kickstarter, aimed at funding city projects.

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Also at Saturday's meeting, Make Memphis will form a business group of interested parties that will eventually host monthly meetings so entrepreneurs can share ideas and prioritize projects.

Attendees should RSVP on Eventbrite. Tickets are $5, but they will be refunded in the form of a gift certificate that can be used to find any project listed on ioby.org.

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