Over the years, I’ve encountered thousands of people who dream of changing the world. I love people like that…because I am a kindred spirit. That’s why I always say “yes” when asked to listen to a plan or evaluate a pitch.
MANY stand out, but (as you can imagine) the process of actually getting something off the ground is something else, which is why, when an idea takes shape, and actually opens its doors, it’s a day to be celebrated.
Last week was one of those celebrations.
Stockbox is a social enterprise project designed to be an oasis in urban food deserts. The idea, germinated as a capstone project for a team of students at Bainbridge Graduate Institute (a pioneering businesses school that focuses on sustainablity), is to provide affordable food, in an easily opened store, made out of a 12 x 24 shipping container—hence the name Stockbox.
I spoke at the school two years ago when the idea was taking shape. Subsequently, I was asked (and honored) to be the commencement speaker, where I learned that the idea had won a business plan competition and was moving forward. Weeks later, I contributed to their Kickstarter campaign. So you can imagine my enthusiasm when I learned that I would be in town when they opened their doors.
Here’s a loving video to give you a peek at this great new business.
Finally…I want to also connect you with Dave’s Killer Bread. This is a GREAT business and yet another example of what can happen when you combine the power of food and the resilience of the humans spirit.