We will begin notifying people who have been accepted into the workshop on November 17.
Final confirmations will be sent out by December 7.
“Design, launch and complete a crowdfunding campaign that benefits a community you’ve worked with over the course of the semester.
The campaign should raise at least $1,000 from 50 different backers.”
Collectively, they've successfully earned over $300K from thousands of backers—all out in the real world.
However, as with any challenge-based learning model, the core value lies not in the money earned, but from the lessons learned along the way.
Year after year, we have watched our students go through transformative experiences around:
We've come to believe that:
If you are interested in incorporating methods and ideas from the $1K Challenge into your teaching, coaching, or mentorship practice, we invite you to apply.
We're particularly interested in connecting with:
However, we understand that the work of fostering and activating new creators is an emergent practice, and there are likely others for whom this workshop will be relevant.
Also, if you're unable to travel to New York, we'd still love to connect with you.
Christina Xu has taught Entrepreneurial Design along with Gary Chou at SVA's MFA in Interaction Design program for the last 5 years. She works as a freelance ethnographic researcher studying internet culture and social behavior around technology in the US and China. Her past projects include Letters for Black Lives, Awesome Foundation, and ROFLCon.
Gary Chou is founder of Orbital, a studio for building networks. In addition to co-teaching with Christina, he’s been an advisor to Venture for America and Austin Center for Design. Previously he was General Manager at Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York City. He’s held senior product management roles at a number of early stage consumer and enterprise startups.