Surf Entrepreneurs Collective
To create an online platform & community for entrepreneurs who surf.
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This is about creating a collective of like minded folk who have a passion for their business AND their lifestyle. My aim is for this to become a place where we can trade resources, ideas, contacts. Where we can talk about our challenges and how we overcame them. We'll delve into what makes us stoked, how we run our businesses, and how they can have a positive impact in the world . A sneak peak, if you will, into the lives & businesses of surfers who are blazing their own trail.

In summary, what is your “Made on Coboat” project idea (max. 3 sentences)?

To create an online platform & community for entrepreneurs who surf. The ethos behind this project is about inspiration, collaboration & reciprocity. Connecting like-minded folk on a global scale so we can support one another in building our businesses, collaborate on social good projects, share our stories, make a difference & inspire others to do the same.

How much of your project can you realistically achieve in 100 days if you will get the chance to stay on the Coboat?

I can build the website, bring together the founding members, develop & create the content including interviews, members directory, travel resources (the best coworking spaces/travel hacks/location independent tips, and of course surf spots), business resources (using members to share their expertise with the collective) & social good projects.

Will you complete this project on your own, or will you be working with a together with a team?

Primarily on my own, but will work alongside my web developer for all the tech stuff, plus involve the founding members in the process.

Why should your project be chosen?

Coboat is the ultimate location independent challenge - Having the opportunity to build a community for ocean lovers, whilst spending 100 days on the ocean ? I can't imagine a better fit. Surfers are a nomadic tribe, and we travel a LOT. You may need to make some room for surfboards... because I imagine the Surf Entrepreneurs Collective members will be lining up for rooms on some of your trips !!

What does this project mean to you?

My own experience as an entrepreneur (a number of awesome successes & one pretty epic failure) has taught me the value of finding your tribe. For many surfers, entrepreneurship gives them the freedom to travel & surf alongside growing their business. But it can be a lonely road. Location independence & solopreneurship can feel pretty isolating at times. As surfers, we already have a common thread, & when you add entrepreneurship to the mix, you end up with a awesome, innovative bunch of friends

Why do you want to do this project?

I have a vision for this.... of re-writing the rules of networking/work conventions/conferences... and all us surf entrepreneurs meeting up in various locations around the globe to talk business, run workshops on everything and anything that would benefit the collective, listen to speakers who are nailing the location independent/surf/work balance and obviously, go get some waves together.

Ultimately ...I want to build this because entrepreneurship is tough, but we don't have to go it alone.

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