RfP: Crazy Tales of Fundraising Feats

In response to some of the *valuable feedback* you’ve given us since our “3-month report card”:https://gigaom.com/view/give-found-read-a, we’d like to begin producing a week-long serial on Found|READ. Each Friday, we’ll promote a topic and ask for RfPs–a.ka. submissions–on a particular topic. Readers can submit their tales on the selected topic (e.g. hiring, firing, strategy, marketing, etc.) throughout the weekend. On Monday, and again each day throughout the following week, Found|READ will post one additional contribution to the series, and publish the entire package until the following Monday–when a new serial begins. Submissions can be links to relevant stories on the week’s topic found elsewhere, or original pieces authored by Found|READers based on their personal experiences.

Since this format is new, we figured it would be a good idea to launch it with a fun topic.

*Our inaugural topic is crazy funding tales.*

We want to hear about the strangest, riskiest, funniest, most off-the-wall tales you can find about how you and others funded their businesses. Go ahead and call your grandmother, hit-up the hotdog stand man, or rescue that B-school case study book from the trashbin. *The story that generates the most page views wins a $100 “Amazon Gift Certificate”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00067L6TQ/ref=sv_gw_0/102-9752964-2810507 from Om.* So dig deep, and send us your best…or worst, or weirdest…..

(And if you haven’t submitted a comment/ criticism/ suggestion, we’d still be grateful to hear from you “here”://www.foundread.com/view/give-found-read-a!)

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