A true original in every sense of the word, when it comes to being an innovator and re-imagining one’s entire field of work, Lady Gaga is queen. Her music, her choreography, and of course her fashion, have inspired a storm of media buzz and strongly influenced pop culture. While her talent has certainly given legs to her rise to fame, it is the unique lens through which she views the world that is shaping her legacy.
A new year is about reflecting on the past year -- the good and the bad -- and moving forward, right? 2014 was a crazy year for Akimbo, comprised of a roller coaster of successes and 'almosts'. And now it is 2015, and we are ready to move onward and upward with all of the learning experiences of the past year. It's a new year, a new you, and for Akimbo: a new partnership! With Goodwill San Francisco!
When we think of the term “maker,” many of us imagine train sets, potato alarm clocks, soda bottle tornados, and a plethora of other 6th grade hobbies and science projects. However, in the past year, as a country we’ve come to realize that the Maker Movement isn’t just kid stuff. It is a way to drive our country past a consumer-based economy by fostering the untapped talents and potential of millions of crafters, artists, and inventors.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We can't say it enough. Thank you to all who took the time to vote for us in the Jobs Madness contest. With your help, we were able to advance to the final round! This gives Akimbo the opportunity to pitch at the Close It Summit, a conference bringing together thousands of thought leaders, investors, and social enterprises who are actively finding solutions to close the skills gap and bridge the opportunity divide.
Just in case you were wondering ...Akimbo is alive and kicking!
We apologize for our lack of updates, but we've had a very productive summer. Thanks to Tumml and their amazing network, we've been busy expanding and working with new partners and clients in both San Francisco and New York. It has been a great journey, and we are just getting started. We promise to give a full update soon, but here's a quick preview of our summer (check out these mentions!):