Dorothy Sanders, Dean Fischer and Jonny Millar co-founded Maptia. As backpackers, they were seeking beautiful, simple ways to share and find memorable experiences of places.
In a three-handed presentation, taking us through 1,000 day of their start up, they took us on their remarkable journey from idea to launch, which took them from Durham to Chile to Seattle to Morocco; from Morocco to Switzerland to launch. They spoke of what they learned, the risks they took, the cost, at times, to their emotional well being…..
And at the core of it all was a dedication – will and a belief that sharing stories about the remarkable and beautiful planet we occupy is important.
At the end of the session , they set us a task – come up with our 1,000 day manifesto – what will we do and bring to being in the next 1,000 days.
It’s a thought provoking challenge and one I’m only just beginning to be able to articulate well, 8 days on…. I feel time may be ticking, people… but I want to give it proper consideration.
It’s a cool exercise – what would your 1,000 day manifesto be?
This is part of a four- blog series:
Intro: Happy Start Up Camp – Reflections
Reflection one: DreamBalls & Being Rich in Other Ways
Reflection two: The Need to Break Bread – Marketing by relationships
1 thought on “The 1,000 Day Manifesto”
Thanks for the kind words Julie! Out of curiosity, do you think that the question might be better framed as ‘What are you most excited about in the next 1000 days’? Since the talk a few people have mentioned that it’s actually very tricky to answer (us included) – any thoughts or suggestions for a slightly revised version of the #1000day manifesto would be really appreciated. Thanks!