Thanks to everyone who has been part of “Chew On This Storytelling” over our first six months!

We started off in September 2015 with a live show featuring local storytellers in the SF Bay Area, as we made our debut in Oakland, moved locations each month to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and finally Sydney, Australia.

We (okay, I) have stumbled along the way, and needed a healthy dose of self-forgiveness for trying to do things I had never done before, for the purpose of building a community. I dream of creating a place to hear stories about what it is like in the early days of a creative/entrepreneurial project, and to provide tools and resources (and nourishment!) to help people realize their dreams. I am so grateful for the “Chew On This Storytelling” Team for all they do behind the scenes!

We’ve had wonderful sponsors, including Epic Coffee, GrubMarket, ModernTable, TechShopSF, MakeSpace, 1920c, The Writing Pad, Reboot Meditation, TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, ChopDawg, and Archetypal Musings. In total we have given away several thousands of dollars’ worth of door prizes and discounts to our in-person audience!

Along the way, we received wisdom from entrepreneurs in Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as SF-based FounderSpace CEO Steve Hoffman.

In January 2016 we became the first storytelling series in virtual reality! That’s right, we put on Perception Neuron suits and Oculus Rift goggles (things I had never heard of) and figure out how to connect our avatars with the avatars of our audience in virtual reality.

In March we are exploring what it means to take a LEAP.

On March 15th our special guest in VR is Heather Badower, CEO of Sipurb, as we celebrate what has happened over the past six months since she first joined us in September. Register HERE to join us in virtual reality through our host AltSpaceVR.

Tip: If you want to try out being in virtual reality, give yourself enough time to download the software, and make sure your system is adequately powered for it. Otherwise sign up for the YouTube simulcast.

On March 20th we take the “Chew On This Storytelling” team on the road, and bring the show to Venice Beach, with special guests Lisa Stone (cofounder BlogHer; currently Entrepreneur in Residence at Trinity Ventures) and Susan Johnston (director of the New Media Film Festival). We will also have comedian Joe Klocek and tech philosopher Barb Dybwad. Tickets to this event include a light brunch and refreshments; limited seating. Early bird tickets still available HERE (use code “LASTORY” for $5 OFF).

A few more bits of news:

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, May 3rd  We are debuting at The Marsh Theater in Berkeley! We will have shows there every first Tuesday. Details coming soon!

STORIES: We are working on making these available to you! Stay tuned as we bring you wisdom from the “Chew On This Storytelling” community

ONLINE COMMUNITY: Later this month we will debut our new ONLINE “Chew On This Storytelling” community. We will feature tools and resources, hold live chats with experts, and help keep you connected as you identify what you need to follow your dreams. More soon!

Hope to see you soon!


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