100 years ago a man named Ewing Marion Kauffman was born into Missouri poverty.
Through his hard work ethic, he became one of the top pharmaceutical salespeople in the 1950s. Then he said to himself, he could do a better job of producing medicines than his current company.
He started up Marion Laboratories in Kansas City. He only had $5000 (around $45,761 today but still not that much) to bootstrap the company, grow it with a culture of high moral character amongst its employees, and produce a high-quality product the market appreciated. They were so successful that Mr. Kauffman sold the company for $7.1 Billion in 1995.
He took his wealth and instead of spending it all on himself, he wanted to create an educational foundation to support other entrepreneurs to build their own companies. Today, the Kauffman Foundation provides educational grants and supports programs teaching entrepreneurship in schools and community incubators.
One of these organizations is theClubhou.se here in Augusta, of which I am a co-founder and currently the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the StartupLife program funded by a grant from the Kauffman Foundation. TheClubhou.se is also where we initially incubated Universal Healthcoin and still house my office.
Another program the Kauffman Foundation sponsor nationwide is 1 Million Cups. We had our program yesterday. Without bias (lol)… and because we are a startup that submitted an application for selection just like all other startups may, UhX was chosen to present our company and idea to the local Augusta group.
Below is the video (low quality by someone with a smartphone – even the 1 Million Cups of Augusta is in startup mode) for your review. I also include the slides discussed. The format gives us only 6 minutes to pitch and then 6 or more for questions.
We also debuted our song, Blockchain Movement, at the end of the program during the networking session.
You can listen to it on these channels:
iHeartRadio @ https://lnkd.in/e6XdaEh
Amazon @ https://lnkd.in/eGBZngb
Spotify @ https://lnkd.in/gvtKPrk
iTunes @ https://lnkd.in/gB5J67T
Apple Music @ https://lnkd.in/gPiTrnh
Google Play @ https://lnkd.in/gHC85Kd
Dr. Gordon Jones
Co-founder, President & COO