We love big ideas. That's how The Hip and Urban Girl's Guide started a year ago. Two busy city girls with a passion for food, travel and exploring Toronto came together to share a piece of their lives online. Then when their audience grew beyond family and friends, they began hosting events with a unique twist so they could meet and network with all their HUG's (hip urban girls) offline.
Got a Big Idea? We're Listening!
Like how we grew from a blog to a business, everything starts with an idea. It may be an outrageous travel adventure or something that you want to bring to your community that is currently missing or music you want to share with the world... whatever your idea, we're listening and so are our friends at American Express Canada.
Travel/Adventure mentor: Survivorman Les Stroud, is a Canadian survival expert, filmmaker and musician.
American Express' philosophy is that the world would be a better place if more of its untapped potential were set free. So they came up with a super hip idea called "Room for Thought". The project culminates in a real-life showcase this November at the Four Season's Centre for Performing Arts in downtown Toronto. Open to the public, the three selected ideas will come to life for three days each in a visually stunning and experiential way.
Music mentor: Emily Haines is a Canadian singer/songwriter, and front woman in indie dance-rock band, Metric.
Winners will get to work closely with mentors Marc and Craig Kielburger of Free the Children
I Want My Idea To Come To Life!
Fortunately for participants, entering your idea is quick and easy. The hardest part will be left to the American Express Canada judges and mentors who will create a shortlist of three finalists in each category. Facebook peeps will then get to comment and vote on which three people have the best ideas!
Community mentors: Craig & Marc Kielburger co-founded Free the Children, a youth-empowerment organization.
To share your idea and for full contest rules, click on the American Express Canada Facebook page