So what has been happening? That requires recounting my company, Purple Tembo Media's, journey over the past coupla months, which has been all I have been experiencing pretty much too!
In September I blogged about Purple Tembo's proud sponsorship of my friend and business partner, Matthew Grollnek's Startup Junction's first Startup Hour. We made this video to publicise it:
I have no idea how an institution of Stanford's calibre let us both in, clearly we are not smart, but need to be institutionalised he he he. Luckily we made this video after we secured that paper ha!
First money was coming in from afar, but not enough was coming from Zambians at home or abroad. In response, The Best of Zambia came up with the #100ProudZambians campaign for what was now dubbed the #ZedVideoProject, as with the money already pledged, what was required was another 100 K125 pledges to hit the target. So we created a blooper reel from the promo to spread this information, which unfortunately I cannot embed, but you can find it here. You know the nonsense tag: yaaaaaahhhhhhh, the embodiment of that for your viewing pleasure...
On the Friday before our Sunday 1st December deadline, we raised just under half the funds. We knew we needed to get larger pledges than the multiple K890 we had been getting from individual ballers. We had been discussing targeting businesses and The Best of Zambia stepped up and offered 2 businesses sponsorship perks if they donated K4500 each.