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7Mar/130

Three Exciting Announcements, All in One Tidy Post.

By Marcie Barnes

As promised in the last post, we've got quite a bit of good news to share today.

First of all, we are very pleased to announce the addition of Porter Gale, author of Your Network Is Your Net Worth and former VP of MPorter Galearketing for Virgin America, to our advisory board. I met Porter nearly two years ago at a conference and eventually came to the realization that she would be a valuable person to have a conversation with regarding the vision for spherre, especially after reading her wonderful book. It was actually during that conversation that I made the decision to change the tagline and general feel of spherre, mostly in order to concentrate more on the human connections that could be possible within the unique spherre experience. Of course - we will continue to give back to your favorite charity as part of our business model as well - because that's the way it should be.

shhhhh top secret...Speaking of the unique spherre experience, I would like to be transparent and admit that there has been a long delay in creating a prototype for spherre. This is because we have been through a very long line of programmers from all over the world who have either told me what we were trying to do could not be done, or otherwise tried and failed to complete the task. Therefore, I am super excited to announce that we now have a working prototype that demonstrates the unique nature of the spherre experience. Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like to see a demonstration, and I will be happy to tell you more.

And finally, big kudos to Smashing Boxes in Durham, NC for finally solving the prototype problem we were having. I am thrilled that they have agreed to be a strategic partner with spherre - and most certainly will be a huge asset for us as we move forward towards launching our first beta site. We look very forward to working with you into the future!

 

 

 

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11Jan/120

We’re Going to Be Part of the Crowdbackers Launch!

By Marcie Barnes

We are pleased to announce that on February 8, 2012 Spherre will be one of the pilot startups raising funds on a new crowdsourcing platform called www.crowdbackers.com. The mission of crowdbackers is "to build a community that inspires, creates and funds the best new technology and entrepreneurial ideas" - and we are very excited to be part of their launch.

Much like www.kickstarter.com we will be offering incentives at each donation level, so depending on how much you decide to pledge (and once we reach our fundraising goal), you'll get cool stuff that in all cases have a retail value equal to or greater than your donation (with the exception of autographed books, it's a little hard to place a proper value on those).

Everyone who donates will be invited to the private beta of Spherre when it is ready, and other cool things like organic Spherre t-shirts and tote bags will be on the list. In addition, we'll be offering some other cool eco-friendly products such as:

Also, some of the exciting incentives we've got lined up so far for the upper-level donations include:

Please do check out our fundraiser on February 8. Mark your calendars, and of course, we'll be reminding you, too.

21Sep/115

Introducing Our Sister Site…Greenetarians.com

By Marcie Barnes

 

We are very pleased to announce that we are creating a sister site for spherre that will be a high-quality news/education site called www.greenetarians.com. The theme of this site will be "Green Lifestyle Design" -- a concept designed to attract people from all over the world who are interested in becoming greenetarians.

We plan to have topics on the site that will correspond with (and educate people on) their typical modern lifestyle and how they can be "greener". For example, the best kinds of foods to buy that are not only better for your health but also for the health of the planet; the best modes of transportation that (again) are best for your health and the health of the planet; the best kinds of cleaning products to buy that (once again) are best for your health and the health of the planet, and so on and so on.

We also will be featuring some of the best grassroots non-profits from around the world that are doing the most important work keeping our planet and its inhabitants clean, happy and healthy. Of course, these will be the non-profits that we hope you will support by joining www.spherre.com when it's ready.

As with spherre, the content will be free, and the only advertising will only be highly relevant products and services that go along with the topics at hand. We will also have a membership package available if you want to join the official community and get some cool gear along with it.

Now, can you help us out and tell us which of these two logos is your favorite?
(Click to see the full version, will open in a new tab. And feel free to add comments at the bottom of this post.)

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Final vote: which is your favorite?

  • 2 (83%, 5 Votes)
  • 1 (17%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Thank you! You can follow greenetarians on twitter at https://twitter.com/greenetarians or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/greenetarians for more information and to find out when we launch!

   

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