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HikeStorming Presentation


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HikeStorming was developed to offer people a new way to both get in better shape and develop ideas by creatively combining fitness (namely hiking) and brainstorming.

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HikeStorming Presentation

  1. 1. HikeStorming = Hiking + Brainstorming
  2. 2. A B R I E F H I S T O RY The idea started sometime in 2012. There were two groups that were both popular at the time. One was TEDx, which offered participants the chance to meet other creative entrepreneurial types. We would get together to watch inspiring videos as well as organize local events featuring dynamic, interesting speakers. The other was hiking Meetups, which were attracting thousands to sign up for daily and weekend hikes in the Sacramento foothills, Bay Area and beyond. One provided great ideas and a positive open- minded experience with creative and intelligent people. The other provided scenery, great views, camaraderie, a challenge as well as the opportunity to get in shape and lose weight. I thought, why not combine the two.
  3. 3. A N D … There is no doubt that groups of people already go out on hikes, runs or bike rides to work on ideas. But, this would be different — better organized, deliberately divergent, utilizing the latest information on creativity, brainstorming, cross-pollination and an actual curriculum to get people talking, thinking and using constructive targets for what to accomplish on each hike. We would plan events for CEOs, visionaries, startups or corporate or organizational departments, whereby facilitators would guide members on a day hike to get people out of “ruts” or to open up new pathways for personal or group discovery. Set this in places like Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles or any major urban area, and you have a great recipe for full participation and action!
  4. 4. T H E T I M I N G M A K E S S E N S E • The Bay Area offers easy access to dozens if not hundreds of trails, all within 30 minutes to an hour from urban areas. • A thriving, energetic startup and innovation culture in the Bay Area. • Wearable tech is on the rise and shows no signs of going away. • With apps like Evernote / audio & video recording apps, it may not be too long before entire workdays get moved to inspiring outdoor environments.
  5. 5. W O R K S PA C E I S C H A N G I N G The last decade saw a rise in co-op and even “virtual”work spaces, proving that people want new, more inspiring places to get work done –- perhaps even changing the very definition of what “work” is.
  6. 6. Plain and simple, no one wants to die from heart attacks, diabetes, strokes or obesity related problems. Sitting at desks all day long restricts blood flow, stiffens muscles and leads to back problems. We need a solution and this one just makes sense! Groups like those with PTSD are using hiking to help them deal with challenges. H E A LT H Physical Mental
  7. 7. • Basic idea generation, startup discussion hike • Cross-fit sessions with brainstorming breaks • Hiking / beach sessions • Camping / hiking with structured facilitation • Hikes with different themes, e.g., comedy, philosophy, acting, business strategy, book clubs, music, art, meditation, motivation, emotional intelligence, app development, engineering, writing, etc. • Professional development workshops Limitless Combination of Activities
  8. 8. B E N E F I T S T O M E M B E R S • Improved health, i.e., possible weight loss, endurance, stamina, muscle tone, improved cardio-vascular system, etc. • Meeting like-minded, creative, intelligent and fellow health- conscious people • Promotion of ideas, companies, causes, etc., either on hikes, through social media channels, YouTube, etc. • Generating better ideas through cross-pollination and random interaction with people of different professions / occupations • Recruiting team members / Co-founders and prospective employees in a stress-free and healthy environment • Testing out wearable technology and a possible alternative to typical office work environments
  9. 9. I D E A S I N M O T I O N Weekly upload of videos from monologues as well as trail, car and workspace interviews with innovators, visionaries, artists, thinkers, fitness gurus and….
  10. 10. P O T E N T I A L S P O N S O R S