If you have kids or just want to see innovation and entrepreneurship in action you might want to take a look at this short film (10 minutes) about nine year old Caine who lives in east Los Angeles.
These are the things that came to my mind when I first saw this short film
- Caine, 9 years old, has tenacity. How many entrepreneurs give up if they are not immediately successful? How many people don’t even try a new endeavor or venture? How many people are out there “waiting” for someone to give them a job?
- Caine built the arcade himself. Imagination, innovation and committment required – for every new venture.
- Entrepreneurs help other entrepreneurs. Why was it only Nirvan that spotted Caine’s talent? How many people walked past Caine’s arcade without seeing what Nirvan saw? Some people can spot talent – other’s can’t. Part of leadership & entrepreneurship is spotting and developing talent no matter where you see it.
- Social media. The amplifying effect of social media. Nirvan used Facebook to spread the word and generate a flashmob for Caine’s arcade.
The net effect
Raised $176,000 (to date) to help kids like Caine go to college. 98,000 likes on Facebook. The Goldhirsh Foundation will match dollar for dollar contributions up to $250,000.
Goldhirsh Foundation – “The Goldhirsh Foundation funds that are providing the seed funds to create/incubate the Caine’s Arcade Foundation, which will help find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in other innovative kids.
Visit Caine’s arcade on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/cainesarcade
Caine’s Arcade is a story worth telling… and passing along. Your turn.