An iPhone App That Lets You LEAP to the Challenge
What better way to celebrate Leap Day than with a brand spankin' new iPhone app called Leap? We know we know, another app? But this one is super social, motivating, and lets you challenge (read: one-up) your friends to doing anything from getting the most phone numbers on a Friday night to working out every day for a month.
is the first mobile app designed specifically for group challenges. Users download the free app onor via SMS, create challenges with friends and start competing by snapping photos and earning points.Think how many times you've snapped a pic of a cocktail, texted it to your bestie, and then she sends you a pic back? And then you send another. And another. Well its time to get your game on. Not only do you win glory, but you can help motivate your friends and yourself to do ridiculous, inspiring, and totally silly things.
More examples? Ok! Say you happen to be someone who's got a knack for spotting rainbows. Challenge a fellow color-lover to spot 10 rainbows in a day, capture them with your iPhone, and whoever reaches 10 first wins. Maybe you're a microbrew lover and your best friends from college, who live in Chicago, New York, Philly and San Antonio, also love a good craft beer. Challenge them to try 5 different craft beers in a night, take photos of each beer label and see who gets there first. We love the idea of using challenges as a way to keep up with friends near and far.
Inbox ZeroHipster Hunt (if you live in SF or NY you're disqualified for it being way too easy) and Work It Out (get those New Year's gym resolutions in check).
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)