Putting the “Co” in Brit + Co: Announcing the Launch of Brit Picks
When I started Brit + Co. a little over a year ago, my mission was to help people find ways to live more creatively and simply every day. Since then, our entire team has been both humbled and inspired by you, our readers. You’ve remade our projects, shared your own ideas, and come together to collaboratively create. We want Brit + Co. to continue to be a place for you to get inspired, create with one another, and connect with new makers you’ll love.
That’s why today, we’re launching Brit Picks, a brand new way to discover the best DIY projects, recipes, and makers across the web. We have begun by hand selecting 25 partners and will be adding more over time. These creative minds are some of our personal favorites on the web and have a unique style and quality to their work. Starting today, each of these makers will have their own channel on Brit + Co. which will consistently feature their latest projects and/or recipes, giving you a one-stop shop for the best, most up-to-date creative inspiration from all around the web.
We have also created a Brit Picks page, so that you can see all of our favorite makers in one place. This page spotlights each maker and shows a few of their most recent projects. Want to be included in the list? We’re taking applications from publishers here.
Additionally, you will soon start seeing a “social score” for each post, which is a new algorithm we have created to showcase content that is starting to trend or that is extremely popular. This score combines pageviews, comments, favorites and shares across many social media channels.
Oh, and if you’re an iPhone user, you’ll be happy to hear we’ve just pushed a new release of our mobile app! You’ll notice a slight redesign, better performance, and way, WAY more speed. This thing is about 10x faster than the last, thanks to some chops on our engineering team. We can’t wait to hear what you think. The app should be live in the App Store over the coming day or two.
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.
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 :)