The blog has been seeing a steady flow of people interested in the TechCrunch50 because of my posting of the rejection letter that I got twice. Someone posted a link to one of those posts on www.techcrunch50.com/2008/blog/2008/07/14/faqs/ and I’ve seen traffic go way up thanks to that one link in one comment. I figured that I’ll explain what it is that I submitted to the competition.
It was a long shot, but I submitted 50 Pounds of Dog Food to the competition. I figured that there was a minute chance that after seeing hours and hours of random companies that are selling advertising against random services, a company that is selling t-shirts to help feed dogs across the country and hopefully world would be a breath of fresh air. the organizers obviously didn’t agree with me, so I got a rejection letter.
I don’t know if I’ve spoken about 50 Pounds of Dog Food on the blog. The idea is simple. We are going to solicit t-shirt designs for shirts to sell for $20 each (plus shipping if not in person) and every dime that is profit on those shirts goes towards feeding shelter dogs. For $20, you can buy about 50 pounds of dog food, hence the name. We’re looking for our first designs right now, so if you want to help out, submit a design.