👋 #20

Where we keep our community of MAKErs informed.

WE ARE MAKE - CREATIVE WELLBEING 

👉Updates

🎈Our first meet-up! We will be hosting our first community launch in London to talk about MAKE, meet our community and some (fun) facts about creative well-being!! It will happen at the end of September, but more information will follow after signing-up for the event. 

We wanted to extend the invitation to our newsletter community first, reserve a place before it is too late. 

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♻️Reducing our footprint. We are working on developing ecological and sustainable art materials. The boxes are already 100% made from recycled material but we, at MAKE, have a commitment with the planet.


💡Learnings

👂MAKE is being known. Recently we attend an event and talk to someone working closely with the World Health Organisation and he mentioned this interesting company working on creativity and well-being and without anyone knowing he was referring to us!! (We were astonished and of course introduce ourselves!) 

⏱️Based on our user feedback, we can firmly say that the MAKE experience takes no more than 40min to be completed and, afterwards you will feel awesome!! (except one user that felt good afterwards but wasn’t quite sure what he was doing, high-five for keep going) 


🧠tidbits

💌 Roshane is going to tell you about how creativity helped him to express his emotions.

☺️ Engaging in a creative activity just once a day can lead to a more positive state of mind. 

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👋 #19

Where we keep our community of MAKErs informed.

WE ARE MAKE - CREATIVE WELLBEING 

👉Updates

📦 More & more boxes have been sold. So enthusiastic about this, but also incredibly grateful to our community that has allowed us to interview them, fill-out feedback forms and basically chase them to hear their thoughts. This is helping us to refine the product and the experience every day! 

🤐A big corporate got interested in the MAKE experience, the movement but even more in our vision. They are located in the US, UK, Latin America, Asia...well, almost everywhere and this partnership could mean a huge step forwards to MAKE. We can’t reveal the details yet… will keep you posted. But do send your best wishes and good vibes to us. 


💡Learnings

➕ Based on our customer’s feedback form, we found that, learning or refining an art technique is quite appealing for their next MAKER box. It seems that our product can motivate people to explore different art materials and techniques. 

At the end, our manifesto clearly states that “We believe everyone is an artist” and we should embrace that and explore showing different techniques as well. Augmented reality can help us with this… 🤔


🧠tidbits

😯 Research has found that reflecting on our responses to objects can tell us something about ourselves (that we probably didn’t know).  (4 min read)

🦝 Because some of us are facing our first hires, we thought important to share this article with all of you. The #1 is really important.   (4 min read)


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👋 #18

Where we keep our community of MAKErs informed.

WE ARE MAKE - CREATIVE WELLBEING 

We have lots of updates and learnings that we want to share with you but we are going to keep it short and simple because it is summer time and we want you to relax and enjoy some time off of your devices. 

📦We have sold 12 boxes so far in one month. 

⭐We spoke to a C-level consultant that could bring tons of expertise to MAKE (send good vibes because we want him to join the team)

🤖We met with a brilliant computer scientist that worked at NESTA and currently a big telco to validate our next steps at MAKE, how can the process of art making can reveal more information about yourself to yourself. He got super excited about this!

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👋 #17

Where we keep our community of MAKErs informed.

WE ARE MAKE - CREATIVE WELLBEING 

👉Updates

🤩We sold 2 more boxes this week. YAY! You can buy your one-off MAKER box here, don’t feel left out. 

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👍MAKE got accepted to the London & Partners Business Growth Programme starting October 2019. They will help us to accelerate our sales, raise funds and develop our people strategies. We are so excited about this amazing programme organised and sponsored by the Mayor of London. #thumbsupSadiqKhan 


💡Learnings

👂Hearing out our customers (and learning from them).  We are putting all of our efforts to better communicate our product because we are an EXPERIENCE not just a box with art materials guided through an audio. We create an experience for you to increase your emotional intelligence and increase your wellbeing. 

🤹‍♀️MAKE is looking for an OPS mastermind. If you know someone that would love to be part of our team, we are hiring a person to help us run the daily operations at MAKE. Please spread the word and if interested, drop us a line at hello@beamaker.co 


🧠tidbits

⚫There is a blind spot in many recent health policy documents: the role that engagement in the arts can play in improving health and wellbeing is consistently overlooked. (15 min read) 

🤔Curation subscriptions (where MAKE sits) seek to surprise and delight by providing new items or highly personalized experiences. [...] with 55 percent of total subscriptions, are by far the most popular, suggesting a strong desire for personalized services. (10 min read) 

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👋 #16

Where we keep our community of MAKErs informed.

WE ARE MAKE - CREATIVE WELLBEING 

👉Updates

🤩We sold 4 more boxes this week. Y-A-Y!  Because we are so thrilled, until Tuesday the 23rd, shipping cost is on us. Discount HAPPINESS will be applied automatically at the end of your purchase. Hurry and help us buying a box for you, for a loved one or spreading the word. 

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🐣Hatching process finished. Have a look at our last pitch at Local Globe as a Zinc VC incubator company. Now, we are a Zinc portfolio company, our solo entrepreneurial flight has started. 

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💡Learnings

📮A smaller, more convenient MAKER box. Our first customers have spoken, and we have heard them. One of their brilliant suggestions: make sure MAKER boxes are letterbox proof. (Why we didn’t think of this before?) 

💯The subscription e-commerce market has grown by more than 100 percent a year over the past five years. And will be worth £1 billion by 2022

💡”good subscription service for people wanting to do something to support their personal/professional development”  -our first customer review. 


🧠tidbits

🎧 Starting a start-up is challenging, we recommend listening to this podcast  “How I built this” we do it every time we want to feel empowered, learn from someone else's experience and basically, reinforce the idea that doing is the best way of starting. 

🎭 “Art therapist Melissa Walker uses masks to allow service members (veterans) with traumatic brain injuries to express their deepest emotions and experiences, helping them and their loved ones heal.” (5 min read)


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