November 18, 2014 Police raided and shut down a bar popular among Brown University students, but Walker Williams and his friend did what a lot of college students do when trying to rally people around a cause: they designed a t-shirt. The pair didn’t have enough money to actually order a batch of the shirts for those intent on protesting the bar’s closing, so they put up a one-page website promising they’d print the shirts if they got enough pre-orders. They did, and three years later, the two don’t have to worry so much about not having enough money. Apparently, the bar they tried to save remains closed, but Williams and his friend, Evan Stites-Clayton, were inspired enough by their protest t-shirt to create Teespring, a t-shirt design and sales service that just landed $35 million in venture capital funding—and that’s on top of the more than $21 million in financing the company has already received. Read more... http://www.wired.com/2014/11/guys-made-t-shirt-now-silicon-valley-giving-millions-2/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_324195&mbid=synd_zergnet
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