Vince Coyner on a February 2003 trip to New York in search of Venture Capital...
This is a picture
of me on my unsuccessful trip to New York in pursuit of capital. I walked
around Wall Street wearing a sandwich board for two days and tried to get caught
on camera in the backgrounds of a number of different shows. The hope was
that someone on the program or in the viewing audience would see the sign and
would visit this website, which would lead to an investment.
Comments ranged from "Get a real job" to "Good luck".
Although I did get on the Today Show for a brief second as they panned across
the crowd, they didn't get my sign so no one watching could tell why I was
there. Although I was quite unhappy that I arrived in the middle of
a cold spell where the temperatures dropped to the teens, I was actually rather
lucky because it was largely sunny and the next week they got two feet of snow.
Unfortunately I did not find any investors and I lost my jacket, but I had a
great turkey sandwich my first night there and went to the top of the Empire
State Building the second (sans sign).