Like many growing businesses, technology is our greatest friend. But it can also be the cause of enormous frustration.
You may have already noticed that parts of our website disappeared over the weekend when our host upgraded its infrastructure. One of those parts was our 30under30 application form, only days before our application deadline.
We resolved that problem. And now that’s it’s back up, it seems to be overloading! Very frustrating.
As such, we’ve decided to extend the application stage by one week. Instead of closing on Monday 14 April 2008, applications will now be open until next Monday 21 April 2008. We commend the early-birds who have already submitted their application and apologise to those who are still waiting to get their submissions in.
We hope to have our technology ‘issues’ resolved over the next 24-hours (watch this space). But in the short-term, here’s a sneak preview of the type of person who has already entered 30under30.
How old are our 30under30 applicants so far? It seems that more were born in 1979 than any other year. Is that when fluoride was introduced to drinking water?
In the early days of the awards, we coordinated a massive call to action (eg. I sent out an email), questioning the lack of female entrants (see blog post here). It seems to have worked. Female entries quickly jumped from 3% to over 30%.
How experienced are our entrepreneurs, Grass-hopper? According to the stats, 45% have started multiple businesses, Sensei.
If you still wish to nominate a friend (or yourself), because of our technical hiccup, time is on your side (nomination form here). If you have already nominated and wish to submit your application, watch this space (application form here).
Apologies again. We hope to have the matter resolved soon.