God’s Plan to Bring Justice to the World

| December 17, 2014

Joe Schmidt is the co-founder of Canvas on Demand, a company that puts your personal photos on canvas. Taking it from a startup in 2003 to being one of the fastest-growing companies in America in 2008 earned him a finalist spot in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2010, Joe sold the company to Cafepress.com, where he continued his role as its chief marketing officer until 2013. Today, he serves as the founder of the Audacity Factory, a think tank/incubator focused on applying internet marketing and technology to underserved humanitarian needs. His first project out of the organization is ENDcrowd.com, an innovative approach to funding the fight against human trafficking.

How would you describe the origin of Audacity Factory?

The creation of Audacity Factory came from a question I was asked while I was at Cafepress.com: “When was the last time you did something truly extravagant for God?” I ran through everything that came to mind regarding my family, my local church, and my friends—but were these things truly extravagant? This question rattled around in my mind as I considered the blessings God had placed on my life at the age…

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