Project Leader John Rodrigues has done an awesome job cultivating energy around his Project on Collaborizm.
I wrote this post to highlight the things John did well which allowed him to secure funding for his Project.
John created a rich Project Story. He uploaded what he had accomplished to date, reasons for building the robot, his next steps, and rich images, code, and videos to showcase to the community his vision.
John remained active, posting status updates, as well as a few key tasks that he worked on with the community, for example the design of the gripper, chasse, and Arduino coding.
This is the stage the Innovator Fund likes to come in!
Our team is always watching. We saw this effort, and once John showed us progress, we were able to give John his first investement – so he could purchase new parts for his bot. Remember, funding is ongoing, it’s all about the effort you put in, and the progress you show us you can make.
How can we reshape the planet? It’s a question I always ask myself. How can we remake what’s already been made, as makers, and innovate a process that for so long has been neglected at its core? That core, that specific nucleus, is the nucleus of creation.
With the largest surplus of technical talent coming from emerging markets (specifically India, soon to be the most populous country on the planet), the dramatic shifts in work-life balance the world will witness as the majority of workers levitate towards freelance (gig) based work, and the tremendous deficit of tech talent in the West, the world must have answer for more efficiently creating a global workplace of the future.
This being said it’s important to highlight that a freelance focused workforce, is a more effective workforce (thereabout dramatically more effective) because it leverages things like:
Harnessing workers micro-skills
Creating more efficient schedules for workers
Focusing workers on more passion based initiatives where they are more motivated to focus and get work done (believe it or not, Forbes predicts this point alone to pump additional billions of dollars of added efficiency back into the economy).
Major Inefficiencies Today
Millions of minds relevant to your ideas and work, who can provide valuable contributions to your ideas are never harnessed
It’s extremely inefficient to pursue your passions
We work on things we don’t care about
What are the Prerequisites of this solution?
It must enable the pursuit of passion
It must enable gig based work to coexist side by side with passion based work
It must bring about a dramatically higher surface area to the feedback potential of any idea
What is the optimal form of this solution?
A) An online incubator focused on Emerging Markets where different minds can work together openly
B) An online incubator focusing on connecting its users (emerging market technical talent) to the deficit of tech talent in the West**
C) An online incubator whereby ideas are not hidden from others – they are shared – and amplified by a global brain
D) A unique type of global incubator where a global entrepreneurial confidence can come to fruition – so that although every individual can benefit one another – each individual can maintain belief that they are the only ones to execute on their purpose – and core ideas…thus removing the medieval concepts of “stealing of ideas”. (IP can be protected, ideas, really, should not be.)
I came into Collaborizm with my dream idea – an IoT Learning application for young students, called KiDRINO–>ARDUINO+KIDS. I had no idea what to expect, I was even a little intimidated at first.
But I was motivated to build my dream idea, and I was impressed with all of the activity occurring within the community. So I gave it a shot, and great things happened for me. I feel obligated to share this with newcomers to the community. 😃
Kickstarting Your Efforts
Make an effort to fill out your profile – show who you are to the community – so people are interested in working with you.
Post Your Project and start uploading sketches, ideas, roadmaps, anything to get things moving.
Start talking to potential teammates in Collaborizm Discussions, even begin to explore ideas with the greater community (which is a lot of fun).
DONT be too sensitive about hiding your ideas. Or you’ll get nowhere.