Yea but and please let me state again – my tone – because it helps entrepreneurs the fastest – is to take the Don’t F Up Your Startup mentality…and I am not saying I am a genius however you are basically proposing to string a bunch of wifi routers/modems together in a certain structure and feed lowcost data to people in african villages. You would buy that data “whole sale from an ISV”.
That’s a very cool hustle. It’s even commendable and may get you an article in a paper, or attract real attention. But Investors invest only in businesses or potentially a charitable cause if they are philanthropists. If you had special wifi antennaes that broadcast wifi more efficiently across nigerian terrain – or access to a special sattelite that broadcasted a signal in a unique way (intellectual property) then there would be a business.
Explain to me how this is not just a cool hustle, but a scalable business? If you look at it from another angle…if you got any traction – any group of guys could get together and copy your model ridiculously fast – like 24 hours a few smart developers could buy a few modems and string together this and just crush you out.
You need competitive advantage to have an investable business…where is that competitive advantage?
Maybe im completely wrong but this is how i see it from an investor angle.
btw you mentioned elon musk on instagram dm – his first venture with ZIP 2 – it had intellectual property – his mapping technology for newspapers was owned by him and could not be replicated over night.
(i am not discouraging you either i just want to hear your answers first before i give guidance on how to find funding and push this forward)