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>> No. 24485 Anonymous
13th August 2015
Thursday 11:48 pm
24485 Crowdfunding
Alright lads, today I started my first ever crowdfunding attempt.


I may actually go down in the guiness book of records to be the first person ever to lose money on a crowfunding, since i am doing a competition.

Does anyone here have any experience with crowdfunding or startups?
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>> No. 24486 Anonymous
14th August 2015
Friday 1:32 am
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I do.
>> No. 24493 Anonymous
16th August 2015
Sunday 4:01 pm
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Yeah, for sure. I have a lot of presentation skills which I've had to develop through my work in STEM fields.

Your idea is one I really like, open-source AI is something which could lead us down some interesting avenues, but it was a struggle to watch your video. The video is too long, I think it needs to be 5 mins tops in a nuetral setting with clean crisp colours with a higher definition. The lighting is too yellow. And someone to bounce off, so all the talking isn't just your responsibility. Do you have other team members, colleagues? Are any of them women?

I'm no expert, but having a relatable AND informative video is something you need to grab people's attention.

I'm not sure if that picture really does things much justice either, but It's probably too late in the game to do anything about that.

Good luck, I hope you manage to get somewhere with this.
>> No. 24496 Anonymous
17th August 2015
Monday 7:05 pm
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Hey thanks for your reply and feedback, I really appreciate people having the time to look. I am actually going to purchase a better image, but right now it's the end of my month, and i am right out of money, payday is in 3 days, so then i will start pushing forward with stuff. The image i have is a bit naff because it was from a site that stocked non-profit, non copyrighted images - because i don't want to pilfer anyone's artwork.

I've been doing some background work, and it seems like a lot of it is about social media and getting the message "out there". The problem basically is that crowdfunding sites have a ranking system, and when your project starts off, it's got nothing so it starts at the bottom of the ranking tables (i.e. so far down the listing, you cannot see it). Once you get it in the top 3 pages, it becomes a lot more visible and people start seeing it a lot more. So far it's only had about 100 views, but I spoke to someone who is putting out tech news, and she is going to link to it, which is cool, and someone has just added it to their twitter tech news and they have 26k followers. I basically need to do more of this.

I agree with the video stuff. Basically I don't have any money at all, I even had to make my own teleprompter because it's very hard to remember my lines!

It's such a big project it's hard to condense, so I tried to get as much information in there as possible. I am kind of hoping that people pick up on the tech side of things and find it interesting / informative, because there's some genuinely innovative stuff in the project.

The nice thing about crowdfunding seems to be that you can try again and again, so this is still new to me.
>> No. 24499 Anonymous
17th August 2015
Monday 8:56 pm
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Speaking of social media, at risk of stating the obvious it might be worth pushing it on the obscure ones like Diaspora and GNU Social, since they seem to have a much higher rate of the kinds of people who'd support this, and you're using the GPL so the FLOSS crowd should be happy.

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