The Know: A quick intro
I know…I know you were thinking Clockwork Orange, you were getting all excited thinking about all of your college days… Wait, maybe you are still in college or you are a teen and have no idea… I’m over-thinking this.
Now I have always had a heart for new ideas and the process of going from point A to point B, but taking the time to charge ahead has to be THE HARDEST PART about doing a startup. I have had several ideas that I have been mulling over for what seems like the past century but nothing ever comes to fruition.
I have to hand it to Michael Deluca for being so forthright on the “Twitter-mobile”. I’m always rooting for the startup and entrepreneur (spell check hates this word ), but what caught me by surprise was the fact that he took the time to follow me. I’m assuming he searched “entrepreneur” or “startup” and saw my name pop up along with many others and then decided to follow me with the intent of me following him back. His twitter bio states the following:
Check out my Indiegogo project! http://igg.me/p/216977?a=1146394 (note: this site has since been pulled off indiegogo.com for reasons unrelated to this post)
Simple and to the point. This man is looking for business and is forthright about who he is and what he’s all about. When you come in each day and that idea that you have is nagging at you and even eating you up remember – there’s a world of people who can help you and want to help you. You don’t have to know how to spell “entrpranureurrererer”…(close enough) to be one. You just have to learn that you are not alone and there are people with the “leafy greens” falling from that money tree out back that want to see you succeed. Kickstarter and Indiegogo have to be two of my favorite sites to go and find new and exciting things going on in the mind of people everywhere. You don’t have to be a mad scientist with electrocuted, wind blow hair to make your ideas come to life.
The How: Off My Soapbox
Michael Deluca is working on a project in his words:
“The short answer: a website designed to gather responses to various questions from people of all ages in the United States (for now) and analyzing the data to allow other organizations to use for their research. The site also provides an experience for users to learn more about themselves, compare their sociological results to others across the country, and interact with a user friendly platform that allows them to earn achievements for participation.”
A user can go on to this website and answer some poignant questions about race, gender, education level, income, etc. (probably not about the meaning of life…) and the results can be viewed in charts to weigh where you stand in your particular category. By answering these questions, you receive some achievements that are represented on your home page. Michael plans on using these results in efforts to improve the – shall we say “slanted” – results of the Gallup poles which really only reach out to a small populace of participants and are closed off to the public.
The Know How: What we need to get it done
Michael Deluca is looking for a total of $5,000 dollars (lots of “leafy greens”) to pay for the production and programming of this site. Contributions can range from $1-50 and his posting ends in 39 days. What I like most about Michael wasn’t the fact that our names were the same, but more about his intriguing sense of reaching for opportunities through people he didn’t know – like following me on Twitter or even posting up the challenge on Indiegogo. A man who has the steel to put themselves on the line are worth a blog – mind you I can’t write about everyone who “follows” me on Twitter.