Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Neatworky: a platform that helps creators meet each other
Explain your idea in details:
The idea of Neatworky - a platform to unite creators willing to work on common projects - has developed out of my own experience as a creator. In the last 50 years, a lot of possibilities for creators have arisen - weve seen the rise of photography with the development of Instagram, video content has spiked in growth thanks to Youtube and Facebook. Moreover, we even see that people are willing to support creativity - otherwise, we would never see Patreon as a platform. Yet, not all creative people manage to shape their projects, turn their thoughts into reality, and improve their skills. One of the reasons why that happens is due to the lack of team. Myself, as a scriptwriter, I lack to find an actor, an editor, or a director to bring my words to life. Though Im sure that there are dozens of actors looking for a script to shoot and eager to collaborate creatively, its more often than not that we cant reach one another. Neatworky is aimed to change the state of affairs. Through an easy-to-use app, creators can find teammates to work with and bring their projects to life. All volunteer organizations and NGOs can benefit greatly from the project as they dont have the money to hire a creator and could use the help of a local enthusiast willing to work for free.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
As Neatworky does not directly target the planet, we can create additional bonuses for NGOs and people who use it for sustainable purposes. Another important part of sustainable development is the partnership. In big cities, there are co-working spaces, networking events, and other ways to ensure that a creator of every worthwhile incentive can find soulmates to share his visions and shape the project. However, things dont go this well in smaller town, with little or no events to attend and very few ways to connect creators. Neatworky is of help to ensure that even in smallest towns, people get to find local creators and collaborate with them. That support will lead to another important goal of sustainable development - prosperity. To me, the goal of sustainable development for every person is to ensure that you can do everything in your power to make the world a better place. Sometimes the actions of a single person can change the world in a way no one imagines. If theres a way to bring not one but a few local creators to collaborate and shape projects, itll result in synergy and might really make the world better for all.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Our company is free to use. Still, we look forward to get financial benefit from it without having creators to pay for any of that. Here's how we plan to achieve financial sustainability. We consider connecting the platforms to the wide range of productivity and creativity applications, platforms, and tools. We gather the target audience that uses such software (creative people of different specializations) and direct them towards specific solutions: 1) Companies that develop software for enhancing productivity and creativity 2) Educational platforms who provide courses for creators of all levels 3) Companies that produce equipment for creators (cameras, tripods, design tools, laptops, and so on); 4) Design-driven companies that target young creative customers and promote their public image by supporting arising talents and their initiatives. 5) NGOs that seek for the implementation of their ideas and state gathering creative communities as their mission. 6) Crowdsourcing companies that organize contests for creators. 7) Developers of creative products.
The first reason why I became so committed to this idea out of all I had in mind is that I would absolutely use such a solution for myself. Im a creator - a writer and video editor. Shooting and editing is a passion of mine. However, I rarely get a chance to work on interesting projects with relatively big scale - all because I cant find a team. Having an experience of nurturing an idea knowing all the way you cant execute it because you dont have enough actors or people in the shot is not the most pleasant one. Im quite sure though that Im not the only introvert in the world and I can find an actor whos as struggling to find a director. I also work in PR and advertising. Thats why I see people putting their passions into startups and making the world a better place. Thats why I decided to put my own struggle into an idea of an app that can help more people around the world. Currently, Neatworky has a website and a prototype but an actual app is still to come. I would be happy to collaborate with people that are interested to dedicate some time to the platform. If thats the case for you - drop a note at [email protected]