Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Epsylon Mask

Stage of Idea start-up stage

Explain your idea in details:

Its a reusable face mask with over-99%-protection against infectious agents. It deactivates the viruses and bacteria using UVC-LEDs lights which in it are proven to be harmless to the body. To ensure a cleaner and safer environment, the textile filter prevents dirt and other coarse particles from entering the breathing space of the wearer. In comparison with the traditional Surgical-Masks and N95, it enables lip-reading making the mask inclusive and accessible. It is light and can be worn for long hours in addition to being durable with an estimated lifespan of over 5-years. Its not only built for the safety of the wearer but also for those around them; the mask filters exhaled breath making it close impossible to infect other patients or health care workers since the mask cleanses the inhaled and the exhaled breath. Its connected with application by near field communication-(NFC) where sensors ask the latest temperature and pulse to keep a check on wearer. The dashboard on the app shows the measures of luminous intensity inside the UVC-LEDs tubes, measuring the efficiency of every single UVC-light. If one tube is unsafe, the user is notified to replace the tube which ensures safety. The mask is also operative with only one tube. This has side effect that only the inhaled air will be disinfected. This is only an emergency solution. With the help of an internally mirrored cylinder and LEDs, the light intensity in the cylinder remains relatively homogeneous. The breathing air is therefore only briefly exposed to UVC-light. Air prepared with viruses is pushed through the cylinder at the end of cylinder its checked whether the disinfection is 100%-successful. The number of LEDs switched on is reduced and proses is repeated until the minimum-number of LEDs for 100%-disinfection is reached. For more technical-information see PPT.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Epsylon mask is mainly needed by millions doctors and health-care workers as they are the most category that is more likely to be infected by COVID-19 due to the unavailability to the access of high protection they need, furthermore, the number of healthcare workers is relatively high that is 703950 only in Egypt, so that this product will be profitable moreover it will save a lot of lives. The following statistics describe the percentage of infection of doctors and health care workers in some countries, comparing with the total numbers of infections which are about +13% in Egypt, +5% In Pennsylvania, +10.6% In Oklahoma, +20% in Ohio, +70% Rhode Island, and +40% in New York State. In addition to healthcare workers, it will help military services, transportation industry, security workers, patients, and people who need a high protection during COVID-19. Unlike the traditional surgical masks and N95 of fered today, this project is reliable, durable, reusable, inclusive, and can be worn for longer hours. It can reach over-99% of protection from viruses and bacteria, as the reduction always takes place in the log10 area. So, for example, if we need 10mj/cm2 for 90% reduction, then we need 20mj/cm2 reduction. It has estimated lifespan of over 5 years, as the removable UVC light tubes ensure the durability of the mask which makes it also easily replacement. It can be fit on all people faces and doesn't lock loose ends due to silicon. Unlike other masks, it provides lip reading abilities, as it uses transparent PVC technology. Breathing with Epsylon is easier than with conventional ones because the filters has a lower air resistance.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

We made our project to target healthcare workers and the other staff in the pandemic of COVID-19 because they need our product to protect themselves from being infected but what if the pandemic lasts for few months or weeks, will the profit become limited in these weeks of the pandemic or will the business stop and we will lose money? Well, our product after the pandemic will be more profitable than in it as this product can be used not only by healthcare workers and other staff, it can be used in several fields like mining, the industry, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, fire services, and Oil & Gas fields, as it protects from the dust and the hazardous gases, as a replacement of PAPR masks that could harm the human health while the morning or even take him out, so it will help them a lot, furthermore, this product will still be used by healthcare workers because they treat mostly with airborne viruses patients so that this product will protect these workers from being infected, in conclusion, this business will continue after the pandemic with more customer segments and more profit. Our project will be a replacement for PAPR masks, as peoples are unable to use PAPR mask sue to its high cost which can reach +1000$, its uncomfortable for wearers, and they are unable to use in public areas. For our business model, our key partners are public and private hospitals including but not limited to hospital staff, government of health sector, and LEDs producer and supplier, our key activities are marketing of product, continuous development of technology through research, and troubleshooting for customers, our customer relationship are self-service and hospital or other large sector bulk order, our key resources are Human resources, physical assistants, and intellectual property.

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Your profile

My name is Mohamed Hany. I'm 17 years old. I have always worked with Public Relations in companies and organizations aligned with my desire to positively impact the society through transformative actions and contributing to social, ethical, moral, economic, environmental, academic, technological and scientific development, based on the precepts of sustainability. My first volunteer experience was as volunteer at Resala organization, when I worked in helping people who have been infected with COVID-19 through delivering to them some things to their homes which here I realized their pain with the virus and what made them like that, so I decided to help them by inventing some ideas like development to some types of masks or making application that simple their life during the pandemic and more. After that I found this problem is hugely dangerous for all countries in the world. During my life, I used to work on projects that help some of the Egypt grand challenges and also world grand challenges with the mission of making the world better place for all of us. After inviting ideas, I used to enter some competitions to help me developing the idea and to be ready to present it to investors and some specialists. I have won and reached the finalist in +7 competitions and hackathons like crisis engineering contest, Z-dare entrepreneurship challenge, relevant hacks, and more. See the application via this link: https://www.figma.com/proto/CUxyNz53xkO8G8jJG7dK8j/EPSYLON?node-id=8%3A0&scaling=scale-down See the PPT via this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FQ5ubgxDn5s_f_CvywE66TKYRbl_jIRi/view?usp=sharing

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October 31, 2020 11:34

I really want to adulate everyone efforts and especially the CEC who provided us a platform to share our efforts and to motivate others as well to do something nice for our society.
At this juncture,I am saying a very big thank you to all my co-contestant in this competition.Thanks for being part of my life journey since May 2020 till date.
I want to say thank you for your immense contribution to the campus and to my idea in particular!
In the course of this competition I have successfully network with great minds,I have met great men and women from different parts of the world. I can tell you whatever the result of the competition is I achieved a lots of my goals already. Because of the people I met and the network that I build. You guys are simply amazing. The passion,drive and commitment for excellence is second to none. Let's connect more to build a sustainable future for our children. Every single one of us hold a piece of what is required to build a right World were we can all survive. Whether you are a business person, or you are a carrier person, or you are someone who is working in whatever field. We have one home and we shear it together, we either protect it we fight for it. In fighting for the World together we fight for ourselves, in building a better World we build a better home for every single one of us, in building a better future we build a future for our children. And From here I will like to thank the CEC for giving us this wonderful opportunity to present and put forward our ideas and projects which will contribute significantly in the soon future by achieving number of Sustainable Development Goals. So I'm proud to be an Africa entrepreneur and I'm very happy to be part of this family endowed with the vision to transform life/s and change the role of entrepreneurship.

Regards,

Afrik Designers

October 30, 2020 21:44

Hello,
With the competition ending in a few hours, we wanted to share our ultimate go-to entrepreneurship resource repository: Steve Blank Tools and Blogs for Entrepreneurs.
https://steveblank.com/tools-and-blogs-for-entrepreneurs/#marketresearch

Here, you can access useful softwares, roadmaps, and guides for almost every facet of the entrepreneurship journey (e.g. social monitoring tools, IoT analytics, receiving feedback on concepts, and finding cofounders in different cities).

We also wanted to show our appreciation for the last time for all the helpful comments we received and creative concepts we encountered. Good luck to everyone, and we hope you have the opportunity to actualize your idea!

Sincerely,
0-Gap Mask Team :)

October 30, 2020 19:15

Its the final days of the competition, and I would like to share with you some tips that I found myself

Having a good visibility is important for business. Without it, a business can be pushed to a corner of isolation.

It is not easy to create and maintain a good level of visibility when you dont have a reasonable public relations game plan - a common challenge that many startups share.

If you are not happy with the level of visibility of your startup, here are some recommendations to address this concern:

1. Make a plan. Dont rely solely on a tactical approach but instead, develop a communications plan for a whole year with specific objectives. Your plan should include key elements including key messages you wish to communicate, a media plan and a projected timeline.

2. Review your startup positioning. It is best to conduct a review of your startup positioning to make sure it is solid and that you are able to articulate the positioning clearly. In many cases entrepreneurs struggle with positioning and cannot explain their company well in front of investors or even on their website. If you face these troubles, be aware that they can affect how you are perceived in the market which situation could ultimately jeopardize your quest for visibility . You could start improving the situation by as basic as perfecting your elevator pitch.

3. Improve website content. Spend some time to reflect on how your website has functioned as a communications platform for your business. You can leverage on analytic tools to run an audit to determine your website performances. Focus on filling up your website with content that your customers and stakeholders would appreciate. Whitepapers, a press kit, a company profile, FAQs, product info are some of the content to consider.

4. Develop a sound media relations plan. If your media publicity performance is poor, a review of the planning and execution of your media relations should be considered to address your weaknesses and leverage on strengths. To get on media relations, start with identifying media outlets that are most important to your startup based on whatever impacts you are trying to create and think of how you can start building a relationship with journalists. An email note that explains who you are and why you matter is worth sending to journalists if you dont get to meet them in-person. Be professional when connecting with the media. Consistently look for editorial opportunities throughout the year.

5. Incorporate press releases into your storytelling. If a press release was never part of your communications, try to look into it now. There are various media outlets that you may reach to tell your startup news story using a press release. A press release would make an effective way to encapsulate your message into a format that journalists are already familiar with. Consider some of your milestones that can be shared in a press release and when a press release is ready, circulate it to the media to interest them in your story.

6. Review corporate information. Review your company information so that any most recent significant changes or updates will be reflected in your company profile document. Recently hired a CTO? Make sure it gets into the company profile.

7. Be smarter with social media. Online engagements are important in most of todays business environment. Just having a Facebook page wont do much if it lacks content or interactions. So improving your social media engagements can help increase your visibility among the community. Active participation in relevant online forums may also be useful.

8. Start blogging. If not enough time is your reason for not blogging, find a motivation to change that. Start with a plan. A company blog is an effective dynamic platform where you can share your startup events, updates, and to share information as part of your content marketing efforts.

9. Become a better communicator. You might want to consider asking someone you trust to evaluate your communications skills and then work on any shortcomings identified. You can also do a quick check on how well you have performed in press interviews, business networking sessions, or events like live pitching to investors. Find out your areas of weakness and look for improvements. When you communicate well, your stakeholders will become interested to listen to you and this brings you a step closer to establishing a good relationship with them for a long term.

All the best!
Dilnaza

October 30, 2020 19:15

Its the final days of the competition, and I would like to share with you some tips that I found myself

Having a good visibility is important for business. Without it, a business can be pushed to a corner of isolation.

It is not easy to create and maintain a good level of visibility when you dont have a reasonable public relations game plan - a common challenge that many startups share.

If you are not happy with the level of visibility of your startup, here are some recommendations to address this concern:

1. Make a plan. Dont rely solely on a tactical approach but instead, develop a communications plan for a whole year with specific objectives. Your plan should include key elements including key messages you wish to communicate, a media plan and a projected timeline.

2. Review your startup positioning. It is best to conduct a review of your startup positioning to make sure it is solid and that you are able to articulate the positioning clearly. In many cases entrepreneurs struggle with positioning and cannot explain their company well in front of investors or even on their website. If you face these troubles, be aware that they can affect how you are perceived in the market which situation could ultimately jeopardize your quest for visibility . You could start improving the situation by as basic as perfecting your elevator pitch.

3. Improve website content. Spend some time to reflect on how your website has functioned as a communications platform for your business. You can leverage on analytic tools to run an audit to determine your website performances. Focus on filling up your website with content that your customers and stakeholders would appreciate. Whitepapers, a press kit, a company profile, FAQs, product info are some of the content to consider.

4. Develop a sound media relations plan. If your media publicity performance is poor, a review of the planning and execution of your media relations should be considered to address your weaknesses and leverage on strengths. To get on media relations, start with identifying media outlets that are most important to your startup based on whatever impacts you are trying to create and think of how you can start building a relationship with journalists. An email note that explains who you are and why you matter is worth sending to journalists if you dont get to meet them in-person. Be professional when connecting with the media. Consistently look for editorial opportunities throughout the year.

5. Incorporate press releases into your storytelling. If a press release was never part of your communications, try to look into it now. There are various media outlets that you may reach to tell your startup news story using a press release. A press release would make an effective way to encapsulate your message into a format that journalists are already familiar with. Consider some of your milestones that can be shared in a press release and when a press release is ready, circulate it to the media to interest them in your story.

6. Review corporate information. Review your company information so that any most recent significant changes or updates will be reflected in your company profile document. Recently hired a CTO? Make sure it gets into the company profile.

7. Be smarter with social media. Online engagements are important in most of todays business environment. Just having a Facebook page wont do much if it lacks content or interactions. So improving your social media engagements can help increase your visibility among the community. Active participation in relevant online forums may also be useful.

8. Start blogging. If not enough time is your reason for not blogging, find a motivation to change that. Start with a plan. A company blog is an effective dynamic platform where you can share your startup events, updates, and to share information as part of your content marketing efforts.

9. Become a better communicator. You might want to consider asking someone you trust to evaluate your communications skills and then work on any shortcomings identified. You can also do a quick check on how well you have performed in press interviews, business networking sessions, or events like live pitching to investors. Find out your areas of weakness and look for improvements. When you communicate well, your stakeholders will become interested to listen to you and this brings you a step closer to establishing a good relationship with them for a long term.

All the best!
Dilnaza

October 30, 2020 19:15

Its the final days of the competition, and I would like to share with you some tips that I found myself

Having a good visibility is important for business. Without it, a business can be pushed to a corner of isolation.

It is not easy to create and maintain a good level of visibility when you dont have a reasonable public relations game plan - a common challenge that many startups share.

If you are not happy with the level of visibility of your startup, here are some recommendations to address this concern:

1. Make a plan. Dont rely solely on a tactical approach but instead, develop a communications plan for a whole year with specific objectives. Your plan should include key elements including key messages you wish to communicate, a media plan and a projected timeline.

2. Review your startup positioning. It is best to conduct a review of your startup positioning to make sure it is solid and that you are able to articulate the positioning clearly. In many cases entrepreneurs struggle with positioning and cannot explain their company well in front of investors or even on their website. If you face these troubles, be aware that they can affect how you are perceived in the market which situation could ultimately jeopardize your quest for visibility . You could start improving the situation by as basic as perfecting your elevator pitch.

3. Improve website content. Spend some time to reflect on how your website has functioned as a communications platform for your business. You can leverage on analytic tools to run an audit to determine your website performances. Focus on filling up your website with content that your customers and stakeholders would appreciate. Whitepapers, a press kit, a company profile, FAQs, product info are some of the content to consider.

4. Develop a sound media relations plan. If your media publicity performance is poor, a review of the planning and execution of your media relations should be considered to address your weaknesses and leverage on strengths. To get on media relations, start with identifying media outlets that are most important to your startup based on whatever impacts you are trying to create and think of how you can start building a relationship with journalists. An email note that explains who you are and why you matter is worth sending to journalists if you dont get to meet them in-person. Be professional when connecting with the media. Consistently look for editorial opportunities throughout the year.

5. Incorporate press releases into your storytelling. If a press release was never part of your communications, try to look into it now. There are various media outlets that you may reach to tell your startup news story using a press release. A press release would make an effective way to encapsulate your message into a format that journalists are already familiar with. Consider some of your milestones that can be shared in a press release and when a press release is ready, circulate it to the media to interest them in your story.

6. Review corporate information. Review your company information so that any most recent significant changes or updates will be reflected in your company profile document. Recently hired a CTO? Make sure it gets into the company profile.

7. Be smarter with social media. Online engagements are important in most of todays business environment. Just having a Facebook page wont do much if it lacks content or interactions. So improving your social media engagements can help increase your visibility among the community. Active participation in relevant online forums may also be useful.

8. Start blogging. If not enough time is your reason for not blogging, find a motivation to change that. Start with a plan. A company blog is an effective dynamic platform where you can share your startup events, updates, and to share information as part of your content marketing efforts.

9. Become a better communicator. You might want to consider asking someone you trust to evaluate your communications skills and then work on any shortcomings identified. You can also do a quick check on how well you have performed in press interviews, business networking sessions, or events like live pitching to investors. Find out your areas of weakness and look for improvements. When you communicate well, your stakeholders will become interested to listen to you and this brings you a step closer to establishing a good relationship with them for a long term.

All the best!
Dilnaza

October 30, 2020 19:15

Its the final days of the competition, and I would like to share with you some tips that I found myself

Having a good visibility is important for business. Without it, a business can be pushed to a corner of isolation.

It is not easy to create and maintain a good level of visibility when you dont have a reasonable public relations game plan - a common challenge that many startups share.

If you are not happy with the level of visibility of your startup, here are some recommendations to address this concern:

1. Make a plan. Dont rely solely on a tactical approach but instead, develop a communications plan for a whole year with specific objectives. Your plan should include key elements including key messages you wish to communicate, a media plan and a projected timeline.

2. Review your startup positioning. It is best to conduct a review of your startup positioning to make sure it is solid and that you are able to articulate the positioning clearly. In many cases entrepreneurs struggle with positioning and cannot explain their company well in front of investors or even on their website. If you face these troubles, be aware that they can affect how you are perceived in the market which situation could ultimately jeopardize your quest for visibility . You could start improving the situation by as basic as perfecting your elevator pitch.

3. Improve website content. Spend some time to reflect on how your website has functioned as a communications platform for your business. You can leverage on analytic tools to run an audit to determine your website performances. Focus on filling up your website with content that your customers and stakeholders would appreciate. Whitepapers, a press kit, a company profile, FAQs, product info are some of the content to consider.

4. Develop a sound media relations plan. If your media publicity performance is poor, a review of the planning and execution of your media relations should be considered to address your weaknesses and leverage on strengths. To get on media relations, start with identifying media outlets that are most important to your startup based on whatever impacts you are trying to create and think of how you can start building a relationship with journalists. An email note that explains who you are and why you matter is worth sending to journalists if you dont get to meet them in-person. Be professional when connecting with the media. Consistently look for editorial opportunities throughout the year.

5. Incorporate press releases into your storytelling. If a press release was never part of your communications, try to look into it now. There are various media outlets that you may reach to tell your startup news story using a press release. A press release would make an effective way to encapsulate your message into a format that journalists are already familiar with. Consider some of your milestones that can be shared in a press release and when a press release is ready, circulate it to the media to interest them in your story.

6. Review corporate information. Review your company information so that any most recent significant changes or updates will be reflected in your company profile document. Recently hired a CTO? Make sure it gets into the company profile.

7. Be smarter with social media. Online engagements are important in most of todays business environment. Just having a Facebook page wont do much if it lacks content or interactions. So improving your social media engagements can help increase your visibility among the community. Active participation in relevant online forums may also be useful.

8. Start blogging. If not enough time is your reason for not blogging, find a motivation to change that. Start with a plan. A company blog is an effective dynamic platform where you can share your startup events, updates, and to share information as part of your content marketing efforts.

9. Become a better communicator. You might want to consider asking someone you trust to evaluate your communications skills and then work on any shortcomings identified. You can also do a quick check on how well you have performed in press interviews, business networking sessions, or events like live pitching to investors. Find out your areas of weakness and look for improvements. When you communicate well, your stakeholders will become interested to listen to you and this brings you a step closer to establishing a good relationship with them for a long term.

All the best!
Dilnaza

October 30, 2020 19:15

Its the final days of the competition, and I would like to share with you some tips that I found myself

Having a good visibility is important for business. Without it, a business can be pushed to a corner of isolation.

It is not easy to create and maintain a good level of visibility when you dont have a reasonable public relations game plan - a common challenge that many startups share.

If you are not happy with the level of visibility of your startup, here are some recommendations to address this concern:

1. Make a plan. Dont rely solely on a tactical approach but instead, develop a communications plan for a whole year with specific objectives. Your plan should include key elements including key messages you wish to communicate, a media plan and a projected timeline.

2. Review your startup positioning. It is best to conduct a review of your startup positioning to make sure it is solid and that you are able to articulate the positioning clearly. In many cases entrepreneurs struggle with positioning and cannot explain their company well in front of investors or even on their website. If you face these troubles, be aware that they can affect how you are perceived in the market which situation could ultimately jeopardize your quest for visibility . You could start improving the situation by as basic as perfecting your elevator pitch.

3. Improve website content. Spend some time to reflect on how your website has functioned as a communications platform for your business. You can leverage on analytic tools to run an audit to determine your website performances. Focus on filling up your website with content that your customers and stakeholders would appreciate. Whitepapers, a press kit, a company profile, FAQs, product info are some of the content to consider.

4. Develop a sound media relations plan. If your media publicity performance is poor, a review of the planning and execution of your media relations should be considered to address your weaknesses and leverage on strengths. To get on media relations, start with identifying media outlets that are most important to your startup based on whatever impacts you are trying to create and think of how you can start building a relationship with journalists. An email note that explains who you are and why you matter is worth sending to journalists if you dont get to meet them in-person. Be professional when connecting with the media. Consistently look for editorial opportunities throughout the year.

5. Incorporate press releases into your storytelling. If a press release was never part of your communications, try to look into it now. There are various media outlets that you may reach to tell your startup news story using a press release. A press release would make an effective way to encapsulate your message into a format that journalists are already familiar with. Consider some of your milestones that can be shared in a press release and when a press release is ready, circulate it to the media to interest them in your story.

6. Review corporate information. Review your company information so that any most recent significant changes or updates will be reflected in your company profile document. Recently hired a CTO? Make sure it gets into the company profile.

7. Be smarter with social media. Online engagements are important in most of todays business environment. Just having a Facebook page wont do much if it lacks content or interactions. So improving your social media engagements can help increase your visibility among the community. Active participation in relevant online forums may also be useful.

8. Start blogging. If not enough time is your reason for not blogging, find a motivation to change that. Start with a plan. A company blog is an effective dynamic platform where you can share your startup events, updates, and to share information as part of your content marketing efforts.

9. Become a better communicator. You might want to consider asking someone you trust to evaluate your communications skills and then work on any shortcomings identified. You can also do a quick check on how well you have performed in press interviews, business networking sessions, or events like live pitching to investors. Find out your areas of weakness and look for improvements. When you communicate well, your stakeholders will become interested to listen to you and this brings you a step closer to establishing a good relationship with them for a long term.

All the best!
Dilnaza

October 30, 2020 17:51

Dear all,

We come to the end of the competition, I hope the best for all of our ideas and projects and I'm sure that it all gonna success with the right effort and work. During the last few months, all of us tried to help each other ideas with suggestions and informations that they will need in the next steps, Furthermore, I learnt a lot from all of your comments and feedback. Thanks to you all.

These are all of the links that you will need to understand our idea effectively.
1- https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1a33Qv547jtNQe_26PgqFqT8d_CXhOE0x?usp=sharing
2- https://www.figma.com/proto/CUxyNz53xkO8G8jJG7dK8j/EPSYLON?node-id=8%3A0&scaling=scale-down
3- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FQ5ubgxDn5s_f_CvywE66TKYRbl_jIRi/view?usp=sharing

Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

October 30, 2020 17:43

************Reminder**********
Hi all,

Hope you are doing great during the pandemic crisis of COVID-19, I just want to tell you that you can see the application of our Epsylon Mask via this link:https://www.figma.com/proto/CUxyNz53xkO8G8jJG7dK8j/EPSYLON?node-id=8%3A0&scaling=scale-down
and the figure which describes the application stages via this link:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F_LH5-afsXB-g-07PnsWI8mZcZOUt5VS/view?usp=sharing

Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

October 30, 2020 17:41

************Reminder**********
Dear all,

we just added some figures, but it does not look like here so you can see these three figure via this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1a33Qv547jtNQe_26PgqFqT8d_CXhOE0x?usp=sharing

best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

October 30, 2020 16:50

Happiness is not something that is achieved, it is a skill that is developed and practiced daily. Mastery comes from serving others, because during our darkest moments we must focus on seeing the light.

Your idea is very smart and practical.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/

October 30, 2020 15:59

My dear friend @Hany, I honestly thank you for the support received from you on this campus. Your votes and comments on my idea and that of other campus members I suppose, have gone a long way helping to review and make our ideas solid and ready for the implementation phase. However, with today being the end of the voting and commenting phase in this competition, and with the understanding that many of us will likely launch our ideas at the end of our time in this campus; of course being what is expected of us as an outcome of the time spent on this campus, I am sharing with you yet another interesting post from one of the campus articles on What to Do Next When We are Hustling and It Still Has Not Happened for Us

First, it is natural to think that everything we plan to do with our companies and businesses will go exactly as planned. Unfortunately, most often it is the opposite. So, please understand that there is the problem with the hype about hustle. People have this mistaken belief that with enough hustle, grit, grind, tired Instagram platitude, we can achieve any outcome. But that is false. It is a nice fairytale. But it is false.
Sometimes things are not ready to happen yet because there are literally millions of other factors at play in the world that we cannot see. We cannot produce a miracle no matter how hard we hustle. So, the best is to stop trying to force things, when we find ourselves in this bridge my friends.
However, this does not mean that we should aim low, or that we should not set goals and work towards them. The problem is not with goal setting or ambition. The problem is what to do with our emotions during the in between phases, when our reality does not match our grand vision for life or for our companies and businesses.

Secondly, we must learn to become more comfortable in a state of waiting. Not hoping without planning. Not ambivalence towards the results. But simply putting in the work, then waiting for the results to come in whenever time they are ready to come.
Sometimes life just takes a while to develop, and no matter how hard we push, it is just not the right time for things to pop off for us. Force does not work as a long-term strategy for progress. Since we cannot force anything to happen, the only thing we can do is adjust our perspective. We have to change the way we think about waiting. We need to learn to shift from the mindset that associates waiting with pain and discomfort, to looking at the future with optimism and without obsessing about what we are lacking in the present.

Now what is the advice:
When our hustling does not seem to meet with our vision for our businesses and companies, we need to continue to work hard getting things done. Yes, hustle more. That is obvious. But do not obsess over timetables for when things must happen. If we do that, trust me, we will be disappointed almost every time. Friends we just need to put in the work and let life unfold.
Remember to always give the universe space to do what it can do while we do ours, let there be no high blood pressures, depression and getting worked up. And when the thing we want finally does happen for us, let it be a happy, albeit not entirely unexpected surprise. In other words, chill, and share this with a friend who needs to chill.

Dear friend, I hope this helps you in your implementation phase
Best wishes in this journey and in your implementation. Stay positive on the competition. It teaches us a lot of things to keep us sailing to the beach.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your votes and comments @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

October 30, 2020 07:40

Dear friend,
Greetings from Nigeria! Today is the last days!!!
The competition is ending soon but not the dream of changing the world. Believe in your potential and Keep working on your project!
Nelson Mandela once Said, "it is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it". Your idea has the potential to change the world as we know it. So keep working on it, I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that. Anybody can start a business Idea. The Key is to execute and sustain.
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it. So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow.

Today being the last day of Votes and Comments I will like to shear with you some very important tips on How To Future-Proof Your Business During A Recession.

No business is immune to the effects of recession, but you can take this steps to protect your business.

1/ INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY.
While this depends on the type of the business or product/s, incorporating technology will help you streamline will help your processes and make business more easier.

2/ CREATE A RUNNING LIST OF EXPANSION IDEAS.
The truth is you can/t predict the future, but the more ideas you have the better. Start Now! Create an list of ways your business could adjust to the needs your customers may have during a recession.

3/ CREATE AN ACTION PLAN.
Don/t wait until you notice business is slowing down before you take an action.
Create a go- to- market plan and of course, a financial plan.

I hope this will help you Scale in the long run. And I will also encourage you to read this 2 books Exponential Organisation by Salim Ismail and the Brain Virus Capital by Prof. Günter Faltin.
I wish you all the best in further implementation!

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me via my email [email protected] or Twitte me @oneyoungperson and join me on Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/commandan.auwal
Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch.

Thanks!

kind regards,

Umar Imam

CEO / Founder IAFAD-NG.
CEO / Co-Founder Afrik Designers.

October 29, 2020 17:31

Greetings from Kazakhstan! Your project is extremely innovative, but I would like to offer you some specific tips.
1. Reduce the product vision to one sentence
Where to start a startup? Understand what exactly you are doing. If your startup's vision doesn't fit into one sentence, then it will be very difficult for you to convince users that you are doing something really worthwhile. In addition, without a well-defined vision, you are deprived of a reference point that helps you make the right strategic and tactical decisions. Examples of startups with a clear vision:

Airbnb: Creating an open world where everyone can feel at home, wherever they are.
Basecamp: Communication is the foundation of project management.
Lyft (an Uber-like startup): to provide people with pleasant and affordable rides.
Airbnb is a startup with a clear vision

What's the difference between mission, vision and purpose? We covered this issue in an article on the Happy Startup Canvas model used by IT startups.

2. Take a Lean Startup
How to organize a startup that will use resources at a minimum? A lean approach will help here. Lean startup means that you need to attract as few people as possible (the first version of the product could well be created by a team of three people, or you can outsource the creation of MVP) and use cheaper solutions or open source.

For example, the creation of a startup UARoads was not without the use of many open source solutions (OpenStreetMap, Mapnik, Leaflet JavaScript library, etc.), and we involved employees who have their own car for testing. Every day, UARoads receives about 1200 tracks from users, and more than 57 thousand people have joined the service.

Startup UARoads

3. Set deadlines and an accurate budget for the project
Starting a business from scratch involves determining the scope of work, time and budget. How to balance between them? It is worth starting a startup with an MVP, including only critical functions, the number of which may change during the development stage, and set fixed deadlines and budget. Such restrictions will serve as an incentive for your team and motivate them to seek out-of-the-box solutions.

4. Start creating your product from its centerpiece
Basecamp calls this approach Epicenter Design: you start to design the most important part. For example, if you need to create a startup like Medium, then the main element will be the online publishing tool and the article itself. And the design of everything else (profiles, menus, search filters, etc.) is developed only later. With this approach, from the very first day of work on a project, you focus on the most important. For web applications, the process looks like this:

Brainstorm.
Preparing paper sketches. It's much faster and cheaper than creating layouts right away and allows you to quickly make changes or redraw something.
Electronic layout.
HTML screens.
The code.
5. Offer fewer features
You're solving a problem, right? Then give up the beauties that have nothing to do with your decision! Modern users are more likely to choose products with limited functionality (Snapchat), and services like Facebook are considered boring.

Get in the habit of rejecting any new feature proposal. The same goes for feature requests that users submit: consider adding only after it becomes clear that more and more people are asking for the feature. For example, Twitter only started using link previews in 2015, nine years after launch.
The main danger here lies in the fact that in order to create features, some functional improvements (that is, other features) are often needed, which quickly turn the product into something complex and incomprehensible.

6. Remove unnecessary settings
You don't want users to be stuck for half an hour at the settings screen and then just close your app or startup site, do you? Then help them with a choice. After all, it is not so important whether 5 or 7 posts are displayed on the main page. If any nuance is important to users, they will tell you about it, and you can change such minor details.

7. Give your product a personality
Guided by the vision and knowledge of your audience, create a product that has character and principles of its own. Someone may not like them, but those you are targeting will simply be delighted - what you need for a startup!

For example, the corporate messenger Slack has won the hearts of many developers, but there are plenty of opponents to use it. And MailChimp is hard to imagine without a helper monkey:

Mailchimp is a startup with personality

8. Build an intuitive product
Users only look at the instructions and FAQ when something stops working. Make their lives easier: A brief onboarding should be enough to explain how everything works. By the way, check out our article on simple and straightforward interfaces for the web.

9. Don't try to solve problems that don't exist yet.
One such challenge is scaling. Startups worry that they will not be able to quickly scale the service if the MVP is quickly successful. But getting ready for this is 100% impossible. It is much more important to quickly make changes to the product and identify the startup business model that will work for you. And, of course, please your users.

10. Generate Interest Before Launching Your Startup
Here's how to promote a startup in the best Hollywood tradition:

A couple of months before the launch, launch a "teaser": start blogging, show your logo, give hints about what you are working on and start gaining subscribers and first followers on social networks.
Two weeks before launching a startup, switch to preview mode: start talking about features, show a couple of screenshots or videos, tell about use cases. Give out a dozen invites to stir up interest in your startup.
Launch your IT startup with an updated landing page and complete product information.
Ecoisme startup landing page

I voted and commented on your idea or project; so please, if you are going online soon, consider supporting my idea of BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
With respect
Dilnaza

October 29, 2020 17:26

Greetings from Kazakhstan! Your project is extremely innovative, but I would like to offer you some specific tips.
1. Reduce the product vision to one sentence
Where to start a startup? Understand what exactly you are doing. If your startup's vision doesn't fit into one sentence, then it will be very difficult for you to convince users that you are doing something really worthwhile. In addition, without a well-defined vision, you are deprived of a reference point that helps you make the right strategic and tactical decisions. Examples of startups with a clear vision:

Airbnb: Creating an open world where everyone can feel at home, wherever they are.
Basecamp: Communication is the foundation of project management.
Lyft (an Uber-like startup): to provide people with pleasant and affordable rides.
Airbnb is a startup with a clear vision

What's the difference between mission, vision and purpose? We covered this issue in an article on the Happy Startup Canvas model used by IT startups.

2. Take a Lean Startup
How to organize a startup that will use resources at a minimum? A lean approach will help here. Lean startup means that you need to attract as few people as possible (the first version of the product could well be created by a team of three people, or you can outsource the creation of MVP) and use cheaper solutions or open source.

For example, the creation of a startup UARoads was not without the use of many open source solutions (OpenStreetMap, Mapnik, Leaflet JavaScript library, etc.), and we involved employees who have their own car for testing. Every day, UARoads receives about 1200 tracks from users, and more than 57 thousand people have joined the service.

Startup UARoads

3. Set deadlines and an accurate budget for the project
Starting a business from scratch involves determining the scope of work, time and budget. How to balance between them? It is worth starting a startup with an MVP, including only critical functions, the number of which may change during the development stage, and set fixed deadlines and budget. Such restrictions will serve as an incentive for your team and motivate them to seek out-of-the-box solutions.

4. Start creating your product from its centerpiece
Basecamp calls this approach Epicenter Design: you start to design the most important part. For example, if you need to create a startup like Medium, then the main element will be the online publishing tool and the article itself. And the design of everything else (profiles, menus, search filters, etc.) is developed only later. With this approach, from the very first day of work on a project, you focus on the most important. For web applications, the process looks like this:

Brainstorm.
Preparing paper sketches. It's much faster and cheaper than creating layouts right away and allows you to quickly make changes or redraw something.
Electronic layout.
HTML screens.
The code.
5. Offer fewer features
You're solving a problem, right? Then give up the beauties that have nothing to do with your decision! Modern users are more likely to choose products with limited functionality (Snapchat), and services like Facebook are considered boring.

Get in the habit of rejecting any new feature proposal. The same goes for feature requests that users submit: consider adding only after it becomes clear that more and more people are asking for the feature. For example, Twitter only started using link previews in 2015, nine years after launch.
The main danger here lies in the fact that in order to create features, some functional improvements (that is, other features) are often needed, which quickly turn the product into something complex and incomprehensible.

6. Remove unnecessary settings
You don't want users to be stuck for half an hour at the settings screen and then just close your app or startup site, do you? Then help them with a choice. After all, it is not so important whether 5 or 7 posts are displayed on the main page. If any nuance is important to users, they will tell you about it, and you can change such minor details.

7. Give your product a personality
Guided by the vision and knowledge of your audience, create a product that has character and principles of its own. Someone may not like them, but those you are targeting will simply be delighted - what you need for a startup!

For example, the corporate messenger Slack has won the hearts of many developers, but there are plenty of opponents to use it. And MailChimp is hard to imagine without a helper monkey:

Mailchimp is a startup with personality

8. Build an intuitive product
Users only look at the instructions and FAQ when something stops working. Make their lives easier: A brief onboarding should be enough to explain how everything works. By the way, check out our article on simple and straightforward interfaces for the web.

9. Don't try to solve problems that don't exist yet.
One such challenge is scaling. Startups worry that they will not be able to quickly scale the service if the MVP is quickly successful. But getting ready for this is 100% impossible. It is much more important to quickly make changes to the product and identify the startup business model that will work for you. And, of course, please your users.

10. Generate Interest Before Launching Your Startup
Here's how to promote a startup in the best Hollywood tradition:

A couple of months before the launch, launch a "teaser": start blogging, show your logo, give hints about what you are working on and start gaining subscribers and first followers on social networks.
Two weeks before launching a startup, switch to preview mode: start talking about features, show a couple of screenshots or videos, tell about use cases. Give out a dozen invites to stir up interest in your startup.
Launch your IT startup with an updated landing page and complete product information.
Ecoisme startup landing page

I voted and commented on your idea or project; so please, if you are going online soon, consider supporting my idea of BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
With respect
Dilnaza

October 29, 2020 17:22

Greetings from Kazakhstan! Your project is extremely innovative, but I would like to offer you some specific tips.
1. Reduce the product vision to one sentence
Where to start a startup? Understand what exactly you are doing. If your startup's vision doesn't fit into one sentence, then it will be very difficult for you to convince users that you are doing something really worthwhile. In addition, without a well-defined vision, you are deprived of a reference point that helps you make the right strategic and tactical decisions. Examples of startups with a clear vision:

Airbnb: Creating an open world where everyone can feel at home, wherever they are.
Basecamp: Communication is the foundation of project management.
Lyft (an Uber-like startup): to provide people with pleasant and affordable rides.
Airbnb is a startup with a clear vision

What's the difference between mission, vision and purpose? We covered this issue in an article on the Happy Startup Canvas model used by IT startups.

2. Take a Lean Startup
How to organize a startup that will use resources at a minimum? A lean approach will help here. Lean startup means that you need to attract as few people as possible (the first version of the product could well be created by a team of three people, or you can outsource the creation of MVP) and use cheaper solutions or open source.

For example, the creation of a startup UARoads was not without the use of many open source solutions (OpenStreetMap, Mapnik, Leaflet JavaScript library, etc.), and we involved employees who have their own car for testing. Every day, UARoads receives about 1200 tracks from users, and more than 57 thousand people have joined the service.

Startup UARoads

3. Set deadlines and an accurate budget for the project
Starting a business from scratch involves determining the scope of work, time and budget. How to balance between them? It is worth starting a startup with an MVP, including only critical functions, the number of which may change during the development stage, and set fixed deadlines and budget. Such restrictions will serve as an incentive for your team and motivate them to seek out-of-the-box solutions.

4. Start creating your product from its centerpiece
Basecamp calls this approach Epicenter Design: you start to design the most important part. For example, if you need to create a startup like Medium, then the main element will be the online publishing tool and the article itself. And the design of everything else (profiles, menus, search filters, etc.) is developed only later. With this approach, from the very first day of work on a project, you focus on the most important. For web applications, the process looks like this:

Brainstorm.
Preparing paper sketches. It's much faster and cheaper than creating layouts right away and allows you to quickly make changes or redraw something.
Electronic layout.
HTML screens.
The code.
5. Offer fewer features
You're solving a problem, right? Then give up the beauties that have nothing to do with your decision! Modern users are more likely to choose products with limited functionality (Snapchat), and services like Facebook are considered boring.

Get in the habit of rejecting any new feature proposal. The same goes for feature requests that users submit: consider adding only after it becomes clear that more and more people are asking for the feature. For example, Twitter only started using link previews in 2015, nine years after launch.
The main danger here lies in the fact that in order to create features, some functional improvements (that is, other features) are often needed, which quickly turn the product into something complex and incomprehensible.

6. Remove unnecessary settings
You don't want users to be stuck for half an hour at the settings screen and then just close your app or startup site, do you? Then help them with a choice. After all, it is not so important whether 5 or 7 posts are displayed on the main page. If any nuance is important to users, they will tell you about it, and you can change such minor details.

7. Give your product a personality
Guided by the vision and knowledge of your audience, create a product that has character and principles of its own. Someone may not like them, but those you are targeting will simply be delighted - what you need for a startup!

For example, the corporate messenger Slack has won the hearts of many developers, but there are plenty of opponents to use it. And MailChimp is hard to imagine without a helper monkey:

Mailchimp is a startup with personality

8. Build an intuitive product
Users only look at the instructions and FAQ when something stops working. Make their lives easier: A brief onboarding should be enough to explain how everything works. By the way, check out our article on simple and straightforward interfaces for the web.

9. Don't try to solve problems that don't exist yet.
One such challenge is scaling. Startups worry that they will not be able to quickly scale the service if the MVP is quickly successful. But getting ready for this is 100% impossible. It is much more important to quickly make changes to the product and identify the startup business model that will work for you. And, of course, please your users.

10. Generate Interest Before Launching Your Startup
Here's how to promote a startup in the best Hollywood tradition:

A couple of months before the launch, launch a "teaser": start blogging, show your logo, give hints about what you are working on and start gaining subscribers and first followers on social networks.
Two weeks before launching a startup, switch to preview mode: start talking about features, show a couple of screenshots or videos, tell about use cases. Give out a dozen invites to stir up interest in your startup.
Launch your IT startup with an updated landing page and complete product information.
Ecoisme startup landing page

I voted and commented on your idea or project; so please, if you are going online soon, consider supporting my idea of BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
With respect
Dilnaza

October 29, 2020 16:09

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, It is the courage to continue that counts.

Your idea is very smart and practical.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/

October 29, 2020 07:01

Dear friend,
Greetings from Nigeria,
Last days!!!
The competition is ending but not the dream of changing the world. Believe in your potential and Keep working on your project!
Nelson Mandela once Said, "it is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it".
Your idea has the potential to change the world as we know it. keep working on it I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
Anybody can start a business Idea. The Key is to execute and sustain.
So I would recommend that you read the BLOGs and do the online trainings if you have not, just in case the information there could help you refine your idea before the final deadline 3oth October 2020.
I wish you all the best in further implementation.

Kind regards,

Umar Imam

CEO / Founder IAFAD-NG
CEO / Co-Founder Afrik Designers brand.

October 28, 2020 13:28

In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.

Your idea is very smart and practical.

>> https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/ <<

October 23, 2020 17:26

OHG believe that there are two main ways such as primary and secondary market research
PRIMARY MARKET RESEARCH: This involves collecting original information and select questions that ensure the information is clearly focused clearly.
This includes methods that are more efficient like interviews: that ask questions face to face which gives detailed information that provides higher response rates than surveys. Furthermore, make
CONSUMER PANELS AND FOCUS GROUPS: that gather a selection of people that have the same interests, about their opinion on a certain product or service. Although the sample size is small, it can give detailed quantitative data that will be more suitable.
OBSERVATIONS: can conduct watching or recording what people do or buy, it can provide insight and into what people do, meaning whether they buy the product or they like the product. It could be a misleading but cheap method to identify customers reaction.
TEST MARKETING: the process of introducing the product to a small number of people to see their reaction. An entrepreneur can visualize the product could appeal to a wider and broader audience. The aspect can be expensive but its more accurate and it can satisfy customers needs and wants.
2ND METHOD: SECONDARY MARKET RESEARCH: TAKING INFORMATION FROM EXISTING USEFUL DATA KNOWN AS DESK RESEARCH
EXISTING DATA FROM SALES AND RECORDS: obtaining the internal data and accessing records that determine current demands on the market.
NEWSPAPERS AND MARKET RESEARCH REPORTS: It can provide general information on markets and the trading information
TRADE ORGANISATIONS AND JOURNALS: provides industry-specific data for its members
GOVERNMENT STATISTICS: including census records and data about population and economic data. It is free cheap and helpful company market research reports and market research agencies that carry out researches for individuals and can be a good source of competitor information and you may have to pay for the data.

October 23, 2020 17:23

1) How will you fund this program?
2) What are the other objectives for this idea?
3) What are your action plans?
4) What are the innovative approaches?
5) who are the collaborators?
keep dreaming and achieving the desired dream and goal as well pls vote ! and comment chase and change the world to a better place
Also, I'm looking for some comment and feedback for my project. Perhaps, you could drop by and share your thoughts?

Here is the link to my project
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/19057/?
Its called the OHG OCEAN HOURGLASS ORGANIZATION
thank you
regards from OHG

October 23, 2020 17:20

thank you and congratulations, both your effort is amazing as it encourages youngsters to come out on media platforms to encourage to live more sustainably. So finally I would like to ask you.
How would you take these aspects to your business?
are there any risks with this business?
who are the targeted consumers?
will this benefit your local community?
What are the important characteristics of your business that may differ from other ethical businesses?
How are you being enterprising with this idea?
What was the action plan you came up with?
With kind regards,
Ocean hourglass team (Radha and naureen )
Founders
OHG (ocean hourglass idea )

October 19, 2020 14:54

Hello!
As teen entrepreneurs, we know how hard it is to find opportunities to earn funds and grants. Struggling with this in the past few months, we researched about databases that can help identify funding opportunities, and we wanted to share them with you! We really hope it helps in funding your mask design idea in the future :)

The Global Innovation Exchange posts competitions and grants for entrepreneurs worldwide, which you can narrow down by country, focus area, and keywords that fit your innovation. Gofundme Creative Fundraiser is also a great platform for earning funds; with users hailing from 19 countries, Gofundme gives you access to a large number of diverse potential funders.

We hope these resources help. If you have time, we would extremely appreciate it if you could 1 comment on our entry here: entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Keep up the great work!

Sincerely,
0-Gap Mask Team :)

October 18, 2020 12:57

Hello! Your project is extremely innovative, but I would like to suggest some specific advice. Some of them require making choices. And often this choice is really baffling.

1. MVP versus Ideal Product
1.1. "When you launch a project, you can never tell in advance how the market will react to it. Your vision for your product is a hallucination. No need for fantasies. Start with MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and then use Lean Startup (a set of short iterations). This is the only way to create all successful companies. As a result, you yourself will be surprised to see the business you have created. "

1.2. "People don't know what they really need. A poll from the late 17th century showed that passengers desire faster horses. Only Ford, the genius of foresight, gave the world a puffing iron monster called a car."
"No user in the world saw an iPhone until the genius of Steve Jobs completely, from start to finish, formed and brought to the market the perfect product. A few months before the iPhone was released, Jobs ordered a complete overhaul of the product. He did this only because the smartphone that was almost gone into production did not suit the only user - Steve. Smartphones existed before the iPhone, and they all failed. The reason for the failures is simple - the electronics weren't good enough. Do you know what these were the firms and models? It is true that no one remembers these names. "
"Clients simply are not able to desire something completely new - they only know the familiar things."
"For a fund like Sequoia Capital to invest in you, you must have a Strong Vision. Your idea should be bold, strong, initially worked out, breaking the established stereotypes. Therefore, initially she will be hostile and resisted. Forget about any user, even a Stanford professor, giving you product advice. People will call your service gibberish. This is normal for a disruptive startup. The new scares people. But you mustn't give up. "
In general, don't listen to customers. Believe in yourself. You must know what to do.
Such is the advice from respected investors, backed up by facts. Very reasonable. Old Steve can't be wrong.

3. Singles versus team
3.1. Alone, you are doomed. The Y combinator (Harvard among accelerators) simply does not accept startups with fewer than two team members. And for good reason. First, if you are alone in a team, then you cannot convince even your friend to believe in your product. Needless to say about the whole market. Second, the to-do list for a successful launch is too long for one person. There will be neither time nor competence. You will have to program, draw designs and sketches, prepare pitches, presentations, engage in networking, accounting, open a company, and understand contracts. Isn't the list too long even for Alexander the Great?
Plus, Bill Gates had Paul Allen. Larry Page has Sergey Brin. Jobs has Wozniak. That says it all. Need more arguments? But:
3.2. Nginx is a complex piece of software written by one person. Dropbox, whose capitalization exceeded 10 billion, Drew Houston launched alone, and then frantically searched for a co-founder. And finally, Nikola Tesla - this name alone says a lot.

You should feel that you can turn the world around even alone. Otherwise, you won't succeed with the whole team.

4. To take or not to take money from investors?
4.1. You will be committing a crime against your project and against your team if you do not take the investors' money at the moment they are offered to you. Paul Graham. Startup guru. Master Yoda Y-combinator.
"Markets move in a sinusoidal manner. From time to time they are in a fever with the financial crisis. Force majeure happens. These are tough times. Even if you are doing well financially now, take the money. Then they will press you, but nobody will give you money. The project may show negative dynamics in the future. A financial cushion made of banknotes will help you survive difficult times and overcome the "Valley of Death". Otherwise, a crisis will break out, and you will die with your 100% of the company. "
As he looks into the water. Valuable advice. We must follow. But:
4.2. "Don't take investors' money. Fight for the project to the last ruble without surrendering to greedy financial tycoons. Develop on your own as long as a crumb of bread remains in the house. The percentage of your company that needs to be given back in return for investment is too valuable. Today you will give 35% for a million dollars, and tomorrow you will be begged to take 100 million dollars for 3.5%.
"You have to be an idiot to mindlessly throw away a share in a project for some candy wrappers that will still go down the drain."
And remember: "The temptation to give up will be especially strong shortly before victory." Indeed, even Buddha could not have put it better.

5. At what age to start?
5.1. "A million dollar business on the network can only be built by a person who does not yet know that this is an unattainable goal." A successful startup is always a step beyond the existing one, it is building a new world. Only young people have a fresh perspective on things. Only young people see problems that people over 25 simply do not have. Can you think of SnapChat at 40? Names like Zuckerberg, Page and Brin, Kalkanis are clearly signaling the market to invest in the young.
5.2. "An old horse will not spoil the furrow." Young people learn from their mistakes for a long time, and this process is costly for the company. Building a successful business requires wisdom that comes only with experience. Examples of Jack Walsh, Larry Ellison, who built a business at only 35, show the benefits of experienced people. Statistics show that people over 40 are 80% more successful than young people.
"When we invest in young people, our money goes to their education. The team fails, the business will collapse. Then they start a new company, using the experience gained. After several similar iterations, the older founders finally have a successful business. The wise investor will only invest at this moment. "

6. Do only what you know well. Versus. Discover the unknown: treasures are waiting for the horizon
6.1. "Launching a startup is like jumping off a cliff and trying to build an airplane in flight." Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn Creator, Billionaire, Investor). Throw yourself into battle, do the incomprehensible. In the modern world, competition is so intense that all known problems have already been resolved. If thousands of people know about the problem, then you do not have the advantage of a pioneer. The largest companies pay millions of analysts to report known issues. After that, the giants cast thousands of their employees to solve these problems. Everyone wants to make money. You cannot compete with Google. Therefore, tackle only those problems that analysts will never know about. How to do it? Only by engaging in a completely new direction in which no one has experience, including you. You will be the first to gain experience in the process.
6.2. Do only what you know well. Successful start-ups are obtained solely on the inside, on a deep knowledge of the industry. Long-term work in some areas gives a person an understanding of problems that others simply do not see. You need to quickly overcome the "Valley of Death" and make a profit. It is an unaffordable luxury to waste resources on experimentation. For every Columbus, there are thousands of seafarers still feeding fish at the bottom of coral reefs.

7. Know your monetization or just attract users
7.1. Before starting the project, decide on how the service will make money. Do you have a ton of users, cool retention (return) and insane growth that Facebook never dreamed of? Wait to rejoice, history remembers a ton of these failed companies. As a rule, they sell a ruble for 10 kopecks. For example, free services for uploading pictures and inserting to forums, services for free uploading files - such projects are rapidly gaining popularity, but, like two-hundred-kilogram boars, they constantly consume the capacity of server disks and the bandwidth of your communication channels. Soon, losses start to amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. And so it will be until you run out of money. After all, closing such a traffic project for a startup is worse than stepping on your throat.
More examples - YouTube's appetite was reaching a million dollars a day before it started bringing in the first cent. It's good that it was acquired by Google, which had that kind of money. A lot of YouTube's competitors just went broke. Or recall Groupon, which sold other people's services at half price - soon restaurants, whose revenue fell sharply, refused to serve customers at half price.
7.2. The main commandment of Silicon Valley investors is that a project should focus on only one thing at a time. Growth or monetization. The combination is equal to death. Making a profit from a project that has no users is problematic. So forget about monetization and only think about user growth and retention. We will give you the money. Look who has taken over the Internet now - giants like Pinterest, which has reached billions in capitalizations without even thinking about making money. You know, when you're big, they just buy you for that. As was the case with the hopelessly unprofitable Tumbrl (Yahoo bought it for a billion). In our world, it is important to be a big hippo. Nothing else matters. Instagram, SnapChat, WatsApp, Viber and others like them. There is a tendency that is criminal to ignore. The rest of the world just doesn't understand anything about the internet. Just create a project that users will love, and the money will come to you.

8. Is a technical director needed right from the start?
8.1. From the very first day you found a startup, you need a good CTO. Better if it is a genius with Asperger's syndrome. A quiet type, avoiding people and spending the whole day at the computer simply because he has nothing else to do. Such a person can hack the Pentagon network in three days, asking for only two burgers and a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola.
If you start without those. director, then your project will fail. You just waste a lot of time, initial motivation (fuse is very important), but you can never do cool tech stuff, and your service will go down at the first load. You will have to rewrite all the code, and this is at the moment when the money has already run out, and competitors saw your takeoff and copied your service in two and a half days.
Freelancers will begin to blackmail you, realizing how much you need a new function, and will take the project hostage. One crafty freelancer can suck a hapless startup's wallet dry. As a result, the latter will go around the world with a cart, taken away from the nearest supermarket.
Quality paid development is a utopia. For example, Indians (inexpensive literate freelancers) confuse a footer with a header. Think for yourself, your English is a foreign language and theirs too. Broken phone in a square. Belarusian developers will take money and disappear, realizing the opacity of legal boundaries.
After all, there are many more gifted technical directors than there are good entrepreneurs with ideas. I will tell you exactly. Just look at GitHub - how many talents there are who mold beautiful dummies, and do not find use for their technical genius. They need an entrepreneur with an idea, they themselves are looking for such.
8.2. Why do you need a CTO? You can always hire a freelance student or start a WordPress startup like Groupon did. Jumla to help you. Are you not talking seriously? Are you a serious entrepreneur yourself? Most of the hypotheses are tested with DruPal.
Pinterest was made by non-tech guys. Yes, they changed several development teams, but they knew what they were doing and in the end they won. As the project grows, those. You will need a director, but first you need to do more realistic things. You can't find a good programmer during the day with fire. Skilled guys work for large companies. Headhunters from IT giants are setting up surveillance and round-the-clock surveillance of the homes of specialist coders. As soon as programmers step outside their home, they are immediately seduced by multi-million dollar contracts. Recruiters shake puffy checkbooks in front of them and even show them pictures of yachts that will become the property of programmers after just three years at Google. So don't even dream. Look, the Silicon Valley forums are filled with sobs from founders who can't code. It gets to the point where founders with a design or economics background start learning Ruby or Python themselves. There is nothing to do. The best way out is the friendly guys from India. Take it inexpensively.
Such is the advice. Sounds reasonable. Looks logical, especially if you remember 8.1.

9. Work with or without rest
9.1. Work hard around the clock, otherwise you will achieve a result called "nothing." Bloomberg, who became a billionaire and mayor of New York, early in his career at a brokerage firm worked even during lunchtime, when everyone else went out to eat hot dogs and drink coffee. How many of his colleagues do you think became millionaires? That's right, only he is alone.
In the Y-combinator, it is recommended to close at home and not go outside in the first couple of months of work on the project. Don't go out at all. Order food at home and invite housekeepers. Of course, do it over the Internet.
Do you have a family or a girlfriend? The startup is prohibited from knowing these terms.
9.2. Strike a balance. Mandatory time for rest, family and friends is necessary - this will allow you to collect your thoughts and simply increase your work efficiency.
Do you know the story about the driven horse? Or about sharpening an ax. Two foresters argued who would cut down 10 larches faster. One rolled up his sleeves, and only the chips flew. And the second will chop, chop, and then sharpen the ax. So the second one won. It says a lot.
Not only will you be left without money in case of failure, you will also lose all your friends and family. Think about it. The moral support provided by the family cannot be overemphasized.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
Best regards
Dilnaza

October 18, 2020 12:51

Greetings from Kazakhstan! I have found some interesting materials, and I would like to share them with you

1) Undoubtedly, funds will be needed for you (as you already said) to complete this wonderful idea on a full scale. I would like to advise international funds such as The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), Call for Proposals: Actions to Boost the Development of Finance Markets for Social Enterprises GroFin: Small and Growing Business Fund. You can also take part in contests such as School Enterprise Challenge: Join the movement to build Business Skills!
2) I would recommend you to read a number of books that will contribute significantly to your knowledge about business. They are "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic" by Stephen R. Covey, "How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business: Unexpected Rules Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know" by Jeffrey J. Fox, and "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea BioFSM with your votes and comments https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/19080/
Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments
Best regards
Dilnaza

October 13, 2020 07:48

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.

Your idea is great and very practical.

>> https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/ <<

October 11, 2020 01:19

Dear friend,
It was indeed a long Competition but the journey we have ahead of us is more exciting. Sustainable development should always be our first priority. Let/s all come together, unite and make the world a better place for us and future generations. Your idea / project is just awesome. Being a social entrepreneur requires a lot of sacrifices and your passion and drive will make your business to succeed.
I am inviting you to support me with comments and to also support other entries to get your bar moving before we reach the finish line. Read the Campus BLOG for more details! You can support my idea Building The Infrastructure For African Culture. at:
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18576

Wishing you all success in your entrepreneurial endeavours.
May your new business flourish, may you reap your rewards and may you reach your dreams.
Good luck with your new business!

Kind regards.

Umar Imam
CEO / Co-Founder
Afrik Designers brand.

October 10, 2020 21:36

As economists we know that the cause or centre of unequal income distribution and unequal wealth distribution is due to commercial activity. That is where the problem starts. Those who are entrepreneurs usually accumulate a lot of money and others do not. So if you can increase participation in entrepreneurship that would be the decisive point to change society and all the inequality.

Would really appreciate your vote, comment and support.

Emmanuel/Ekpenyong

October 10, 2020 11:33

Day 82
By the end of the day, Tom has convinced his friends that it is exciting to paint a fence. But even better, they pay him for allowing them to do the work. Turning work into fun.

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW you can read brains versus capital for the above quote?

Day 83

Can this little tale be transferred to an entrepreneurial design?

I think so; Tom managed to organize the job of painting a fence in a very special way. With a little imagination and talent for organization. Tom understands that you turn even a punishment into a party.

Day 84

How does Tom Sawyer get his friends to paint the fence?

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW, by using the motto, Turn work into Fun, which is the answer.

Day 85

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW According to the text in Brains versus Capital, what should you do to freshen up an old established business model?

Day 86

What can you concretely do to make work fun?

The answer is Develop a systematic process. Read brains versus capital?

Day 87

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW, start ups with wings is the eight assignment and already part of brains versus capital course and which can help in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects collectively in this platform.

Emmanuel/Ekpenyong

October 10, 2020 11:32

DAY 75
CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW THAT IF YOU Recombine what already exists, is it the sixth assignment and already part of the book brains versus capital course, which can helps us to give the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and project.

Day 76

You could describe Nels entrepreneur idea as follows, imagine a cup. Turn the cup upside down, make the cup bigger and bigger in your minds eye. Now imagine holes in this cup. Now lets call the cup a house. Campus members, do you know you, can find this quotes in Brains versus Capital. CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW you can find this quote in Brains versus Capital?

Day 77

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW, the artist as architect and entrepreneur, write an idea, outstanding simple and demonstrably practical. Everyone can be his own builder, potter and artist.

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW if this quote is found where?

Day 78

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW if the answer is below this quote?

What is the artist ThijsNel use as a model for anew sturdier house?

The name is cup.

Day 79

How can you create something new without any experience?

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW the answer is by combining well known products in new images.

Day 80

Who invented the modern conveyor belt industrial production system?

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW it was Henry Ford. Do you all know?

Day 81

CAMPUS MEMBERS DO YOU KNOW, Turning work into fun and entertainment is the seventh assignment and is part of brains versus capital course that help in inspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and project.

Emmanuel/Ekpenyong

October 10, 2020 11:28

Day 58

There are painters who make a yellow spot out of the sun.
But there are other who through their artistry and intelligence
Make the sun out of a yellow spot
Campus members did you know it is PABLO PICASSO?

Day 59

Commonly imitation and arbitrage, that is, the transfer of successful models that already approaches that initially and sound reasonable and were successful for a long time.

Campus members where will you find the above?

Day 60

Campus members, what is a visual axis?
for an entrepreneurship

Campus members, do you know the answer is a method for developing new perspectives for you idea?

Day 61

Campus members , which of the following three points is unsuitable as a visual axis?

Campus members do you know the answer?

The answer is convention

Day 62

Which entrepreneurial approaches could be entrepreneurial design?

Campus members where is the answer found from, Brains versus Capital?

The answer is Me too company launches

Day 63

Campus members do you know Discover potential in what exists already is it already part of the brains versus capital course, or help in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects

Day 64

My fellow contestant 2020, I want to tell you today that an interesting story about Sergio Rial a Brazilian from who was been send to China to establish AMBO Bank but when he got there he discovered that Chinese ate the feet and legs of chicken that is been thrown away in Brazil, please

Emmanuel/Ekpenyong

October 10, 2020 11:26

Day 28 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation

We need to show how the new perspectives opened up by entrepreneurship enable broad and active participation in the economy. Not just on some abstract, theoretical level, but with practical examples that the rest of us can emulate. It would be a shame if we were to leave these opportunities to the still elatively small number of business founders and their investors who occupy the playing field today. Even in the field of fashion, I can imagine devising our own brands, custom tailored to ourselves. In part, this is because I would like to be a brand of my own, instead of being forced to purchase my image, respectability or attractiveness by means of expensive watches and exclusive brand name trousers and shirts. The other reason is that I had the good fortune to meet Professor Kambartel, at one time a professor of philosophy at the University of Constance.Kambartel always wore the same light colored trousers and a practical shirt equipped with many pockets. He explained that he did not want to spend his limited time on earth on something as silly as poking around in the mens department of a department store. If he found something he liked, then on his next visit it would not be there anymore. So he had decided to buy multiples of an item all at once, instead of starting over again every time he had a need for clothes.

Day 29 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
One day in December I ran into a man making his way down the street dressed as a Christmas tree with lights. Baffled, I stopped and looked. Children were pointing at him, shoppers carrying Christmas gifts turned to look at him. I followed along a few steps behind him, then congratulated him on his costume and asked about his motive. Grinning, he told me, I sell candles since I got this costume, I really standout. I invited him to the university so that I could get my students to come up with their own ideas instead of putting their trust in marketing textbooks. He actually showed up, with a TV crew close on his heels. They only wanted pictures of him; they paid no attention to me. Instant stardom

Day 30 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
9.1 Stand Up for Something Support a Cause

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Day 31 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That has always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing, commented Virgin founder Richard Branson. A business has to be involving; it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Day 32 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
9.3 Social Entrepreneurship

The idea of social entrepreneurship is gaining ground around the world. This is probably because the concept of commitment to a social cause is linked to the idea of entrepreneurial initiatives, purposeful organization and disciplined cost management on the part of companies. Something along the lines of Richard Branson and Mother Teresa in one and the same person. Moreover, the concept responds to a movement that acknowledges that governments, administrations and existing social organizations do not seem to be coming to grips with certain types of problems, whether because they function inefficiently, are administering rather than satisfying social needs, or because they are simply rigid and obsolete. We need, so goes the thesis, social entrepreneurs, who with new approaches to complex new problems will find and implement suitable answers. The term social entrepreneurship is new, but the concept is not. There have always been social entrepreneurs, and many of our institutions originated because of them. Back in the 19th century, Friedrich von Bodelschwingh created the Bethel Institute in Germany, a world renowned social enterprise that functioned according to economic principles and operated its own artisan workshops, its own electric and water supply, its own schools and training centers. The founder of the Red Cross, Henri Dunant, was most certainly a social entrepreneur, as was Mother Teresa in Calcutta.

Day 33 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
It is also true that social entrepreneurs are pioneers who work with new approaches instead of attempting to improve existing processes through minor changes. So it is not a matter of what the English speaking world calls best practice, but rather of creating new concepts to solve social problems. Muhammad Yunus is a good example. His Grameen Bank with its microcredit revolutionized the understanding and practice of granting loans. Prior to Yunus, the poor were not deemed creditworthy but, perhaps even more importantly, they were not profitable customers for the banks even if they did repay their loans, because in the conventional banking system very small loans created a disproportionately high administrative burden. And of course no one believed that the poor possessed the skills needed by entrepreneurs. Yunus created a totally new approach, proving that the poor are a good credit risk and that it is possible to create a system that is mostly self financing that charges and collects interest and is applicable internationally. Anyone familiar with the Yunus story knows that he began with a loan of about 27 dollars, a ridiculously small sum by our standards, to help 42 women achieve micro entrepreneurship that is a little bit more than 50 cents per project, and that without exception all the borrowers repaid their loans. I invite you to join me in thinking how we might better understand this new discipline of social entrepreneurship and how to better publicize its opportunities and conditions.

Day 34 of Voting and Commenting Phase is here for All Contestants to Read and Refine their Ideas and Projects for Implementation
BOSCHEE McCLURG Profits yes or no? I am afraid this question would not get us any further. We have to delve more deeply into the motivations of the actors. Let me share a little story to illuminate this issue. Harvard, July 1998. Howard Stevenson, professor of entrepreneurship, is reporting on a new teaching module for this venerable institution. Ethical conduct, he says, is now a component of management education. You cannot start teaching these principles to your economics students soon enough. He stresses emphatically how important the ethical conduct of its students is to an educational institution especially after the numerous corporate scandals in the US. Then Stevenson stops speaking. Theres a long pause. A few of his listeners grow uneasy, especially as the professor stands before them red faced and looking somewhat unwell. He simply stands there, silently. Perhaps a minute passes, an eternity. As his audience starts to become concerned, he calmly continues, Is there anyone here in this room foolish enough to believe you could do it like this? Create ethical conduct through instruction? Have not there been many others preaching ethics before? Professor Stevenson was right it is not that simple. Stevenson proposed that we examine the situation more closely, analyze the motives and try to figure out how we can create a win win situation.

Emmanuel/Ekpenyong

October 10, 2020 11:23

Day 22
As a budding 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Contestant from Nigeria South South Nigeria Region I love my idea and project Electricity for Everyone because I seek out to ask many questions than answers, I am 100 percent focus and self discipline, critical thinker, networker, innovator while my major duty now is to help young people across mother Earth to start developing their inherent entrepreneurial skills and talents towards realizing our 17 sustainable development goals and join me now to ask many questions across our 2020 platform
Holger Johnson is just such a multi founder. In addition to Ebuero AG, he has established, co founded or functioned as a business angel actively engaged in the development of about 20 other companies. How does he do it? He concentrates on the entrepreneurial design, from which he formulates objectives and tasks and then supervises their execution. In this way he uses his head and his time in the area in which he excels. He knows full well that he must not permit too much complexity in his entrepreneurial design work. A high degree of complexity would increase susceptibility to error and require more decision making on his part; it would sap more of his energy and divert his attention from the areas where his best talents lie and from what he most enjoys. Campus members use this in your idea or project
I want all to reflect on it
Day 23
Successful companies originate in the mind. The better an entrepreneurial concept is and the more it is
analyzed and fine tuned, the more it will resemble a finished work of art and the more likely it is to be
successful.
I want all to reflect on it
Day 24
Dorothee is the daughter of a colleague of mine. She was an English major but did not want to become a
teacher. In her free time she creates vases, large ceramic pieces. She asked me whether she could not
make a little business out of this. I asked her a whole series of questions. Did she really enjoy doing it?
Did she enjoy it so much that she could imagine doing it over the long term? Are people willing to buy
these vases with their own money? And much more. Dorothee explained that she really did enjoy
working on her ceramics. That there are people who are buying her vases already and that she is earning
money with them, even when she calculates all her expenses and her own work time. And that if she
wanted to, she could ask for more money.
This did not sound bad. In fact, it sounded very convincing. Dorothee would probably be happier with her
vases than she would be working as a teacher in a job she disliked. My advice do it. Do not let yourself
be dissuaded bet on your artistic talent.
I ran into her again a few months later. Curious, I ask her about her business. I am not suited to be a
business person, she tells me. How so? I ask, amazed. Dorothee explains that she took a course in
starting a business, but I failed the balance sheet analysis.
Balance sheet analysis is something valuable. Nobody who wants to understand the financial situation of
a major company like Siemens can skip the balance sheet analysis. But what Dorothee needed is not a
balance sheet analysis. What she needs to know is whether her work is generating enough income.
Every street kid in Manila, every woman in Bangladesh who gets a microcredit from the Grameen Bank,
has the business smarts for this, without formal business administration concepts and techniques. A
formal requirement just frightens people off, especially creative, artistically inclined people. The start-up
consultant would have given better advice if he had simple told Dorothee to collect the receipts for her
expenses and her income and take them to a bookkeeper, or to pay a student to do her income tax
return. With Dorothee, a promising business founder was derailed because of an incompetent startup
consultant.
I want all to reflect on it
Day 25
Getting rid of the fanciful ideas
And where was the campfire? Much too dangerous. The artistic performances? Could you do a somersault in your confirmation suit? Any fanciful ideas had been taken away from the children before they were even aware of it. The concept of the adventure restaurant was dead on arrival.
I want all to reflect on it
Day 26
An Example Making Toothbrushes Cheaper
Not far from Bonn is a factory that makes most of the toothbrushes sold in Germany. A number of well known brands have their toothbrushes made for them there. You, too, can have your toothbrushes manufactured there and sell them under your own name or under some other fancy name. Get together with your friends and acquaintances and start a Toothbrush Campaign. You know that toothbrushes should not be used too long otherwise they will damage your teeth, no matter how expensive or scientific their design. You yourself need at least ten toothbrushes a year. So your own circle of friends and acquaintances is sufficient for a small campaign. Why should your friends buy their toothbrushes from you? You can already figure it out. Not because you are attractive and likeable and can talk your friends into buying them from you, but because naturally your toothbrushes are much cheaper than the toothbrushes they are buying for themselves, even at the discount store. Materials and production cost almost nothing. Toothbrushes become expensive because of the advertising to develop the brand and sales.
I want all to reflect on it
Day 27
Once you have the concept, you go on to researching and identifying appropriate components. This, too, does not have to become a full time job. Do not be satisfied with the first supplier to come along, just because you are happy to have found a component. Inquire, research, investigate, compare. Finally, you are ready to coordinate the components. This, too, is a manageable task where concepts are simple and straightforward.
Under these conditions illustrated in the examples described above founding a company can actually be a kind of part-time job. Launching a company with a safety net, so to speak. Do not give up your day job, your old occupation, until your own idea concept proves to be sound and sustainable. Wait for your concept to prove itself. Do not put all your money on one card, but establish your business on a carefully considered and securely solid basis. It is not true that the fast devour the slow in every situation, but those who are well prepared and work with professional partners will succeed over those who are excitable, overworked and try to organize everything in house.
I want all to reflect on it
Today, I motivate you to make use of my comment and also share with others in the platform so as to learn and improve your idea and project for successful startups and SDGs realization. I share it freely with others ideas and projects so as to join all in achieving our 2020 target in our entrepreneur campus.

Emmanuel/Ekpenyong

October 10, 2020 10:57

Day 15
As a Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur and 2020 Best Idea Contestant. My sole role in this platform is to mobilize my co global youth led innovation towards exchanging and supporting their creative ideas and projects towards contributing to achieving the sustainable developing goals. While envisioning to do volunteer work and assisting upcoming start ups across borders soon.

Campus members did you know, Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Peace Nobel Prize, is a serial entrepreneur in the social sphere? The Grameen Bank with its micro credits is only one of the many enterprises he has promoted. They include the solar energy company Grameen Shakti, as well as Grameen Phone, already a telecommunications giant, and Grameen Danone, a joint venture for the production of fortified yogurt, designed to make up for nutritional deficiencies typical among Bangladeshis rural population. The Grameen group even includes an investment company. Yunus uses the tools of capitalism because he is convinced that it is possible to use our economic system more efficiently than it is being used today. Anyone who has ever had anything to do with him perceives him as relaxed, amiable, totally present and not overburdened, even if his multiplicity of projects and duties would lead you to expect that.

Campus members please check page 42 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.

Day 16

Campus members did you know, from 4 10
Successful Companies Originate in the Mind?

Did you know developing a good entrepreneurial concept is a challenge, whether it is the result of arduous work or cheerful contemplation? Many paths are traveled better in ones head than with ones feet. Sometimes one needs as much as ten years and 50,000 pieces of information before an entrepreneurial concept is born, notes Professor Simon of Carnegie Mellon University. Simons experience should not frighten us, but it demonstrates that a well thought out idea is not a trivial and fleeting thing that gains substance only after it has been implemented through business administration.

Campus members please check page 43 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.

Day 17

Campus members did you know,

Small is Beautiful was a famous book title from the 1960s, but its subtitle was even better? Economics
as if People Mattered. We need an economy where people play the decisive role one that places the advancement of mankind at its center.

Campus members please check page 44 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.

Day 18

Campus members did you know you can simply apply the quote below and use for improving your idea and project

If I had gone to business school,
I never would have started the company.

ANITA RODDICK

That is simply mean that you can become a successful start up without you going to business school.

Campus members please check page 47 to 48 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.

Day 19

Campus members did you know in 5.3 Where startup consultants fail the example of
Dorothee the artist

Dorothee is the daughter of a colleague of mine. She was an English major but did not want to become a
teacher. In her free time she creates vases, large ceramic pieces. She asked me whether she could not
make a little business out of this. I asked her a whole series of questions. Did she really enjoy doing it?
Did she enjoy it so much that she could imagine doing it over the long term? Are people willing to buy
these vases with their own money? And much more. Dorothee explained that she really did enjoy
working on her ceramics. That there are people who are buying her vases already and that she is earning
money with them, even when she calculates all her expenses and her own work time. And that if she
wanted to, she could ask for more money.
This did not sound bad. In fact, it sounded very convincing. Dorothee would probably be happier with her
vases than she would be working as a teacher in a job she disliked. My advice do it. Do not let yourself
be dissuaded bet on your artistic talent.
I ran into her again a few months later. Curious, I ask her about her business. I am not suited to be a
business person, she tells me. How so? I ask, amazed. Dorothee explains that she took a course in
starting a business, but I failed the balance sheet analysis.
53
Balance sheet analysis is something valuable. Nobody who wants to understand the financial situation of
a major company like Siemens can skip the balance sheet analysis. But what Dorothee needed is not a
balance sheet analysis. What she needs to know is whether her work is generating enough income.
Every street kid in Manila, every woman in Bangladesh who gets a microcredit from the Grameen Bank,
has the business smarts for this, without formal business administration concepts and techniques. A
formal requirement just frightens people off, especially creative, artistically inclined people. The start up
consultant would have given better advice if he had simple told Dorothee to collect the receipts for her
expenses and her income and take them to a bookkeeper, or to pay a student to do her income tax
return. With Dorothee, a promising business founder was derailed because of an incompetent startup
consultant.

Campus members please check page 52 to 53 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.

Day 20

Campus members did you know that Get big, but remain small
The principle is Get big, but remains small. This is the advantage of making use of large, efficient units
without having to establish and operate them yourself. Your company grows, but the core activity that
you control remains small, and thus coherent and manageable.

Campus members please check page 72 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.

Day 21

My Co Contestants CEC 2020

Campus members did you know that the first step is to have an idea and to work on it until a compelling concept emerges. The second step is to find pre existing professional components with which you can bring the idea to life in all its artistic details.

Concept plus components

A carefully thought out concept plus professional components that is the magic
formula with which we can challenge the major players of the economic world.

Campus members please check page 74 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.

My Co contestants CEC 2020, I blissfully want you to support your idea and project through sharing your innate experiences, and exchanging of best practice and well conceived idea at the entrepreneurial laboratory down to one to many so as to motivates you in learning and improving your own idea and project.

Emmanuel/Ekpenyong

October 10, 2020 10:53

Day 8
As a budding 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Contestant from Nigeria South Nigeria Region I love my idea and project Electricity for Everyone because I seek out to ask many questions than answers, l am 100% focus and self-discipline, critical thinker, networker, innovator while my major duty now is to help young people across mother Earth to start developing their inherent entrepreneurial skills and talents towards realizing our 17 sustainable development goals and join me now to ask many questions across our 2020 platform!
The concept of the Tea Campaign did not develop overnight. At the beginning it was not at all certain whether the project would involve tea or some other business. I had no firm notions what my company would look like. At the beginning my only goal was to combine academic theory with handson entrepreneurial practice. Did you know, Prof. Faltin was the Founder of the Concept of the Tea Campaign?
Day 9
Did you know Prof. Gunter Faltin Concept of the campaign was about unconventional or conventional?
Day 10
There is such a tea all the experts agree on this. It grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayas and is named for the region where it is cultivated Darjeeling. Because I was no tea expert, much less a tea drinker, this is something I learned at the library of the Free University of Berlin. If you could have such an outstanding tea, especially for so little money, perhaps customers would be willing to do without a wide selection. So I thought: as a wine drinker, if I could buy Rothschild Lafite, one of the worlds most expensive wines, for the price of an ordinary house wine, then I would only drink Rothschild Lafite.
Limiting the selection to Darjeeling alone had yet another advantage. How was a customer to recognize that my tea really was a much better value? After all, every merchant claims his goods are the best
quality at the cheapest price.
Campus members did you know if Prof. Faltin made this statement based on convention or function, did you know?
Day 11
Did you know, there was yet another hurdle: how to finance the project? After all, the first step was a major bulk purchase. In international trade the credit period is 60 days. This meant we had two months before the big bill fell due. The ship from Calcutta to Hamburg takes about four weeks. Once in port at Hamburg, the tea would be unloaded at the Port of Hamburg in two to three days. That left a full month to sell as much tea as possible. Thus, the idea of a campaign. We had to sell fast in order to be able to pay the big bill.
Day 12
Campus members should all know today that Mother Teresa was a social entrepreneur with a difference, when she said, never be so busy as not to think of others, so now I urge you all to make sure you share commitment to others ideas and projects happily.
Day 13
Based on the ideas makes the difference, did you know it is the quality of the idea that is the decisive factor an idea that at the outset seemed crazy to almost everyone: only one type of tea and only in big packages? But this was not a whim or a passing fancy it was a very carefully thought out concept. The principle is to build from function instead of following convention. If you systematically look for the factors that make a product like tea so expensive in Germany, you almost inevitably come up with this solution. Although it may seem strange, it does make sense because it cuts costs radically.
Day 14
Not inspirations or passing fancies, campus members did you know that or can you imagine furniture that the customer has to assemble himself? Can you design furniture that can be assembled without woodworking machinery or specialized tools? Does not this require a complete rethinking of how to make wardrobes, tables and chairs? Are customers even willing to put furniture together themselves? Do they have the time and inclination to do so? Do they dare? Is not it unreasonable that people suddenly be required to assemble their own furniture? These are among the many novel questions that scarcely anyone before Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad had ever asked. Did he get spontaneous positive feedback on these concerns from his circle of friends and acquaintances? I am sure he did not. The solution looks simply, but it demanded unconventional questions and a lot of mental effort before answers emerged yes, customers were willing and able to assemble their furniture and, yes, the price incentives were sufficient to induce them to purchase furniture like this. Kamprad asked questions that, if they had even been asked previously, had elicited only negative responses. Kamprad had to challenge common sense and prevailing views, and he had no industry experts standing at his side. He had to rethink his furniture completely in order to figure out how to construct it so that ordinary consumers would be able to put it together at home.
Today, I motivate you to make use of my comment and also share with others in the platform so as to learn and improve your idea and project for successful startups and SDGs realization. I share it freely with others ideas and projects so as to join all in achieving our 2020 target in our entrepreneur campus.

Emmanuel/Ekpenyong

October 10, 2020 10:08

Day 1
As a budding 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Contestant I love your idea and project Electricity for Everyone because I seek out to ask many questions than answers, I am 100 percent focus and self-discipline, critical thinker, networker, innovator while my major duty now is to help young people across mother Earth to start developing their inherent entrepreneurial skills and talents towards realizing our 17 sustainable development goals and join me now to ask many questions across our 2020 platform!

Today I want to heartily welcome all my fellow contestants, all campus members, global citizens, campus administrator and staff and team to intuitively vote for my idea and project titled Electricity for everyone in Adult Categories respectively. You are all welcome.

Campus members, do you know that Gunter Fatling, one of the earliest pioneers of entrepreneurship education in Germany, is also the founder of the legendary Teekampagne, a highly unorthodox small company that has become the world is largest importer of Darjeeling tea? I urge you all to read the book Brains versus Capital.

I urge everyone today to freely and blissfully cast their votes and comments to my idea and project Electricity for Everyone.
Day 2
As a Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur and 2020 Best Idea Contestant. My sole role in this platform is to mobilize my co global youth led innovation towards exchanging and supporting their creative ideas and projects towards contributing to achieving the sustainable developing goals. While envisioning to do volunteer work and assisting upcoming startups across borders soon.
Campus members did you know, Fatling demonstrates why a well thought out idea is more important than a patent, a new technology, or a large amount of startup capital?
Did you know Fatling introduces what he calls the component principle, a division of labor made possible by the virtual systems of our postindustrial societies?
Campus members please check page three of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.
My Co contestant CEC 2020, I blissfully want you to support your idea and project through sharing your innate experiences, and exchanging of best practice and well-conceived idea at the entrepreneurial laboratory down to one to many so as to motivates you in learning and improving your own idea and project. So please heartily vote and comment for my own idea now.
Day 3
As a Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur and 2020 Best Idea Contestant. My sole role in this platform is to mobilize my co global youth led innovation towards exchanging and supporting their creative ideas and projects towards contributing to achieving the sustainable developing goals. While envisioning to do volunteer work and assisting upcoming startups across borders soon.
Campus members did you know, Fatling wants us to minimize risk and to avoid the lure of quick opportunities? His is what I call the slow food version of entrepreneurship take your time, prepare well, then sit back and enjoy. Take pleasure in the preparation as well as the eating; enjoy both the work and its rewards. Do not become the slaves of your work; keep your head free. Do meaningful work be mindful of other people and the larger world.
Campus members please check page 4 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.
My Co contestant CEC 2020, I blissfully want you to support your idea and project through sharing your innate experiences, and exchanging of best practice and well-conceived idea at the entrepreneurial laboratory down to one to many so as to motivates you in learning and improving your own idea and project. So please heartily vote and comment for my own idea now.
Day 4
As a Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur and 2020 Best Idea Contestant. My sole role in this platform is to mobilize my co global youth led innovation towards exchanging and supporting their creative ideas and projects towards contributing to achieving the sustainable developing goals. While envisioning to do volunteer work and assisting upcoming startups across borders soon.
Campus members did you know, if you want to know the conceptual raising up of Prof. Fatlings upbringing so I urge and advice you to quickly go to pages 6 and 7. The Fascination of Economics and see the story by yourself Even back in my school days I enjoyed reading about Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie and Joseph Schumpeter. Not as a class assignment, but reading surreptitiously under my desk. Back when I was in
high school, an interest in economics was regarded as something almost disreputable, even indecent.
But I could scarcely imagine anything more fascinating and informative. I was raised to be frugal. I did not
spend the first money I earned; instead, I invested it in stock. My parents were shocked, and so were me
teachers.
It was obvious that I would study economics. But to my amazement, the subject that had seemed to me
so interesting and compelling turned out to be dry and boring at the university. What I had previously
experienced as lively and exciting was, as an academic discipline, as lifeless as a cadaver being dissected.
Now it is true that the study of medicine does start in the dissecting room, but sooner or later the
medical student will work with living people. But with the study of economics, I waited for that in vain.
The fascinating figure of the entrepreneur that I had gotten to know with Schumpeter had been
replaced by the principle of profit maximization. As a student of economics, one is primarily occupied
with mathematics and abstract models. I quickly put this kind of academic study behind me, and without
the pressure of exams I became even more involved in investigating why a fascinating field like
economics became totally lifeless through its study as an academic discipline.
Would anyone ever come upon the idea to teach sports in such a way that the only thing analyzed
would be the participants desire to win? And then to do this using mathematical formulas? With the
result that there would no longer be any competition included in the study of physical education, but
only mathematics? You laugh? What is taught about competition between companies follows this
precise model starting from the assumption of profit maximization, this formulaic approach with its
mathematical models march into the foreground. It is scarcely possible to find any contact with the
living subject embedded in reality. Economics becomes marketing, finance, organization, bookkeeping
and accounting. This is the way the cadaver is dissected. The different motives and characteristics of the
persons involved no longer exist.
The study of economics from a single perspective diminishes the subject. This is not a matter of whether
profit maximization or mathematical formulas are good or bad. The only aspect of interest here is the
unplanned consequence that not only is the fascination for the subject of economics which is so
central to our society lost for most students, but it is also lost for the many who would like to use it as
a tool.
Now in life it is not unprecedented that someone is called to the very field of endeavor that he had
previously criticized so harshly. When a few years later I received an invitation to teach at a university, I
swore I would teach economics differently. And how could one do this better than by the example of
founding a company?
Me an entrepreneur? In those days it was difficult to bring these words across my lips. And how to
achieve this, pray tell? To get started, do not you need a patent, plenty of capital and, above all, solid
economic tools?
That was, in any event, the prevailing wisdom
Campus members please check pages 6 and 7 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.
My Co contestant CEC 2020, I blissfully want you to support your idea and project through sharing your innate experiences, and exchanging of best practice and well-conceived idea at the entrepreneurial laboratory down to one to many so as to motivates you in learning and improving your own idea and project.
Day 6
As a Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur and 2020 Best Idea Contestant. My sole role in this platform is to mobilize my co global youth led innovation towards exchanging and supporting their creative ideas and projects towards contributing to achieving the sustainable developing goals. While envisioning to do volunteer work and assisting upcoming startups across borders soon.
Campus members did you know, Can the Tea Campaigns success be explained solely by its specific circumstance? Led by a university professor! Are not professors, ensconced in their ivory towers, known to be impractical? Was the emerging environmental consciousness of those early years a critical factor? Or did help for the Third World play a central role?
I do not think so. It is true that these factors did attract attention at the beginning, but nowadays the
media spotlight fades all too quickly. We cannot and do not wish to compete with so called modern
marketing with its brilliant images and fascinating flair. The idea of helping the Third World certainly
brought us sympathy, but at the same time it came with a heavy downside.
Did you know this is how the main factor fades into the background?
Campus members please check page 14 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.
My Co contestant CEC 2020, I blissfully want you to support your idea and project through sharing your innate experiences, and exchanging of best practice and well-conceived idea at the entrepreneurial laboratory down to one to many so as to motivates you in learning and improving your own idea and project. So please heartily vote and comment for my own idea now.
Day 7
As a Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur and 2020 Best Idea Contestant. My sole role in this platform is to mobilize my co global youth led innovation towards exchanging and supporting their creative ideas and projects towards contributing to achieving the sustainable developing goals. While envisioning to do volunteer work and assisting upcoming startups across borders soon.
Campus members did you know that now you may be thinking?
Yes, all of that will work with a simple product like tea. However, the Tea
Campaigns inherent principle Function, not Convention is very useful when it comes to developing
new concepts, because it calls conventions into question, radically and without any unwarranted
respect. For me it was never about tea. I wanted to show that almost everyone is capable of developing
an entrepreneurial concept, using his or her everyday knowledge by transferring simple, well known
principles to a new area.
Campus members please check page 16 of Brains versus Capital book and apply it in improving your idea and project.
My Co contestant CEC 2020, I blissfully want you to support your idea and project through sharing your innate experiences, and exchanging of best practice and well-conceived idea at the entrepreneurial laboratory down to one to many so as to motivates you in learning and improving your own idea and project.

October 9, 2020 17:03

Thanks to entrepreneurs organization campus team again this is fantastic!!
I look forward to this session as a learning challenge designed to help us think and talk about our learning in social entrepreneurs which will help us develop a growth mindset and become prompt people to explore alternatives and contradictions in our cultures and encourage us to willingly step outside our comfort zone!
Fellow contestant you can go to blog page and join the session too!
Karanja.

October 9, 2020 16:32

Dear Umar imam,

I hope you are doing good, First of all thanks for your advice, it is very useful. I totally agree with you in the first part, as we should focus in the problem which we are solving not the project itself like in our case, we focused to solve the problem of increasing the numbers of infections of viruses and COVID-19 to medical professional and non-medical professional, then we came up with solution to be sure this problem will be solved which is a high quality of protection mask which might reach more than 99% with low cost.

I also agree with your second advice, as entrepreneurs should be patient and have the ability to manage their time to be able to make all things once by once. I hope the best for your project, too. Lets keep supporting each other.

Best regards,
Epsylon Mask team.

October 9, 2020 14:05

As we were working on our website and our mask packaging design, we discovered a few tools that we thought were worth sharing with you:)

Canva and Visme help users develop infographics and promotional materials with a professional feel. Providing pre-existing templates and generating color combination ideas, they helped us save time in designing our promotional materials. We also found platforms called Wix and Strikingly, which help people without developer experience build mobile optimized websites. Though we do have a team member experienced in CS web design, using this allowed all team members (even without CS experience) contribute their insight to the final website design.

If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Keep up the great work!
Miru, Angela, and Sarah

October 8, 2020 20:36

My dear friend @Mohamed, Having come a long way in this campus together and eventually gradually getting to the end of the voting and commenting phase of this competition, I strongly believe that having taking the campus online training, read through the articles and taking into consideration inputs from fellow campus members as well as equipping ourselves with the necessary skills and knowledge from this campus, we are ready and perhaps most of us are already pitching our businesses and I think that it will be worthwhile sharing with you this article on how to pitch our businesses for possible investment.
It is much easier to talk to an investor if they understand what your company does. As a founder you will have to pitch your startup countless times. To be effective, your pitch has to be clear and concise.

In this post gotten from one of the articles in the campus, the pitch creation process has been condensed to answering seven questions. If you can answer all seven questions succinctly, you will be well ahead of the curve.

The Seven Questions

1. What do you do
Start with the name of your company and what it does. For example, Social cam is a mobile app that makes it easy to take videos and share them with friends and family. There is no need to set up the problem, you can just get to the point.
Too many people spend too much energy trying to make their idea sound impressive. It is ok to keep it simple. Actually, it is preferable. You want to explain what you do in the simplest language possible. This needs to be predigested. Your elevator pitch should be like baby food.

Your goal when answering this question should not be to have potential investors understand your whole business but rather make them interested enough to ask follow up questions.

2. How big is the market
There are two ways to get market size. If you are entering a pre existing space, like small business banking, you can research it. If you are creating a new product or space you can estimate the number of customers that would want your product and approximate how much you could charge them.

3. What is your progress
What investors will be trying to understand here is how fast you produce work. What is the ratio between what you have done and how long you have been working on it
They want to feel impressed with how much you have done in the period of time you have had to do it. This can apply to a company that is one week old or ten years old.

4. What is your unique insight
This is similar to What problem are you solving, but the bar is higher. What investors really want to understand is what you know about the problem that everyone else does not. This is usually derived from multiple conversations with customers, deep analysis of current products in the space, and often personal experience.

5. What is your business model
There are two types of startups, those that know how they will make money and those that have not figured it out yet. By and large, if you are in the second category you are going to either make money by growing big and turning on advertising or you are going to copy the predominant business model in your space. A small subset of companies in the second category will propose a new business model that makes sense given how your product changes the market.

6. Who is on your team
Potential investors are only interested in a few things, How many founders, Is there a technical cofounder, How long have they known each other, Is everyone working full time, What is the equity split among the founders, hopefully equal or close to equal

7. What do you want
There is no need to dance around the ask. If you want people to invest, ask. If you have a question, ask.
Make it easy for investors to help you. They really want to help you.
Once you have answers to each of the seven questions your challenge is to make the answers as clear as possible.

Conclusion
Investors are much more interested in progress than genius ideas. Most good ideas do not look like good ideas the first time you see them so your ability to show progress in your work and intellect in how you answer these questions are two very positive signals.

Dear, I hope this helps in you to peach your business as much as possible and get the necessary funding for your project.
Best wishes in this journey and in your implementation. Stay positive on the competition. It teaches us a lot of things to keep us sailing to the beach.

I have voted and made a comment on your idea or project; so please should you come online soon, do consider supporting my idea Eduheal with your votes and comments @ https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

October 8, 2020 15:52

Hello dear Campus member, Greetings from Nigeria.
Happy to meet you through this competition!!! and I have learnt many things by going through your idea.
The efforts you have taken to bring up this idea is stupendous and inspiring many budding entrepreneurs like me. We are competitors just for the sake of this competition, but on a broader picture we all are the future reformers and businessmen/ businesswomen. We shall be proud of ourselves as we are not selfish to think only about money earning, instead we integrate the talent with a Sustainable development goals and that is really commendable and a rarity in this generation.
As a way of supporting your business idea / project I will like to give you (2) advice! The first one is!
One of the most painful and common mistakes I see many first time entrepreneurs make which I will like you to avoid is that; they fall in love with their own business idea.
They/ll spend months building what they believe to be the next innovative,disruptive, game - changing start-up. Then they launch... and nobody buys, nobody cares, nothing happens.
My dear fellow campus member, do not make the above mistake.
Don/t fall in love with your business idea. Instead, fall in love with the problem you/re trying to solve for your clients, and validate your business idea early on that it is problem worth solving.
And secondly there/s also another incredibly painful mistake I see new entrepreneurs make. It/s painful because it keeps them from success. They feel like they/re working hard, but not making any Progress. The mistake? Trying to do too many Things at once.

If there are 9 Rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.

"Focus on just one project and strategy at a time, you/re more likely to succeed".
Wishing you all the best in your entrepreneurial endeavours.

Stay healthy and happy....
For more information please do not hesitate to contact me via my email [email protected] and follow me on Twitter @oneyoungperson / Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch.

Thanks!

With kind regards,

Umar Imam

CEO / Founder
Afrik Designers brand

October 8, 2020 13:06

Dear fellow entrepreneur,

As we are entering the last month of this competition, I want to share with you several things that I learned throughout this whole journey.

I figured out that PURPOSE is the only thing that drives a business. When the purpose is gone, that's when growth stops. So I want to encourage all of us to go back to the basics. Ask ourselves, what drives us to start this innovation? What is our deepest desire? And why we want to do it?
I hope that this piece of advice can help you as well in your journey, and wishing the best of luck for you

PS: We are still looking for some comment and feedback for our project. Perhaps, you could drop by and share your thoughts? As we only have limited voting time a day, We'll make sure we vote one more time for your project if you drop a comment :)

Here is the link to our project
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17993/

Best regards,
New Revolution

October 8, 2020 12:22

Dear Aumena C,

I hope you are doing well. First of all thanks for your question and yes we know how to replace the UV light inside it and we are actually right finishing our MVP under the supervising of some technical specialists in these fields. If you have any other questions please don't hastate to ask us.

Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

Aumena C

October 8, 2020 00:18

Hi Mohamed,

This is an innovative idea with potential - especially in light of current circumstances. This would work great if you are able to design it with UV light inside - do you know how to place them inside?

-Aumena C

October 7, 2020 18:29

Dear campus [email protected], As we are gradually coming to the end of this competition, one important thing I want us to consider is that the organizers of this competition will appreciate if we forge ahead to execute and sustain our ideas with the necessary skills acquired from the trainings, others inputs and from campus articles; and that is whether we emerged as the eventual winners or not. In view of this and in addition to my other previous comments on your idea, I am sharing with you the 5 important Characteristics You Need to Sustain Your Startup as enlisted in the one of the campus articles.

While most entrepreneurs will say that passion is at the very core of sustaining every new business. And although it could not be agree more that passion, motivation and will are one of the most pivotal characteristics for keeping a business alive, beginner entrepreneurs should have additional 5 significant characteristics in order to get a startup company on its feet and sustain it.

Abundant Patience
In the early stages of your business, it is highly unlikely that everyone is going to know what you are doing and be very open and supportive of it. With a little bit of luck your business idea is going to reach fame in no time, however, most of the time, you have to become friends with time that is passing by. Patience is key to sustaining your startup. Take some time to stop and smell the roses. Just because your company is not evolving at the speed of lightening does not mean it is failing.
If you are trying to build a brand that is going to provide solutions to people everyday problems, and you are trying to implement this solution into their lives, you have to accept the fact that it will take some time. Your future fans and clients will probably take a while to embrace your new company, and in order to stand the test of time, you are going to need a lot of patience.

Precise Focus
While it is important to remain focused on your business goals and work on pushing your startup in the front rows of the industry, you should be focused primarily on customers. In other words, become customer obsessed. By all means, do not become so obsessed that you will go about changing your brand and doing whatever it takes to please every single person. Stick to your vision, but keep your followers and clients in mind at all times. How do they feel about your brand? How can your unique vision help their lives?

Persuasive Communication Skills
The truth is that communication can either make or break your business, in several different ways. You may have a supervision, an authentic idea, and a business model that is going to hold up no matter what, but if you are not a good communicator as an entrepreneur and do not know how to portray your company to others nobody is going to want to hear about your startup. You need to be able to practice communication and do it on the regular. Whether it is inside of your company, communicating with your employee or partner, or outside of the company, pitching your ideas to third parties, you are going to have to learn to use words to get into people minds.

Envisioning
Now, you might be thinking, who starts a company without having a vision? Most entrepreneurs have some kind of a vision, but we are talking about the kind that is going to push you through the hardest of times because you can see so far, there is no stopping until you get there. In order to sustain a startup, you need to have a vision, not just for the present or close future, but for the next 20 years. Once you reach your first set milestone, you should not just sit around and wait to see where the road will take you. Your vision should be your guide throughout the entire process, and once you reach each milestone you are going to find it all familiar because you have envisioned it from the very beginning.

Cautious Management
No matter what you start off with, pennies or millions, you should be very careful when it comes to your assets. Startups are a gamble to a certain degree, but great leaders know how to spend and when to invest their money. They do not waste a dime, and they know when they should invest millions when necessary. Get educated when it comes to finances and startups in order to avoid making bad financial decisions that will drive your business to the ground.
We consider these five characteristics predictors of future success. They might not always determine the outcome of your startup because there are various other factors to take into consideration, that might influence the sustainability of your business, and that might not always be in your control. But, these five traits are important to have in order to control the situations and aspects of your business that should not be left up to fate.

Dear friend, I hope you will derive some benefits from this. Also, please do create time and take the campus online trainings as the trainings are there to help campus members understand what it is to be an entrepreneur.

Finally, I have voted and commented on your idea; please consider supporting my idea with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation.

October 5, 2020 14:11

Wow you have a great idea @mohamed hany
You give solution and i support your idea with vote this is. All the best for your project. Thank you for commenting on my idea too. Lets keep support each other.

Stay safe and healthy,
Sakinah

October 4, 2020 07:29

************Reminder**********
Dear all,

we just added some figures, but it does not look like here so you can see these three figure via this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1a33Qv547jtNQe_26PgqFqT8d_CXhOE0x?usp=sharing

best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

October 4, 2020 07:27

************Reminder**********
Hi all,

Hope you are doing great during the pandemic crisis of COVID-19, I just want to tell you that you can see the application of our Epsylon Mask via this link:https://www.figma.com/proto/CUxyNz53xkO8G8jJG7dK8j/EPSYLON?node-id=8%3A0&scaling=scale-down
and the figure which describes the application stages via this link:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F_LH5-afsXB-g-07PnsWI8mZcZOUt5VS/view?usp=sharing

Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

October 4, 2020 06:12

Dear New Revolution,

I hope your are doing well. First of all thank you for your support about our idea and suggestions. You can check our business model canvas via this link:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ff_WYnEJ9DqjYwSFNiDRTv7XITk8QCnZ/view?usp=sharing, for our revenue we expected that this project will have the ability to reach +2 million dollars by 2025, and for our operations we decided to start at Maddi city at Egypt, as it close from our target partners and customers and we started to take the recruitment from some international organization in medical devices field like OSHA and NIOSH. Hope the best for your project two and don't for I will look at it and tell you my recommendation and suggestions. Have a good day.

Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

October 4, 2020 03:27

Dear Sarah Yungju Lee,

I hope you are doing well. Thanks for these resources, certainly it will be useful for development of our project. Hope the best for your project to its very amazing one. Don't forget to vote for our project to help us on achieving our mission.

Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

October 4, 2020 03:00

We recently found some useful tools for market research, and we wanted to share them with you! Jim Vileta Business Research Launchpad is a repository of resources organized by industry (e.g. healthcare, finance, etc): https://www.d.umn.edu/~jvileta/entrepreneurship.html
We found this helpful in strengthening our questionnaire and survey construction, and it helped us develop a stronger framework overall for our business plans. Sites like archive.org also have millions of free resources and datasets open to the public.

If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Have a nice weekend, and keep it up!
Miru, Angela, and Sarah

October 3, 2020 16:10

Hello Mohamed! I just came across your article and I just want to say that your idea is really interesting! I believe that this is the perfect time to launch this idea, especially when the whole world is facing pandemic right now. I believe that this could be a milestone in the medical industry, and it will bring impact for more people. Your solution is really comprehensive and well-planned.

I would suggest that you elaborate more on your business model and operation, as well as your revenue stream. But overall, this idea is really inspiring!

By the way, I'm looking for some comment and feedback for my project. Perhaps, you could drop by and share your thoughts? As we only have limited voting time a day, I'll make sure I vote one more time for your project if you drop a comment :)

Here is the link to my project
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17993/

October 3, 2020 15:45

With the pandemic hindering in-person collaboration, we wanted to share some resources that personally helped our team in working together remotely. Notion is a task-productivity tool that helps you organize tasks as a team and prioritize them by their level of importance. We found this incredibly useful in coordinating tasks and scheduling meetings! We also found the online whiteboard collaboration platforms Miro and Awwapp helpful as well, since they help users brainstorm ideas in a highly visual and customizable manner. Hopefully, this helps!

If you have time, we would really appreciate it if you could comment on our project entry at entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18345/

Keep up the great work!
Sarah, Miru, and Angela

October 1, 2020 19:41

Online trainings and courses here at entrepreneurship campus platform, have expanded my thoughts and powered me to restructure my mission too. it is a free mentorship that tells us everything we need to become sustainable entrepreneurs, from building our idea model with a visual map, turning idea into a project based on sustainable development, it is a privilege being here at entrepreneurship campus, interacting with the globe, expanding my problem solving skills. lets resonate together with this
how did you know that you had the right idea?
What are your lessons?
Even, today blog also says this, as of today, these categories along with the Entrepreneurship Online Training will take the spotlight. You can continue to promote your idea or project if it is published and share suggestions and recommendations with other users to help them improve their entries. If you have not submitted an entry, you can check other entries and vote for your favorites. You can also take free online courses.
I am here to ask you questions, questions, questions, and questions rather than seeking answer, so follow this day 88 - 94

Day 88
All the components mentioned here are offered by professional by professional operations or by professional service providers. In a model like the founders job involves
1. Conceiving a concept that can be put together from component
2. Finding partners who offer these components at a professional level
3. Coordinating and controlling the interplay of these components. You can see immediately what tremendous advantages the component model offers.
Day 89
Creating a company with components
1. Almost no investment of your own required
2. Almost no fixed costs
3. Variable costs accrue only an actual sales
4. Large savings as compared with establish competitors
5. Professional, highly efficient, virtual and global from the very start.
6. Campus members, read this in Brains versus Capital

Day 90

What should you radically say farewell to campus members?

Campus members do you know the answer is your habitual ideas.

Day 91

Campus members do you know what the advantages of establishing a business using components are?

Did you all know that the answer is minimal fixed costs?

Day 92

On what should be the founder as the lead entrepreneur focus?

Campus members do you know the answer is the concept of this idea

Day 93

Campus members do you know How to be a sustainable entrepreneur part 1, is the ninth assignment and already part of brains versus capital course helps in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects?

Day 94

Today sustainability is viewed as the triple bottom line model. The concept asks you see beyond the traditional line of business of the profits that your business makes socially, environmentally, and economically. The circles are all the same size which indicates none of the three fields is more important than the other. The overlapping area emphasizes the reciprocal convention and depending of the three sustainability field

October 1, 2020 19:40

Online trainings and courses here at entrepreneurship campus platform, have expanded my thoughts and powered me to restructure my mission too. it is a free mentorship that tells us everything we need to become sustainable entrepreneurs, from building our idea model with a visual map, turning idea into a project based on sustainable development, it is a privilege being here at entrepreneurship campus, interacting with the globe, expanding my problem solving skills. lets resonate together with this
how did you know that you had the right idea?
What are your lessons?
Even, today blog also says this, as of today, these categories along with the Entrepreneurship Online Training will take the spotlight. You can continue to promote your idea or project if it is published and share suggestions and recommendations with other users to help them improve their entries. If you have not submitted an entry, you can check other entries and vote for your favorites. You can also take free online courses.
I am here to ask you questions, questions, questions, and questions rather than seeking answer, so follow this day 88 - 94

Day 88
All the components mentioned here are offered by professional by professional operations or by professional service providers. In a model like the founders job involves
1. Conceiving a concept that can be put together from component
2. Finding partners who offer these components at a professional level
3. Coordinating and controlling the interplay of these components. You can see immediately what tremendous advantages the component model offers.
Day 89
Creating a company with components
1. Almost no investment of your own required
2. Almost no fixed costs
3. Variable costs accrue only an actual sales
4. Large savings as compared with establish competitors
5. Professional, highly efficient, virtual and global from the very start.
6. Campus members, read this in Brains versus Capital

Day 90

What should you radically say farewell to campus members?

Campus members do you know the answer is your habitual ideas.

Day 91

Campus members do you know what the advantages of establishing a business using components are?

Did you all know that the answer is minimal fixed costs?

Day 92

On what should be the founder as the lead entrepreneur focus?

Campus members do you know the answer is the concept of this idea

Day 93

Campus members do you know How to be a sustainable entrepreneur part 1, is the ninth assignment and already part of brains versus capital course helps in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects?

Day 94

Today sustainability is viewed as the triple bottom line model. The concept asks you see beyond the traditional line of business of the profits that your business makes socially, environmentally, and economically. The circles are all the same size which indicates none of the three fields is more important than the other. The overlapping area emphasizes the reciprocal convention and depending of the three sustainability field

October 1, 2020 19:37

Online trainings and courses here at entrepreneurship campus platform, have expanded my thoughts and powered me to restructure my mission too. it is a free mentorship that tells us everything we need to become sustainable entrepreneurs, from building our idea model with a visual map, turning idea into a project based on sustainable development, it is a privilege being here at entrepreneurship campus, interacting with the globe, expanding my problem solving skills. lets resonate together with this
how did you know that you had the right idea?
What are your lessons?
Even, today blog also says this, as of today, these categories along with the Entrepreneurship Online Training will take the spotlight. You can continue to promote your idea or project if it is published and share suggestions and recommendations with other users to help them improve their entries. If you have not submitted an entry, you can check other entries and vote for your favorites. You can also take free online courses.
I am here to ask you questions, questions, questions, and questions rather than seeking answer, so follow this day 88 - 94

Day 88
All the components mentioned here are offered by professional by professional operations or by professional service providers. In a model like the founders job involves
1. Conceiving a concept that can be put together from component
2. Finding partners who offer these components at a professional level
3. Coordinating and controlling the interplay of these components. You can see immediately what tremendous advantages the component model offers.
Day 89
Creating a company with components
1. Almost no investment of your own required
2. Almost no fixed costs
3. Variable costs accrue only an actual sales
4. Large savings as compared with establish competitors
5. Professional, highly efficient, virtual and global from the very start.
6. Campus members, read this in Brains versus Capital

Day 90

What should you radically say farewell to campus members?

Campus members do you know the answer is your habitual ideas.

Day 91

Campus members do you know what the advantages of establishing a business using components are?

Did you all know that the answer is minimal fixed costs?

Day 92

On what should be the founder as the lead entrepreneur focus?

Campus members do you know the answer is the concept of this idea

Day 93

Campus members do you know How to be a sustainable entrepreneur part 1, is the ninth assignment and already part of brains versus capital course helps in aspiring us to gain the vital talents and build our mindsets to recognize and develop our ideas and projects?

Day 94

Today sustainability is viewed as the triple bottom line model. The concept asks you see beyond the traditional line of business of the profits that your business makes socially, environmentally, and economically. The circles are all the same size which indicates none of the three fields is more important than the other. The overlapping area emphasizes the reciprocal convention and depending of the three sustainability field

October 1, 2020 18:23

Hi Aifuwa Shedrach,

I hope you are doing well, during working on our project, we concentrated our effort to help people who need help during this pandemic crisis in all over the world. In the same time we did some things like scaling plan, suitability plan, competitive advantage, and market research about the expected fund of the project during the next couple of years that will help supporting the project more. We found that our project will have the expectation to reach +2 million dollars in 2025 which will help on achieving our mission. Is that what do you mean?, if not please explain your more in the comments or send to me a private message at this mail:[email protected]

Thanks for you comment.

Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

October 1, 2020 13:05

Did you know that this outstanding serial entrepreneur says that
The challenge I set before anyone who condemns private sector business is this, If you are a socially conscious person, why do not you run your business in a way that will help achieve social objectives?

September 30, 2020 20:10

Hi all,

I hope you are doing well. I just want to tell, if you are unable to write your suggestion or feedback about our idea due to the error of non-Latin characters, kindly visit this link to solve the error:https://site-analyzer.pro/services-seo/proverka-simvolov-v-texte/

we are looking for your feedbacks and suggestions to improve our idea and make it more better to have the ability to help people with it as soon as possible. Kindly do not forget to vote for our idea to help us.

Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

September 30, 2020 19:43

Dear Abram Ghabrial,

Thanks for you great words and support. I hope the best for your project, too.Here we all work hard to achieve our dreams and goals and help the needy and others to make the world a better place for everyone.
Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

September 30, 2020 19:31

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Your idea is great and very practical.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/28/18293/

September 30, 2020 19:28

Hi all,

Hope you are doing great during the pandemic crisis of COVID-19, I just want to tell you that you can see the application of our Epsylon Mask via this link:https://www.figma.com/proto/CUxyNz53xkO8G8jJG7dK8j/EPSYLON?node-id=8%3A0&scaling=scale-down
and the figure which describes the application stages via this link:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F_LH5-afsXB-g-07PnsWI8mZcZOUt5VS/view?usp=sharing

Best regards,

Epsylon Mask team.

September 30, 2020 18:01

Dear Boniface kimotho Karanja,

I hope you are doing good, First of all thanks for supporting our idea and help us in achieving our desire of making the world a better place for all and helping all people. you can just write your feedback in the comments, but if you do not want to make it in public send your feedback to this email:[email protected]

Best of regards,

Epsylon Mask team

September 30, 2020 16:39

Hey, Hi Moha! Your prifile tells it all ,you have the skills in public relation a good strategy in crisis management,your character and confidence added to your passionate dream and vision to goals you set to change the world!
In the task of motivating myself,I support you too!
  Here at youth entrepreneurship campus organization even the smallest incentive have a big effect!in exchange for reaching our common goals from a common ground of sustainable development economic model,we have been given free online trainings and courses! this the b-e-s-t comment I can drop ,I fully agree with you in this sustainable Initiative and count my vote and support! How do you like to get Feedback's?

September 30, 2020 11:37

Dear all,
we just added some figures, but it does not look like here so you can see these three figure via this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1a33Qv547jtNQe_26PgqFqT8d_CXhOE0x?usp=sharing
best regards,
Epsylon Mask team.

September 30, 2020 11:25

Hi all,
I hope you are doing well, I just want to make sure that you will not forget looking at our PPT via this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FQ5ubgxDn5s_f_CvywE66TKYRbl_jIRi/view?usp=sharing and our application model at this link: https://www.figma.com/proto/CUxyNz53xkO8G8jJG7dK8j/EPSYLON?node-id=8%3A0&scaling=scale-down
Best of regards,
Epsilon mask team.

September 30, 2020 11:20

Dear Umar Imam
I hope you are doing great I am very happy to see you support to our idea and encouraging to make it a real product we can use in our daily lives. For what we did to achieve this desire we made the business model and plan for our idea and started to contact with companies and hospitals and investors to support our idea during this time and we found a highly support from some companies and investors to help us to make the Minimum viable product and test it so far we are working in finishing the MVP and scaling plan that that we be affordable to the pandemic duration.
For your question about our way to Manage Risk and uncertainty In Business we in the beginning started with small group of friends from same county who are interested in various fields like engineering, healthcare, entrepreneurship, and more. After finishing the basics about our idea we started to scale our community with different people from all around the world to be able to help as countries as we can with our product, so we are now a group of people from USA, Egypt, England, Canada, and more and we are still scaling our community with professors, PhD degree students, master degree also, and some undergraduate students. We then started to partner with some hospitals and healthcare companies. For managing risk, we just have some human resources in our group who manage the community meetings and daily tasks and work with the desire to start helping people with our idea as soon as possible.
Suppose you about to launch a new product into the market and if our initial survey indicated a 70 percent probability of achieving your desired market share and we conducted another survey and the results indicated only a 55 percent probability, we will conduct a third survey and take the average of the percentage amount and try this process again to check the estimation errors and make a graph for the joint points so it was so far clear from each other, we will start launch the product.
I am so happy for your support and I will contact you as soon as possible to help us in some points and take you opinion about some strategies in our business plan.
With kind regards
Epsylon Mask team.

September 30, 2020 10:01

Greetings from Nigeria once again.
I hope you are doing great?

Dear fellow campus member,

I find your project highly innovative and needed in such a time as this, and I thought to stop by and check on your progress thus far and must say congratulations for your efforts so far.

We all need to put in more efforts to achieve our dreams. So I just wanted to say that you keep up and be encouraged to do more.

Entrepreneurs make good use of opportunities to create new businesses and turn them into gains.
So they offer new and slightly different things. Such entrepreneurial spirit strongly contributes to the modernization of our economy.
Every year we see new products and technology.
All these products and technology aim to satisfy human needs in a suitable and beautiful way. Your idea Epsylon Mask is great. It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the very best. Thank you very much for implementing this wonderful idea.

And let\s I forgot, I wanna use this medium to appreciate your immense contribution to the campus and to my idea in particular, I request your continuous support.

So finally before I go I would like to ask you.
How Do You Manage Risk
And Uncertainty In Business?

Suppose you about to launch a new product into the market and your initial survey indicated a 70 percent probability of achieving your desired market share. You conducted another survey and the results indicated only a 55 percent probability. Will you proceed with your initial market entry strategy? Call off the launch? Or Conduct the third survey?

I\m Inviting you to Contact me, on my page to learn strategies for managing risk and uncertainty in today/s business world. Will be expecting to hear from you soon.

Thank you!

With kind regards,

Umar Imam
CEO / Co-Founder
Afrik Designers brand.

September 30, 2020 09:55

Dear friend,
Greetings from Nigeria,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.
I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it. So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow.
Today I wanna shear with you some tips on How To Future-Proof Your Business During A Recession.

No business is immune to the effects of recession, but you can take this steps to protect your business.

1/ INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY.
While this depends on the type of the business or product/s, incorporating technology will help you streamline will help your processes and make business more easier.

2/ CREATE A RUNNING LIST OF EXPANSION IDEAS.
The truth is you can/t predict the future, but the more ideas you have the better. Start Now! Create an list of ways your business could adjust to the needs your customers may have during a recession.

3/ CREATE AN ACTION PLAN.
Don/t wait until you notice business is slowing down before you take an action.
Create a go- to- market plan and of course, a financial plan.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me via my email [email protected] and follow me on Twitter @oneyoungperson / Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch
Thanks!

With kind regards,

Umar Imam
CEO / Co-Founder
Afrik Designers brand