Best Projects 2022 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs, or informal programs.
Explain your project in details:
Guiding Light is an app platform that users can document their life by using self recollection and also our custom prompts to help jog their memories of life events. We also send prompts of what if situations of the future so that if a user does not make it their physically due to death or mental deterioration their loved ones will still have them there intellectually. Lastly we are a one stop shop for end of life services to help organize your legacy and making the grieving less stressful for your loved ones.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
We are a start up company looking to become a program for every nursing home and hospice center, we look to help new parents document the upbringing of their children and also help those that have lost loved ones continuously create new memories and guidance with their loved ones even after death.
Sustainability and future plans
Our business model is subscription based so that we can support the security and the longevity of a users wisdom and guidance, we also plan to use a vendor style marketplace alongside in app purchases. We look to grow into a true one stop shop end of life service, a place where you no longer have to go to six different people for one end of life preparation. We look to have our own casket creators, urn creators, living will lawyers, life insurance agents, etc. to truly make it less stressful for those dealing with their mortality, and those grieving a loved one.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I'm Darian Jackson, I'm 27 years old and the single father of 2 beautiful children. I created Guiding Light to make sure I was always there for my babies. Initially i would make videos for my children due to distance but as I received custody of one of my kids i began to think that if I died my children would be forced to grow up without my love, wisdom and guidance. So my goal was to create a platform to feed into them forever no matter the circumstance. I thought of this idea on my daughters birthday May 2021, I bought my first laptop ever in August 2021 and began teaching myself how to build apps without code in October 2021 I finished my platform on February 22nd 2022. I believe my service in the Marine Corps gave me the ability to adapt and overcome. Im not business, Im not tech, Im a father creating a legacy for his children.