space is a great business, but probably demands a team of multiple talents to make it happen, and long time to prepare; this is a great area for 100ant to nurture, allow time to put together a great team.
LOOKING FOR NERDS – what do you think this site is for?
- ling lei
- the key is – foster and create a place for things that are non-norm
- post your idea – all ideas ok but mostly business ideas
- idea summary
- what you need
- investment fund
- founding team members
- founders – includes the original ideator
- CEO – must work on the business full time.
- other resources
- maybe also need cheer leaders? yes business is a game, all game needs cheer leaders
- post comments and requests regarding one given posted idea –
- any comments
- join the team
- invest in the idea
- it also serves as a business directory, existing websites can promote themselves here for free –
- they can point out they already exist for a new proposed business idea;
- they can use this as a recruiting function and try to get people involved;
- they can propose new idea here too – startup within an established business, just like google 120 did;
- they can post new product or new design here for critical review;
- 100ant is a learning platform – learn everything about business – the building of business, the running of business, from the start to the finish, the whole eco-system and life span of any business; from this sense, it is a business education platform too – to help as many people as possible to succeed in the world business;
- cheerleading – this is in the very traditional sense – there are cheerleaders;
- post any other articles
- user communications
- between the users – communicate both publically and privately
- posting functions include –
- pictures – this is a must
- videos – this is a must
- user register and login
- email, or user name of any kind, such as qq number, weixin id, email;
- contact method – for example email; communicate with users through email;
- user profile – this is just regular post
some features needed –
- upvote – this encourage business to compete and get attention and allow them to promote themselves here; this forms one way to rank businesses;
- management of the investment pool
- how to invest in the pool
- rules for making investment in the startup pool on regular basis
- creteria for startups qualified for seed investment –
- business must formally registered before receiving funding;
- full business plan
- complete management team
- founders – these include the orignal ideator
- CEO – must work full time
- key staff – such as lead programmer for technology startups
- how to prevent fraud, crooks, and swindlers from cheating on this platform? this should be focused on from day one.
- all founders are categorized into at least two kinds – one is interviewd and background checked by 100ant, officially, with a detailed honest evaluation about his background;
- CEO must work fulltime on the project, for a specified period of time; should CEO resign and stops working full time, terms should clearly specify what is going to happen;
- business must be officially registered before receiving funding;
- software and business architecture
- online public user profile
- private user profile
- preprietary ai component that learns about each user and automatically match and propose team, investment opportunities, bring in useful resources
- features – blog
- by theme
- presented and worked similar to reddit 这样比较火爆
- needed features – how to engage women on this property? man cares two things – building business and making money, and appreciating women; then, how to attract and serve womn in this same place is a project to be developed –
- certaimly it is a social place, in some sense; how bill gates foud his woman is a good case study; so, right here, litereature, love, these are important topics that should be represented and explored;
- women like travel, luxury life style, great food; so these should be served, although the way they are served should carry unique 100ant style and taste; oh, by the way, study ants, they should give us some good ideas; maybe study ant itself leads to great businesses, serious;
- software platform
- which platform to use?
- assuming we pick one, what happens if we find out later the platform is not that good, not prone to errors, lack of scalability?
- content is king, always, but the question is what kind of content
- traditional content we do it good – text, photos, hopefully some good videos
- new content?
- critical VC partner we do need one
- marketing strategy
- refer – encourage people to refer our site to potential business founders;
- 1 million small businesses and bloggers – these are itself a big market;
- technology and software
- use technology and software tools to automate as many tasks as possible; enhance the algorithm constantly;
- one note about the name – 100ant 百蚁乐创 – 乐， is the key; we create business not just for money and value but also for fun; it is the most unique feature of our platform; how to build business with fun? we have many ideas and will implement these ideas one by one;
- 100ant campuses – focus on universities, build subsites for each and every universities in China, initially virturally, then physically after sufficient funding;
this is a project underdevelopment. pitch your idea here to compete…
one man’s trash
basic idea –
To extract energy from excrement, the team developed small, microbial fuel cells that exploit the biological process of bacteria to generate electricity from organic matter. The researchers claim their design is cheaper and more powerful than similar devices. Measuring just one square inch, these fuel cells are made with a carbon catalyst created from glucose and ovalbumin (a protein found in egg whites) rather than platinum, which is often used in microbial fuel cells. Glucose and ovalbumin are renewable and significantly cheaper than the platinum alternative.
as a design challenge – how would you design such a business?
this is a new project taht is under development.