|"Growd": funding co-creation, from crowd to grow!|
| Posted on 08/04/2014 - 12:16|
What if crowdfunding could be embed in an agile way to co-creation processes, hackathons and other development meetings alike? What if this sort of solution is not only open source, but also generates new communities, collaboration and Common goods?
Tired about how many hackathons or co-creation results vanish after people meet together? At Goteo.org we have been developing an open source crowdfunding tool and an open standard model for funding, with more than 1.5 million € for projects and hundreds of collaborations so far. Also recognised as top 10 digital social innovations to watch: http://goo.gl/wv4m3s But we're not satisfy with that yet! In parallel we care about methods and facilitation of co-creation processes with "open DNA", where diverse people, skills and goals working together for a day or more can produce copyleft powerful results and prototypes: http://goo.gl/z3X2yA Now, we want to smoothly connect co-creation to crowdfunding and to social impact with a couple of hacks to our tools and methods. That type of challenge!
The idea is composed of specific improvements in the Goteo platform (and any of its derivative work of course, once back to GitHub) which will allow to improve its adaptation as a natural follow-up of co-creation processes, adopting crowdfunding when energy and creativity are high and teams can still have great impact disseminating the work they've been doing:
Target group and social impact
Many teams interested in making co-created ideas real could benefit from this. We're tired of seeing how after cool and intense hackathons or workshops many powerful ideas and solutions lose energy. At the end of such processes, at that special moment and speed, one powerful thing to do is to embrace agile and estimate costs and goals for "minimum viable versions" of half cooked software, beautiful diagrams of processes, solid prototypes, where sponsors can also jump in as multipliers. So any group of motivated developers, social "provocateurs", open data activists or cultural hackers (specially if they're mixed :) could use this for getting more support for their idea. Our target group are fresh teams with fresh ideas looking for resources to build them, and then deliver social impact.
Competences of the applicant
We design, develop and assess for open crowdfunding since 2011, keeping things done and helping communities to get multiple help from great crowds. Apart from that we have been there even before helping to co-build ideas (Bank of Common Knowledge, Tweetometro, open co-creation workshops). Our main competence is generating tools for appropriation, only if Common good is the output and design right!
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