My original concept is a platform that will make citizen science more readily available for not-for-profits and the public.
I am pitching it to a corporate sponsor, something like a auto company or other large entity that might need a bit of “greening.” Some of this is imaginary, of course, since I don’t have any links to the the UBC Environmental Studies department, nor do I have a grant from Environment Canada. I did think, though, that I needed a bit of credibility as opposed to just a bare start-up for this exercise.
First, the elevator pitch. The voice on the video is me, just sped up a bit to sound like a “Critter.”
My follow up venture pitch is here:
This was an interesting but at times difficult assignment. I think my chief weakness is that large corporations are inundated with funding requests and one has to be extremely convincing to “get through the door.” That said, no one is doing this yet…perhaps because it is hasn’t got potential for big money.
Also, maybe I should have leaned more on the social media and potential for exposure of the corporate sponsor aspect. I was trying to keep it respectfully short while still selling the idea. Were I trying to promote this on a crown-funding site, I think I would have gone more in that direction.
Hope you enjoy the Critters!