I would not invest in incentiveEd. While…

I would not invest in incentiveEd. While I agree that teachers mediating the alignment of museum collections and exhibits with curricular objectives adds value for the museum and for people funding and/or using the proposed products, I don’t think 5% profits per project is enough to keep the venture afloat and provide return on my investment. It feels more like a donation to a worthwhile cause except that as a for-profit venture I would not be getting a tax deduction. Other concerns I noted (but don’t have the background to assess) are the payouts associated with proposed projects, the qualifications of the champion to get the venture, “…off the ground” and what he will do with the $121,000.

Will full-time teachers will be willing to put together materials for field trips as side projects for 95% of the displayed amounts? There are a lot of museums with valuable content in Canadian and American cities but are there enough teachers willing to take on taking on side projects for 95% of $300-$1000? The teacher pitching this project may have won teaching awards but if he has no business experience, can he make this happen? I hope it works out for him as the project seems interesting but since he is not telling me what he will do with the $121K and what is in it for me other than propping up public education and institutions, I can’t see myself backing the venture at this point.