Here is a cool idea that could be supported either by government or big business.
Similar to sports teams, a series of leagues are setup, by way of a series of Hackathons in each major city, with the initial outcome of the first match being a regional team of 10 winners for each region or city, say $10,000 each.
The next year, do the same thing again, this time generating a 'Regional B Team'. About a month or two later the regional teams could do battle in a remote nationwide Hackathon, to create the national team. The All Green Screens / Call Blacks / All Black Hats or similar. In the time between the matches, the teams and their manager may be able to promote a couple of players from 'Regional B' by swapping an existing player with the new one. Likewise the 'Regional B Team' would have some chance to swap out a couple of players for amateurs who did well in the regional heats.
In the third year, it goes international, by way of the internet, no actual stadium is required. The regional heats are the only Hackathons that have a physical presence. This is because of an interesting trend in Hackathons worldwide.
The national team is encouraged to play in global Hackathons, which we'd own if we are allowed to compete as a team not as individuals:
Making A Living From Professional Hackathons
Makers Against Drought Hackathon Sponsored by Samsung, this hackathon is designed to help solve California’s water crisis. Winner: $90,000 cash prize Finalists: $10,000 cash prize for 10 finalists
GlobalHack IV This hackathon was sponsored by LockerDome. GlobalHack hackathons often offer large cash prizes. Winner: $30,000 cash prize Finalists: $15,000, $5,000 and $5,000 for runners-up
Launch Hackathon Last year, there were two top prizes of $800,000. This is run as part of the regular Launch startup event. Winning includes some serious business connections.
The Money20/20 Financial Tech Hackathon This hackathon is geared toward financial, payments, banking or investment-based tech. The grand prize was $20,000 in cash, and it was given to four teams. The $5,000 prize was given to five teams. The pure odds of winning were 9 out of about 155 teams, or a 5.8 percent chance.
RootsTech Hackathon RootsTech is about promoting the use of family history in a creative way. 1st prize: $20,000 in cash, $25,000 in-kind 2nd prize: $14,000 in cash, $15,000 in-kind Judge’s choice: $6,000 in cash, $10,000 in-kind People’s choice: $10,000 in cash
After watching a thought provoking talk by Professor Richard David Wolff I had an idea for a solution and wrote up this idea for government policy I call: Co-op vote-only employee shares <-- Google Doc
Raven was to be, and can still be, as described in the mission statement:
Creative Mission Statement and Declaration
We propose to create in this agreement a private arts and democratic business society that is the body corporate set to manage the offices and non-exclusive sales teams for a cutting edge full service new media creative agency and production house in Auckland. Our directors and partners have coalesced their equipment and skills into a large production studio consisting of multiple photo and audio recording suites, integrated events and promotion capabilities, a technology marketplace, timeshare CBD offices in Wyndham street, an artistic internship scheme, and yearly high-technology conference.
We shall officially call it Raven Arts Limited, also known as Raven Arts NZ, ravenarts.nz, or just “The Raven”. Complaints and suggestions can go to [email protected]
The industry categories and types of work we expect to be doing are broad and can include but are not limited to:
Audio, Video, Events, Games, Augmented Reality, Animation & CGI, Home Automation, Still Photography, Network Security, Business Mentoring, Artistic Consulting, Network Marketing, Equipment Hire & Sales, Talent, Website Design Build, Mobile App Dev, Interactive Installations, and generally speaking, stuff that is super awesome fun stuff.
Excludes anything involving victimisation, violence, etc. We can do a documentary about violence, but we can’t use the fund to set-up forced labour camps along the Mekong.
Directors may use the space for what-ever purpose they wish within reason.
As well as being a group of creative capitalist professionals wanting to save costs and share an office, we are hoping to set something in motion to become a creative lead referral service and matching agency that links artists with businesses.
Participation in The Raven is always 100% voluntary. Incentives for positive action are championed over penalties for inaction generally, and this agreement contains very little restrictions and liability on you.
The Raven’s individual companies and sole traders, as well as The Raven’s own business ecosystems depend upon information about existing and potential clients, and our ability to accurately and fairly communicate the value of our sales propositions and previously done work articles and deliverables to them in order to satisfy demand and therefore source new and continued patronage. Since information is the lifeblood of so many parts of our sales and support pipelines, good information security practices but also importantly lead declaration and financial participation shall be incentivised by the automatic allocation of company shares the disclosure of information on security, declaration, quotes, invoice payment, deliverables, ethics and honesty.
Signing this agreement and declaration of intent in no way possible causes any increased liability than those in Schedule A namely your equal share of the costs of the first year of operation.
After working through the night, and then a day, Tom goes through the clauses of the contract. Much of this detail is subject to change, and in fact, an entire re-organisation and re-formation of the arts network is likely, this time, powered and controlled from Tomachi Corporation!
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