Lauren Moores Teaching Fellow
This is a strong idea as you are focusing on the data backend and data access issue that many software solutions have in various industries. And you are focusing on the need for personalization for audiences. How do you entice dealers to start using your platform? Do you need to build everything yourself or can you integrate existing products to allow access to the combined data?
The implementation of sensors as part of smart cities is still relatively small and has some governance issues to handle. You have provided a good foundation for starting to implement more sensor technology in areas that may need better water or cell technology. What is your go-to-market here with respect to audience/region? What would it take to pilot this idea? How do you ease the minds of the populace on the surveillance ability?
This is a very well thought out solution to solve customer piece of mind that goes beyond the pre-COVID signals of cleanliness, e.g. posted restaurant grades, etc. I see this solution having somewhat of a cold start problem. How do you establish trust with the consumer? How do you get enough hotels and other establishments to participate at first to encourage users to download an app that cost money? You may need to think about a pilot program to build some market share and establish demand.
I love this idea as with any major health issue, knowing where you can go to find services, education and support are key. I think you have a great start of what needs to be built and why. I would like to see how you might go to market logistically and what type of finances it might take to get there.
I like the idea of this platform, using the natural network of a somewhat closed system, particularly as the concept can extend beyond the education system to alumni of companies which is similar to how Facebook first started. I would love to see the potential stages and how that relates to finances and funds needed.
You have outlined a good structure for developing an e-learning platform focused for re-skilling workers during a period where this is even more relevant. I also appreciate that you are using your own experience to ‘be in the shoes’ of others. I would like to understand the business finances better as you move from freemium to books and an analytics dashboard.
Great idea to look to the crowd to scale a ‘taxing’, manual process of mapping tax rules to company processes to ensure compliancy in tax implementation. It would be extremely valuable if you can indeed establish a machine process only between NLP adding features and labels for the ML model (but I always see a role for a data scientist). I would love to see this fleshed out a bit with more context on who benefits the most from this, how this could be a platform between states and industry, and how it is maintained going forward.
This is a great time to solve an ongoing need of better support and communication between families and schools, particularly since everyone was forced online. However, I like that you are building a solution that is not focused solely on the online technology but instead providing access to help through human interaction as online becomes more mainstream. Is there a set number of providers that you wills start out with or will it be tailored to each district? Also, is it likely that districts who really need this can pay for the service?
Nice work on outlining the problem and solution of recognizing depression and providing ways for users to find help. I am interested in the competitive landscape here given the rise of a variety of mobile apps focused on mental health and therapy. Specifically, are there existing communities and interaction from these first-to-market platforms and how to do then capture market share?
A very timely and thorough pitch. I like that you are looking to create this into a sustainable platform that can be enhanced and scaled through future partnerships with the broader learning community. I could even see your the later grades of your K-12 audience becoming development and tech resources for local program integration.
It is possible that recent events will force push relevant companies to build an Industry 4.0 strategy thereby creating a great time to create a scaled IoT platform. Thank you for a detailed and thorough pitch. As follow-up, I am interested in your license with RuBee(TM) as it is described as your strategic moat yet seems to be a third-party partnership, creating a potential liability in the future.
Great premise. It would be good to know who the competition is here and what your financials and milestones are overall. Also, how much capital do you require to start this discovery process? I can imagine that your biggest hurdles are politics, unsilo’ing many different processes and policies, and an almost unlimited amount of data cleanup.