IH is a super inspiring place, I love seeing all the amazing ideas and shared stories of trials and tribulations, wins and loses, but everything is Product, SaaS and Services.
Don't get me wrong, that's how I make my living and it's a scene I love. However, I want to start something for everyone. Not a b2b, b2c or whatever. A non-profit organisation, one that can leverage the power of modern technology, and things like micro-donations, to channel it into a non-profit that dedicates resources to restoring and protecting our planet.
In 2018, the United Nations gave us approximately 12 years to radically change the way we live, work, and treat our environment, or face truly catastrophic and irreversible consequences. Well, it's 2019 now, and there's only 11 years left and barely anybody seems to give a damn. There's so much apathy and wilful ignorance. But I'm not interested in denialism or delay, I'm interested in action.
Suffice to say, if you care about the future of our planet but feel fatalistic or unable to effect change on the scale required, you're not alone. Collective action is the only solution and I want to work on creating some kind of catalyst for the change we need.
There's a hashtag on instagram, facebook etc that artists often use to keep themselves motivated and deep-dive on a particular area of their creative practice, it's called #The100DayProject . It's like the 12 startups in 12 months scene, but typically focused on the arts. Well...I think starting a business/non-profit etc is highly creative too (I'm sure you'd all agree!), and I'm going to co-opt the movement and start a non-profit in 100 days. I'm going to document my progress on social media, IH etc, and reach out to all of you for advice when needed and generally share the journey of committing to building something for 100 days.
I'm not going to get into exactly what my idea is for now, I'm going to be outlining that in the very first few days of the 100. Day 1 is complete and I undertook the following:
Anyway, it's not much, but the idea of hashtag and project is you do minimum 10 mins a day, but more when you have time. I have a full time job, and a young child, so life is pretty full as is, but I'll make time and over a 100 days I can go a long way and lay the foundations for things to come.
So, watch this space, and follow me if you want to see how I get on and see something a little different to SaaS and Services for a change. Also, please get in touch any time you have thoughts or ideas, that's what IH is for after all :)
Unfortunately most startups will fail, so keep your fingers crossed me either way!
Oh yeah, and here's the first post under #the100dayproject on IG: