Tagteam Startups

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Tagteam Startups is an incubator for start-ups to help with their lack of momentum by providing an environment that encourages playing musical chairs with other's ideas and start-ups every handful of months.

The Problem

The attention-span of companies and it's employees are too short, we lose momentum even with some of the best of ideas. Eventually the project takes a downward spiral to non-existence.

How can we fix it?

  • Change the traditional life cycle of a start-up
  • Fix the short attention-span problem
  • Create a solution for the desire to work on many ideas and projects

How it Manifested

The idea manifested from the question "How do you keep the momentum at a start-up going?" during the AskJay show by Jay Adelson.

The Solution

Tagteam Startups would be an incubator that would help startups from the beginning. The twist being that Tagteam will bring in a team to work on a pre-existing idea and they would work on that project for a period of time, i.e. 3-5 months. Then, after that period they would move on to a new project and a new team with a fresh outlook would come in to take their place. This would repeat until a startup has reached maturity and a team would become finalized. 

After a person has been involved in 2-3 projects they would then be given the opportunity to submit an idea as the next project that a team and himself might work on.

This would give entrepreneurs and eager-minds filled with ideas the chance to work in a startup-environment and learn before proceeding to work on their own ideas. It also would provide a means for rapid production of multiple projects and ideas.

Could it work?

This is a big scale project, and would require the help of influential people and a decent amount of funding. I also foresee the need to change and play with the variables for all the conditions of this idea. Changing how long teams work on projects, changing specific rules and concepts, until a good balance is found. What do you think, do you think this idea has legs? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Subscribe-in-one Button

Transient

I find myself going to websites and searching for the Like, Follow and Subscribe button all too often. "Imagine if you could Subscribe to all of the social media websites for your interests at one click of a button.", that's what I thought to myself. So I created a Prototype concept of the idea in Photoshop.

The Possibilities

This idea has the possibilities of being either a stand-alone kit that users download and install on their websites themselves or being a Chrome Browser  Extension. The extension has appeal because you could search for existing social media buttons and then let the users subscribe through some sort of Context Menu Bar that would pop-up at the top of the page.

How it Works

Imagine a button cycling through the various social media buttons once you click it, it would subscribe to all of those social media services, after subscribing it'll show you what you subscribed to and allow you to uncheck the ones you don't want.

The way the settings works is very much idealistic of a single-button interface. You'll notice there are 2 other buttons depicting that ability to change settings in the picture above. When hovering over the social media icon i.e. the Facebook Icon, Twitter Icon or Youtube Icon, it will switch to a setting icon and display the Settings text next to it. Once this is displayed if the user clicks on the Settings text you'll be presented with all 3 social media icons on one button with check marks next to each. By clicking on any of the icons you'll be able to pick what you're interested in subscribing to.