As some of you may know my company Sechoia is not yet cooperative, it’s something I’m hoping to move us towards soon and learning from everyone here is very useful.
In the meantime, we have been in discussions for a while with a group of engineers I know that are forming a cooperative of their own, they have an idea for an affordable children’s educational game. I believe they will be running focus groups once schools begin to open up a bit more.
They approached us at Sechoia to see if we wanted to partner up somehow and provide the software development. We have done bits in some concept prototyping but nothing substantial.
The main sticking point is capital, i.e. neither of us have enough that would allow us to spend the time required to develop this.
So I guess I have a couple of questions:
- What are the best funding opportunities for new cooperatives with new product ideas?
- Would anyone actually be interested in hearing more about this project and potentially getting involved? The software side is likely to be Embedded C, cloud dev, vision AI (OCR and object recognition).