So I’ve Got This Really Big Idea

I have an idea for a web-based application (with the eventual release of an iPad app as well) which acts as a platform for collaborative note-taking. I’ve already figured out the user interface (though I’m always looking for advice), and most of the front-end functionality and basic frameworks.

I know that a few of my professors read my blog, so this is something of an open letter to them just letting them know that, per the usual, I’ll be wildly underprepared for class tomorrow. I plan to do no reading, writing, etc. Just letting you know.

Scene from the floor of the NYSE

I just got back from the Kairos Society‘s Global Summit in New York City, where for two days three-hundred and fifty highly-accomplished student entrepreneurs from around the world joined a hundred or so entrepreneurs, pioneering scientists, technologists, venture capitalists, and authors at the United Nations and on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss business ideas and our collective vision for the future of our world. Needless to say, it was pretty awesome.

I also received some nifty business cards.

But apart from spending a lot of time talking with executives, marketing rockstars, and preternaturally energetic Silicon Valley man-children, the most valuable thing to come of the experience was the coming-together of an idea I’d been ruminating about for a while. I have an idea for a web-based application (with the eventual release of an iPad app as well) which acts as a platform for collaborative note-taking.

I’m spending the rest of the night spec-ing out the idea. I’ve already figured out the user interface (though I’m always looking for advice), and most of the front-end functionality and basic frameworks. I’m looking for a technical cofounder to help me build it out. Furthermore, I’m looking for some design and branding consultation–ideally pro bono–as well as advisors to assist me in navigating the apparently dangerous and turbid waters that is the seed-capital marketplace. I’d also like some advice about whether I should consider applying to an incubator program.

Specifics will not be discussed here on The Halcyon Days until either a beta is ready for market or I file a patent on the process (if such a patent filing is possible). If people are interested in giving advice, feel free to contact me using HD’s contact form.

Author: Jason D. Rowley

As I mentioned elsewhere, I wear a lot of hats. Currently, I'm interested in VC data, early stage startups, and journalism. Previously I've been a blogger, designer, researcher, startup founder, (temporary) college dropout, connector, occasional branding designer and amateur chef.

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