What makes entrepreneurs tick? We're trying to figure that out as we film a software company's development as it attempts to succeed.
What do Facebook, Apple, and Kickstarter all have in common? They each grew like a tiny seed beginning with an idea and blooming into a product. Every one of these companies faced turbulent times and triumphed because of the persistence of the passionate entrepreneurs who brought their vision to the world.
What does it take to start a company? Volumes of books exist that explore the workings of entrepreneurship, but no one has created a documentary that follows the entire creative process of conceiving an idea and developing it into a product. Our Kickstarter project will do just that by following a new software company called iMicroInvest.
iMicroInvest is developing software that it believes will help alleviate world poverty. This documentary will be filmed in both the United States and parts of Africa following the iMicroInvest entrepreneurs as they incorporate, build their software, go to Africa, and raise venture capital.
It will allow people to vicariously live the entrepreneur life from the early days of eating chili out of Tupperware containers to save money to the later days of enjoying either the fruits of success or the sorrows of failure. It will shed light on the entrepreneurial spirit that drives people to work 16 hours per day without pay and risk everything for a dream.
We have already collected more than a year of iMicroInvest's development in film. The iMicroInvest team is now knee-deep in the software development phase of its development and will be introducing the software to Africa in November. The iMicroInvest team still has many adventures ahead, and we would like to continue documenting their quest.
Once all of the filming is completed, there will be substantial post production tasks that will need to be completed including color correction, audio track selection, sound editing, and other tech work.
Up to this point, the filming of this documentary has been largely funded by the film team—all of whom are working for free. Please join us in helping to finish and submit this documentary to film festivals, and we will hook you up with a bunch of goodies.
Thanks to everyone who has helped so far in the development of the documentary. We really appreciate your continued support.
What We Need & What You Get
We have funded all of the video production and the business ourselves, thus far. The money that we raise will go toward paying for the film crew's trip to Africa, additional audio equipment needed for the film, and toward purchasing music rights to selected music for the film.
Other Ways You Can Help
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Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $4,950 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 22, 2011.
Jul 18, 2011 - Aug 22, 2011 (35 days)
Pledge $5 or more
For each donation of $5 or more, we'll add you as a Facebook friend and poke you. :)
Pledge $25 or more
For each donation of $25 or more, we will give you a high-definition digital download when the documentary is released and include your name in the credits.
Pledge $50 or more
For each donation of $50 or more, we'll give you an authentic hand painted piece of African art of your choice plus a high-definition digital download of the documentary when it is released and include your name in the credits.
Pledge $250 or more
For each donation of $250 or more, we'll give you a personalized hand-carved wooden African mask, two authentic hand painted pieces of African art, plus a limited edition of an autographed DVD.
Pledge $7,965 or more
For each donation of $7,965 or more, we'll give you a three day tour of the micro-finance industry in Ghana with the film crew and the entrepreneurs of iMicroInvest. The film makers will also make a five-minute film about your trip in Africa for you to keep.