A tech and design hub for emerging communities backed by the Kickstarter community. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 31, 2014.
About this project
How Rurban Data Studio Helps Entrepreneurs
Our mission is to spark creativity in young companies by giving them the right tools and contacts to accomplish their goals.
- Create a driven community for entrepreneurs.
- Connect like-minded individuals to collaborate on projects.
- Office and coworking space for rent
- Prototyping tools like 3D printers and laser cutters.
- Host networking events.
- Provide warm introductions to industry investors.
- Connect startups with consultants and services like: accounting, web design, and marketing.
- Meeting and conference rooms
- Back office services
Help us kickstart our first location
Your pledges will help us develop our first Data Studio with comprehensive design documents, necessary permits, and a market study to determine the first location. For business inquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rewards for Entrepreneurs
Rurban Data Studio, the world's first crowdfunded data center and tech hub for emerging communities
What is a data center?
Data centers power websites, businesses and the apps we use everyday. They are integral to smartphones when information is being processed away from the device. The rise of cellphone use in new markets makes data centers essential to growth.
The modular IT infrastructure can be provisioned through our partnership with Elliptical Mobile Solutions.
We plan to offer:
- Internet Exchange Point
- Content Delivery Network (CDN) node
- Secure Private Cloud
- In-house computing for high powered jobs
- App development and testing platforms
We have nicknamed our data center SHELDON, in honor of a certain theoretical physicist.
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Our Vision for the Future
Help us kickstart the first location and you’ll be at the beginning of a legacy. We plan for many Rurban Data Studios around the world. Each one empowering entrepreneurs in rural and urban areas to use design and technology to make the world a better place.
Risks and challenges
Design and Engineering - Like any design project, various aspects will evolve as the project progresses and the team is presented with changing conditions. These situations are magnified when dealing with locations which may have less infrastructure or established systems. We are prepared however to try many approaches with efficiency while keeping a steady eye on the vision.
Funding an entire Rurban Data Studio will take longer to complete than some other Kickstarter projects. Variables such as cost estimates or community response may change and require adjustments. We are taking every precaution to ensure these risks are minimized.
Founder's Pen: This parametrically designed pen is in the final stages of design and development. We may discover that a supplier is unable to deliver or the machining or 3D printing may take longer than expected. We are however taking every precaution to ensure this does not happen. We will be uploading more detailed specifications on our website.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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