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University of Florida January 14, 2009

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needs

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there’s a 21-year-old college student in Los Angeles, CA

his name is Jake

Jake has $30

there’s a 21-year-old college student in Malawi, Africa

his name is William

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William has a good idea

their connection drives our mission

to answer the most important ? of our generation:

9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?

not with

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apathy

our answer?

150,000 ideas
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in 25 languages and 172 countries

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William, meet Jake

33needs is a trampoline for world-changing ideas

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we connect

entrepreneurs solving big needs to $ (capital)

it’s called crowd-funding

we’re flipping the standard funding model on its head

how?

a social entrepreneur creates a profile on 33needs.com

what’s a social entrepreneur?

n.,1. a pioneer of innovative solutions for the planet

William is one

William builds windmills that provide energy + clean water

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thousands of entrepreneurs see the world like William:

“I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”
- Thomas Edison

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water your voice sustainable food clean-energy

green cities global health prosperity for all

what do they care about? what do they do?

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back to William

William needs seed capital to scale his impact

William: “I want to harness the wind across Africa.”

from his profile, he chooses a $10,000 “funding target”

he chooses a “revenue share” of 10% with investors

your turn, Jake

Jake explores a few of the 311 profiles on 33needs.com

he finds William’s magetsi a mphepo – “electric wind” idea

he thinks it’s awesome

Jake invests $30 (or 3 “parts”) in William’s idea

FYI: Jake can invest in steps of $10 (“the part price”)

he is now a “believer”

he can withdraw his $ anytime before the “target” is reached

Who (or what) benefits from Jake’s investment?

(1)

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William has seed $ to grow his purposeful business model

(2)

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Jake receives a small % of William’s revenue for 5 years

(3)

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33needs receives 5% of the “target” and a % of revenue

(4)

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the world has a solution

remember

this is not charity

we believe business has a role to play in making the world a better place
 

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we think so. join us at <33needs.com>

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frequently asked questions

how the F&@k is this legal?

1. There is a money back guarantee if the “target” is not reached

2. The “parts” are not fungible (i.e. tradable) or negotiable (i.e. changing in value)

3. “Believer” receives a guaranteed physical product, service, or other incentive

How is “virality” integrated with your business model?

1. We're free

2. We're web-based

3. We don't create content, just the platform

4. We have a dead simple platform

5. Self interest spreads our impact

Does anyone else do this?

“Crowdfunding” exists in film, music, politics and charity, but we are the first to harness its potential to fund social entrepreneurs

Where can I learn more about William and his work?

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What are your short-term financial projections?

back of the napkin 2010 projections 500 “listed companies” $10,000 average “target” 5% “success fee” 5% of net revenue (for 5 years)
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uses
1. Investment is not fundable or tradable 2. fair use 3. ©

create like it’s 1790

for now

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“A series of great opportunities disguised as insoluble problems.”
- John Gardner

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restoring our

planet.
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Husk Power provides renewable energy (from rice) to thousands in rural India

He has a right to 0.2% of William’s future revenue for the next five years

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