I'm already in a Slack/FB group for my local accelerator, how is this different?
Our Discord community is only the first step in executing our vision. We're nationally focused, uniting all the current innovation communities and their members together in one space. However, Bounty is much more than its community of innovators. We're linking passionate entrepreneurs with meaningful problems to solve through a platform. You'll have the opportunity to bid on unique projects posted by corporations and institutions.
What made you want to build this?
We believe that with the right people, with the right information, at the right time, we can solve any problem. We picture a time when there is a large Bounty Board of unsolved problems open to the community and the community has a place to come together and work on solving those problems. We'll start small with B2B solution offering, but plan to grow it into the future town square.
Why are you using Discord instead of Slack?
Discord provides functionality that isn't possible with Slack. Discord is also much more informal and aligns better with the type of community we're trying to build.
Who is going to be posting the problems (Bounties)?
Bounty itself will host and post the problems. The problems themselves come from businesses and community members that are searching for a solution to their problem. Corporations, government entities, charities, etc.
How did you choose the name "Bounty"?
We picked it because of the dual meaning of an open problem to solve, as well as what "bountiful" encompasses in "liberally bestowing gifts or favours."
Are the problems going to come through Discord or will there be another platform?
Bounties (problems) will be posted through our platform.
Can I join if I'm already solving a problem?
Of course! The Bounty platform might expose you and your team to problems related to what you are building, allowing you to explore opportunities you might have otherwise missed.
When will the platform launch?
BountyBoard is launching it's platform in Q2 of this year
How will you decide who gets to solve which problem?
The Bounty Posters, or Solution Seekers will be selecting the solution and provider. Bounty Board uses Machine Learning to assist in presenting viable options to the Seekers
Can Bounties be posted anonymously?
Yes, if the solution seeker would like Bounties to be posted anonymously, they can be.