My journey on Pioneer
Apply with anything
Apply with any type of project you need help with. It could be a company, physics research, journalism, or art. All you need to do is convince other applicants that your project is worth doing.
Play the Tournament
Every week other participants will give you feedback and points. The more interesting your work, the higher your score will be. Each month, the top-ranked applicants become new Pioneers.
Become a Pioneer
Pioneers receive a $5,000 investment with the possibility for a $100,000 follow-on, a round-trip ticket to San Francisco and access to a private online forum with other Pioneers. See the terms of the Pioneer offer.
Learn from the best
Pioneer has a network of experts across different fields. Experts both review applications and provide advice to the best Pioneers. After 3 months Pioneers present their work to experts on a global stage.
Pioneer as a team of 16 expert, so far so good are the list:
DJ & Music Producer
Theoretical Physicist, Stanford University
Associate Professor in Philosophy, University of Chicago
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Former VP Security & Privacy Engineering, Google
Managing Director, General Catalyst
Dean of Arts & Humanities, Sonoma State University
Founding Partner, 8VC
Founder, Oscar Health
Founder, The Longevity Fund
Cofounder, Andreessen Horowitz
YouTube dance star, 8.5M Subscribers
Future CEO, GitHub
Cofounder & CEO, Stripe
Founder & CEO, Wolfram Research
Deputy Editor, The Economist
Economics Professor, George Mason University
My impression about the expert
They have quite a diversified background which is good, few public figure that I follow on social media like Marc Andreessen, 3LAU and Balaji Srinivasan. We don’t have any interaction with the expert, so I could not really write anything at this stage.
The Pioneer Tournament
The Pioneer Tournament takes place over 4 weeks from Monday August 27th through Monday September 24th.
1.Submit your application · Due Sunday August 26th 11:59pm PDT
You’ll describe yourself and your project. You can apply alone or with teammates.
2.Vote on projects · Monday August 27th
Other applicants & Pioneer Experts will also vote on your application. Applicants will only see some of your responses.
3.Submit weekly updates · Due every Sunday
You’ll submit a progress update once a week.
4.Vote on updates · Every Monday
Get points from other applicants based on your progress. The more impressive your work, the higher your score will be.
5.Become a Pioneer
The highest scoring applications will receive the Pioneer offer: $5,000, a round-trip ticket to Silicon Valley, mentorship from experts, and more.
6.Presentation Day & beyond
After 3 months, Pioneers will present their work during a “Presentation Day”, which will be streamed live online
My Journey 1er Week
Sunday I fill the application, that was quite last minute, actually I think it was 02:00 AM ET and the application process did close at 03:00 AM ET. Filling the application took me 15 minutes, I was on a rush so…
What’s your background?
Here a post on Medium to understand my expert-generalist journey, https://medium.com/@brunocecchini23/my-expert-generalist-journey-4c44a570811e. My mentra is code less learn more, my playground is quite diverse, quantum computing, AI, blockchain etc… My formal background is finance, driver instructor and construction worker.
What other projects have you built to date?
I did the reflexivity conjecture, but is not public, one days I will published it when I feel ready.
Describe your professional status
Driver instructor and entrepreneur
What would your friends say makes you interesting?
Describe something weird or unusual that you’ve built or done.
I did the reflexivity conjecture.
Who is someone you personally know that will have an incredible impact on the world one day?
John Wolpert because is a Seeker of Blockchain Awesomeness.
What is a group or organization that you left or were kicked out of? Why?
I did participate to a hackathon for supply chain blockchain project for the government of Canada. We set a team of 5, two teammate propose a solution on Digital Ocean PoC, I propose to fork the project, they get upset, we split, I move on.
What books, movies, or music do you like?
I would just put my favorite.
Book: Alchemy of Finance. G.Soros for the general theory of reflexivity
Movie: The Big Short, Jobs, I like biopic
Music: He Got Game from Public Enemy
Who is a public figure you think you’re most like? Why?
Richard Branson, we both struggle at school, we are both ADHD, we both love doing the impossible. We both understand that vision is everything, business is like driving 90% is about the vision
What do you want to get out of Pioneer?
What is your project?
Universal celebration platform.
What’s new about this?
Maximum Viable Ecosystem (MVE).
Why did you decide to work on this?
Creating richness and share the pursuit of happiness.
Is a universal celebration platform, is a (MVE) maximum viable ecosystem (23 divisions), I call it this way because we maximize ROI for all stakeholders.
Our goal is to provide all service for *faire la fete* at the finger tip of the end user with the best possible UX.
Is a value first project, we share revenue, we share equity and we share opportunity.
One day, this project could become…
Distributed Collaborative System
Which competitors do you fear?
The internet of value is about cooperation, not competition.
What do you plan to accomplish over the next 4 weeks?
What do you plan to accomplish by Presentation Day?
What is the #1 thing slowing you down?
Cryptocurrency / Blockchain, Consumer, Entertainment
How did you hear about Pioneer?
Montreal AI on facebook
Week No 1
The first challenge was a personality test, I don’t have the test, it took around 20 minutes.
That was pretty cool, you have to vote between two applicant and explain why you vote for them, here the feedback I receive from the community:
- "a magnanimous goal…”
- “There are many unhappy people. I think we need to fix it. You can help.”
- “You need more detail in this application. I have no idea what you are building. “
The second challenge was a puzzle challenge, but not your average puzzle, it was a bit complex and I take 35 minutes to complete the challenge.
I discover that they provide point for referral, if you want to help a bit by clicking this lien https://pioneer.app/r/Waterboy/3l2tivsl that will be really appreciate. For now my standing is 1133 on the leaderboard.
Stay tuned I will give update for week 2, next Thursday.