My journey on Pioneer

https://pioneer.app/

Pioneer Summary

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.

Expert

Pioneer as a team of 16 expert, so far so good are the list:

3LAU

Music

DJ & Music Producer

ADAM BROWN

Physics

Theoretical Physicist, Stanford University

AGNES CALLARD

Philosophy

Associate Professor in Philosophy, University of Chicago

BALAJI SRINIVASAN

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

CTO, Coinbase

ERIC GROSSE

Security

Former VP Security & Privacy Engineering, Google

HEMANT TANEJA

Healthcare

Managing Director, General Catalyst

HOLLIS ROBBINS

Art

Dean of Arts & Humanities, Sonoma State University

JOE LONSDALE

Government

Founding Partner, 8VC

JOELLE EMERSON

Diversity

CEO, Paradigm

JOSH KUSHNER

Healthcare

Founder, Oscar Health

LAURA DEMING

Longevity

Founder, The Longevity Fund

MARC ANDREESSEN

Consumer

Cofounder, Andreessen Horowitz

MATHILDE COLLIN

Enterprise

CEO, Front

MATT STEFFANINA

Media

YouTube dance star, 8.5M Subscribers

NAT FRIEDMAN

Open Source

Future CEO, GitHub

PATRICK COLLISON

Fintech

Cofounder & CEO, Stripe

SAKU PANDITHARATNE

VR

Founder, Asteroid

STEPHEN WOLFRAM

Mathematics

Founder & CEO, Wolfram Research

TOM STANDAGE

Journalism

Deputy Editor, The Economist

TYLER COWEN

Economics

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…

Teammate 1

Name Bruno Cecchini (LinkedIn, Twitter, Personal website)

Age 35

Location Canada

Gender Male

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?

Cool

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?

Network.

Project

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.

Project details

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?

White paper 
Website

What do you plan to accomplish by Presentation Day?

White Paper 
Website 
ESC* eventseedcontract

What is the #1 thing slowing you down?

Regulation

Categories

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.

The Voting

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. “
  • “visionary

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.