Protoletter EN#1

Patrice Bonfy
Apr 3, 2017 · 4 min read
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Take a deep breath and look back at the last month events

The Prototypers Project

Business model: Create companies and sell intellectual services

The first economic objective of Prototypers is to create companies. Publications and prototypes help “auto-incubate” our ideas. They allow us to:

  • Test how technological solutions work
  • Validate if a concept can generate traction
  • Design, development, and maintenance of Messenger Bots
  • Deployment, integration, and animation of Workplace
  • Team or individual coaching on new ideas identification and maturation

Publication tools: back to basics

When designing our website, we took the quite radical decision only to publish “headers” on it, linked to full articles published directly on
the leading social platforms (Medium, LinkedIn, Facebook).

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Read more on social platforms
  • Way smaller organic distribution than planned
  • Use social platforms for sharing and comments
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Share and discuss on social platforms

Contents: The discipline of letting go

There’s a balance to be found when writing about a new idea. We tend to over-explain, bring on too many details, try to anticipate too many objections. It takes a lot of time, generates lengthy articles that few people have time to read, and makes us miss opportunities of more intimately documenting our project and exploration.

  • Set up a new format for quick ideas introduction
  • Use this Protoletter for regular feedbacks and updates on the current explorations

Current Explorations

LiveHumanVR: Soon to be prototyped

Thanks to the article, we had an interesting VR chat with Alban Denoyel, Sketchfab’s CEO, and we got in contact with ProntoVR founder. He agreed to add animated gifs import to the roadmap of their VR apps sketching tool.

Ideas Maturation Process: A keynote on “the question.”

I had the opportunity to further discuss the “question at the source of an idea” with the IMM students. The keynote’s objective was to study the trends of the GAFA and to highlight creative questions inspired by these trends.

CrossWorking: Pivot towards other Workplace based concepts

The feedbacks gathered after publishing the article taught us that:

  • A new version of Cross Company groups may soon be deployed
  • An association Workplace based tool deployed and managed for groups that are homogeneous for other reasons than their employer, such as freelancers.

The Social Bot: Prototype night is coming

The prototype development with Chatfuel is well on its way. Don’t forget to follow The Social Bar on Facebook, as well as Prototypers, not to miss the testing night.

Also…

  • Meetings planned to discuss the impact of autonomous transportation on real estate
  • An idea that excites us: A tool to help premium hotels provide excellent guest experiences to kids of all ages
  • And many more ideas to be published! Keep in touch, we will discuss them soon, in less than 5000 words ;)

Prototypers

We explore promising technologies and exciting business…

Patrice Bonfy

Written by

Co-fondateur @le_paternel et @prototypers_co, co-parent de 2 fils, aime entreprendre, écrire, bricoler et voyager, mais pas forcément en même temps

Prototypers

We explore promising technologies and exciting business opportunities to uncover new ideas and give them attention, work, and ressources

Patrice Bonfy

Written by

Co-fondateur @le_paternel et @prototypers_co, co-parent de 2 fils, aime entreprendre, écrire, bricoler et voyager, mais pas forcément en même temps

Prototypers

We explore promising technologies and exciting business opportunities to uncover new ideas and give them attention, work, and ressources

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