How to Get Involved

Support

With multiple projects in full swing, and several more locations around the world now lining up, we have specific places that need monthly or one-time support. This monthly support helps us fund our hub in Ethiopia and the waves of new businesses emerging, or for the Innovation Center in Mozambique with its upcoming courses and new waves of businesses from a pool of 600 widows and more. Once these projects are fully funded, we can take step 1, 2, 3 and so forth with the new "Hub" locations that are lining up.

Volunteer

If you are a person with certain skills and want to try and use those skills to solve problems at OI, there are likely places to plug in. Here is my puzzle piece. While most people may slot into a volunteer/intern role initially, there will be staff positions and fellowships as well. But the fastest way to go from wanting to be involved in some OI projects to doing OI stuff as a day job is to show up and see how you can help. Then we can understand your skill set and capacity, which helps us integrate you more and more into a more formal role.

Hire Occular

Realistically, the best way to "give" to this movement is to hire Occular LLC for your financial service needs occular.co (so you can write off the real business expense) and pay a premium which then all goes into the Occular Institute projects budget.

Projects

We are actively taking in projects.

In the same viewpoint, we are always looking for projects. A project is defined as a solution to a specific problem that is beyond just the ideation stage. A few generalized examples of what we are looking for in a project:

  • Is there a specific problem you are trying to solve? Even with KBR, an extremely broad concept, we are attempting to simplify and streamline the economic development engine across any context.
  • Is there is a foundational or core element that your solution can speak to that is beyond the seen? Harmonice is only possible, if it is, because the core idea is God has an optimal manner for humans to transact, which is beyond just speed. Frictionless is not inherently faster than a sub-optimal system. Our transactions with other people can bring life or death as a long-term outcome, which is beyond trying to work through a zero-sum outcome.
  • Have you actually started or developed your idea? Unfortunately all projects simply have to have some concrete foundation of extreme research and/or development in order to qualify as a project. We are not trying to incubate nascent projects, we are working with projects that have forethought and initiators who have taken the project as far as they can and now need some gasoline in the engine.

Partnerships

Partners are a level beyond a project. A partner is a:

  • Person who has multiple projects or activities that are in line with OI and we want to merge the partners activity into OI.
  • Project that has multiple unique and identifiable solutions in different industries.

Hubs

A hub is generally location-based. A hub is a place where we do multiple waves of investment. We generally have an office and a single worker. The goal is to beta test KBR and other solutions at some real scale.

Innovation Center

An innovation center is a location where we do investments, test solutions, teach and train people, and do in-depth collection of ideas and opportunities in the area. While an innovation center can be partnered with an organization, the only activities an OIC can carry out are what OI has to offer. In this sense it is not a label of an alliance (like a Partner or Hub can be), but a standalone operation that takes all the available information OI is working on and implements that in a consistent and diligent manner.