Monday, January 26, 2015

What I'm doing in Bali

As many of our blog readers already know I am in Bali, Indonesia from mid-January to mid-March to participate in "TribeWanted Bali" -- a new startup-tribe experiment running in the first months of 2015. I thought I would expand a bit on this project, and the goals and outcomes that I hope for for InsightSTEM.

TribeWanted acts as group of creatives, innovators, and entrepreneurs working alongside each other as a supportive tribe to create a "startup accelerator" environment to work on getting our wide variety of new projects of the ground, and give them some legs. This is a great opportunity for InsightSTEM to develop our plans and network new connections with input from many diverse fields to help us more quickly define, clarify and achieve our goals!

TribeWanted is working in the co-working space of Hubud in Ubud, Bali. Hubud provides us with an excellent collaborative working environment for development. A recent article in the New York Times described the benefits of this type of work environment... and I certainly can agree.

What are the primary goals for the development of InsightSTEM during this time? Along with spending focused time on getting many operational tasks completed we will focus on the following areas:
  • Develop new partnerships with STEM educators in South-East Asia, and build a network of interested innovators, entrepreneurs and creative individuals from around the world.
  • Developing effective communication strategies across the many different avenues that we use, so that all stakeholders can learn more about and understand the various projects and programs that we are, or that we hope to, work on.
  • Develop and implement an excellent website that, in itself, promotes the excitement of exploration in STEM that InsightSTEM stands for.
  • Accelerate the "startup" of InsightSTEM and ensure that we have a robust and effective model to go forwards in our mission of Democratizing Knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through Exploration.
Check back over the coming weeks for more updates on the blog about the experiences of InsightSTEM participating in this exciting startup accelerator -- and the outcomes that will enrich all of our projects and programs as we move forwards!