[sdiy] Collaborators wanted

Graham Atkins gatkins at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Apr 20 02:21:55 CEST 2011


It's a UK TV show where entrepreneurs ask a panel of 5 multi- 
millionaire business people
to invest in their designs / inventions / companies.

Graham

On 20 Apr 2011, at 01:03, James Elliott wrote:

> What is dragon's den?
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Graham Atkins <gatkins at blueyonder.co.uk>
> To: Justin Owen <juzowen at googlemail.com>
> Cc: SDIY List <Synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
> Sent: Tue, April 19, 2011 12:34:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Collaborators wanted
>
> Have you tried Dragon's Den ?
>
> Graham
>
> On 19 Apr 2011, at 17:17, Justin Owen wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I hope nobody minds me posting this here.
>>
>> I'm looking for people who might be interested in collaborating  
>> with me on
>> designing, prototyping and building analog musical instruments,  
>> modules and
>> effects.
>>
>> I've been doing this as a solo effort since 2008. My 1st Gen  
>> designs were on
>> homebrew PCBs built into homebrew cases. By 2nd Gen I'd outsourced  
>> the PCB and
>> case manufacture and by 3rd Gen (my first Eurorack module) I will  
>> have
>> outsourced assembly.
>>
>> I would now like to take things up another level. I have a backlog of
>> proof-of-concept prototypes and a pile of ideas - but to turn them  
>> into products
>> I need to get some good people involved.
>>
>> This is not a formal job offer and there aren't regular hours or  
>> pay. I'm
>> looking for people who are already secure in their own thing with a  
>> skill set
>> that compliments or betters my own and who are capable of taking on  
>> new projects
>> and working to agreed terms.
>>
>> Remuneration, at this stage, would be a negotiated royalty as a  
>> percentage of
>> profits - although I'm completely open to considering other  
>> realistic scenarios.
>> Realistic means I'm a solo operator in a niche market in a tough  
>> industry in
>> tough times.
>>
>> There isn't a specific job description but I know what skills I'm  
>> lacking and
>> my immediate priority is turning ideas into products: concept,  
>> design,
>> simulating, prototyping, troubleshooting, refining and building -  
>> or any
>> combination thereof.
>>
>> I'm based in London, UK but I'm well versed in working with clients  
>> and
>> suppliers all over the globe.
>>
>> Currently, my thing is analog, desktop hardware and modules.Size and
>> complexity-wise - that's anything between a Monotron and a Virus  
>> Desktop. My
>> current modular designs (and experience) are for the Eurorack format.
>>
>> I'm aware I'm casting a wide net. I have no idea how many or what  
>> type of
>> responses I will get so I make no promises other than I'm genuine.
>>
>> Interested in taking design ideas and helping turn them into  
>> prototypes?
>> Got a prototype that you'd like to see turned into a product?
>> Got a product that is no longer at market but still has some life  
>> in it?
>>
>> Consider what you're interested in, capable of, able to offer and  
>> what you want
>> in return for it then drop me an email off list to this address and  
>> we can have
>> a chat in confidence without obligation.
>>
>> Please feel free to pass this message on.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Justin Owen
>>
>>
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