The fusion of a documentary, a story, and a reality tv show, Startup Island is about a new movement of authentic entrepreneurs fund, build, and grow their own companies at an island in Thailand for innovation, free knowledge, and entrepreneurship. Watch them go, see everything, from 0 to Island.
We don't believe in titles, patents, and secret NDAs. We are building the island from nothing (not even using the funds from past company sales) to show that you can do anything with a smartphone and an idea. We leave in 9 months.
We want any developing nation, any child with just internet access to know that apps, services, companies, ideas, websites, software, 3D printing, dreams...it can be done. Start now, and the money will come. We do not believe that money should own your dreams. If your a designer just saving money to actually do what you want, if your a designer going to school to actually do what you want, or an architect hoping to start here. Don't start, don't let that hold you back, do your dream now. It's like what Steve Jobs said, is what your doing right now worth your life? Could you die now and say, "yes, I was doing the task worth giving back to the world."
I hope that you realize that your design will be used as our banner page, our landing page. That your skill will be used as a representation of the passion, openness, and innovation for a movement to change business to the better. From hover boards to Andreesen Horowitz we have some exciting stories coming and this is key for us to allow the idea, the design for the idea, to be free and community built.
We don't believe in titles, or fake images, I am not some CEO RAH TAH TAH I am a graduating Sr., 22-years-old kid who likes to build cool stuff. I believe that this is the most impactful thing I could do for the next year and that is why I became an Islander. It's cool to think that whoever you are you were supposed to read this post. In an hour from now you will have a challenge or a victory, and I hope that you think a little different because of the perspective here.