Now a group called OpenKollab is asssembling a number of participants in the space with a view to bringing them together under an innovative funding structure, the Ecosystem Pooled Fund, which takes a collaborative approach to funding early stage social ventures.
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The instigator of this ecosystem under development is Suresh Fernando, a former stockbroker and tech-company adviser who changed careers to explore the power of open collaboration.
With Suresh, let's discuss:
- What is OpenKollab's goal? Who is involved?
- Why is the timing right for this funding structure? What problems does it solve?
- How will OpenKollab's participants form a working network? What is an ecosystem?
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Non-live conversation about Building an Open Manufacturing Ecosystem (distinct from the live IRC chat during the call, archived above):