News · August 31, 2020
This is what we've done this August and our plans beyond this month! ♥️
Hi folks – welcome to the Monthly Town Hall blog post, where I discuss everything Makerlog related and recap everything that has happened last month! I really am going to do these monthly now, rather than the previous format of a yearly State of the Log. We have a lot to share and I really want to keep the community posted!
So, without further ado, this is what we've done this August.
In March, we entered a business competition for startups in Puerto Rico called EnterPRize 2020. The competition focuses on innovative and original projects with the potential to scale to a global market. During this time, we've taken a series of seminars to truly have the skills it takes to make Makerlog (see what I did there?) a successful company.
It's been going pretty well, and I hope to come back with more results by EoY. So far, we've received a $2k grant and we're hoping to raise more by the end of the competition. (Equity-free FTW!)
Well, to put it bluntly – incorporating has been a real struggle, particularly because I incorporated in Puerto Rico. Bureaucracy and the huge amount of permits required have been an issue.
But, quite frankly, I'm willing to swallow the bureaucracy and BS – incorporating here is our commitment to PR (which desperately needs our help to overcome a fiscal crisis). We love our little island, and there's nowhere else we'd rather go.
Pushing the local economy forward through tech has been a huge dream of mine, and I'm not giving up on that – no amount of paperwork will stop me.
Also... serious tax benefits for young entrepreneurs. (we're tax exempt!)
In terms of marketing and community, we've been thinking & experimenting a lot with our strategy.
I'm working on solidifying our bases there:
In terms of engineering, I've been working on making the next version of Makerlog extremely stable – and mobile responsive.
I'm really happy because Makerlog 2021 will have the following attributes, which I think are killer:
I'm journaling this effort on my WordPress journal + my log – It's not necessarily something I'm working on daily, but it's important.
Two years ago I started a little side project called Makerlog. This August, we finally incorporated. And I'm incredibly proud of what we're building.
I'll keep you posted on updates.
Now I want to hear from you – how do you feel about Makerlog's direction, and what can we do better? Feel free to tell us in discussions.
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