Intrepic lead the change

I’m conscious it’s been a long time since the last post in here. I hate not be able to write and update posts on #Brandyourway, but too much stuff came to me recently. So here comes one of the topics I have been on these last weeks. Two posts more are remaining.

First of all, Intrepic. I’m pretty sure I talked about the Intrepic Project on the past, but lets introduce it again. Since my trip to California on summer 2012 I realized there are many events and happenings lost on the net. Traditional information channels as TV, radio and newspapers as well do not cover all the news happening over there, first of all because it is impossible and otherwise cause they are focused on topics most of the people is interested on. But then, there are those users on the net, that ordinary people who with their smartphones and tablets capture things around them and post it on the net, allowing others, above all their closest circles, to stay tuned about whats happening everywhere. But something is wrong with the content generated: it get lost. The bigger the content generated the easy it is to get lost on the net. In this way borns Intrepic. Since that time in California I though what could I create to allow others stay up-to-date anywhere, anytime by using their mobile devices. What could I do to change the current informational model? Intrepic.

Almost two years later Intrepic got bigger. We’re now 4 members working on it, and finally we got a place: Intrepic HQs next to the college, scientific and technological park TecnoCampus. Located in Tower 3, Intrepic is getting developed in order to change the way you generated and consume information across the net.

Do you have what it takes to be Intrepic and lead the change to a new informational model?

/ Welcome to Intrepic. 

Do what you love and do it often | The Holstee Manifesto

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.

I’ve been planning something huge for next week’s post, we are about to reach an awesome number of visitors and we want to celebrate with all of you so all I can share with you today is The Holstee Manifesto, a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion and community.

Tip from SavvySeniorsWok.com:

Behind the Holstee Manifesto is a business launched in the heat of the recession in May 2009. Brothers Mike and Dave and their partner, Fabian, knew they wanted to create more than a business – the trio wanted to create a lifestyle. So the first thing Holstee’s three founders did was sit together and write down exactly what was on their minds. They wanted to create a company that breathes passion into the world everyday. it was to be a reminder of what we live for. The result became known as the Holstee Manifesto and, through all avenues of social media, the manifesto has been viewed over 80.000.000 times to date!

Starting in the summer of 2009, they dove head first into the world of design and production. After six months an a huge learning curve, Holstee launched its first line of Recycled Tees made of 100% recycled plastic bottles that were milled, cut and sewn within 150 miles of each other in North Carolina. Starting with this first round, 10% of all sales were lent to entrepreneurs in extreme poverty through non-profit micro-lending organizations like Kiva.org – a tradition they are proud to still embrace.

Amazed and inspired by the community of individuals who have embraced the Holstee Manifesto as their own, the founders have created this My Life project to capture, celebrate and share the stories that speak to the truth that life is indeed about the people you meet and the things you create with them.

If you loved this video you’ll enjoy all the material Holstee has on their site.

BE CREATIVE! BE INSPIRED! GET TUNED & SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!

We are innovation

19. Dreamer entrepreneur developing @intrepic. BA student at UPF, day trader and trail runner. Blogger. Social media, sports, photo, street art & sitcoms lover.

This is what I’ve said everywhere on the web even on this blog. You can find me on twitter, facebook, pinterest, linkedin, youtube, vimeo, google+ and many other sites not popular yet but with a creative core that make them special (the one I love the most is Cowbird, must be checked out!). All I said to the web are 140 characters, almost 22 words and 2 numbers and I think it’s time to say something more about me, it’s time to talk and spread which are my dreams, what I really want to do. That’s one of the purposes I created #brandyourway a year ago, to share my opinions.

I am currently 19, with no professional duties and lot of time, resources and imagination to create. Someone else would be playing at PS3 during the afternoon or doing literally nothing, but I need to create. College give the theory needed to success but only you are the responsible to do it or not, only you can make it happen. And I am trying to do it. To put in another way, I’m gonna try to succes in any case.  I’m working on a project named intrepic which is in fact my motivation to learn everyday from everything. It’s an important aspect to take in account for youth to soak up all they can, learn from their environment, the way others act. Coworking and learning through experience.

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Intrepic came to me the last summer just after arriving from Cali [take a look at Couchsurfing around California]. I’ve not realized til then how many events, successes and interesting facts can one notice while strolling. Always it’s happening something, not matter the place, the weather or the hour, if it has to happen it will and if you are lucky you’ll be there to see it. This is on which I focused intrepic, emotions through experience. (With an eye toward the future I promise to keep you on the ball about what’s gonna happen about intrepic).

Travel to US changed completely my way of thinking and learning. I’ve grown in a static society, if we keep in mind that Spain has nearly the same expanse as Texas it’s not strange then to born and die in the same place or almost at the same province. And this is what I want to change to me.  Few month ago I was talking just about this with a friend I met in Las Vegas and he was so shocked about our way of life, the way we are able to born, grew, study, work, get married and die in the same place. That’s why I say that trip changed my mind; I saw how people create, found and boost startups in a day, from one day to the next, how ideas become business, how freelances don’t dead asphyxiated by taxes. It’s another reality. And I’m aware that culture, traditions, expanse and economy are pretty different, but I can’t understand at all what are we doing wrong here. Why entrepreneurs are afraid to set up their projects? Why ideas don’t become to business? Why creativity don’t become to ilusion?

And here is where innovation becomes important, how youth get the knowledge and learnings to feel free to create, to cooperate or simply but no less important to dream. Because as said Micky’s father, if you can dream it, you can do it and in any way innovation is nothing more than freedom, that feeling of “impossible is nothing” and “the world is mine”. Once you believe anything can’t stop you, only then you’ll start generating ideas, you’ll start creating concepts maybe not innovatives at all but they will become a part of that called entrepreneurship. And this concept is what avoid to get static and at the same time push the human race forward generating new business opportunities, generating wealth and making better the way of life of everyone.

Summing up, we are innovation, we are made of creativity and we live from dreams and goals. To success or not is on our hands and there’s also the chance to brand our way and achive at least that feeling called freedom. To finish, here’s a quote that really marked me said by a young entrepreneur with a huge potential I met this semester. All the best from this blog!

Entrepreneur is not just that one who achieve it but that who try it-S.G

Ready to grab the air with Leap Motion?

Leap Motion represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.

Do you remember the first computer mouse ever developed by the american inventor and pioneer Douglas Engelbart? It’s been a long time since the first steps on the computing field. Nowadays techniques had evolved and we can find more complex and useful ways of interaction between the physic and digital world, and in my opinion one of this examples it is Leap Motion, the gesture control technology that allow you to ditch your computer’s mouse and grab the air. But who is behind Leap Motion?

Developed by Leap Motion Inc, previously known as OcuSpec Inc and based in San Francisco (CA), Leap Motion develops motion-control hardware and software. The company was founded in 2010 by the hand of Michael Buckwald and David Holz, the CEO and CTO respectively.

Before launching Leap Motion, Michael was the CEO of Zazuba.com, a business appointment service, which was sold to a major national yellow pages company in 2010. Buckwald launched Zazuba as an undergraduate at George Washington University where he received a dual Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science. Buckwald also ran the first deployment of computers to Madagascar with the One Laptop Per Child program.

About Holz, after reading Stephen Hawking’s A brief history of time in eighth grade, David devised a simple way to test the theory of general relativity. By the time he was studying math at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was contracting with NASA. David left his Ph.D program in Applied Math at UNC Chapel Hill to start Leap Motion.

And now the most important part, what does Leap Motion consist of?

The main idea is to create a better way for humans to interact with their computational devices, says Holz. The idea to do so came during his days acquiring a Phd in mathematics from UNC and while working in fluid mechanics. Leap Motion works through an optical system that tracks the fingers of the user with infrared LEDs and cameras in a way unlike any other motion control tech. This new method of motion sensing is why the Leap can be made so cheaply and come in such a small package. I didn’t say it before, but Leap Motion can be preordered by the ammount of $69.99 on the company’s site. If you’re thinking about getting one, Leap Motion makers announced the past january 16th that at launch, it will sell its device exclusively through Best Buy’s physical and online stores in the U.S., as the only other sales channel for the device besides its own website. Leap Motion will also be available soon for pre-order from Best Buy beginning in February, as on the website as I said before. In Europe will come through other partners but not yet announced.

This is how it looks like:

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The Leap Motion works on Windows Vista/7/8 and Mac OS X, with Linux being on the agenda.
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This new method of motion sensing is why the Leap can be made so cheaply and come in such a small package
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These are the cameras which capture the movement

Definetly it seems like the technology seen in the movie Avatar was coming to reality.

The future is ours

“Imagine the future as a movie. Consider this a trailer to that movie”

I was on Vimeo yesterday looking for a video when I found this very impressive production by the hand of Michael Marantz. What I really appreciate about Vimeo is unlike Youtube all of the videos have a significate, a purpose, trying to say something. And by the moment “The future is ours” is the most stunning video I found talking about motivation, trying to inspire. Definetly it has my Like.

Michael, the author says:

Imagine the future as a movie, consider this a trailer to that movie.

The future excites me so much, that is why I made this. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit.

I completly agree with this thought. Everything is possible, everything is awaiting for us. More than the 50% of the  following century’s needs are awaiting to be discovered. So let’s move, let’s imagine, let’s create. Because the future own to us. The future is ours.

You could enjoy more projects like “The future is ours” by checking out :

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Catch I Turn your ideas into action

It’s already 2013 and a lot of things and events are going to happen to all of us, therefore I want to introduce an app I’ve found out during the Christmas Holidays. It’s called Catch, developed by Catch.com Inc, and its main function is to make sure that we never miss an idea. We can capture thoughts, photos and discoveries across all our devices and once we are ready, we can turn our ideas into action using simple, mobile collaboration. The best thing is that it’s developed for Android and tablets, iPhone and iPad.  Here it is a video for more details:

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What I like more about Catch is its useful and simple design where with a touch appears a wheel giving the option to create a voice note, what it’s the same as record something, take a photo or write any text note, everything online and offline. You can also share cheklists to collaborate on to do lists and you can set reminders so you never miss something important.

With catch you can find and save all your discoveries. I’ve been checking it for a couple of weeks and it’s truly helpful and fast whenever you need it. What is quite interesting about Catch is the save mode. You can colect your ideas into personal spaces using tags to label and find your notes easily. Likewise, it’s possible to backup automatically your notes for free with secure sync to Catch.com.

But all this stuff it’s not free at all. Catch offers three plans for three type of users:

  • Free. The basic plan. The free, with 3 spaces (private or shared notebooks), +2 more when you create a Catch account, 70MB of new content per month to cloud service and text, web clips, photos and voice memos. 
  • Pro. Paying $4,99 monthly or $44,99 annual you could add spaces, attach documents and upload more to the cloud. With 50 spaces, 1GB of new content per month to cloud service, attach office documents and double the referral rewards.
  • Finally, the premier plan. Add even more spaces, content uploads. With 200 spaces, 5GB of new content per month to cloud service. The ideal plan for project teams. All this for $15,99 per month or $144,99 annual.

Sincerely, I didn’t check the payement plans, but I really liked what I saw with the free one and it’s enought by the moment. Here are the links for Android and iOS. Hope you find as useful as me!

You have an idea. Make it happen. Google for entrepreneurs

Hi again! Good news for entrepreneurs.

Google took the wraps off “Google for Entrepreneurs,” a microsite that brings together information about Google’s programs and partnerships for startups and entrepreneurs.

In a blog post, Mary Grove, head of global entrepreneurship outreach, said Google’s entrepreneurship activities are focused on three areas: 1) Partnerships with organizations that serve entrepreneurs in local communities; 2) Google-led programs that give entrepreneurs access to talent and tools; and 3) Placing relevant Google tools in the hands of startups as they are get off the ground and scale. The site is designed to serve as an index for these resources.

What does Google get out of it? It gets its tools in the hands of entrepreneurs early, ensuring that Google’s products becomes the building blocks of their businesses. It also helps Google keep an eye on promising acquisitions — just other incubators funded by big tech companies, such as Facebook’s FbFund and Google’s own Google Ventures do.

Along with the site, the tech giant launched a designated Google+ Page and announced it is hosting its first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Week, a series of events to be held in 28 cities across 13 countries.

“And we really want to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs and startups to be successful”

To read more check out mashable.com

You’ll find more interesting videos on Google’s YouTube Channel