This project also has a Changeshop where you can read more about its latest progress.
Ir ao Changeshop: Blabtree.
Blabtree is an online social venture that gives students the ability to post positive messages about each other anonymously and counter cyber bullying.
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A necessidade: Qual é o problema que você está tentando resolver?
The issue of bullying is something that has taken center stage in the media with all of the highly publicized teen suicides that have taken place. The topic instantly draws sympathy from the general population, and evokes people of all ages to want to make change and take action. Countless speeches are made, rallies are held, videos are created, and district initiatives are planned, all with the goal of fighting against this issue, and all with a very temporary effect on teenagers. The problem is there is no online venture out there with the sole mission of uniting young student bodies on one platform through the sharing of positivity. There is a clearly a void, and the tech start-up that addresses this issue the fastest, and the most effectively, has the potential for huge success.
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Blabtree is an online social venture that gives high school and middle school students the opportunity to post positive affirmations and compliments about each other anonymously. Each school receives their own online "tree" (or page), where students are free to create and post new “leaves” for their fellow classmates and teachers. Leaves are to contain a few sentences on why that person is important and appreciated and through our movement One Leaf-A-Day, we challenge teens to post something positive about a fellow classmate or teacher at least once every day. The wanting to make a difference and the possibility that one may be posted about, is what has been keeping teens already using the site, coming back multiple times a week. The overall goal of Blabtree is to provide an intriguing and robust online platform that strengthens the bond between the student body, and fights against the very prevalent issue of bullying head on.
O Modelo: Demonstre através de um exemplo específico como sua solução faz a diferença; inclua suas atividades primárias
Both junior high and high school can be tough places for teenagers. On top of the intense school work, students are often faced with harmful gossip, bullying, and pressure from their peers, all of which can affect their overall happiness and self-esteem. Say for example an 11th grader named Tim is having a terrible week. First his girl friend breaks up with him, and then later in the week he fails an important test. On top of this his parents have been fighting non stop the whole week and are contemplating divorce. These are all realistic problems that could occur in a young person's life and all of this had been taking a toll on him emotionally. Tim is beginning to feel that he is the cause of his parents grief and with all of the stresses of the week Tim begins to feel depressed and feels like giving up. Recently students from his school have been participating in a website Blabtree, so he logs on to see what it is all about. Tim finds that someone has written a kind paragraph about him on his tree, which highlights his strengths and why he is liked. This small paragraph makes Tim reevaluate his self worth and really feel like he means something. It gives Tim the small boost of confidence he needs to get him through the week. This is exactly what Blabtree is about, making a direct impact in teen's lives. By giving students an online platform to share positivity, an impact is being made in the lives of those who send love and who receive it. Blabtree will teach teens just how easy it is to find someone to appreciate each day.
O Mercado: Quem são os seus pares e concorrentes? Identificar os outros que também estão trabalhando para solucionar as mesmas necessidades que você e o que você faz de diferente em relação a eles. Quais seriam os desafios impostos por esses concorrentes que impactariam no seu sucesso ou crescimento?
Blabtree is not offering a temporary emotional/impulse fix as many non-profits do, but instead is offering an actual product that can be utilized by teens on a continual basis.
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Defina sua organização, programa, serviço ou produto em 1-2 frases. [140 caracteres]
Blabtree is an online social venture that gives students the ability to post positive messages about each other anonymously.
Identifique o que é inovador na sua solução em 1-2 frases. [136 caracteres]
Blabtree gives students the ability to post positive affirmations about fellow classmates/teachers on one central online platform.
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Qual foi o impacto da sua solução até hoje?
Since launching & promoting to local students in December of 2011, Blabtree has grown to be used by students from several high schools within the Sacramento area with over 600 positive postings directed towards students and teachers already made.
Qual é a sua expectativa de impacto para os próximos 1 - 3 anos?
The goal for Blabtree is to reach as many young people as possible and that includes students from all over the US and abroad. After funding we will be able to implement some additional features to our site as well as ramp up our marketing which will both help Blabtree become a more viral product.
Quais são as barreiras que podem impedir o sucesso do seu projeto? Como você planeja superá-las?
Lack of funding/publicity and the possibility of a similar product coming out before Blabtree with more funding could hinder the project. In order to overcome this issue we need to get Blabtree and our mission in front of as many eyes as possible and making a wide enough in an efficient manner.
As inscrições vencedoras apresentam um plano sólido sobre como vão alcançar e acompanhar o crescimento do projeto. Identifique as metas de seis meses para aumentar seu impacto.
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os seis (6) meses
Obtain early stage/seed funding.
Create partnerships with organizations and celebrities/high profile individuals to propel growth of Blabtree.
Gain coverage on major national television station
Agora pense grande! Identifique qual seria sua meta de impacto para 12 meses
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os doze (12) meses
Obtain sufficient funding.
Have Blabtree working effectively in schools all across the United States
Have Blabtree's recognition level as high as possible in the US.
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Blabtree was originally started as an anonymous question and answer website directed at teens, but with no real set goals. I created Blabtree in the summer going into my first year of college at the University of Arizona and launched it in the Fall of 2010 to students. I began marketing Blabtree to students from a few schools in the Sacramento area but soon found that many inappropriate and insensitive questions were being asked. Not wanting Blabtree to become the next "Juicy Campus" I took the site down after only two weeks live and really started brainstorming what I wanted the site to be. Eventually I had my "Aha!" moment while in the shower for what I wanted Blabtree to be. I knew of the problems of bullying in schools and I personally knew how it felt to not feel appreciated, as I experienced severe depression my senior year in high school. Realizing that I could make a huge difference in the lives of others with the new Blabtree, I relaunched and have been at it ever since.
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Blabtree currently has partnerships with BRAVE, an anti-bullying non-profit, as well as Mike Hall, an inspirational speaker. As we grow we hope to obtain further partnerships to help the growth of Blabtree.
Qual o perfil da equipe (colaboradores, voluntários etc.) que vai garantir o cumprimento das metas de crescimento identificadas por você na seção ‘Impacto Social’?
Blabtree currently has a strong core team as well as a strong team of advisors which includes a successful business owner, an executive consultant to IBM, a Stanford graduate, and more successful individuals. In order to achieve our growth milestones we will need to expand our team to add individuals with stronger connections into the tech and news media world, as well as investors.
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