Opportunity: Con X Tributor Network
Conservation X Labs is looking for highly skilled professionals (e.g. engineer, designer, developer, marketer, conservationist, entrepreneur) to mentor their finalists for the Con X Tech Prize. Deadline: 10 August 2020.
About this initiative:
Conservation X Labs are building a cohort of highly skilled professionals, experts, and makers that provide their skills & services to help stop the extinction crisis, called The Con X Tributor Network.
As a Con X Tributor, you’ll act as a resource to the 20 Finalist teams as they work through the Con X Tech Prize rapid prototyping period. These project teams will tap into the Network for strategic advice, mentorship, and technical capacity - giving you the chance to support or even join the team in their sprint towards a prototype.
So if you’re an engineer, designer, developer, marketer, conservationist, entrepreneur, or simply want to get your hands dirty helping build products that protect the planet the teams are ready to meet you.
What does a Con X Tributor do?
As a Con X Tributor, you will connect with teams and offer your professional background and expertise to help them strategise & rapidly develop a conservation technology through the Con X Tech Prize prototyping period.
- Provide feedback, advice, and support to CXTP Finalist Projects that reach out to you, to the best of your abilities.
- Engage with project teams on twice-weekly “Ask Me Anything” discussions on the Digital Makerspace.
Be generally available between now and October 18 to give feedback and advice to projects, ideally through one-off or regular video calls with the team (expected time commitment is 5-10 hours per month)
Make a concerted effort to understand the project prior to a conversation with a team
Be open to forming ongoing collaborations with the right team, if the opportunity arises
Engage with projects on regular Spotlight “Ask Me Anything” discussions throughout the sprint, hosted on the Digital Makerspace
Hold confidential information provided to you by projects, and be open to case-by-case agreements