The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely
a matter of mathematical or experimental skills.
- Albert Einstein
One such problem our founder has given up everything else for, is, the lack of actual freedom for billions of people.
The solution is - his idea of the future of freedom.
We are building Preseed's
Preseeded to give freedom to billions of people to pursue their loftiest, unchained visions.
By, building web enabled products to disrupt the secondary education system, to then help build for the world, a more - original thinking and enterprising human resource.
“I journeyed into Preseed in 2014 to empower those with a will to do something out of the ordinary - by often encouraging them to drop out of their colleges or jobs to pursue their idea - if I felt I could raise their intensity to face what may be coming. Why? Long ago, I asked myself the question about what is the one thing I must do with my capabilities - the answer I got was - I must do everything I can, to give our world, better leaders. However, as I progressed I was able to marry in vision, my previous failed social networking startup to become now, a more conscious social network vision, to produce the goal of producing better leaders. That vision is taken care of at our incubator Preseeded, designed exclusively for that purpose” -
Nishchal Kesarwani, the first learner & teacher at Preseed.
If you are an
inspired hacker, hustler, or a designer who could build with us web/mobile
products, dig this page and it's surrounding links very well.
Check out our R&D Direction
This is what it looks like for each idea at PreseedApp towards its transition into a Minimum Viable Product.
Ideation — Have a habit of not letting
go of problems the solutions to which (the idea) can greatly
improve our very own lives,
at the least. That has made us see problems as opportunities, as gaps that need to get filled anyway. The fun part starts when after
tirelessly thinking, interacting, and researching about possible solutions (apps//products/platforms that already exist, trying to solve
the same or a similar problem), you get a crisp idea. That idea will take you into a journey suggested below. It’s that, what feeds our soul.
Brainstorming — We discuss it with
Preseed Web Lab team of thinkers, hustlers, designers, hackers and if need be
network of some well achieved developers and entrepreneurs, for further validation, which kicks of the whole gammot of works
(It’s at this stage the idea goes into our PWL Idea Sheet on which we manage multiple ideas we are either toying with or looking to
a. Further Research — The most important aspect of today’s web development
1. Product Vision — At this stage a detailed research is done to ensure we are clearly differentiated from anything that already exists
within the scope of our vision. This stage greatly influences our products feature list. Anyway, generally since the goal is to build the
MVP first, we generally dabble with just one feature, that exact feature which solves the problem in question simply, no more, no less.
2. Communication of the product vision — We document the vision well enough to communicate with you,
the hackers/hustlers/designer, to have you understand what we are looking for.
3. Product Development Stage 1 - Researching and identifying elements of a complete product that already exist. Open APIs have
induced a culture of pre-built solutions for most of what we would look for, for development. Thus, leaving most of the developer’s
job today to research well in order to integrate all that exists and code only that, that doesn’t already exist. We try to ensure that it
is through the hacks we build our products for the point we are trying to make is that MVPs should not take a lot of resources to build.
(In fact, Preseed Web Lab is about building products like that, while teaching the same to many, or at least we hope so).
b). Collaborative Whiteboarding (Done
on mural.ly) and some sheets of papers for defining user experience — Here we
together collaborate on anything that needs to be brought into our product plan
perspective. The online collaborative nature of this stage
ensures that our team can collaborate on research from wherever they are located.
c). Finally, packaging the concept so far on a mural to state the product vision, R&D data, UI/user experience perspective
and product architecture broadly. (however, this step is optional at our end, for sometimes in words we define the product vision
and leave to the hackers to do the mockups based on their understanding of the product vision).
MVP — This is where we need you, the
hacker. The first iteration of the product is generally to build in the core
functionality we need.
Then we run a feedback loop among ourselves to translate the first iteration to an MVP. This MVP is actually about the first use case
of the codes we are about to write. However, when that first use case is achieved to satisfaction with many users using it, we may or
may not move to tweaking the product to achieve other use cases too.
Early adoption and lessons —
While the hacker is building the MVP, the PWL management bakes the possibility
of some early
adoption for the purpose of testing through feedbacks. This system is about -
a). Prelaunch Marketing
b). Creating such a seem less experience of feedback that more can be taken.
6. Moved to Preseed Projects.
System of Preseed Web Lab
A brief look into a simple system of humanity we run Preseed Web Lab through.
Step 1 — Our semi thought of ideas get listed on the internal spread sheet.
Step 2 — All the corresponding details vis-vis the idea and its vision gets written into this internal spread sheet, as the idea starts maturing.
3 — After the idea’s purpose is established with clarity over a period of time,
it gets listed openly on the web page of
Preseed Web Lab in those little boxes for all of you to take notice.
Step 4 — The prelaunch marketing and the parallel product vision documentation
4a — The prelaunch marketing starts at this stage. To read about this further
read another post by me titled
Marketing precedes coding.
Step 4b — The product’s overall vision and, version v1 vision and features get listed. The product version 1 vision is the vision
just about enough for the MVP to be useful enough to early adopters.
Step 5— We list opening for dev. at job boards like has geek or our own social media campaigns.
6— People working on the idea get listed with their contact info once found
through job boards like has geek, geek list,
angel list etc. into the internal sheet and into Podio / Productive work groups.
Step 7— Thereafter, they remain in constant dialogues with us towards achieving the MVP on our Product Vision.
Step 8 — MVPs get made; purely out of an idea, faith and remote collaboration.
9 — They are made marketable based on the protocols defined on our main guiding
sheet. We call this
‘Product Packaging checklist’ sheet. This is the sheet where we define the call to action for the product to
now evolve itself in the market of early adopters.
10 — The MVPs are then hustled with to translate them into customer validated
products through our connections and
know how into MVP launches for getting early adopters.
Step 11 — Immediately after reasonable customer validation. The projects get listed on as Preseed Projects.
Step 12 — The projects are blown out of proportion here after, with more possible use cases, if relevant.