Our solution:

ArtVeta is an app and web portal that will help women artists and others monetize their creative skills by connecting them to the right resources, both locally and online

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Our pitch:

Solution:

o   ArtVeta is a flexible platform that can help women seamlessly connect into a creative arts marketplace where they can showcase and monetize their talent.

o   The ArtVeta suite of tools will provide operational support as well as enable artists to create their own storefronts, market their services and transact digitally.

o   The creative arts supply chain on one single platform will create communities where artists from across the globe will inspire and support each other

How ArtVeta will address the challenge and create an impact across the world:

o   The platform provides a set of digital tools that can connect them to the right audience and market

o   The platform facilitates easy to use digital payments

o   This platform focuses on creative arts and creates opportunities for unique skills by providing them operational as well as marketing tools

o   It enables anybody in the arts space with access to a smart phone or computer to become an entrepreneur irrespective of their location or culture

o   A digital platform that provides the capability to have a local as well as global reach

o   Ability to create a virtual supply network of pooled creative talent that can lead to innovation where each supplier can provide their value add

o   People can see how others are monetizing their talent which inspires them

o   Interaction or exposure to like-minded people inspires them Create communities of like-minded people that reinforces and supports their belief in their talent


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The problem:

Women and others with creative talent are facing the following problems in promoting and monetizing their art:

o   Scattered resources

o   Unreliable information

o   Limited visibility and opportunities to showcase to the target market

o   Inefficient modes of payment

o   Limited availability of information and awareness on international art and culture

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Why our solution will solve the problem:

As a parent an artist and an event organizer I have faced difficulties. I struggled to find the right teacher for my child. As an artist, and woman I always wanted to connect with other artists with skills similar to mine I wanted to utilize my skills to earn some extra income for my family. As a concert organizer, I met women who were talented, from diverse cultures, but struggled to find a forum that could help them reach the right audience. 

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Our solution's stage of development:

Pilot

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Target Outcomes

Our target outcomes:

Create a flexible platform that can help women seamlessly connect into a marketplace where they can showcase and monetize their talent. The 

ArtVeta suite of tools should enable them to create their own storefronts, market their services, create or join communities that inspire them 

 The platform should remove location dependence and enable them to reach a global marketplace from wherever they are.


The solution will benefit teachers, professional and upcoming artists, students, and amateurs 

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How we will measure our progress:

  • Outcome: 100 providers and 100 users
    Measurement Plan: When atleast 100 teachers and artists will create profiles and atleast 100 consumers will create profiles and search
  • Outcome: 500 providers and users
    Measurement Plan: Profile creation, usage as well as subscribing to the app
  • Outcome: 1000 providers and users
    Measurement Plan:
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The populations we will benefit initially:

  • Adult
  • High-income economies
  • Upper middle income economies (between $3976 and $12275 GNI)
  • Female
  • Suburban
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The regions we will benefit initially:

  • Europe and Central Asia
  • South Asia
  • US and Canada
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Technology

The technologies we employ:

  • Consumer-facing software (mobile applications, cloud services)
  • Digital systems (machine learning, control systems, big data)
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Why our solution is unique:

The uniqueness of ArtVeta lies in the fact that the platform is focused on nothing else but Arts. ArtVeta aims to integrate technology with the world of Arts and create solutions that will make Arts a thriving field to be in. It is not restricted to a single region or country. It will connect art enthusiasts globally.

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Why our solution is human-centered:

ArtVeta is human centered because it brings out and inspires creativity. It will create opportunities for the underserved because with ArtVeta creative talent will get showcased to the world on one hand. On the other hand, it will connect artists to the local economy so local communities can find them easily and help small businesses grow.

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How people will access our solution:

ArtVeta will be accessed through a mobile and computer. So anyone who owns a mobile or a computer can have access. For artists/providers there will be a tiered subscription, very affordable and optimal for the value that they get from the platform.

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Technology-Readiness Level:

4-5 (Prototyping)
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Business Plan

Our organization:

For-Profit

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Where we are located:

United States
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How we will sustain our team financially:

§  At this point the platform development (MVP) is being funded through our own savings.

§  Once the beta testing of the platform is complete, in spring of 2018, we would need  funding for development of additional features and marketing

§  Our anticipation is that in late 2018, the platform will start generating sustainable revenue streams that should cover the operational expenses Late 2019, we anticipate a rapid expansion of the platform’s userbase

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The factors limiting our success:

Funding

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How long we have been working on our solution:

Less than 1 year
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How long it will take to develop a pilot:

3-6 months
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How long it will take to scale beyond our pilot:

6-12 months
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Our expected annual budget:

$150000

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Partnership Needs

We're looking for partners in these fields:

  • Technology Access
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Income Generation
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Why we're applying to Solve:

I hope to get recognition through Solve that will help me connect with mentors, leaders, experts and help me find ways for funding.

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Our current partners:

None

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