@babelverse
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comGlobalcommunicationHumans better thanmachinesNew sourceso...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comInclusive ofAny LanguageGrüßgottHelloHola안녕하세요こんにちはciàobo...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.com‣ Only informal uses‣ No guarantees‣ Discovery of new tal...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comBenefits of interpreting remotelywith BabelverseFlexibilit...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comreal-time matchingof users & interpretersConnectfirst-come...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comdisruption?evolutioninnovationrevolution!
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comEvolution: Remote ConferencesTraditional❖ On-site❖ Limite...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comVirtual Booth✓ Agenda & speaker info beforehand✓ Watch & ...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comInnovation: Global Remote AudienceConferences can be stre...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comUS SenateReal world Babelverse ExperimentsInternational S...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comInnovation:Video Voice-Over✦ Recording interpretation for...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comRevolution:on-demand interpreter in your pocketDemocratis...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comPer-duration pricingLet’s talk business.❖Fair trade appro...
✦ Visit babelverse.com/rates for rates calculator✦ Varies depending on language pair and type of service✦ Not set in stone...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comPurple Belt Black Belt .Black Belt .Liaisonfor 10 minLiai...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comLet’s talk tech.“Move fast and break things.Unless you ar...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.com48 khz16 khz8 khzDevice Independent💻 computer📱 smartphone...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comKurzweil’s Law of Accelerating ReturnsThe rate of technol...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comI already have my own clients.Why should I be on Babelver...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comGlomads: Living and working outof suitcases & in garden s...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.com“Multiculturalism 2.0”“These guys are genius. Babelversei...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comIntroducing today: Babelverse Ambassadorshundreds of lang...
Where it began... Crisis Response
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.com★ Participation is your choiceIntroducing today:“Interpre...
babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comwe aim to do to language barrierswhat the aeroplane did t...
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Babelverse Presentation at InterpretAmerica Summit, June 2013

  1. 1. @babelverse
  2. 2. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comGlobalcommunicationHumans better thanmachinesNew sourcesof incomeGlobal network for on-demandremote interpretation
  3. 3. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comInclusive ofAny LanguageGrüßgottHelloHola안녕하세요こんにちはciàobonjour160+languages1,000language pairsas of today and growing rapidly every day5,000members
  4. 4. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.com‣ Only informal uses‣ No guarantees‣ Discovery of new talent‣ Only simple uses✓ Demonstrated skills➡ Optional Donations ➡ Entry-level ratesYellow Belt Purple Beltwe make a clear distinction✓ Trained & experienced✓ Credentials verified‣ Business uses➡ Premium ratesBlack Beltcommunity of multilinguals professional interpreters
  5. 5. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comBenefits of interpreting remotelywith BabelverseFlexibility: on your own schedulemanage date & time periods when you’re availableLifestyle: the universe in your backyardwork from anywhere, for clients around the worldIndependence: your choiceno restrictive contracts, accept or refuse assignments
  6. 6. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comreal-time matchingof users & interpretersConnectfirst-comefirst-serveMatchnotify handful of bestavailable matchesRequestchoice of tier ofservice, languagepair, etc
  7. 7. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comdisruption?evolutioninnovationrevolution!
  8. 8. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comEvolution: Remote ConferencesTraditional❖ On-site❖ Limited number of languages❖ High costs (booth, hardware,travel & accommodation)Babelverse Powered❖ Remote❖ Unlimited languages❖ Use-your-own device❖ More affordable
  9. 9. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comVirtual Booth✓ Agenda & speaker info beforehand✓ Watch & listen to live video✓ Presenter slides when available✓ Remote booth mates✓ Switch about every 30 min✓ Monitor & collaborate✓ Choose preferred booth mates
  10. 10. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comInnovation: Global Remote AudienceConferences can be streamed live in multiple languages,for people otherwise unable to attend, let alone understand
  11. 11. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comUS SenateReal world Babelverse ExperimentsInternational StartupFestival, MontrealTechCrunch Disrupt NYPartnershipLive broadcast in 12 languagesLeWeb Paris PartnershipLive-stream French & SpanishBeta Launch at The NextWeb Conference,AmsterdamState of the UnionBroadcast in 70 languages live
  12. 12. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comInnovation:Video Voice-Over✦ Recording interpretation for later playback✦ Video content in countless languages✦ Potential impact larger than subtitles or dubbing✓ Accessible to people who can’t read (blind or illiterate)
  13. 13. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comRevolution:on-demand interpreter in your pocketDemocratising interpretation✦ On-demand, connection in under a minute✦ For business or pleasure✓ Affordable around the world“no english? ¿hablan español? français peut être?call upon your babelverse friend! they speak the language...”
  14. 14. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comPer-duration pricingLet’s talk business.❖Fair trade approachformula calculates ratesbased on cost of living❖Interpreters receive 70% of revenue
  15. 15. ✦ Visit babelverse.com/rates for rates calculator✦ Varies depending on language pair and type of service✦ Not set in stone: open to market feedback(from interpreters & clients)Introducing today: How much?‣ 3x minimum wage‣ 1.5x average incomePurple Belt‣ 6-9x minimum wage‣ 3-4x average incomeBlack Belt
  16. 16. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comPurple Belt Black Belt .Black Belt .Liaisonfor 10 minLiaisonfor 20 minSimultaneousfor 4 hoursEnglish - SpanishEnglish - FrenchSwedish - JapaneseJapanese - HindiHindi - Urdu$5.40 $21 $340$7.10 $28 $440$7.50 $30 $470$3.50 $14 $221$1 $4 $62Introducing today: How much?Note: Stated in USD - rates as of June 15th 2013 - subject to change
  17. 17. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comLet’s talk tech.“Move fast and break things.Unless you are breaking stuff,you are not movingfast enough.”Mark ZuckerbergFounder of Facebook“If you are not embarrassedby your first version, you’velaunched too late.”Reid HoffmanFounder of LinkedIn“Permanent Beta”
  18. 18. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.com48 khz16 khz8 khzDevice Independent💻 computer📱 smartphone & tablet☎ telephoneBespoke Tools‣ Browser-based “Virtual Booth”‣ Mobile apps & teleconferencing‣ Robust & cutting-edge infrastructure‣ Continuous development... “Permanent Beta”WebRTCIETF / W3C draft standard
  19. 19. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comKurzweil’s Law of Accelerating ReturnsThe rate of technological change tends to increase exponentially.Whenever a technology approaches some kind of a barrier,a new technology will be invented to allow us to cross that barrier.Nielsen’s Law of Internet BandwidthHigh-end users’ internet connectionspeeds double every year
  20. 20. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comI already have my own clients.Why should I be on Babelverse?What payment methods and currencies to you support?What about fees?Do I get a booth mate?How long am I expected to interpret?What are the conditions forremote conference interpreting?If I work on Babelverse, do I have to sign an exclusiveagreement or commit to certain hours or schedules?How do I get assignments?Can I turn down an assignment?Does the platform conformto industry standards?Find it at babelverse.com/black-belt-faq
  21. 21. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comGlomads: Living and working outof suitcases & in garden sheds
  22. 22. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.com“Multiculturalism 2.0”“These guys are genius. Babelverseintroduces Web 3.0.”“wonderful, useful & humanitarian project.”“I think theyre going to go ballistic!Unlocking massive untapped potential!”“exceptionally ambitious.”“in love with babelverse”“could be a dent in the universe”People are crazy about it!So let’s make it happen!“The world is changing and I love it! :)”“LOVE this idea. please crush it...”Love what babelverse is doing!“Truly EXTRAORDINARY.”“Congratulations on a revolutionary product!Ill be using on my next trip...”
  23. 23. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comIntroducing today: Babelverse Ambassadorshundreds of language lovers around the world, to multiply the impact of Babelverse★ Rewards according to impactSpread the wordAdvise on local languages & culturesScout for new talent & help with peer reviewRaise awareness of interpretation in press globallyBeta-test new solutions and iterationsJoin the movement!
  24. 24. Where it began... Crisis Response
  25. 25. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.com★ Participation is your choiceIntroducing today:“Interpreters Without Borders”Volunteering opportunities in your languages,areas of expertise and interestsWant to help people and potentially save lives?✓ In case of natural disaster or other emergency crisis✓ Help crisis response teams to communicateWant to make a difference in the world?✓ Help nonprofit organisations better communicateand spread knowledge about their causes
  26. 26. babelverse.comTwitter: @babelverse Email: founders@babelverse.comwe aim to do to language barrierswhat the aeroplane did to geographical barriersThank you.

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