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THE WORLD
NEEDS
SOLUTIONS
In this era of political distrust, climate change crises, and economic gaps
and instabilities, humanity is in great need of adaptive changes on both a
local and global scale.
P R O J E C T D E S C R I P T I O N
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INVENTIVE
THINKERS
The innovation and creativity of emerging entrepreneurs are key to our
future. Individuals and startups have the potential to impact their local
communities as well as the world, by sharing their projects and results.
P R O J E C T D E S C R I P T I O N
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A CALL FOR
RESOURCES
Not all emerging entrepreneurs can access capital that they need. When
they cannot find the financial support to begin, they often give up.
P R O J E C T D E S C R I P T I O N
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4
The Stardust-Startup Factory inspires and
enables creative solutions to
sustainability, health, and learning
challenges by providing micro-grant
funding for the innovative work of
emerging entrepreneurs and startups.
OUR MISSION
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VISION & VALUES
RELEVANT
WORK
The people and projects
we support intend to
make positive social and/
or environmental impact
within the core Stardust
focus areas.
DIVERSE
COMMUNITY
We embrace the variety
of people, backgrounds,
and ideas that make up
Stardust’s energizing,
supportive, and nurturing
environment.
ACTIVE
PARTICIPATION
We strongly value sharing
ideas and knowledge for
a more collaborative
environment and ever-
growing network of
open-minded thinkers.
GENUINE
CURIOSITY
Retaining a sense of
wonder and awe of the
world helps us to stay
aware and make positive,
impactful decisions.
OPPORTUNITIES
FOR ALL
We believe in providing
an open, accessible, and
transparent organization
for all: applicants, donors,
partners, volunteers, and
all Stardust supporters.
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SUBMISSIONS
STEP 1
Applicants (individuals or
teams) fill out an online
form and send us a
presentation of their
project, making sure to
answer the 8 guiding
questions on our website.
CONSIDERATION
STEP 2
Applications are analyzed
for feasibility by subject
matter reviewers, then
ranked by the Advisory
Board according to several
criteria (appropriateness,
relevance, professionalism,
potential, etc.).
FUNDING
STEP 3
Within 4-6 weeks of the
application deadline, the
Board of Directors approves
the release of funds and
recipients receive their
microgrant by check or e-
transfer.
ONGOING
STEP 4
Stardust’s Terms and
Conditions require that the
project be actionable within
12-18 months of funding
and expects quarterly
updates from the recipient
to include in the newsletter
and online portfolio.
HOW THE FACTORY WORKS
T H E P R O C E S S T O F U N D A P R O J E C T
Th e f o u r s t a g e s o f s u b m i s s i o n a n d a p p r ov a l h ave b e e n
ca r e f u l l y c u ra t e d t o p r ov i d e t h e fa i r e s t a n d m o s t
t ra n s p a r e n t p r o ce s s f o r a l l i nvo l ve d m e m b e r s o f t h e
S t a r d u s t co m m u n i t y .
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We’re proud to be the only
nonprofit providing the
personal connection and genuine,
hands-on experience that helps
projects succeed.
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IN NUMBERS
S T A R D U S T ’ S A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S
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Stardust proudly helps emerging
startups or nonprofit projects
with funding, networking, and
promotional support.
PROJECTS FUNDED
$16,000
Since its creation in September
of 2015, Stardust has awarded
$2,000 to each micro-grant
recipient.
GRANTED
$48,196
Our funding comes from
individual crowd-sourced
donations as well as several
larger pledges from various
foundations.
RAISED
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The Stardust team consists of
dedicated, open-minded, hard-
working, and positive people
with similar goals and values.
VOLUNTEERS
S i n ce S e p t e m b e r 2 8 t h , 2 0 1 5 .
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AROUND THE WORLD
S T A R D U S T - F U N D E D P R O J E C T S
B e ca u s e S t a r d u s t i s h e a d q u a r t e r e d v i r t u a l l y , we a r e a b l e t o s e r ve a g l o b a l p o p u l a t i o n .
N O R T H A M E R I C A
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75%
A F R I C A
2
25%
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IN THE UNITED STATES
S T A R D U S T - F U N D E D P R O J E C T S
North Carolina
S t a r d u s t i s r e g i s t e r e d a s a 5 0 1 ( c ) ( 3 ) n o n p r o f i t i n t h e
s t a t e o f N o r t h C a r o l i n a , a n d a s m o s t o f o u r i n i t i a l
n e t wo r k i n g w a s d o n e w i t h i n t h e e a s t e r n N C a r e a , t wo
l o ca l p r o j e c t s h ave b e e n f u n d e d t h e r e .
New York, Ohio
& Texas
A p p l i ca n t s f r o m t h e r e s t o f t h e co u n t r y f i n d u s t h r o u g h
G o o g l e s e a r c h e s , o u r s o c i a l m e d i a a cco u n t s , a n d p e e r -
t o - p e e r n e t wo r k i n g .
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Québec
Two o f S t a r d u s t ’ s Ad v i s o r y B o a r d m e m b e r s c u r r e n t l y
r e s i d e i n M o n t r e a l a n d h ave s p r e a d t h e wo r d a b o u t o u r
o r g a n i z a t i o n i n t h a t a r e a , e s p e c i a l l y o n t h e M cG i l l
U n i ve r s i t y ca m p u s . O n e o f o u r f u n d e d p r o j e c t s i s b a s e d
i n M o n t r e a l .
IN CANADA
S T A R D U S T - F U N D E D P R O J E C T S
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Ghana & Uganda
A s t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n ex p a n d s , s o d o e s o u r S t a r d u s t
co m m u n i t y n e t wo r k . A l t h o u g h m o s t o f o u r r e a c h i s
co n ce n t ra t e d i n N o r t h A m e r i ca n ow , t wo f u n d e d p r o j e c t s
a r e b a s e d i n A f r i ca , t h a n k s t o l o n g - d i s t a n ce co n n e c t i o n s
i n o u r n e t wo r k .
IN AFRICA
S T A R D U S T - F U N D E D P R O J E C T S
Cameroon
S o m e o f o u r f u n d e d p r o j e c t s m ay n o t b e b a s e d
i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y , b u t h ave i n t e r n a t i o n a l p o t e n t i a l a s t h ey
ex p a n d t h e i r p r o d u c t . F o r exa m p l e , L u m b r i c k a i m s t o
d i s t r i b u t e t h e i r p r o d u c t i n a r e f u g e e ca m p i n C a m e r o o n
i n t h e s u m m e r o f 2 0 1 7 , b u t t h e r e a r e m a ny o t h e r r e g i o n s
a n d co u n t r i e s t h a t w i l l a l s o b e n e f i t a l o n g t h e r o a d .
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“We’re an
organization that
moves money, but
really we’re
moving ideas.”
L a u r a J e a n P a l m e r - M o l o n e y , C o - f o u n d e r
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THREE FOCUS AREAS
T H E S T A R D U S T - S T A R T U P F A C T O R Y ’ S
Th e s e t h r e e i m p o r t a n t f o c u s a r e a s p r o p e l m e a n i n g f u l a n d i m p a c t f u l p r o j e c t s t h a t a r e r e l ev a n t t o
t h e eve r - evo l v i n g wo r l d o f t o d ay . Th ey r e p r e s e n t r e a l s o l u t i o n s t o c h a l l e n g e s fa ce d by s o m a ny .
Mental health: incorporating
happiness and positive mental
attitude in personal, societal, and
environmental health; making mind-
body connections to health;
exploring consciousness; Physical
health: understanding our bodies;
mind/body connections to health;
and food and nutrition awareness
H E A L T H
Sustainability is the the endurance
of systems and processes connected
to ecology, economics, politics, and
culture. Integrating water-food-
energy in renewable, accessible ways;
getting more results with fewer
products; recycling/repurposing
materials; finding solutions for
affordable housing and living in
balance with the environment.
S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y
Do It Yourself learning; sharing ideas;
designing and implementing “maker
space” environments; advancing
technological literacy; and expanding
ways to make learning accessible.
Learning consists of mental
construction, communication,
relevance, and harnessing multiple
intelligences.
L E A R N I N G
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Mental & Physical Health
F O C U S A R E A :
We know and value the importance of health in our everyday lives. Good mental health keeps our minds
stable, conscious, self-aware, curious, and positive. Our minds are connected with our bodies, which also
require quality nutrition, outdoor activity, and proper body treatment of all kinds.
R E L A T E D P R O J E C T
THE MIRIAM
The Miriam is a self-sustaining and faith-
based detox and rehabilitation center for
women, based in Eastern North Carolina.
Stardust’s micro grant helped Tami
Thomas, the owner, build crab-shedding
tables where the women will work to help
sustain the center.
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Sustainability
F O C U S A R E A :
We strive to live in harmony with our environment and learn from it in order to help ourselves. Natural
elements and resources are ours to harness if we can do it with great respect for the Earth they come
from. Sustainability projects we fund explore smart solutions that promote accessibility and renewability.
R E L A T E D P R O J E C T
LUMBRICK
This social venture will increase the food
security and spendable income of refugee
communities by supplying them with a low-
cost direct substitute for firewood,
briquettes made of agricultural waste.
Stardust’s grant helped fund their pilot
project at the Timagolo refugee camp in
Cameroon in summer 2017.
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Learning
F O C U S A R E A :
The value of education depends on its accessibility for all and affordability, more than anything. We all
have a right to be curious, learn, and grow. Stardust values openness and transparency that cultivates
this curiosity and the cooperation that allows knowledge to be shared.
R E L A T E D P R O J E C T
HOUND
Hound is a makerspace based in Austin,
Texas that provides small business resources
(brand consultations, access to wholesale,
legal advice, technology) to independent
makers and artisans for a membership fee.
This project also supports the high-quality,
American-made movement that is currently
in high demand by consumers.
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ANGUS: THE
BIG BANG
O U R O R I G I N S T O R Y
A n g u s w a s s p o n t a n e o u s a n d a l w ay s i n
m o t i o n . H e w a s a l w ay s c l i m b i n g r o c k s a n d
t r e e s , j u m p i n g o n h i s t ra m p o l i n e , d o i n g
g y m n a s t i c s f l i p s , p a r ko u r , d i v i n g , o r w a l k i n g
o n h i s s l a c k l i n e . A n g u s ’ s m i n d w a s a s a g i l e
a s h i s b o d y . H i s p hy s i ca l p r owe s s r e f l e c t e d
h i s s u p p l e a n d n i m b l e m i n d — a l w ay s l e a p i n g
a n d d i v i n g t ow a r d s b i g i d e a s . O n l y 2 2 ye a r s
o l d , h e w a s we l l o n h i s w ay t o m a k i n g
s u b s t a n t i ve co n t r i b u t i o n s t o e nv i r o n m e n t a l
a n d s o c i a l j u s t i ce i s s u e s . O p e n i n g h i s ow n
i n t e r n e t b u s i n e s s i n 2 0 1 4 , A n g u s w a s i n t h e
p r o ce s s o f b u i l d i n g a we b p r e s e n ce . A m o n g
o t h e r s , s t a r t u p s h e s u p p o r t e d i n c l u d e d a
m a s s a g e t h e ra py p ra c t i ce , a j o b a s s i s t a n ce
ce n t e r t o h e l p U S ve t e ra n s , a n d a n
ex p e r i e n t i a l l e a r n i n g p r o g ra m .
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I n co n t ra s t t o A n g u s ’ s p hy s i ca l p e r p e t u a l
m o t i o n , h e h a d a p r o f o u n d l y ca l m a n d ce n t e r e d
s p i r i t , co n n e c t e d t o h i s p u r p o s e .   H e w a s
d e t e r m i n e d t o c h a n g e t h e wo r l d , t o m a ke i t a
b e t t e r p l a ce , a n d t o e n e r g i z e p e o p l e w i t h f r e s h
a n d p o s i t i ve i d e a s .   A n g u s w a s i n s a t i a b l y
c u r i o u s a n d p a s s i o n a t e a b o u t ve g a n f o o d , h e a l t h
a n d m i n d - b o d y co n n e c t i o n s , e n e r g y f i e l d s a n d
q u a n t u m p hy s i c s , r e n ew a b l e a n d f r e e
e n e r g y s o u r ce s , a n d co n s c i o u s n e s s .
A n g u s p a s s e d aw ay o n S e p t e m b e r 2 6 t h , 2 0 1 5 ,
a s a r e s u l t o f i n j u r i e s s u s t a i n e d i n a fa l l w h e n
h i k i n g i n B o u l d e r , Co l o ra d o .
I n h o n o r o f h i s b r i g h t a n d b e a u t i f u l
s p i r i t , A n g u s ’ s fa m i l y a n d f r i e n d s
b e g a n Th e S t a r d u s t - S t a r t u p F a c t o r y ,
a 5 0 1 ( c ) ( 3 ) t o m a i n t a i n a n d g r ow h i s
co n t r i b u t i o n t o t h e wo r l d .
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O C T O B E R N O V E M B E R D E C E M B E R
W i t h e n d l e s s l ove a n d
s u p p o r t f o r o u r n o n p r o f i t ,
we d e c i d e d t h e r e w a s
n ow h e r e e l s e t o g o b u t
f o r w a r d .
O u r n ew we b s i t e we n t
l i ve a n d t h a n k s t o fa m i l y
a n d f r i e n d s , we r e a c h e d
o u r $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 g o a l o n
C r owd r i s e .
B y t h e e n d o f t h e ye a r we
h a d r e a c h e d $ 1 5 , 0 0 0 a n d
o u r f i r s t t h r e e p r o j e c t
p r o p o s a l s we r e u n d e r
r ev i ew .
FROM GRIEF TO PURPOSE
S T A R D U S T ’ S T I M E L I N E
“ W h e n t h e r e i s n o t u r n i n g b a c k , t h e n we s h o u l d co n ce r n o u r s e l ve s o n l y w i t h t h e b e s t w ay o f g o i n g f o r w a r d . ”
— P a u l o Co e l h o
S E P T. 2 0 1 5
I n s t e a d o f f l owe r s ,
A n g u s ’ s o b i t u a r i e s
r e q u e s t e d t h a t d o n a t i o n s
b e m a d e t o a C r owd r i s e
p a g e f o r Th e S t a r d u s t -
S t a r t u p F a c t o r y .
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F I R S T F U N D R A I S E R $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 G R A N T E D A G R O W I N G T E A M
I n J u n e 2 0 1 6 , we
o r g a n i z e d “ D a n ce U n d e r
Th e S t a r s ” a t t h e b e a c h . .
B a c ke d by l o ca l s p o n s o r s
a n d a t t e n d e d by m a ny ,
t h e f u n d ra i s e r w a s a b i g
s u cce s s .
O c t o b e r 2 0 1 6 m a r ke d a n
i m p o r t a n t m i l e s t o n e f o r
S t a r d u s t . F i ve p r o j e c t s i n
o u r p o r t f o l i o s h owe d
h u g e p r o g r e s s f o r u s a n d
h u g e a cco m p l i s h m e n t s
f o r o u r a p p l i ca n t s .
S i n ce t h e s e co n d h a l f o f
2 0 1 6 , we h ave b e e n
a c t i ve l y r e c r u i t i n g i n t e r n s
a n d vo l u n t e e r s . Th ey h ave
b e e n h e l p i n g w i t h o u r
o n l i n e p r e s e n ce a n d
m a r ke t i n g .
2 0 1 8 & T H E
F U T U R E
W i t h 8 p r o j e c t s f u n d e d ,
S t a r d u s t i s f o c u s i n g o n
g r ow i n g i t s s u p p o r t i ve
co m m u n i t y , g a i n i n g n ew
f u n d i n g s t r e a m s t o
s u s t a i n g ra n t s t w i ce a
ye a r , a n d o r g a n i z i n g
m o r e l i ve eve n t s .
A WIDER PERSPECTIVE
S T A R D U S T ’ S T I M E L I N E
" S u cce s s i s t h e s u m o f s m a l l e f f o r t s , r e p e a t e d d ay i n a n d d ay o u t . "
- R o b e r t Co l l i e r
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OUR GOALS
W H E R E W E A R E H E A D E D
I n s p i r e & E n a b l e
We w a n t o u r p o r t f o l i o a n d
o u r v i s i o n t o co n t i n u e t o
i n s p i r e a n d e n a b l e e m e r g i n g
e n t r e p r e n e u r s t o ex p l o r e
n ew i d e a s a n d a p p l y !
S t a y G r o u n d e d
A s t h e wo r l d a r o u n d u s
ra p i d l y c h a n g e s , i t i s o u r g o a l
t o m a i n t a i n o u r co n s c i o u s n e s s
a n d n eve r l o s e f o c u s o f o u r
m i s s i o n , v i s i o n a n d v a l u e s .
P a r t n e r U p
A s a n e n t r e p r e n e u r i a l
o r g a n i z a t i o n o u r s e l f , we ’ r e
s e e k i n g t h e s t r e n g t h o f
p a r t n e r s h i p s ( i . e . , S p i r i t u a l
A l c h e my ) t o a c h i eve s h a r e d
g o a l s .
F i n d S p o n s o r s
E n g a g i n g w i t h e s t a b l i s h e d
e n t r e p r e n e u r s a n d b u s i n e s s
s p o n s o r s w i l l a l l ow u s t o
i n c r e a s e o u r ex p o s u r e , f u n d i n g
s t r e a m s , a n d n e t wo r k i n g
o p p o r t u n i t i e s .
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“It is better to fail in
originality than to
succeed in
imitation.”
H e r m a n M e l v i l l e
Funding emerging
ideas and supporting
new, creative energy
is an investment
opportunity.
IT’S TIME TO ACT
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What’s in it
for you?
THE OPPORTUNITY TO
BE A PART OF AN
ELITE GROUP OF
INVESTORS
THE CHANCE TO
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IN SOMEONE’S LIFE
AND THE WORLD
THE ABILITY TO
PROPEL INNOVATION
BY NURTURING
ENTREPRENEURIAL
SPIRIT
SEEING YOUR MONEY
GO FROM POTENTIAL
ENERGY TO
ACTIONABLE RESULTS
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
T H E S T A R D U S T - S T A R T U P F A C T O R Y
Yo u h ave t h e a b i l i t y t o c r e a t e o p p o r t u n i t y f o r b r i l l i a n t i n d i v i d u a l s w i t h i d e a s t h a t w i l l m a ke a n
i m p a c t o n t h e i r co m m u n i t i e s a n d t h e wo r l d . J o i n o u r v i b ra n t a n d f o r w a r d - t h i n k i n g co m m u n i t y o f
p e o p l e t o d ay ! M a k i n g a d i f f e r e n ce h a s n eve r b e e n s o e a s y o r r ew a r d i n g .
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Laura Jean
Palmer-Moloney
A s E xe c u t i ve D i r e c t o r a n d C h a i r o f t h e B o a r d o f
D i r e c t o r s , D r . P a l m e r - M o l o n ey b r i n g s 3 0 ye a r s o f
ex p e r i e n ce a n d ex p e r t i s e i n p r o b l e m - b a s e d
l e a r n i n g , s u s t a i n a b i l i t y a n d s y s t e m s a s s e s s m e n t
( w a t e r - f o o d - e n e r g y ) , a n d h o l i s t i c h e a l t h t o Th e
S t a r d u s t - S t a r t u p F a c t o r y . S h e a l s o b r i n g s h e r
fa s c i n a t i o n w i t h t h e s t a r s . S h e r u n s h e r ow n
co n s u l t i n g b u s i n e s s , V i s u a l Te a c h i n g Te c h n o l o g i e s ,
t h e f i r s t c l i e n t o f A B E M D i g i t a l C r e a t i o n s , L L C .
C u r r e n t p r o j e c t s i n c l u d e D i g i t a l A l c h e my , S p i r i t u a l
A l c h e my , a n d E a s y S a l a d . co m .
Camille Babington
A l o n g w i t h t h e r o l e s o f E xe c u t i ve A s s i s t a n t a n d
Ad v i s o r y B o a r d C h a i r , C a m i l l e i s a l s o a s t u d e n t a t
M cG i l l U n i ve r s i t y a n d a yo u n g e n t r e p r e n e u r . A s a n
ex p e r i e n ce d p r i v a t e F r e n c h t e a c h e r , s h e
u n d e r s t a n d s t h e v a l u e o f l e a r n i n g . S h e s p e a k s 4
l a n g u a g e s a n d h a s b e e n t rave l i n g a b r o a d s i n ce t h e
a g e o f 0 . S h e l ove s s p e n d i n g t i m e i n n a t u r e ,
e s p e c i a l l y w h i l e ca m p i n g , kay a k i n g , a n d h i k i n g .
A l t h o u g h s h e s p e n d s m o s t o f h e r f r e e t i m e
wo r k i n g o n b u s i n e s s , s h e ca n a l s o b e s e e n wo r k i n g
o n a c r e a t i ve p r o j e c t , e s p e c i a l l y i n t h e a r e a s o f
f i l m - m a k i n g , g ra p h i c d e s i g n a n d m u s i c .
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of the Board of Directors
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of the Advisory Board
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V O L U N T E E R S
and interns
Laura Jean Palmer-Moloney
Edward Cope
Jill Clark
Rhonda Moloney
Fran
Camille Babington
Jim Moloney
Emmett Moloney
Larissa Miller
John Barry
Sashka Avanyan
Lily Randle
Paul Fitzgerald
Ekaterina Naiman
Csila Gergeley
Nicolette LaPalme
Barbara Walas
Imraan Mosieur
and more!
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OUR WEBSITE
S T A R U D S T S T A R T U P F A C T O R Y . O R G
S i n ce we b e g a n i n S e p t e m b e r o f 2 0 1 5 , we h ave b e e n d i l i g e n t l y wo r k i n g t o ke e p o u r we b s i t e
u p d a t e d a n d i n t e r e s t i n g . O u r n ew l ayo u t i s u s e r - f r i e n d l y a n d co m p r e h e n s i ve .
Users are able to view past
and upcoming events we
have held, and our best
photos and videos.
E V E N T S &
G A L L E R Y
Our new Contribute page invites
users to donate in several different
ways, providing links to all, and
features a current fundraiser.
E A S Y
D O N AT I O N S
Instead of a static logo, our new
homepage includes featured
projects, articles, social posts, calls
to action, and more.
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Along with our individual ‘Areas of
Focus’ pages, our frequently-updated
blog includes high quality, original
content in the areas of sustainability,
health, and learning.
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A platform for community, sharing, engagement, and learning.
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Th e s e a l l h e l p s u s t a i n Th e S t a r d u s t - S t a r t u p F a c t o r y f i n a n c i a l l y .
Soon to be on the Get Involved
section on our website, we are
creating a galaxy of ‘stars’
populated by people wishing to
make contributions in memory
of a lost loved-one.
A re-boot of Angus Moloney’s
business venture is in action.
ABEM offers consultation,
branding, and web design,
helping clients transform their
web presence to business profit.
The multi-media membership
that provides educational and
informational support to
encourage and propel the
transformation from grief to
purpose is in its beta phase
now, and will launch for
memberships in February 2018.
spiritualalchemy.com abemdigitalcreations.com coming soon
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o r a m i x t u r e o f b o t h . Co m p a ny m e m b e r s s h a r e a co m m o n p u r p o s e a n d u n i t e i n o r d e r t o f o c u s .
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Inspiring Innovative Solutions

  • 1. THE WORLD NEEDS SOLUTIONS In this era of political distrust, climate change crises, and economic gaps and instabilities, humanity is in great need of adaptive changes on both a local and global scale. P R O J E C T D E S C R I P T I O N 1
  • 2. INVENTIVE THINKERS The innovation and creativity of emerging entrepreneurs are key to our future. Individuals and startups have the potential to impact their local communities as well as the world, by sharing their projects and results. P R O J E C T D E S C R I P T I O N 2
  • 3. A CALL FOR RESOURCES Not all emerging entrepreneurs can access capital that they need. When they cannot find the financial support to begin, they often give up. P R O J E C T D E S C R I P T I O N 3
  • 4. 4 The Stardust-Startup Factory inspires and enables creative solutions to sustainability, health, and learning challenges by providing micro-grant funding for the innovative work of emerging entrepreneurs and startups. OUR MISSION
  • 5. 5 VISION & VALUES RELEVANT WORK The people and projects we support intend to make positive social and/ or environmental impact within the core Stardust focus areas. DIVERSE COMMUNITY We embrace the variety of people, backgrounds, and ideas that make up Stardust’s energizing, supportive, and nurturing environment. ACTIVE PARTICIPATION We strongly value sharing ideas and knowledge for a more collaborative environment and ever- growing network of open-minded thinkers. GENUINE CURIOSITY Retaining a sense of wonder and awe of the world helps us to stay aware and make positive, impactful decisions. OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL We believe in providing an open, accessible, and transparent organization for all: applicants, donors, partners, volunteers, and all Stardust supporters.
  • 6. 6 SUBMISSIONS STEP 1 Applicants (individuals or teams) fill out an online form and send us a presentation of their project, making sure to answer the 8 guiding questions on our website. CONSIDERATION STEP 2 Applications are analyzed for feasibility by subject matter reviewers, then ranked by the Advisory Board according to several criteria (appropriateness, relevance, professionalism, potential, etc.). FUNDING STEP 3 Within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline, the Board of Directors approves the release of funds and recipients receive their microgrant by check or e- transfer. ONGOING STEP 4 Stardust’s Terms and Conditions require that the project be actionable within 12-18 months of funding and expects quarterly updates from the recipient to include in the newsletter and online portfolio. HOW THE FACTORY WORKS T H E P R O C E S S T O F U N D A P R O J E C T Th e f o u r s t a g e s o f s u b m i s s i o n a n d a p p r ov a l h ave b e e n ca r e f u l l y c u ra t e d t o p r ov i d e t h e fa i r e s t a n d m o s t t ra n s p a r e n t p r o ce s s f o r a l l i nvo l ve d m e m b e r s o f t h e S t a r d u s t co m m u n i t y .
  • 7. 7 We’re proud to be the only nonprofit providing the personal connection and genuine, hands-on experience that helps projects succeed.
  • 8. 8 IN NUMBERS S T A R D U S T ’ S A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S 8 Stardust proudly helps emerging startups or nonprofit projects with funding, networking, and promotional support. PROJECTS FUNDED $16,000 Since its creation in September of 2015, Stardust has awarded $2,000 to each micro-grant recipient. GRANTED $48,196 Our funding comes from individual crowd-sourced donations as well as several larger pledges from various foundations. RAISED 17 The Stardust team consists of dedicated, open-minded, hard- working, and positive people with similar goals and values. VOLUNTEERS S i n ce S e p t e m b e r 2 8 t h , 2 0 1 5 .
  • 9. 9 AROUND THE WORLD S T A R D U S T - F U N D E D P R O J E C T S B e ca u s e S t a r d u s t i s h e a d q u a r t e r e d v i r t u a l l y , we a r e a b l e t o s e r ve a g l o b a l p o p u l a t i o n . N O R T H A M E R I C A 6 75% A F R I C A 2 25%
  • 10. 10 IN THE UNITED STATES S T A R D U S T - F U N D E D P R O J E C T S North Carolina S t a r d u s t i s r e g i s t e r e d a s a 5 0 1 ( c ) ( 3 ) n o n p r o f i t i n t h e s t a t e o f N o r t h C a r o l i n a , a n d a s m o s t o f o u r i n i t i a l n e t wo r k i n g w a s d o n e w i t h i n t h e e a s t e r n N C a r e a , t wo l o ca l p r o j e c t s h ave b e e n f u n d e d t h e r e . New York, Ohio & Texas A p p l i ca n t s f r o m t h e r e s t o f t h e co u n t r y f i n d u s t h r o u g h G o o g l e s e a r c h e s , o u r s o c i a l m e d i a a cco u n t s , a n d p e e r - t o - p e e r n e t wo r k i n g .
  • 11. 11 Québec Two o f S t a r d u s t ’ s Ad v i s o r y B o a r d m e m b e r s c u r r e n t l y r e s i d e i n M o n t r e a l a n d h ave s p r e a d t h e wo r d a b o u t o u r o r g a n i z a t i o n i n t h a t a r e a , e s p e c i a l l y o n t h e M cG i l l U n i ve r s i t y ca m p u s . O n e o f o u r f u n d e d p r o j e c t s i s b a s e d i n M o n t r e a l . IN CANADA S T A R D U S T - F U N D E D P R O J E C T S
  • 12. 12 Ghana & Uganda A s t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n ex p a n d s , s o d o e s o u r S t a r d u s t co m m u n i t y n e t wo r k . A l t h o u g h m o s t o f o u r r e a c h i s co n ce n t ra t e d i n N o r t h A m e r i ca n ow , t wo f u n d e d p r o j e c t s a r e b a s e d i n A f r i ca , t h a n k s t o l o n g - d i s t a n ce co n n e c t i o n s i n o u r n e t wo r k . IN AFRICA S T A R D U S T - F U N D E D P R O J E C T S Cameroon S o m e o f o u r f u n d e d p r o j e c t s m ay n o t b e b a s e d i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y , b u t h ave i n t e r n a t i o n a l p o t e n t i a l a s t h ey ex p a n d t h e i r p r o d u c t . F o r exa m p l e , L u m b r i c k a i m s t o d i s t r i b u t e t h e i r p r o d u c t i n a r e f u g e e ca m p i n C a m e r o o n i n t h e s u m m e r o f 2 0 1 7 , b u t t h e r e a r e m a ny o t h e r r e g i o n s a n d co u n t r i e s t h a t w i l l a l s o b e n e f i t a l o n g t h e r o a d .
  • 13. 13 “We’re an organization that moves money, but really we’re moving ideas.” L a u r a J e a n P a l m e r - M o l o n e y , C o - f o u n d e r
  • 14. 14 THREE FOCUS AREAS T H E S T A R D U S T - S T A R T U P F A C T O R Y ’ S Th e s e t h r e e i m p o r t a n t f o c u s a r e a s p r o p e l m e a n i n g f u l a n d i m p a c t f u l p r o j e c t s t h a t a r e r e l ev a n t t o t h e eve r - evo l v i n g wo r l d o f t o d ay . Th ey r e p r e s e n t r e a l s o l u t i o n s t o c h a l l e n g e s fa ce d by s o m a ny . Mental health: incorporating happiness and positive mental attitude in personal, societal, and environmental health; making mind- body connections to health; exploring consciousness; Physical health: understanding our bodies; mind/body connections to health; and food and nutrition awareness H E A L T H Sustainability is the the endurance of systems and processes connected to ecology, economics, politics, and culture. Integrating water-food- energy in renewable, accessible ways; getting more results with fewer products; recycling/repurposing materials; finding solutions for affordable housing and living in balance with the environment. S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y Do It Yourself learning; sharing ideas; designing and implementing “maker space” environments; advancing technological literacy; and expanding ways to make learning accessible. Learning consists of mental construction, communication, relevance, and harnessing multiple intelligences. L E A R N I N G
  • 15. 15 Mental & Physical Health F O C U S A R E A : We know and value the importance of health in our everyday lives. Good mental health keeps our minds stable, conscious, self-aware, curious, and positive. Our minds are connected with our bodies, which also require quality nutrition, outdoor activity, and proper body treatment of all kinds. R E L A T E D P R O J E C T THE MIRIAM The Miriam is a self-sustaining and faith- based detox and rehabilitation center for women, based in Eastern North Carolina. Stardust’s micro grant helped Tami Thomas, the owner, build crab-shedding tables where the women will work to help sustain the center.
  • 16. 16 Sustainability F O C U S A R E A : We strive to live in harmony with our environment and learn from it in order to help ourselves. Natural elements and resources are ours to harness if we can do it with great respect for the Earth they come from. Sustainability projects we fund explore smart solutions that promote accessibility and renewability. R E L A T E D P R O J E C T LUMBRICK This social venture will increase the food security and spendable income of refugee communities by supplying them with a low- cost direct substitute for firewood, briquettes made of agricultural waste. Stardust’s grant helped fund their pilot project at the Timagolo refugee camp in Cameroon in summer 2017.
  • 17. 17 Learning F O C U S A R E A : The value of education depends on its accessibility for all and affordability, more than anything. We all have a right to be curious, learn, and grow. Stardust values openness and transparency that cultivates this curiosity and the cooperation that allows knowledge to be shared. R E L A T E D P R O J E C T HOUND Hound is a makerspace based in Austin, Texas that provides small business resources (brand consultations, access to wholesale, legal advice, technology) to independent makers and artisans for a membership fee. This project also supports the high-quality, American-made movement that is currently in high demand by consumers.
  • 18. 18 ANGUS: THE BIG BANG O U R O R I G I N S T O R Y A n g u s w a s s p o n t a n e o u s a n d a l w ay s i n m o t i o n . H e w a s a l w ay s c l i m b i n g r o c k s a n d t r e e s , j u m p i n g o n h i s t ra m p o l i n e , d o i n g g y m n a s t i c s f l i p s , p a r ko u r , d i v i n g , o r w a l k i n g o n h i s s l a c k l i n e . A n g u s ’ s m i n d w a s a s a g i l e a s h i s b o d y . H i s p hy s i ca l p r owe s s r e f l e c t e d h i s s u p p l e a n d n i m b l e m i n d — a l w ay s l e a p i n g a n d d i v i n g t ow a r d s b i g i d e a s . O n l y 2 2 ye a r s o l d , h e w a s we l l o n h i s w ay t o m a k i n g s u b s t a n t i ve co n t r i b u t i o n s t o e nv i r o n m e n t a l a n d s o c i a l j u s t i ce i s s u e s . O p e n i n g h i s ow n i n t e r n e t b u s i n e s s i n 2 0 1 4 , A n g u s w a s i n t h e p r o ce s s o f b u i l d i n g a we b p r e s e n ce . A m o n g o t h e r s , s t a r t u p s h e s u p p o r t e d i n c l u d e d a m a s s a g e t h e ra py p ra c t i ce , a j o b a s s i s t a n ce ce n t e r t o h e l p U S ve t e ra n s , a n d a n ex p e r i e n t i a l l e a r n i n g p r o g ra m .
  • 19. 19 I n co n t ra s t t o A n g u s ’ s p hy s i ca l p e r p e t u a l m o t i o n , h e h a d a p r o f o u n d l y ca l m a n d ce n t e r e d s p i r i t , co n n e c t e d t o h i s p u r p o s e .   H e w a s d e t e r m i n e d t o c h a n g e t h e wo r l d , t o m a ke i t a b e t t e r p l a ce , a n d t o e n e r g i z e p e o p l e w i t h f r e s h a n d p o s i t i ve i d e a s .   A n g u s w a s i n s a t i a b l y c u r i o u s a n d p a s s i o n a t e a b o u t ve g a n f o o d , h e a l t h a n d m i n d - b o d y co n n e c t i o n s , e n e r g y f i e l d s a n d q u a n t u m p hy s i c s , r e n ew a b l e a n d f r e e e n e r g y s o u r ce s , a n d co n s c i o u s n e s s . A n g u s p a s s e d aw ay o n S e p t e m b e r 2 6 t h , 2 0 1 5 , a s a r e s u l t o f i n j u r i e s s u s t a i n e d i n a fa l l w h e n h i k i n g i n B o u l d e r , Co l o ra d o . I n h o n o r o f h i s b r i g h t a n d b e a u t i f u l s p i r i t , A n g u s ’ s fa m i l y a n d f r i e n d s b e g a n Th e S t a r d u s t - S t a r t u p F a c t o r y , a 5 0 1 ( c ) ( 3 ) t o m a i n t a i n a n d g r ow h i s co n t r i b u t i o n t o t h e wo r l d .
  • 20. 20 O C T O B E R N O V E M B E R D E C E M B E R W i t h e n d l e s s l ove a n d s u p p o r t f o r o u r n o n p r o f i t , we d e c i d e d t h e r e w a s n ow h e r e e l s e t o g o b u t f o r w a r d . O u r n ew we b s i t e we n t l i ve a n d t h a n k s t o fa m i l y a n d f r i e n d s , we r e a c h e d o u r $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 g o a l o n C r owd r i s e . B y t h e e n d o f t h e ye a r we h a d r e a c h e d $ 1 5 , 0 0 0 a n d o u r f i r s t t h r e e p r o j e c t p r o p o s a l s we r e u n d e r r ev i ew . FROM GRIEF TO PURPOSE S T A R D U S T ’ S T I M E L I N E “ W h e n t h e r e i s n o t u r n i n g b a c k , t h e n we s h o u l d co n ce r n o u r s e l ve s o n l y w i t h t h e b e s t w ay o f g o i n g f o r w a r d . ” — P a u l o Co e l h o S E P T. 2 0 1 5 I n s t e a d o f f l owe r s , A n g u s ’ s o b i t u a r i e s r e q u e s t e d t h a t d o n a t i o n s b e m a d e t o a C r owd r i s e p a g e f o r Th e S t a r d u s t - S t a r t u p F a c t o r y .
  • 21. 21 F I R S T F U N D R A I S E R $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 G R A N T E D A G R O W I N G T E A M I n J u n e 2 0 1 6 , we o r g a n i z e d “ D a n ce U n d e r Th e S t a r s ” a t t h e b e a c h . . B a c ke d by l o ca l s p o n s o r s a n d a t t e n d e d by m a ny , t h e f u n d ra i s e r w a s a b i g s u cce s s . O c t o b e r 2 0 1 6 m a r ke d a n i m p o r t a n t m i l e s t o n e f o r S t a r d u s t . F i ve p r o j e c t s i n o u r p o r t f o l i o s h owe d h u g e p r o g r e s s f o r u s a n d h u g e a cco m p l i s h m e n t s f o r o u r a p p l i ca n t s . S i n ce t h e s e co n d h a l f o f 2 0 1 6 , we h ave b e e n a c t i ve l y r e c r u i t i n g i n t e r n s a n d vo l u n t e e r s . Th ey h ave b e e n h e l p i n g w i t h o u r o n l i n e p r e s e n ce a n d m a r ke t i n g . 2 0 1 8 & T H E F U T U R E W i t h 8 p r o j e c t s f u n d e d , S t a r d u s t i s f o c u s i n g o n g r ow i n g i t s s u p p o r t i ve co m m u n i t y , g a i n i n g n ew f u n d i n g s t r e a m s t o s u s t a i n g ra n t s t w i ce a ye a r , a n d o r g a n i z i n g m o r e l i ve eve n t s . A WIDER PERSPECTIVE S T A R D U S T ’ S T I M E L I N E " S u cce s s i s t h e s u m o f s m a l l e f f o r t s , r e p e a t e d d ay i n a n d d ay o u t . " - R o b e r t Co l l i e r
  • 22. 22 OUR GOALS W H E R E W E A R E H E A D E D I n s p i r e & E n a b l e We w a n t o u r p o r t f o l i o a n d o u r v i s i o n t o co n t i n u e t o i n s p i r e a n d e n a b l e e m e r g i n g e n t r e p r e n e u r s t o ex p l o r e n ew i d e a s a n d a p p l y ! S t a y G r o u n d e d A s t h e wo r l d a r o u n d u s ra p i d l y c h a n g e s , i t i s o u r g o a l t o m a i n t a i n o u r co n s c i o u s n e s s a n d n eve r l o s e f o c u s o f o u r m i s s i o n , v i s i o n a n d v a l u e s . P a r t n e r U p A s a n e n t r e p r e n e u r i a l o r g a n i z a t i o n o u r s e l f , we ’ r e s e e k i n g t h e s t r e n g t h o f p a r t n e r s h i p s ( i . e . , S p i r i t u a l A l c h e my ) t o a c h i eve s h a r e d g o a l s . F i n d S p o n s o r s E n g a g i n g w i t h e s t a b l i s h e d e n t r e p r e n e u r s a n d b u s i n e s s s p o n s o r s w i l l a l l ow u s t o i n c r e a s e o u r ex p o s u r e , f u n d i n g s t r e a m s , a n d n e t wo r k i n g o p p o r t u n i t i e s .
  • 23. 23 “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” H e r m a n M e l v i l l e Funding emerging ideas and supporting new, creative energy is an investment opportunity. IT’S TIME TO ACT
  • 24. 24 SHOOTING STAR SUN CONSTELLATION STAR CLUSTER GALAXY LOGO PLACEMENT ON WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER LOGO PLACEMENT ON WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER LOGO PLACEMENT ON WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER LOGO PLACEMENT ON WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER LOGO PLACEMENT ON WEBSITE & NEWSLETTER - ARTICLE FEAT. YOUR COMPANY ARTICLE FEAT. YOUR COMPANY ARTICLE FEAT. YOUR COMPANY ARTICLE FEAT. YOUR COMPANY - 1 MICROGRANT NOMINATION / YEAR 2 MICROGRANT NOMINATIONS / YEAR 3 MICROGRANT NOMINATIONS / YEAR 4 MICROGRANT NOMINATIONS / YEAR - - 30 SEC. VIDEO AD 30 SEC. VIDEO AD 1 MIN. VIDEO AD - - 1 WEBINAR EVENT 2 WEBINAR EVENTS 3 WEBINAR EVENTS - - - - MICROGRANT AWARD BRAND & OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE ON B.O.D. $1,000 $2,000 $6,000 $12,000 $15,000 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS T H E S T A R D U S T - S T A R T U P F A C T O R Y ’ S
  • 25. 25 What’s in it for you? THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF AN ELITE GROUP OF INVESTORS THE CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE AND THE WORLD THE ABILITY TO PROPEL INNOVATION BY NURTURING ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT SEEING YOUR MONEY GO FROM POTENTIAL ENERGY TO ACTIONABLE RESULTS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY T H E S T A R D U S T - S T A R T U P F A C T O R Y Yo u h ave t h e a b i l i t y t o c r e a t e o p p o r t u n i t y f o r b r i l l i a n t i n d i v i d u a l s w i t h i d e a s t h a t w i l l m a ke a n i m p a c t o n t h e i r co m m u n i t i e s a n d t h e wo r l d . J o i n o u r v i b ra n t a n d f o r w a r d - t h i n k i n g co m m u n i t y o f p e o p l e t o d ay ! M a k i n g a d i f f e r e n ce h a s n eve r b e e n s o e a s y o r r ew a r d i n g .
  • 26. 26 Laura Jean Palmer-Moloney A s E xe c u t i ve D i r e c t o r a n d C h a i r o f t h e B o a r d o f D i r e c t o r s , D r . P a l m e r - M o l o n ey b r i n g s 3 0 ye a r s o f ex p e r i e n ce a n d ex p e r t i s e i n p r o b l e m - b a s e d l e a r n i n g , s u s t a i n a b i l i t y a n d s y s t e m s a s s e s s m e n t ( w a t e r - f o o d - e n e r g y ) , a n d h o l i s t i c h e a l t h t o Th e S t a r d u s t - S t a r t u p F a c t o r y . S h e a l s o b r i n g s h e r fa s c i n a t i o n w i t h t h e s t a r s . S h e r u n s h e r ow n co n s u l t i n g b u s i n e s s , V i s u a l Te a c h i n g Te c h n o l o g i e s , t h e f i r s t c l i e n t o f A B E M D i g i t a l C r e a t i o n s , L L C . C u r r e n t p r o j e c t s i n c l u d e D i g i t a l A l c h e my , S p i r i t u a l A l c h e my , a n d E a s y S a l a d . co m . Camille Babington A l o n g w i t h t h e r o l e s o f E xe c u t i ve A s s i s t a n t a n d Ad v i s o r y B o a r d C h a i r , C a m i l l e i s a l s o a s t u d e n t a t M cG i l l U n i ve r s i t y a n d a yo u n g e n t r e p r e n e u r . A s a n ex p e r i e n ce d p r i v a t e F r e n c h t e a c h e r , s h e u n d e r s t a n d s t h e v a l u e o f l e a r n i n g . S h e s p e a k s 4 l a n g u a g e s a n d h a s b e e n t rave l i n g a b r o a d s i n ce t h e a g e o f 0 . S h e l ove s s p e n d i n g t i m e i n n a t u r e , e s p e c i a l l y w h i l e ca m p i n g , kay a k i n g , a n d h i k i n g . A l t h o u g h s h e s p e n d s m o s t o f h e r f r e e t i m e wo r k i n g o n b u s i n e s s , s h e ca n a l s o b e s e e n wo r k i n g o n a c r e a t i ve p r o j e c t , e s p e c i a l l y i n t h e a r e a s o f f i l m - m a k i n g , g ra p h i c d e s i g n a n d m u s i c .
  • 27. 27 OUR DEDICATED TEAM T H E S T A R D U S T F A M I L Y of the Board of Directors 4 M E M B E R S of the Advisory Board 7 M E M B E R S 17 V O L U N T E E R S and interns Laura Jean Palmer-Moloney Edward Cope Jill Clark Rhonda Moloney Fran Camille Babington Jim Moloney Emmett Moloney Larissa Miller John Barry Sashka Avanyan Lily Randle Paul Fitzgerald Ekaterina Naiman Csila Gergeley Nicolette LaPalme Barbara Walas Imraan Mosieur and more!
  • 28. 28 OUR WEBSITE S T A R U D S T S T A R T U P F A C T O R Y . O R G S i n ce we b e g a n i n S e p t e m b e r o f 2 0 1 5 , we h ave b e e n d i l i g e n t l y wo r k i n g t o ke e p o u r we b s i t e u p d a t e d a n d i n t e r e s t i n g . O u r n ew l ayo u t i s u s e r - f r i e n d l y a n d co m p r e h e n s i ve . Users are able to view past and upcoming events we have held, and our best photos and videos. E V E N T S & G A L L E R Y Our new Contribute page invites users to donate in several different ways, providing links to all, and features a current fundraiser. E A S Y D O N AT I O N S Instead of a static logo, our new homepage includes featured projects, articles, social posts, calls to action, and more. D Y N A M I C F R O N T PA G E Along with our individual ‘Areas of Focus’ pages, our frequently-updated blog includes high quality, original content in the areas of sustainability, health, and learning. A C T I V E B L O G A platform for community, sharing, engagement, and learning.
  • 29. 29 CURRENT COLLABORATIONS W H A T T O L O O K O U T F O R Th e s e a l l h e l p s u s t a i n Th e S t a r d u s t - S t a r t u p F a c t o r y f i n a n c i a l l y . Soon to be on the Get Involved section on our website, we are creating a galaxy of ‘stars’ populated by people wishing to make contributions in memory of a lost loved-one. A re-boot of Angus Moloney’s business venture is in action. ABEM offers consultation, branding, and web design, helping clients transform their web presence to business profit. The multi-media membership that provides educational and informational support to encourage and propel the transformation from grief to purpose is in its beta phase now, and will launch for memberships in February 2018. spiritualalchemy.com abemdigitalcreations.com coming soon
  • 30. 30 JOIN THE STARDUST FAMILY O U R I N V I T A T I O N T O Y O U A company is an association or collection of individuals, whether natural persons, legal persons. W R I T E H E R E A company is an association or collection of individuals, whether natural persons, legal W R I T E H E R E A r e yo u r e a d y t o j o i n a m ove m e n t o f o p e n - m i n d e d , f o r w a r d - t h i n k i n g , a c t i o n - o r i e n t e d p e o p l e s t r i v i n g t o m a ke a c h a n g e i n t h e wo r l d , o n e p r o j e c t a t a t i m e ?
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  • 32. 32 DIAGRAM SECTION Y O U C A N W R I T E H E R E A co m p a ny i s a n a s s o c i a t i o n o r co l l e c t i o n o f i n d i v i d u a l s , w h e t h e r n a t u ra l p e r s o n s , l e g a l p e r s o n s , o r a m i x t u r e o f b o t h . Co m p a ny m e m b e r s s h a r e a co m m o n p u r p o s e a n d u n i t e i n o r d e r t o f o c u s . Y O U R T E X T Y O U R T E X T Y O U R T E X T Y O U R T E X T clickable video
  • 33. 33 S t a r d u s t S t a r t u p F a c t o r y. o r g F a c e b o o k . c o m / S t a r d u s t S t a r t u p F a c t o r y T h e S t a r d u s t - S t a r t u p F a c t o r y @ S t a r d u s t S t a r t u p T h e S t a r d u s t - S t a r t u p F a c t o r y P O B o x 3 5 M o r e h e a d C i t y, N C 2 8 5 5 7 WHERE TO FIND US