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Slide Deck for Socio prospectus

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This document is a slide deck for Socio prospectus, a program of the Principled Societies Project. Its mission is to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to solve problems that matter.

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Slide Deck for Socio prospectus

  1. 1. Socio prospectus Phase I Development Interactive Forecasting of Community Wellbeing A program of the Principled Societies Project http://www.PrincipledSocietiesProject.org May 24, 2017
  2. 2. Vision What would your community feel like if it successfully addressed the major problems impacting public health and wellbeing? Just imagine: ● Low unemployment and meaningful, high-wage jobs ● Well-funded schools ● Financial stability and low debt ● Environmental protection and reclamation ● Shorter work days ● Higher income equality and zero poverty ● Affordable health care ● Low rates of crime and preventable disease This and more is possible...
  3. 3. ...if communities become better at solving problems that matter Communities struggle with solving difficult, entwined problems for lack of tools, methods, and incentives that support a holistic, systems approach. We change that.
  4. 4. A functional problem-solving process Social choice systems are the components subject to innovation.
  5. 5. We design, test, and implement innovative social choice systems— as components and whole platforms. We help communities learn and adapt, envision and achieve the future they desire.
  6. 6. In Phase I, we build initial components Phase I constructs forecasting models to help communities assess local conditions and anticipate outcomes. Many types of questions could be posed. Three examples: 1) Given current trends, what will local unemployment and disease rates be in six years? 2) How can we increase the volume of money that circulates in our community? How long would it take? 3) How would different policy or development choices impact future rates of unemployment, disease, and crime? We empower communities with new problem- solving tools and systems.
  7. 7. Our forecasting models are powerful and unique. Feature Esri Claritas √ 5 year only 5 year only Yes Public health forecasts √ Yes Yes Yes Wellbeing forecasts √ No No No Uncertainty distributions √ No No No √ No No No √ Yes Yes No √ No No No Agent-based models √ No No No Socio prospectus Woods & Poole Long-term socioeconomic & demographic forecasts “What if?” scenario modeling Census tract or block level resolution Open-source modeling engine
  8. 8. Our business model Open-source modeling engine and complementary tools and interfaces, monetized via professional services and support. Community level clients can include: ● Public health agencies ● Nonprofit organizations, hospitals, and schools ● Research groups ● Planning, traffic, and economic development agencies ● Businesses and business groups
  9. 9. Where are we going? Phase I: Summarized here. Initial models are basic, using limited data. (About 2-3 years with ~4 staff, but progress can be made with just one staff.) Phase II and III: Models are improved and expanded. Income stream begins. (About 2-3 years per phase, with increases in staff size.) Phase IV and beyond: Community-based scientific field trials of comprehensive, integrated problem-solving platforms that function as social choice systems. After Phase I, we’re mostly self-supporting.
  10. 10. Who are we? ● John Boik, PhD, founder, organizer. Has developed the project over five years; authored books, papers, articles, and models. BS civil engineering, Boulder; PhD biomedical sciences, Houston; postdoc statistics, Stanford. ● Brilliant management and staff to come, heavy on PhDs. ● Global network of academics, scientists, engineers, other professionals, and organizations have expressed interest and are supportive. Will be tapped when serious funding discussions begin.
  11. 11. What we seek from social funders Phase I startup costs: $500,000/year for three years. Progress can be made on $80,000 per year. Grants or loans can be split among several funders to spread commitment and risk. Loans could be long-term. Income begins within two years. What you, the funder, receive: Engagement in a bold, innovative program to solve our most challenging problems. As a secondary benefit, social investors may receive interest on a loan. A small social investment via grant or loan can lead to massive social and environmental impact.
  12. 12. To get the flavor Read the article “Solving Problems That Matter Could Be the Next Big Thing,” by John Boik. Visit http://www.PrincipledSocietiesProject.org. Request a prospectus or proposal, which can be tailored to a funder’s mission and interests. Communities can solve important problems— that’s what functional social choice systems do.

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