As an important part of BitGrange, IoT microcontroller connects everything by its "transparent" power and serves as a foundation for a more interesting and diversed educational platform. We feel pleasured to apply this emerging technology into our products.
There are many factors that can influence the platform performance: power disspation, availability in different region, signal intensity, and safety.
We are willing to corporate more features into the platform, such as social connection, game modes. All these cannot come true without a powerful IoT system. Therefore, we are keeping exploring this new tech!!
It is incredible to see how some very disruptive brands had very humble beginnings, some of them even started in a garage, while others faced numerous struggles to become what they are right now. I personally enjoy watching documentaries about great entrepreneurs and their companies. And if something I could say about these founders, is that I have noticed just one thing in common among all of them: they truly love what they do.
A long time ago, I heard from one of these documentaries someone said something in these lines: “I don’t do what I’m doing to make money, I make money to keep doing this thing that I just can’t get enough. And the thing is, that I want this to become so great and amazing that I’m going to need a lot to get to where I’d like to be”. Today I could say, that this small fragment of conversation had a gigantic impact in how I do things.
We are living in an exciting era of big disruptors, such as being the largest taxi company without owning a single car (Uber), be the largest accommodation provider without owning real state (Airbnb) or the most popular media provider which creates no content (Facebook). Imagine to see in the world the largest farm that doesn’t own a single square inch of land. This vision has become the best reason to jump out of bed every single morning.
TFF-people, this February 14 we want to be your valentine, support us and be part of this project!
No, we are not getting famous...
Yes, you read that correctly, we are not getting famous, that is actually called getting supported! And that support is coming from our very own on-campus incubator and accelerator Texas A&M University's Startup aggieland.
See, getting famous is actually not that difficult in this era where "instantaneous satisfaction" rules social media. Support, on the other hand, is something you build, is in most cases a bidirectional exchange, a win-win relationship which in my opinion is an essential component of an entrepreneurial project that wants to solve world's biggest challenges, such as that to educate our youth on agriculture.
BitGrange goes to TigerLaunch's Chicago Regionals!
We are thrilled to announce that BitGrange has been selected to present at the TigerLaunch entrepreneurial competition that will take place at University of Chicago! Cloud Gate, here we go!!!!
TigerLaunch is described as the nation's largest student-run inter-collegiate entrepreneurship competition, put on annually by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club at Princeton University!!, and with the support of many other student partner entrepreneurship associations across the country.
We just wanted to share with y'all our funding story, be sure we will stop at nothing to see this project up and running, we hope we can transmit our enthusiasm among other teams here. The future is in our hands guys!
I don't eat apples anymore!
This is something that bugs me a lot! These are the same apples I took a picture with (for TFF challenge) several weeks ago. See, sometime ago I read that the average apple at local super markets here in the US, has an average age of 14 months [Lindstrom, Martin. Brandwashed: Tricks companies use to manipulate our minds and persuade us to buy. Crown Business, 2011.]. Yes, you read that correctly, that is more than a year! By the time a person eats one of those apples, all antioxidants inside the fruit are just gone.
But they look so shiny and pretty, you said? Here is the thing, some fruits have a fine edible wax layer that prevents water loss, which extends their shelf life, and improves appearance [ Leo J. Klotz, Walter Reuther, E. Clair Calavan, Glenn E. Carman, et al., The Citrus Industry Volume 5 Crop Protection, Postharvest Technology, and Early History of Citrus Research in California, ANR publications (University of California, Oakland) 3326, rev. ed. Berkeley: University of California, 1989, p. 182]. These practices allow companies to have more time to make a profit on fruits before reaching their natural expiration time.
All of these are more motives why I believe in BitGrange, I believe in a future when people don’t have to worry about these kind of tricks, I envision a future where we, at BitGrange, empower people with tools for a new generation of consumers and producers of their own food. I see in BitGrange a way to let people learn what it goes into what they eat.