Ico Start Date: 04-Jun-18
Ico End Date: 01-Jul-18
Open Source University is the World's Academic & Career Development Ledger in the process of making. It is to be empowering 7 billion learners to connect to world's top academic education and professional development opportunities on the Ethereum blockchain. OS University provides a distributed platform to track and validate (in an immutable manner) individual academic and professional development achievements for learners throughout the world. Through the platform, learners are one reach away from the best educational offerings (thanks to the marketplace side of the solution) and one reach away from hiring businesses (thanks to the job matchmaking side of it). By using smart contracts, we store all the certification, reflecting learning and development progress of the learners into the blockchain and give them access to education and professional opportunities, corresponding with their interests and achievements. Businesses on the other hand benefit by targeting the right candidatesBig Data
Learning and development marketplace on the blockchain. Tokenized market between Businesses, Academia and Learners equipped with sophisticated matching algorithms excluding middleman. Providing all the necessary resources to every MOOC and academia striving to the feature when academic background will be transparent and traceable. WHY BLOCKCHAIN Open Source University will revolutionize the way businesses, learners and academia communicate and benefit using Ethereum blockchain technology. Blockchain will bring trust and traceability of all certificates and degrees issues by academias (MOOCs, universities etc.) Businesses can benefit by matching the right candidates excluding third parties , saving time, money and fixing most of scalability issues related to lack of professionals. THE MOST SECURE WAY TO STORE AND BENEFIT FROM YOUR ASSETS. Open Source University legally binds all assets to its own EDU Token. Owning EDU tokens means that you have the right to claim benefits and to use the platform. Tokens will be stored in your private wallets which needs to be ERC20 compliant. Small amount of EDU tokens will be distributed into the blockchain in order to boost the benefits by owning such kind of assets.
OSUni proof-of-concept phase initiated, along with corporate partners from Bulgarian industry and software development sectors, resulting in early versions of system's architecture and design.
OSUni research project initiated at the Faculty of Management within the Technical University of Sofia, resulting in scientific publications on the subject, published in Bulgaria, Latvia, and the Czech Republic.
OSUni announced among top 10 social innovation ideas globally, in competition with 400 technology concepts and 130+ project proposals as part of the Living Progress Challenge of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
OSUni receives positive reviews and engages in expanding its partnership network under programs for support of young entrepreneurs, led by the Ministry of Economy and the Open Society Institute, as well as through the Sofia Business School.
OSUni announced as 2017 "YouthSpeak'' forum winner in Latvia, based on a scaled-down prototype version, resulting in a 2-month distributed learning program implementation project at a community center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
OSUni development phase reaches important milestone, given the expansion of the team with professionals from a leading software consultancy and experts, specializing in blockchain-based applications, leading the way to our initial currency offering (ICO).
EDU tokens will be registered for trading at various cryptocurrencies exchanges. Universities, online platforms, and other L&D providers, will be onboarded, along with their educational offerings.
Finalizing backend of our platform and additional functionality of the smart contracts in order to reach maximum customer experience and make our solution standard which is obligation of the pioneers. OSUni platform reached enough maturity beta version to be released.
A global educational marketplace will function on top of the distributed database, i.e. the Ethereum blockchain. Academia, learners, and businesses will have the chance to see the benefits of implementing the platform in practice – from learning, credentials verification, and career development perspective. First of the leading platforms offering MOOCs will be opperetional and gaining from the benefites of the system.
Interaction between learners, academia and businesses will become more intense after involving enterprises making the micro-environment between businesses, academia and learners more vital and collaborative
interesting and challenging idea!
Some of your most important team members have no LinkedIn profiles to background them. But great diversity. Also do you have insurance coverage for your team and product? I see no legal advisor attached? I'll upgrade to 5 on product once complete product is released. Bravo guys!
Great team. Good luck guys!
I like the team.
Not really seeing the benefit of using blockchain (especially ethereum) for this project. Even after reading the PDF from the CTO, I am not convinced there is a real need to put all this data onchain. The professional world in general also gravitates towards putting more emphasis on experience than education, and I dont see this trend stopping any time soon.
I liked the idea, a promising product, a good team. Good luck to you
Nothing is easy in education domain, so I always admire those who dedicate their passions for the domain no matter it is a biz or not. I believe that helping people for better career path development is good for human society! Good luck to your vision~
Great team, good vision, but that they will be competing with edX, udemy, and the likes, so that would be challenging. I see this as a project with a great vision, and I could've given it a higher product score if there's a platform already running.
A second review of this project shoes potential and decentralized learning is a great use of the blockchain.
Update. Was 3. After explaining 5
For team - 5 Good idea and will be a good product
A great team plus a great vision The Product is absolutely competitive and disruptive in its field of business. I guess they will make a great shot
Pros: + Open-source platform + Strong team and advisors; great media coverage, prep. before the ICO +- Good selection of relevant and comprehensive documents (see second point in cons) Cons: - No live demo - No easily accessible one-click whitepaper CTA; the website is complicated - overcrowded with text, too much information (not a massive disadvantage, but the front page/landing page should be clear and concise) - even one-pager is over 700 words! - Large competition in the education sector
Interesting vision, strong team
Pros: 0. A good cause, has wide support. 1. Very comprehensive WP. 2. Aged project. 3. Growing community Cons: 1. Fiancials and marketing strategy are not present. Education is a very competitive business, and missing market research and financial projections are raising concerns about the future of this whole project. 2. Token liquidity and valuation are not supported properly. There are some listing initiatives, but it is only conceptual in the WP. The token value strategy may be not built around the ICO investor' interests.
KYC is important in this space - ambitious goals however the space is crowded.
This is a new method on this market - to solve this problem using 3 smart-contracts. Looks very promising. Good luck!
I like the idea, however I see it very hard to gain traction and mass adoption.