There are three different types of startup cities:
1. A city that attracts startups (ex. Austin, Bangalore, Lisbon) 2. A city that runs like a startup (ex. Miami , Singapore, Dubai) 3. A city that is a startup itself (ex. Culdesac in Tempe AZ, Prospera in Honduras)
For a complete map of startup cities around the world and the methodology for identifying them, check out the Startup Cities Map
So...what exactly is build_cities doing?
We're creating the infrastructure to create, finance, and govern startup cities around the globe starting with fostering Type 1 startup cities (see above FAQ) with digital-first tools. While some of these efforts will naturally start to overlap with Type 2 & 3 startup cities, the core of our efforts is focused on unlocking innovation in every corner of the globe from the bottoms up.
How will you achieve this?
Our mission is broken into 4 phases:
Phase I - build_citizenry (Current phase) Phase II - build_assets (Subsidize innovation and crowdfund real estate) Phase III - build_cities (Buy more real estate and digitally thread the properties together) Phase IV - build_sovereignty (TBD) See our roadmap for more details.
Will build_cities be a DAO?
Yes; progressively so.
Is this a Network State?
You tell us.
How do I contribute?
Contributing to one another's projects in the ecosystem is the primary way to contribute to build_cities. The public beta release will have various features to foster these connections and peer-to-peer contributions.
In order to contribute to the core initiatives of build_cities directly, simply join the Discord where you will have the opportunity to join one of the guilds which cover the following domains:
Legal Writing Community Growth Treasury Governance Design Offline Development Online Development
All investment materials are available inside our investment portal. Investments can be made via USDC or wire from any jurisdiction in the world. Shares are issued on-chain as $BLDR. Minimum investment is set at only $1K. If there are any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org