Loptr Lab

Keep Chaos, Manage Mayhem

Open Source Interactive Media Studio

Think Story Incubator

Loptr Lab, using creative marketing techniques and user-friendly interfaces, aims to create an IP development for production cross platform research lab with a focus on underrepresented artists.

I want to show creatives how technology is just another tool to play with instead of a thief who steals their imagination.

Our main focus will be:

  • Evaluation of your IP for cross-market fit

  • Social Media Lifestyle Training

  • Technical Development

  • Finance or Crowdfunding Development

The BIGGEST Question I've Been Asked Is:
How do I build a business around an open-source project?

"Picking the right model is critical not only for the commercial viability of a project but also to ensure the support of the community. In the worst-cases communities and projects have forked as a result of commercial decisions and the resulting governance debates.

The most common pattern for successful open source companies today is to have an open-core product combined with hosting and services as secondary and tertiary revenue streams. If this combination works for your product then it could well be a good choice, but it requires a lot of thought around how you make a clear separation between the commercial and open-source offering. "

The Secrets of Successful Open Source Business Models

Enter Cloudways Startup Program - Helping Startups Through Managed Hosting, Growth Tools, and Mentorship

Why Open Source?

The Academy Software Foundation believes that open source could open doors into the entertainment industry for underrepresented communities. Is it that easy?

"Efforts are being spearheaded by the Academy Software Foundation, a 2-year-old industry group that has been championing the use of open source in Hollywood. Founded in partnership with the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation counts studios such as Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Dreamworks and Netflix as well as tech heavyweights including Amazon, Google Cloud, Apple, AMD and Unity among its members.

However, attracting the right talent can still be a challenge" - Protocol

Gender Equality in Seed Funding

"... women don't pitch venture capitalists in the same numbers as men, so of course they don't get as much venture capital." Kimberly Weisul, Editor-at-Large, Inc.com Rise of the Rest is determined to change the landscape of VC through investing catalytic capital in the most promising seed stage companies located outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston. Steve Case co-founder of Revolution closed a $150M second round of capital commitments just like he did two years ago at the fund's debut.

Resources

The open source software (OSS) movement has created some of our most important and widely used technologies, including operating systems, web browsers, and databases. Our world would not function, or at least not function as well, without open source software.

While open source has delivered amazing technological innovation, commercial innovation – most recently and notably the rise of software-as-a-service – has been just as vital to the success of the movement. And since open source is by definition software that is free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute, open source businesses have required different models and a different go to market than other kinds of software companies.

Open Source: From Community to Commercialization

Landscape for popular open source projects used in the motion picture industry, and also shows the member companies of the Academy Software Foundation. It is modelled after the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) landscape and based on the same open source code.

Open Source Guide - learn how to launch and grow your own open source project.