Flux #31 - Unpacking Junto's Creative Solutions

A Movement For Authenticity

Hey everyone!

Yaz here writing to you from the beautiful island of Cyprus (currently visiting my grandfather who has retired here). I’m writing to announce the release of our latest article, which traces through various components of how Junto works as well as my own personal speculations about its implications.

Check it out here! We’ve also laid out some other relevant updates below.

-Yaz :)


#JuntoAlpha

We are getting very close to releasing our closed alpha! Eric is flying out to London early September to wrap things up with Josh over the course of the month. We’ll be sure to send out real time updates as we get closer to opening up the platform.

#NewWebsite

We released a new landing page last week! Feel free to check it out at https://junto.foundation/ and let us know what you think.

#Telegram

Join us on Telegram! Our channel is https://t.me/juntofoundation

#JuntoOuttakes

#WeeklyResonations

Here’s what our team found valuable this week:

From Drea:


We want your feedback.

Like what you see? Share it! Think we can be doing things better? Let us know. We’re open to ideas so DM us at hi@junto.foundation or drop any of the team members a note at their individual emails listed on our website here.

Flux #30 - New Website, Junto Origin Story, and Eric's Patreon Page

A Movement For Authenticity

Hey everyone! Eric here with a few updates to kickstart your week.

We spent the past three weeks giving the website a facelift. Those who contributed as sponsors in our crowdfunding campaign are now highlighted as well. Feel free to check it out and share it with your circles :) junto.foundation

I also launched a personal Patreon page. I take a $0 salary from Junto and this channel would take care of my expenses to keep things moving. I explain why and share the origin story of Junto on the Patreon page. Any support is much appreciated.

Finally, we will be ramping up events in New York with our new Assemblage membership and expect to open up the platform within two months.

As always, take care and enjoy this outtakes video our talented teammate Drea put together in the meantime!

-Eric


#IfYouMissedIt

Check out our latest demo video of the interface :)

#Telegram

Join us on Telegram! Our channel is https://t.me/juntofoundation


We want your feedback.

Like what you see? Share it! Think we can be doing things better? Let us know. We’re open to ideas so DM us at hi@junto.foundation or drop any of the team members a note at their individual emails listed on our website here.

Flux #29 - We made a podcast!

Junto Talks - Episode 1

We’re very excited to release our latest initiative… an organic conversational endeavor (otherwise known as a podcast).

Check out the first of our upcoming series! This one is about the implications of sharing art online. We’re taking a very free-flowing approach to these conversations and are hoping to cover a wide variety of topics. Looking forward to whats to come! Think you wanna participate? Reach out to yasmin@junto.foundation.


#IfYouMissedIt

  • Junto’s Telegram channel is growing and we’re looking for both moderators and people who can manage extension channels in different regions/languages (Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese, etc.) Join the conversation here and reach out to yasmin@junto.foundation for collaboration on this front.

  • We are growing a distributed network of physical Junto communities. Over time we want to reallocate the revenue we save on being tax-exempt back into these Junto Dens so they can self-organize and tackle issues unique to their local communities. Reach out if you’re interested in holding space in your city.

  • We’re dropping a new landing page July 14th. It’s looking real nice - excited for you all to check it out 😎

  • We’re about one week away from Alpha 0 on our mobile frontend and will release another demo at the end of July. We’ll open source the code sometime in August and are aiming to begin onboarding the first members in Aug/Sep, depending on a few remaining Holochain-related items.


#WeeklyResonations

Here’s what our team found valuable this week:

From Drea:


We want your feedback.

Like what you see? Share it! Think we can be doing things better? Let us know. We’re open to ideas so DM us at hi@junto.foundation or drop any of the team members a note at their individual emails listed on our website here.

Flux #28 - Junto Fundraising Highlights, Alpha 0, and more

A Movement For Authenticity

Happy Friday everyone,

Eric here with a few updates and signals of gratitude.

As you may know, we’re looking to raise another $100k between now and our first round of institutional funding. We have several ongoing conversations with notable foundations who are interested in fueling this initiative after we’ve released. Until then, there are quite a few bills that need to be taken care :)

Since we made this announcement two weeks ago, two generous individuals answered the call and I’d like to recognize them for their philanthropy.

The first donor anonymously contributed 20 million Holo Tokens (~ $36,000 USD at this time of writing) on behalf of the Generating Transformative Change community. GTC’s mission is to liberate the deep potential of humanity through interdisciplinary programs of self-inquiry, cognitive study, reflecting and coaching, action learning projects, and more. I encourage you to check them out here.

We also received a $25,000 donation from David Magerman. David is a philanthropist and former hedge fund executive at Renaissance Technologies who donates his time and money to humanitarian projects, including the nonprofit Freedom from Facebook. He was featured on Vice if you’d like to check out his story below.

It’s inspiring and motivating to witness the selfless contributions that go into making this nonprofit a reality. We have another $40,000 to raise - if you feel called to help move this forward, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at eric@junto.foundation.

In the meantime, here’s a snapshot of our latest developments:

  • Dora has taken lead on organizing all of our crowdfunding rewards and has started shipping them out. Keep an eye out for your mail over the next few weeks!

  • We just reached Alpha 0 on our open source Holochain API. This means all the core functionality and tests are now running smoothly. Thanks Josh for all the hard work you’re putting in.

  • We’re dropping a new landing page July 14th. It’s looking real nice - I’m excited for you all to check it out 😎

  • We’re about two weeks ago from Alpha 0 on our mobile frontend. I’ll release another demo at the end of July and open source the code sometime in August. We’re aiming to begin onboarding our first members in Aug/Sep, depending on a few remaining Holochain-related items.

  • Our Telegram channel is growing and we’re looking for both moderators and people who can manage extension channels in different regions/languages (Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese, etc.) Join the conversation here and reach out to yasmin@junto.foundation for collaboration on this front.

  • We are growing a distributed network of physical Junto communities. Over time we want to reallocate the revenue we save on being tax-exempt back into these Junto Dens so they can self-organize and tackle issues unique to their local communities. Reach out if you’re interested in holding space in your city.

Thank you all again for your continued support. Let’s keep building on this momentum - we are going to peak at the right time.

-Eric


#IfYouMissedIt

Check out our latest demo video of the interface :)


We want your feedback.

Like what you see? Share it! Think we can be doing things better? Let us know. We’re open to ideas so DM us at hi@junto.foundation or drop any of the team members a note at their individual emails listed on our website here.

Flux #27 - Junto Freeform Event, Telegram, and More

a movement for authenticity

Hey everyone, Yaz here!

Just a couple of quick updates today:

What would social media look like if it were offline?

The second Junto Den: Freeform event will be taking place on June 28th at 8pm at Junto Den NYC! Check out the Eventbrite and RSVP here. Really excited to keep iterating on this event. Feel free to share the flyer below and see you there!

Junto Telegram

We’ve moved our public communication channel from Slack to Telegram - join the conversation here!

We’re nearly halfway through 2019. Lets gooooo. Best wishes to you all!

-Yaz


#IfYouMissedIt

Check out our latest demo video of the interface :)

#NewFundraisingInitiatives

We’re looking to raise another $100,000 between now and our first round of funding from institutional donors. If you feel called to move this project forward financially, we’d appreciate any donations via our Indiegogo page. For those that would like to sponsor us with larger donations, feel free to reach out to Eric at eric@junto.foundation. We accept Holo Tokens as well :)

**We are already halfway at this goal and will highlight these generous individuals and/or the organization they donated on behalf of next week. More soon!**


We want your feedback.

Like what you see? Share it! Think we can be doing things better? Let us know. We’re open to ideas so DM us at hi@junto.foundation or drop any of the team members a note at their individual emails listed on our website here.

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