I am currently in the process of setting up a new startup accelerator/incubator program for innovative entrepreneurs on the small island of Curaçao and eventually in all of the Caribbean. The name of this new initiative will be BrainCoral Labs.
The quick pitch is as follows:
"We're building an entrepreneurial ecosystem
linked to top global innovation hubs
to help entrepreneurs scale their startups
through actionable insights, mentorship and investments."
What I am doing is connecting Silicon Valley's innovation ecosystem (investors, other innovative entrepreneurs, mentors, existing incubators and accelerators) with the very young innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Curaçao through the extensive network I have built up in the Bay Area. The idea is that Curaçao will eventually be the innovative and entrepreneurial hub for the Caribbean down the road.
Why the name BrainCoral Labs?
I love to snorkel and dive when I am on Curaçao. The underwater world is quite amazing there, with gorgeous reefs teeming with very colorful fish, plants and coral. Especially brain coral. Coral only grows about a centimeter per year, provided that the ecosystem is in perfect balance, creating the perfect circumstances for the coral to thrive. Everything has to be perfect: the temperature of the water, the amount of light, the mangroves about a mile down the road, the fish that live in and around the coral, levels of algae, no toxic sunscreen, no human fingers touching the coral, in short, a very fine-tuned system where everything works together to create the perfect ecosystem for the coral to grow.
Without getting lyrical, I see the innovators as this coral: brainy individuals who need an ecosystem of mentors, investors, (fellow) entrepreneurs, all coming together to create the perfect storm for them to thrive and take their innovations to the next level. Hence BrainCoral Labs --> an incubator/accelerator with programming and access to this ecosystem where they can thrive.
I have attached a photo I took of brain coral for your inspiration on the beach in Curaçao. Unfortunately I lost my camera with photos of live, underwater brain coral, but Google is your friend! :) I have about 10 more photos of different brain corals, but Upwork only lets me attach one.
Note especially the little snail on it. Would be fun to incorporate that in a really creative way into the logo.
The feel I am going for is modern, but not "slick". Use of color is encouraged, as Curaçao is a super colorful island.
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Initial budget is $75, but depending on the creativity and level of design there is room for negotiation.