project funding

General

Submissions will be answered on a queue priority basis. Full funding activity is expected to start in first part of July for submissions already submitted and well advanced, and shortly thereafter for all other new entries. 

Vision Plan

The Humanus  paradigm in the funding of a Project is an open and friendly approach to the intake, processing, and funding of any given Project both large and small.

In the standard venture capital model of funding, the model demands strict adherence to a set of rules for the funding of a Project. The models can be taken to many levels and extremes; witness the commercial extremes of the Shark Tank forum, or the Donald Trump exploit.

Normal venture capital fundings adhere to a conservative and sound entry and compliance model. The entry delivery is the singular factor that conveys the project in succinct form for it to be adjudicated for worthiness. Usually, the project proponent is in a state of anxiety at this crossroad of do or die.

The fear at this point of the process is great and the stress at times incalculable as some proponents have their family at stake and foreclosure looming if they are not funded.

This is the precise emotional state we remove from the process, as in this paradigm it is not required or desired.

In the funding of all projects, the proponent becomes the center of our attention. The proponent may not have a business plan, and just a good idea for a project. Without resources, these hopeful proponents normally have limited chance to get past a thought form to the end result of their Vision Plan.

There are four basic steps in this new paradigm approach to funding a project providing a general guideline as follows:

  1. Assessment
  2. Submission (development)
  3. Setup/preliminary deposit on funding
  4. Operation/first tranche of formal funding

In between these base steps there are other elements as subsets of the main step such as due diligence, Attachment Committee overview for addition of complimentary technologies or services, funding commitment agreement, and other essentials of a funding sequence.

The project is admitted in an interview where the vision plan is presented. This is the assessment step. This is marked by excitement and purpose, and we immerse with the proponent and see his vision through his eyes, and what he wants to accomplish. The Project is assessed as to concept and intent. The purpose of the concept and direction of intent determine if the Project passes. Usually a paragraph is sufficient to convey a Vision Plan, but it does not always resemble the contents of a venture capital elevator pitch.

We want to know above all the good that the project is capable of, not how much money it will make. The assessors are comprised of experts in the same or similar enterprises, and the 144 committee.

If it does not pass this step for any reason, the proponent is offered a position in a Project of his choosing that they may wish to lend their skills to, and participate in.

The project then goes to the submission step, and so on to conclusion.

This process removes the anxiety and allows for a true atmosphere of a family and community to pervade the process, exhibiting qualities of intimate collaboration to achieve the Project.

Many venture capital enterprises delegate the Vision Plan to a secondary importance and concentrate on the bottom line model. The bottom line is usually the make or break factor in most venture capital fundings.

In our paradigm, as long as the Project can support itself and make any profit, then it may be allowed for funding. Of course, if a Project is very profitable, then all the better but the focus is on helping a Project enter a community, ensure that it can pay its workers and sustain itself, and provide good community service. That is sufficient criteria for funding, and not that it must make a certain percentage of profit to be viable and considered for funding.

The Vision Plan may well take the place of the executive summary in this paradigm of adjudicating a Project at the beginning. There is no fear, and only a helpful hand seeing what will work best, how the project can bear good fruit, and help our humanity. These base steps apply to medium and large projects.

The tenets critical to any funding is that the Project does no harm, and helps our humanity. This is unshakable, and again it is not dependent on how much money the Project makes.

The purpose behind this approach is that funding thousands of small community Projects will create sufficient jobs that will have a tremendous impact on the overall economy of any region. Larger Projects have larger impacts.

To see the Vision is to accomplish it.

 Business Plan and Basic Principles

The Project to be considered for funding must have a basic structure and direction aimed at the greater benefit of Humanity in its core Vision.

This Vision Plan is the support and foundation of the Business Plan.

The Business Plan is segmented into basic divisions that define its operational plan given current economic variables and sound financial planning to achieve goals.

The basic divisions are:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Company Overview
  3. Products
  4. Market Analysis
  5. Market Strategy
  6. Competitive Analysis
  7. Financials - Pro Formas

These divisions of a formal Business Plan have their own content elements that define that division, and the development of the elements comprise the accuracy and quality of a Business Plan.

To write your own Business Plan is a challenging task, and you must prepare for complete immersion for some time in the thought processes that need to go into the development of the elements, and then weave them into the framework of your business model.

An alternative solution is to contract the Business Plan to a professional firm that specializes in the development of these documents. Usually full service, these firms will provide for the requirements of a Project Business Plan of good quality sufficient for the mapping out of the deployment of the proposal.

Project proponents that submit their Projects to Humanus will undergo a compliance process, and if a Business Plan is not available, then Humanus will provide for access and help with this process for the benefit of the Project.

An Executive Summary is required at a minimum to process a submission for further support.

Patent holders are held in regard by Humanus. Intellectual property is given great security to the benefit of the patent holder. and we ensure they retain whatever control is desired or required. Humanus works with the inventor so they can accomplish their Vision of their invention. No rape or pillage is allowed.

Each Project is given careful consideration, and the merits of the Project are prioritized into categories that reflect the primary goals and mission tasks of Humanus.

Project Intake Process

All Project proponents are required to submit their Business Plans through the Humanus email.  All current submissions are requested to use the following email:

projects@humanus.ca

When the intake compliance team processes a submission, a formal letter will be sent to the Project proponent acknowledging the submission.

A second letter will follow after that will specify the level of interest, and approval of the Project for further processing and eventual funding.

Funding Amounts

The amount of funding allocated is dependent on the Project itself.  A Fukushima sized Project will require very large funding in the trillion range, whilst a corner grocery store some hundreds of thousands. Both accomplish a role in the economic development of any region, and both will be able to obtain their level of funding.

The philosophy behind Humanus fundings is not centered around the money, but the people. All the money available is useless unless you have the people.

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