WELCOME TO TECH MISFITS
A social networking app & avatar collection for S.T.E.A.M. professionals, learners, and organizations to collaborate on changing the world.

Release Date: 2023
Price: To Be Announced

Internet & software technology has transformed every major public and private industry and every part of day to day life. . . while creating wealth and job opportunities for millions around the world.

Yet, the industry continues to struggle with
Slow technology adoption in women, poor, & POC communities
concerning privacy practices, unethical AI, and biased algorithms
Lack of diversity in tech jobs & startup funding
Tech Misfits is a social networking app for science, technology, engineering, art, and math enthusiasts to learn, network, and collaborate on #tech4good initiatives.

Our vision is to
  1. Curate a sustainable mission-aligned network of S.T.E.A.M. professionals, organizations, & learners
  2. Help these professionals and organizations organize & collaborate
  3. Increase tech literacy and adoption globally
  4. Enable tech initiatives that drive social impact

Tech Misfits is ALSO a collection of Avatar Techies that captures how a truly diverse and inclusive tech industry could and should look. The collection champions art, diversity, and the role of technological innovation in creating a better, safer, and more equitable world.
THE VISION
Each Tech Misfit avatar is one of a kind, designed by Saniyyah Zahid under the creative direction of our founder Iris Nevins. Over 250 traits will be combined through software code to generate the most diverse collection of techies on the blockchain.

Whilst every Misfit is unique, some are more rare than others.

Collectors can choose to purchase their Avatar in two ways

  1. Purchase directly from the Tech Misfits team via a blind sale on the day of launch, which means you won't know what you are going to get
  2. Wait until blind sale purchasers put their Avatars up for sale on the "secondary market" via the OpenSea marketplace.

No matter which Avatar you get, every Misfit will be special.
THE ART
Technology adoption has a direct impact on economic development.

The more people around the world who are adopting tech, the more empowered they will be to build/use technology that solves local problems relevant to specific cultures and communities that have been historically neglected.

Many organizations are working hard to democratize access to technology. Tech Misfits is where we come together to cross-collaborate, train the masses, and get inspired. Every new feature of the app will be rolled out according to the over-arching mission and the needs of our users.
Ownership of a Tech Misfits Avatar will unlock access to a private member-only networking app. From there, community members will be able to:
The Tech Misfits App
Powered By ETHEREUM
Ethereum is a technology for building apps and organizations, holding assets, transacting and communicating without being controlled by a central authority.

Launched in 2015, Ethereum builds on Bitcoin's innovation, with some big differences. Both let you use digital money without payment providers or banks. But Ethereum is programmable, so you can also build and deploy decentralized applications on its network.

While Bitcoin is only a payment network, Ethereum is more like a marketplace of financial services, games, social networks and other apps.

Ethereum has a native cryptocurrency called ether (ETH). It is purely digital, and you can send it to anyone anywhere in the world instantly. The supply of ETH isn’t controlled by any government or company - it is decentralized and completely transparent. New coins (also commonly called tokens) are issued only to stakers who secure the network.
Collaborate on initiatives
access member only events & content
  • promote
  • recruit
  • build
  • collaborate
  • Join forums
  • Start forums
  • Take classes
YOU OWN COMMERCIAL IP RIGHTS
PERKS OF OWNERSHIP
Use your Avatar to create merchandise, launch a business, or license your IP to others. Either way, the IP is yours to monetize.
COLLECTOR STORIES
We want to know and support our members by documenting and sharing who they are, what they do, and how the technology they are working on is impacting the world.
ACCESS TO NETWORKING APP
Build relationships, host discussions, learn about emerging tech, take classes, seek help, find opportunities, collaborate with others, and drive visibility for your initiatives, events, and programs.
ROADMAP
Public Announcement
July 2022
AVATAR SALE & APP LAUNCH
2023
launch classes & events
30-60 Days after launch
Product Updates
TBD - Mentor Matching
TBD - Co-Founder Recruitment
TBD - Collaboration Tools
TBD - In-App Voice calls
TBD - In-App Video Calls
2024 - 2nd Avatar Collection

Collector Stories
Ongoing
This project is a gift, an honor, and a vehicle.

We are eager to seed the community and nurture our members.

If you'd like to offer programming, education, or content to our community please reach out.

The release is only where the story starts. The rest is yet to be written.
ROADMAP
Public Announcement
July 2022
Marketing and PR campaign launch
AVATAR SALE & APP LAUNCH
2023
LAUNCH CLASSES & EVENTS
COLLECTOR STORIES
Ongoing
Product Updates
TBD - Mentor Matching
TBD - Co-Founder Recruitment
TBD - Collaboration Tools
TBD - In-App Voice calls
TBD - In-App Video Calls
2024 - 2nd Avatar Collection
30-60 days from launch
Retreats (general or specific to types of professions)
We aim to support member led programs through collaboration tools, visibility, and brand partnerships. We look forward to seeing Tech Misfits members launch initiatives that we can support, enable, and amplify to success!
PROGRAM IDEAS
Group wellness therapy for tech founders
Podcasts
Covers the stories of community members
Covers tech industry and web3 news
Hire hosts from the community
Stem scholarships for kids
Summer camp scholarships
College scholarships
Innovation grants
Monthly Online Workshops
Pitch training
Interview training
STEM topics
DEI training
Web3 Education
Leadership development
Founder education
Product & Marketing education
Recruiting tips
Incubators, Accelerators, & Bootcamps for
Founders
Developers
Managers
Career Switchers
Marketers
Recruiters
Mentorship Program
Global Networking Events
Keynote Speeches & Fireside Chats
Delivered by leading industry professionals
Delivered through online and metaverse spaces
Opportunity to ask questions and engage speakers
Money Pooling
Pooling capital to invest in startups and founders
Group acquisitions of NFTs and digital assets
DAOs - decentralized autonomous organizations built by community members around causes and missions that are important to them
MEET THE TEAM
Former community organizer, engineering manager, and middle/high school educator
Formerly at Mailchimp & Vox Media
Pomona College, BA in Africana Studies!
Founder & Producer
Iris Nevins
Written for over 40 businesses from 2019-2021.
Growth Marketer & Former Blog Manager at Legiit
Published in Business2Community, Startup Stash, and won SEMrush affiliate contest.
Writer
Sam Poyan
USC
Unscripted at Phoenix Pictures
5+ years in Brand Messaging
Partnerships
Nick Goddard
Lead curator at Umba Daima
Previously a co-founder of a clothing line and print shop
Student of film and art
Assistant Producer
Omar Desire
11+ years in Digital Marketing
Generated $150 Million in eCommerce
Formerly Paid Social at Zappos
Digital Marketing Manager
Stacy Reed
Marketing - Brand Development
Social Media - Sales - Partnerships
Clients: Nike,NBC Sports, MLS, BBVA, USFHP, & more
Partnerships
Ant. Mathis
  • Umba Daima storyteller and community builder
  • 20 years in media, film, and tech
  • Award winning Interactive Media Artist who got his start in Hip Hop.
Marketing & Community Manager
KWAME
PeachPod
Artist
  • Illustrating for Disney Books
  • Reaching 30k followers on Instagram
  • Creating my (upcoming) webcomic!
PARTNERS
DR. ERNEST J. WILSON III
Flow Blockchain
Sista Circle
Tribl
USC ANNENBERG
center for
third space thinking
MINT
Diversity in Blockchain
ETHOSE
THE AFRICAN MUSEUM OF THE METAVERSE
Subsume Studios
Lingo Learn
Women Web3 Miami
Black women Blockchain Council
Steam
Teams
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