WELCOME TO
TECH MISFITS
An social networking app & avatar collection for S.T.E.A.M professionals
Release Date: 2023
Price: $120 per avatar, $250 for a pack of 5
Internet & software technology has transformed every major public and private industry and every part of our day to day lives while creating wealth and job opportunities for millions around the world.
Yet this extremely important and transformative industry continues to struggle with problems such as
Lack of funding & support for women and BIPOC founders
Concerning practices around privacy, AI, and biased algorithms
Lack of gender and racial diversity
Tech Misfits is a social networking app for science, technology, engineering, art, and math professionals to build community, advance their careers, and collaborate on DEI initiatives in and around the tech industry.

Our vision is to create a sustainable network of professionals and organizations that are collaborating to make the tech industry more equitable and who are passionate about using tech to make the world a better place.

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
No matter which character you get, every Misfit will be special.
Whilst every Misfit is unique, some are more rare than others. A few very special Misfits are inspired by Unsung Tech Heroes from the past and present.
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.
THE ART
This platform is a tool for S.T.E.A.M. professionals to connect and build with each other. It's also a bridge between people of differing demographics, roles, and positions of power.
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 Networking App
Powered By Flow Blockchain
The app aims to facilitate collaboration, growth, and wealth building.
Flow is a fast, affordable, developer-friendly, and environmentally sustainable blockchain designed from the ground up for mainstream adoption.
We've chosen to partner with Flow because Flow is the greenest Web3 network among leading platforms. Minting an NFT on Flow costs less carbon than a post on a social networking site!
Their team has consistently delivered great consumer blockchain experiences such as CryptoKitties, Dapper Wallet, and NBA Top Shot. They have a rich ecosystem comprised of top entertainment brands, development studios, and venture-backed startups such as Warner Music, Ubisoft, NBA, UFC, Animoca Brands, and more.
It will also amplify, promote, and support members and their initiatives.

Additional features will be released to meet the community's needs including educational content, events, in-app voice and video calls, and more.
Network & build relationships
Post and find opportunities
Promote your organization and recruit customers

Join & create forums
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
What better way to document this exciting and innovative experiment than through the stories of our collectors? 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.

we'll USE these avenues for storytelling
ACCESS TO NETWORKING APP
Build relationships, host discussions, seek help, find opportunities, and drive visibility for your initiatives, events, and companies.
COMING SOON
heavy lift — a web series
medium lift — a podcast
low lift — a blog series
ROADMAP
Public Announcement
Late July
Pre-Sale Launch, App Launch, & Public Sale
2023
Onboard Key Hires
30 Days after launch
Product Updates
TBD - Mentor Matching Tool
TBD - Co-Founder Recruitment Tool
TBD - Training Center
TBD - In-App Voice calls
TBD - In-App Video Calls
2023 - Second Collection

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

We are eager to see how the community will use this tool to grow, build relationships, and find support for their initiatives. We're also excited to build brand partnerships that enable and support our community members.

The release is where the story starts. The rest of the story is yet to be written.
ROADMAP
Public Announcement
Website launch
Marketing and PR campaign launch
Pre-Sale Launch
48 hour Pre-Sale
4000 Spots will be given to partner communities
Public Sale
Launch of NFT Gated Private Chat
Web & mobile functionality
Push notifications
Tech Misfits News Feed
Opportunity Board
Team Building & Hiring
Program Director
Community Manager
Social Media Manager
Launch of first program
Based on votes of the community and assessment of resources we'll create a roadmap of programs with a focus on getting our first program launched within 4 months of sell out.
Product Updates
EARLY 2023 - In-App Voice calls
Spring 2023 - In-App Video Calls
Fall 2023 - Second Collection
TBD - Mentor Matching Tool
TBD - Co-Founder Recruitment Tool
TBD - Training Center

Retreats (general or specific to types of professions)
We aim to support member led programs through funding, brand partnerships, education, and visibility. We want Tech Misfits members to launch their own initiatives that we can support, enable, and amplify!
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
I love music! NFTs are not mutually interchangeable, hence not fungible and that's my jam! My background is in project management & marketing!
Project Manager
Resty John Limas
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
STAY UPDATED
become a paid ambassador
Made on
Tilda