This article describes the Startup Tenancy on the Open Constitution network.
Startups and entrepreneurship are promoted on the network.
Citizens who have activated their E Residency can use network resources to build, deploy and scale their start-up product ideas or new projects.
What type of benefits can the startups or projects avail by registering for Startup Tenancy?
For example, citizens can unlock access to third-party computing and network resources for building and deploying user applications.
Consumer-driven startup product ideas can deploy use cases on the network’s beneficiary registry to test and scale their models.
Startup teams can also access the patent-free repositories or the source codes on the network.
The Self-organising global community means Startups registered as tenants on the Open Constitution network access international infrastructure.
Startup teams deploy their use cases to a global network, and the network facilitates and supports project incubation.
The Startup teams also access mentor resources through the Foundation’s open-source accelerator.
Startup projects which graduate from the Open Source Exchange are assisted with regulatory frameworks and Intellectual Property leasing to deploy commercial models.
Who can register a Startup tenancy?
Anybody can register a startup project on the Open Constitution network for the Startup tenancy. They do so by simply becoming a citizen of the AI network first and activating their E Residency lease.
Any project registered goes through a project lifecycle. The startup projects which graduate from the Open Source Accelerator are supported by reducing to practice in open source their product offerings.
The citizens of the network who have founded a startup simply register their Startup as a Tenant on the network.
Startup ideas and project ideas focus on socially sustainable engineering ideas, ideas which restore ecological balance and create more diversity and inclusion.
What does the network ask the startups in return for the tenancy?
Open Constitution requires a startup project to reduce the practice of any Intellectual property created on the AI network to open source, licensed using the Open Constitution license.
Simply put, Startups need to open source their Intellectual Property.
For the graduate startups from the Open Source Exchange, their services are deployed on the digital public services network of the Open Constitution. Startup projects which graduate from the Open Source Exchange are assisted with regulatory frameworks and Intellectual Property leasing to deploy commercial models.
How do then these startups make money if they open-source their IP?
Open-sourcing the intellectual property generated as part of the Startup tenancy on the Open Constitution network does not mean that the startup does not charge or deploy its services in a commercial model.
More details are described on this Program site. Open Source Exchange