Archive for the ‘Mexico’ Category

Visit to Mexico’s Green Magic Homes Factory (August 2016)

Green Magic Homes Factory Visit Mexico August 2016

Green Magic Homes is probably one of the most viral sustainable (hobbit) homes on the internet. With hundreds of images and video popping up still since it launch many years ago, see Treehugger, Metro and many more. But many of these articles featured nothing more than renders like these below… until we visited the first official factory of Green Magic Homes in Mexico some weeks ago. Read On…

World’s First Open Source Village Reality

Open Source Village Drawings

Yesterday, March 18, 2016, I found myself walking over the limestone and concrete path towards the new village. It was the the official opening of the world’s first open source village in Playa del Carmen (Quintana Roo, Mexico). Phase one started with 12 homes and 34 apartments opening. We  were not able to make the expected total of 88 homes that were (97%) sold but we got a long way in with only 12 months passing since the land was bought. Read On…

The Nexo Project

I’ve been searching for a new challenge something that comes after my current project finishes. I keep pushing myself to do something bigger that have an impact on how people interact online. I’m seeing that in my personal live that I’m looking for something less commercial and more impactful.

During my search I kept seeing that their amazing projects in our region and I talked to many people with passions in permaculture (food), architects (housing), solar, and I got fed-up. Now thanx to Enspiral’s well documented project I think I got a pretty clear idea on how to solve this, I call this Nexo (see video below).

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Solar Energy Mexico, Presentation of EcoCenter Solar for 1000 City Gardens in Playa del Carmen

Solar Panels Playa del Carmen Mexico 1000 Gardens HomeStead

Where do you go when you want to have more control over what you eat and how you want to grow your own food but have limited space in the city. I started to wonder about this but I’m not that much of a gardner nor I want to be one, really… I want to be a part-time hippie where I can choose the learn about nature, live healthier but still run my tech-company. But maybe in the weekends want to go to “the garden”. With that idea I started wondering… in public, this is what happened. Read On…

Fear of Failure: Lesson One for Chickenpreneurs

What kills beginning companies in Mexico? I think fear of failure… let me explain.

Failing in life hurts and it hurt bad, you have a little voice inside your head constantly pretending to protect you. It’s called Ego. Now Ego will protect you against failure by telling you not to do anything that hurts you, it will feed you with fear by showing you vivid images in your dream about how your family and friends will laugh at you when you fail. If it wins you will never leave the house and protect yourself from all that is new. That house, school, city or circle of friends are called the comfort zone. Read On…

The State of Mexican Venture Capital

Mexico Venture Capital Overview 2013

The Mexican Venture Capital market is young and small. The first seed funds only popped up around 10 years ago and currently only has 41 active venture funds. The majority of the capital for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) came traditionally from wealthy individuals. Still up to this point the SMB seems to grow the first stages of the company life using personal and family funds then followed by wealthy individuals. The fact that funding seems out of reach for most companies is logical since these 41 funds do no more than funding 300 deals a year, in a country with over 115 million people private funding is in its infancy.

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