I am developing this project with my university as a partner. They offer the whole logistics (space & human resources), and we offer them a serie of events during 3 months. The business plan is still on construction. The thing would be like Ted Talks where my university’s students don’t pay to attend the events, but externs have to pay relatively small entry fees, I’ve convinced some talkers about the project. But I still do not know if I have to offer a pay for talkers, or just accomodation if they are exclusively foreigners, and how much would it be? Talkers I’ve reached are not Elon Musk level, but they are good actors in my target fields.
The idea behind is to bootstrap this first episode of events (3 talks + 1 hackathon + 1 job matching event), and then work on something bigger if cash flows in, and find investors and VCs.