It has been a 3 years since I took part to the first season of the startup accelerator LeCamping in Paris. The application for the 6th season is starting this week. This creates a large network of “alumni” and a large number of startup created, between us, we call it the Camping Mafia.
Some months ago, we decided to build an alumni website. First goal was to create a summary listing of all the startups, inspired from YC list.
Romain Cochet had initiated a fully working Symfony based website. But I was thinking we could have a simpler solution that would encourage collaboration and not rely on a server-side database and hosting.
Based on the design work from Adrien Dupuy, I created a very simple AngularJS client-side application. This allowed us to easily add new features such as filtering and search.
The source code is available on GitHub and the website is entirely hosted on GitHub pages. Startups data is stored in a JSON file, which encourage edition and update from anyone through Pull Requests.
Today, we have an opportunity to gain visibility by talking at Start In Paris. You can help us by voting for Beansight on the Start In Paris page.
Because of this, I pause today my work on my diving project (I will post an update soon) and focus on Beansight for a week.
If ou want to know more, Guillaume recently wrote this text:
Beansight is a web site where you’ll be able to share your insights about what the future will be. You’ll be able to see what your circle think and compare your insights with the others’.
If you show skills by predicting correctly the future, you’ll earn points. These points will underline your expertise in some fields.
You’ll also be able to agree or disagree with insights posted by other people. If right, this vote can make you earn points.
Our website will make the web community think as a whole in order to predict the future. Our shared brain will bring us news… before it happens.