Concept: Send eCards that are customized, playable games
Language: HTML and PHP
Production Time: Website in 3 months. Business plan over 2 years
Project Date: Dec 2014
Nuanotes is a business idea that was spawned during a college class and grew as it was proven to be more promising. Nuanotes wound up winning first place in the 2014 Rhode Island elevator Pitch contest.
Here are some sweet articles about it:
And here is the pitch that won it all.
Including online services, the global annual value of the greeting card industry is an estimated 7.5$ billion. Nuanotes is a unique approach to eCards, addressing the fact that greeting cards haven’t changed since the ancient Chinese wrote them on papyrus. Customers will be able to select a card that are each their own interactive game, played right in the browser. They will then be able to customize the look and content, making a card from Nuanotes a 100% unique, personalized experience.
Nuanotes will be a freemium service, meaning some notes will be free, while others paid. These options will be routinely rotated, and non-free cards will be just a dollar, with a membership fee alternative and numerous customer loyalty plans. Startup costs are negligible, so just a few sales will cause a break even. I will start by running all operations myself before hiring an artist and eventually a full development team.
A startup is not about the numbers, it’s about the idea and the person behind it. So, my name is Willem Delventhal, and I am an honors Business Management major with a double minor in Computer Science and Web Development. I sold my first game at 15 years old and ran my first profitable company at 20. But, most importantly, I have the drive and the passion take Naunotes from one computer to hundreds of thousands.