That's right! If you're coming to Valio Con you can win your own company from Execute Ventures: http://executeventures.co
To be entered all you need to is two things:
- Come to Valio Con: http://valiocon.com
- Design an Email app for the Mac and submit your designs anytime before June 5th
A single winner will be chosen by judges at Valio Con and announced the last day of the conference. A development team will be waiting for you and we will build out your email app in two months. After the two months is up, it will go straight into the Mac App Store!
This is not spec work. You, along with your development team, will own the app.
The great part about partnering with Execute Ventures is you'll get your own development team and we'll be documenting the entire thing! You will be featured in the Execute Quarterly publication and also have a mini video documentary made about you and the entire app build process!
- You must post at least 3 Dribbble Rebounds to THIS dribble shot, as you design your app, of your interface in order to qualify. We want this to be a collaborative process.
- You must submit a link to your designs by June 5th to: email@example.com
- You must be in attendance at Valio Con to win.
- You must be willing to commit the time necessary to build your product in two months. This does NOT mean quitting your full-time job.
The more complete your designs are, the better chance you have at winning. Think outside the box on creating the best possible email experience. We'd love to see someone try and combine twitter & Facebook messages into an email app, or think about email as a task oriented app, etc. etc.
Remember, Mac app designs only.
Have fun designing!
4 months ago
Great idea, man.
*Braces self for more email apps*. Seriously though, cool competition.
You guys are animals.... Is the CON in Mission Bay or Coronado Island?
@Paul Amerson MIssion bay :)
Def. gonna enter this contest! :D or do you have to be from the US to enter?
@Hidde van der Ploeg no, just have to come to Valio Con :)
I'm riding my bike over and having a s'more... don't try and stop me. Seriously though, kudos for putting this together. Champion
@Paul Amerson Thanks! you should most definitely attend!
@Drew Wilson Then I will enter! :D
Holy Crap ™
I wish I could be there...
Genius. Both this shot, and the whole Execute Ventures idea. We shall talk at some point :)
So this essentially means there'll be a new e-mail app for Macs in two months! Excited!
I'm curious, who pays for the development? And how many members are on a team? 2 months seems quite short.
This sounds awesome!
@Steve Grenier the way Execute Ventures works is we connect you with a Dev team that will share ownership in the app. We build your co-founding team and the app is built for equity. Execute wont be taking any equity from the company, so it's literally like starting your own company with co-founders who are developers.
All of our builds will be 2 months. We'll nail down a feature set for a launch version, and then after it has launched, features will be added. The whole goal of Execute is to help people ship :)
Cool idea. :)
This is a beautiful idea. Good luck!
yes, we may finally get a good looking mail app.
I'm not sure how you are defining spec work, but based on the rules of the "contest" listed above it sure sounds like spec work:
"Spec work is defined as producing a piece for a potential client with no guarantee that your work will be chosen and/or paid for."
I think it is a great idea. I would not call it a spec work, because designer who are not selected can still create the product themselves. Fingers crossed that it helps some good idea to be developed.
@Stephen Hallgren I thought about this as well but I don't think it's spec work since you still own the rights to it even if you win (there's no 'client'. And you're not getting paid even if you win).
A better link to understand it better would be http://www.no-spec.com/faq/
I don't feel this is spec work.
@Drew Wilson Thanks for the the explanation. I've actually been designing an e-mail app for a couple months now. Debating if I want to keep it to myself or give this a go.
@Jimmy true, the difference is it's still your work, but who is the "loser" in both scenarios. It is the designer. It's still work that only one person might be compensated for. @Drew Wilson has no legit investment in the designer's work (who I would consider the client), neither do the developers. The winner is getting paid in hypothetical success. If the app fails everyone loses. Obviously, there are people who think it's worth the risk, but I think it's tacky (albeit ingenious from a business standpoint).
keyboard shortcuts: ← previous shot → next shot L or F like
Show and tell for designers
What are you working on? Dribbble is a community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process, and projects.
Copyright © 2009–2013 Dribbble LLC. All screenshots © their respective owners. Shipped from Salem, Mass. USA.
Follow Dribbble on Twitter