Greetings prospective donor,
I’m interested in starting a business, but I need some assistance to get started.
Some information on my background : I’m a new resident in Canada ever since the start of the pandemic. I moved here from Massachusetts to live with my wife in the home of her kind parents. My wife and I are excited to start a life together in a place of our own, but she doesn’t make enough on her own to afford rent. I’ve been looking for employment since the start of the pandemic, but haven’t had any luck. Every interview I have landed results in no response, good or bad. I believe that many businesses are laying off more people than they hire, and they are less likely to take risks on new hires outside of their company. My experience in my field goes back a decade, so I know it’s not an issue of competence.
I’m and electronics engineer, and I have an idea for a device called an ESD detector. I would ask for funding from family, but I believe they are already doing so much for me. I’m ok to fund the project myself after I’ve demonstrated it’s feasibility, but I simply do not have the capital to risk on the early stages of an idea.
I got the idea while working for an electronics manufacturer. They are required to control static electricity in their factory, to ensure their customers are receiving quality products. Static electricity poses a huge risk to sensitive electronic devices. My job at this facility was to ensure we controlled static electricity as efficiently as possible.
I learned that my job would be much easier if I could count the number of static discharges occurring in specific locations. There are some devices on the market, claiming to do just that. However, my experience with them has revealed they are far too sensitive to be useful at detecting discharges in small workspaces. This is where my idea spawned from. I imagine there are many many electronics manufacturers with the same requirements and challenges. If my idea for this proves feasible, it could save millions of dollars and thousands of man hours in controlling static electricity worldwide.
I understand this may not appeal to most people looking to assist struggling families. I’ve tried some sites like kickstarter, angel investors, GoFundMe etc. All these outlets are geared towards consumer products or small businesses with a track record. This is not a consumer product and I have no prototype to “show off” yet. That’s why I’m hear asking anonymous donors for money.
Thank you for reading through my story and I hope you consider donating.