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DIY Satellite Platforms by Sandy Antunes

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Team Work

This is a very time-consuming component, often considered “overhead,” that surrounds your mission, and is hard to account for as a line item. This includes learning what you need to do, talking to outsiders about your work, keeping your team together and motivated, and handling a variety of licensing and regulatory issues.

  • Team building

    • Finding people
    • Assigning roles and benchmarks (or deadlines)
    • Motivational needs: events, tchotchkes
  • Marketing and funding

    • Building awareness:

      • Getting Press coverage
      • Making a website
      • Using social media
      • Blogging the build
      • Souvenirs
      • Trade shows and (un)conferences
      • Photograph needs (during entire build)
    • Funding

      • Angels
      • Kickstarter
      • Patrons
      • Selling t-shirts and souvenirs
      • Yourself (cash or credit?)
  • Illness, attrition of team

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