Elexu Foundation

Thursday, April 26th, 2012|About Elexu|by Martin Zeman|1 Comment

Our mission at Elexu is to “Empower People.” As part of our commitment and dedication to achieving this goal, we have set up a charitable foundation: The Elexu Foundation (Registered Charity No.: 1145975). The aim of the Foundation is specifically to promote social inclusion and support the great charities and NGO’s working in this sector.

The Foundation will help charities by helping them to gain the maximum benefit from using the Elexu platform to host their own competitions to showcase their work and help raise funds. We also want to help young people and charities find new and meaningful ways to reconnect in a digital age. To emphasise this, we have invited an Elexu follower to post about her own charity awareness day next week (Abigail Stafford), so stay tuned for that.

Another benefit of our foundation will be the ability for Elexu members themselves, to easily set up their own competitions and reality formats around social causes as an innovative, entertaining and transparent way to award grants to organizations and individuals, while encouraging Elexu members (both individuals and companies) to get involved and top up the donations. Members have the advantage of setting these up under the umbrella of the Foundation rather than setting up and registering and administering their own charity, which can be quite time consuming as well as costly and burdensome and can receive additional donation top up through our Gift Aid service.

As the Elexu Foundation is just starting up and growing alongside Elexu it is not yet in a position to start its grant-making activities. However, based on our current projections, we expect to begin to do so in late 2012. We have already started building a network of organizations that are doing some amazing work that would truly deserve support. If you believe your charity or NGO could benefit from working with the Elexu Foundation please subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss the opportunities once they arise.

If you would like to get to know us and our community better join us on Twitter and Facebook.

Connections

Thursday, April 19th, 2012|About Elexu|by Amy Bloom|No Comments

Connections are an essential part of any aspiration and establishing a network of other passionate people and industry professionals. This is something Elexu is looking to give our members through our exciting and interactive platform.

If you’ve ever had a great idea or dream but just haven’t had the right people or network to make it happen, you’ll understand why Connections is one of our Pillars of Success along with Capital ($) and Content (info). Getting the right connections in place is an essential part of any aspiration or dream. Establishing this network of fellow aspirants, industry professionals and fans makes all the difference.

The key to building a strong network is one’s activity. The more active you are, the more visibility you get, and this is what will in turn attract more followers. Now we understand that there are already social networks in place that do this, but most platforms focus strictly on a specific industry (example: a platform for graphic artists where there are only the artists, platform for entrepreneurs with only entrepreneurs there). Elexu recognizes that what aspirants really need is the connection with viewers – potential fans, supporters, and industry/brand professionals – and that’s what we plan to do better than anyone else – utilizing Online Competitions and Social Interactive TV platform.

While we prepare to launch the fully equipped live site, we are building our community on our social sites like Facebook and Twitter. Here you can begin connecting with one another and through joining us there, you could potentially be invited to Elexu’s invitation-only beta test.

As always, Elexu is here to empower you and Connections are one of the ways we look to do that. For now, check out: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and more to come! And remember, it only takes 5 minutes to send a tweet and reach out to find the right connections!

Content

Friday, April 13th, 2012|About Elexu|by Amy Bloom|No Comments

If you want to achieve anything in life you need relevant and accurate information. That’s why Information (or generally Content) is one of our Pillars of Success along with Capital ($) and Connections.

It might seem strange that we see access to content as an issue in the world where Google is always at hand. The problem is that there is so much information that the really important and relevant content gets lost in the noise.

At Elexu we are building a tool that will enable us as well as our community to generate high quality filtered content and keep it easily up to date.

While we prepare to launch the fully equipped live platform, we will keep sharing great content with you via Facebook and Twitter. This will be anything from inspiring articles and videos, links to opportunities to showcase your talents, and also links to tools that can help you achieve your dreams.

Elexu is here to empower you and Content is one of the ways we look to do that. For now, check out: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and more to come! 

Capital

Thursday, April 5th, 2012|About Elexu|by Amy Bloom|No Comments

We all know that money makes the world go round, but when funds are drying up, your dreams can be stunted in their infancy.

One of Elexu’s missions is to offer aspiring under 25’s the access to funds through our online competitions (for more information on Elexu read Elexu introduction)

Here is an example from The Princes Trust on how funds can change a young person’s life and make their dreams become a reality. This is something that we here at Elexu are passionate to achieve.

“Leanne, from Gloucestershire was determined to set up her own salon. After leaving school with no meaningful qualifications, she maintained several jobs in an attempt to gather enough resources to start a business. Leanne realised that money was not the only thing she needed to achieve her dream, and after seeking support from her friends, she approached The Prince’s Trust.”