Our Consulting Efforts

We have extensive experience in setting up startup societies, Special Economic Zones and even blockchain constitutions. Here you can find a list of our services that can help with your project.

Our book: Founding a Startup Society: A Step by Step guide, serves as a comprehensive guide for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to create and thrive in their own innovative governance ventures. It distills decades of research and practical experience from over fifty countries into a valuable manual that aims to lower barriers and support individuals in building their own Startup Societies sharing:

Unique and proven best practices for creating successful Startup Societies, offering insights and strategies that have worked in various regions.

Guides readers on how to form and manage consortiums, fostering collaboration and resource-sharing among like-minded entrepreneurs and communities.

Teaches how to design and launch competitions that drive innovation and progress within your Startup Society, encouraging creative solutions to societal challenges.

Helps you to discover ways to engage and collaborate with local communities, ensuring that your Startup Society benefits not only its members but also the broader population.

Explore concepts to facilitate cooperation among stakeholders, fostering a positive and cooperative atmosphere within your society.

Understand the process of scaling up from small-scale initiatives to larger, more impactful locations, enabling the growth and expansion of your Startup Society.

Why We Do This

Until recently, we have not received any financing to orchestrate this project. Also, we had not partnered with one of the top ten blockchains in the world to create their constitution. Now we have the blockchain partner, Cardano (through IOHK), and we have some of the financing to conduct the research for Cardano. But now we need the final financing to complete and publish a public report, distilling the work we do with Cardano into generalized best practices.

PROJECT DEFINITION

Introduce summary business plan, socio-economic and financial benefits for citizens, all stakeholders, investors, developers, and tenants.

FEASSIBILITY STUDIES

Memorandum of Understanding for the execution of the feasibility study and overview of the proposed concessions and structure for the Special Economic Zone.

BUSINESS MODEL STRUCTURING

The Startup Societies Network can help you define how you can create value, define your customer segments, serve customers, generate revenue, and manage costs for long-term success.

LOCATION SEARCH

The Startup Societies Network analyzes a location’s legal viability based on the country, nation or state’s regulations, and uses the information to propose the specifics of the legal framework and/or to draft the legal framework.

LEGAL FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT

The SSN design and consult behind the scenes on everything you need to set up an SEZ project tailored to your specific project needs, including: -Legal and regulatory framework development. -Zone Authority set up/administrative procedures

HOURLY CONSULTING

We advice on projects regardless of their stage. Our sweetspot are projects that are inniating.

SEZ PROJECT BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS​

Chord Group will conceptualize, build and sensitize financial projections and budgets for the entire SEZ. Develop and update the entire SEZ development budget, including monthly and quarterly cash flow forecast outlook through project completion.

SEZ OPERATING POLICIES

Operating a SEZ is very complex. The Chord Group will prepare, recommend and implement all policies for the operation of the SEZ. These comprise over 20 years combined experience from some of the best SEZs in the world.

ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS (“EIA”)

Chord Group will prepare and issue an EIA to all stakeholders. The economic impact simulations will predict the economic effects upon the regional and state economy by virtue of the SEZ.

SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AUTHORITY

The Chord Group will help to establish the Special Economic Zone Authority (“SEZA”), including its operating program, regulations, guidelines and principles.

LEASING AND SALES

The Chord Group will introduce, facilitate and manage sales and leasing processes including CRM, sales staff, channel partners and introduction of key partners from international SEZS.

JUST LIKE BUSINESS STARTUPS

STARTUP SOCIETIES TEND TO BE:

Small

Usually the size of a neighborhood or a city, although digital ones are deterritorialized.

Cayman Islands Entreprise City

53 Acres only. Its economic impact in 2020 reports half a billion during its first 10 years of operation.
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Data

Useful when they fail because they are able to provide data about how to improve and how not to.

Example: Floating Island Project in French Polynesia

The FIP is a seasteading attempt that can help generate best practices on how not to set up seasteads or floating zones
Read how

Responsive

Successful if listen to and/or adapt to their communities needs and environments

Example: Singapore

Singapore is a small-city state that is responsive to its citizens needs, and even gives them the upsides of increases in land value.
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Small

Usually the size of a neighborhood or a city, although digital ones are deterritorialized.

Cayman Islands Entreprise City

53 Acres only. Its economic impact in 2020 reports half a billion during its first 10 years of operation.
Learn more

Data

Useful when they fail because they are able to provide data about how to improve and how not to.

Example: Floating Island Project in French Polynesia

The FIP is a seasteading attempt that can help generate best practices on how not to set up seasteads or floating zones
Read how

Responsive

Successful if listen to and/or adapt to their communities needs and environments

Example: Singapore

Singapore is a small-city state that is responsive to its citizens needs, and even gives them the upsides of increases in land value.
Learn more

Prosperous

Huge prosperity has been created from successful startup societies.

Example: Dubai

Dubai has 11 Special Economic Zones. They are responsible for Dubai being one of today’s most prominent business and financial centers.
Watch how

Innovative / Experimental

Startup Societies venture into new areas of governance, producing localized reforms.

Example: Próspera

Located in Honduras, Próspera has a next-generation legal system
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Responsive

Successful if listen to and/or adapt to their communities needs and environments

Example: Singapore

Singapore is a small-city state that is responsive to its citizens needs, and even gives them the upsides of increases in land value.
Learn more

Focused

Usually they center on a niche: sustainability, technology, automation, blockchain, freedom, walkability, decentralization, tax incentives, regulatory incentives, VR, among others.

The Catawba Digital Economic Zone

The CDEZ is a Special Economic Zone in the United States. While it’s able to register almost any type of business, it’s target market are the blockchain, fintech and web3 industries.
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Responsive

Successful if listen to and/or adapt to their communities needs and environments

Example: Singapore

Singapore is a small-city state that is responsive to its citizens needs, and even gives them the upsides of increases in land value.
Learn more

Responsive

Successful if listen to and/or adapt to their communities needs and environments

Example: Singapore

Singapore is a small-city state that is responsive to its citizens needs, and even gives them the upsides of increases in land value.
Learn more