OSE EIR Basic Financial Model

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Established EIR Program

  • Candidate applies to OSE, proposing a detailed Enterprise and operations brief that includes workflows, operations time requirements, and revenue projections. Candidate uses Distributive Enterprise Brief Template Template.
  • After acceptance, EIR runs an established Enterprise, while creating a new Enterprise.
  • EIR is an immersion education program, consistent with OSE's education and public service mission.
  • EIR develops know-how for the benefit of all humankind, while testing the validity of the model under development by testing the actual enterprise and providing data on its outcomes.
  • Established Enterprise funds the EIR and their R&D program. This is relevant to the OSE Roadmap in that it provides a self-funding and therefore scalable avenue to rocket-fueling the development of any new OSE Campus.
  • EIR receives a decided-upon stipend for living expenses, and spends any remaining revenue on development of a new Enterprise. All funding comes from the existing DE and from revenue generated in the new DE.
  • OSE provides (1) a living and working infrastructure, (2) the existing EIR opportunity for bootstrap funding, (3) priority access to knowhow, (4) access to summer interns, (5) marketing capacity, and (6) guidance on the project. The opportunity and responsibility for the EIR lies in leveraging OSE's resources to create value
  • EIR provides their labor, organizational effort for producing weekly SME webinars, and R&D effort on open source product development.
  • OSE keeps the infrastructure that is created in order to continue the operation in the future.
  • 50% of net revenue (after stipend and costs) is allocated to tuition paid to OSE, and 50% is allocated to the EIR as Research Assistantship (RA). This occurs after all expenses including stipend. This is fair because (1) it motivates the EIR to lean efficiency, (2) stipend covers the EIR cost of living, (3) OSE is investing significant time into the effort, and EIR is welcome to invest as much of the revenue into efficient production as is needed to make the operation efficient.
  • EIR gains direct access to propagation of genetic material, and can build their own equipment base from plans at cost using the revenue from the Enterprise, accounting for that revenue as operating costs prior to the Tuition/RA share, provided that a minimum Tuition of $600 is provided.
  • OSE guarantees the stipend via the ongoing, monthly DE opprunity, including covering shortfall if the monthly DE workshop does not cover costs. The EIR is required to spend the required time to run the DE.
  • A separate OSE Farm DE account is set up, and any revenue (old and new DE) beyond the is placed in there. Stipend is taken out monthly. Costs are taken out on an ongoing basis. RA and tuition are taken out only from an amount above $2400 in the account after tuition and costs on the last day of the month. This allows a 2 month runway at all times for planning purposes.
  • The program is evaluated on a yearly basis for congruence with OSE's public interest mission.