Octanis X

Want to change the world?…but don't know where to start?

The first step is to become a member of Octanis. Then come present your thing and if it sticks, we will help you execute. Now don't get us wrong! We will not do the hard work for you. We will merely challenge you, solicit you to learn new things, point you in a direction (to a person or a thing), remind you to think about finite resources and pressure you to deliver.

All this in an environment where you are not judged for how little or how much you know. Don't believe it?

How we go about doing things:

  1. Real world problem solving: something is bothering you? Fix it, convince others to help.
  2. Failure is our means to get to the best ideas. Fail, groan and get up again.
  3. You have managed to convince the other members of your idea? You get 2 weeks to come up with a prototype.

Things to note:

  1. No secrets: If your idea is as good as you say, nobody else but you will be able to realise it.
  2. No wasted time: Stop trying to predict the outcome of your thing. 90% chance you'll fail, but the time you spend “failing” is actually “learning” in disguise!
  3. No right time: Now is the time. There will never be a right time to do anything.
  4. No one size fits all: There will always be people who don't like your thing. Don't try to make everybody happy.

We meet every Tuesday at 19:15 @ EPFL. Feel free to join, but be prepared.