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Strategy & Goals

Purpose: Create Successful Innovative Products


Process: question + resources (people, funds) –> answers
KPI: research productivity points

Research problems

  1. Platform Cooperatives (Max)
  2. Web3 (Kirill)
  3. Fintech (Stas)
  4. Logistics (Bohdan)

Through list gathering, interviews, group discussions, advisors & experts

Fund activities by Max

  • Getting sustainable funding
    • Collect / Monthly review grant programs, hackathons, incubators / accelerators
    • Paid milestones
    • Token system redesign
    • Get customers / +Develop the brand awareness, Publicize the work more
    • Build relationships with domain investors
    • Track grants and support the grant requests

Bring more expertise / people by Max

  • Make monthly blockchain developer meetups
  • Engage more UX, marketing, PR people
  • Attract advisors
  • Internships (Unit City, xteams)

Improve research quality by Max

  • Setup research refinement method (right question, stakeholders, links etc)
  • Refine interview practices
  • Crash test / Ideation
  • Advisory process


  • WIP limit = 2 tasks per person
  • Results from researches paid by out clients can be published only after client's approval
  • 4irelabs can cover 50% costs for hackathons. Need an approval from coordinator (Max)
  • In spinoff companies part of the ownership of IP belongs to 4ire. Exact proportions can be determined soon. Preliminarily: 50/50 (company / leader)
  • Requests must be submitted here: Funding requests


Process for phase 3 funding (testing & validation) (like in Aragon)

  • Request for funding
  • Approve by LL & Budget owner (Max)
  • Payout after milestone finished and goals met

Training/education budget

Everybody can put requests in the requests table, LL determine the priority and move to "approved".


  • LeadLink – Max
  • Researcher – Max, Stas, Kirill, Bohdan, Oleg
  • Advisors (various)
  • Facilitator – Max
  • Secretary – Max


Purpose: research the market needs


  • Conduct customer interviews (formal & informal)
  • Participate in related conferences and events
  • Read related media (articles, chats, forums, twitter)
  • Present & sell-test the company offerings


Should have a clearly defined challenge. Challenges are rated in the spreadsheet

  • Impact
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Easiness to test / skillset match
  • Personal Interest

To reject from the phase:

  • Lack of competence
  • Lack of interest
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