Thank you for visiting my campaign page. The Purpose of this fund-raiser is to realize my dream of starting my own Data Analytics Consultancy.
My Bio: My name is Oscar and I am 31 year old residing in Cape Town. I have a head filled with great ideas, with a desire to bring them all to life. My passion is in Machine Learning and Data Analytics, with the energy and drive to take on the challenge of starting my own gig.
The Goal: The need for Large Data Management and Analytics is growing and from my experience working as a Data Scientist, the industry is seriously lacking. From employing outdated practices and statistically inferior frameworks, it is my desire to fill the gap in this regard and have my consultancy offer the necessary modernization.
My primary focus will be bringing the modern AI and Machine Learning paradigm to my clients, and literally "Enhance the World, One Algorithm at a time". I will be offering, Scorecard Development (credit and behavioral etc.), and Forecasting Solutions using State of the Art Machine Learning Algorithms.
Why now? I have been acquiring the skills, knowledge and experience over the past 7 years, that will ensure the success of this endeavor. I certainly have the drive and endurance that is needed to complement this success. It seems the only hindrance presently is start-up capital.
Previous attempts at acquiring capital have failed due to the current state of things. A family member suggested this approach and after some research, I now know that this avenue is as good as any other. .
This is a start-up from the ground up and the large Data-Driven and Computationally Burdensome nature of the endeavor, does not come cheap. Therefore, I humbly ask you, the reader, for a donation of any amount to facilitate my undertaking :-)
The start-up cost is estimated at $15 000.00. The Break Down is listed below:
1) Business Licensing Registration and Vat Certificate Cost
2) Hardware ( Laptop and Desktop Computer + modifications for High Performance Computing)
3) Software (Software Licensing, Database Managing Licenses(Core Licensing etc.) and Cloud-Computing Utilization Cost.
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