There is a global shortage of seasonal fruit pickers, as a result of the enforced COVID-19 travel restrictions. As it is getting harder to find fruit pickers to harvest the world’s orchards, some farmers are turning to AI drones to pick their crops.
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Multiple robots can harvest an orchard thanks to a single autonomous digital brain in a ground-based unit. Fruit picking is a physically laborious task that can require a lot of standing, crouching, and climbing for up to eight hours a day. While it may have its up moments, it is generally a low-paid, seasonal, and repetitive work that has few likelihoods for advancement, and as younger generations migrate to urban areas, the pickers are aging and a global shortage of seasonal fruit pickers is worsening.
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Hi all – I’m asking for advice, please. I have an idea, a prototype nearly ready for small scale production (cleaning product), as well as some money and some time. I’ve been developing the idea in my spare time, I think it could be an excellent direct-to-consumer option, and I’m excited about this opportunity. However, I recognise I lack the levels of enthusiasm, time and energy this will take to bring to market and drive growth – so I think I need a business partner! Someone to split the effort with, and ideally drive the customer-facing aspect. I guess more than one partner is also possible…
I couldn’t find anyone appropriate amongst the people I know, so I need to expand to strangers. So;
(1) Does anyone have any advice on how to engage with strangers in this type of venture? Maybe I could advertise for this kind of role or partnership? The compensation would be equity based (e.g. 50% share in the startup rather than salary based) so I feel like I cannot advertise and ‘hire’ like I would for a normal role.
(2) After reaching out to people in (1), if I get multiple options does anyone have advice on how to pick someone appropriate? Any good or bad examples you could share, please?
This is for UK-based startup. Happy New Year, and thanks in advance!