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Social Media University, Global

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Organization: Social Media University, Global

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Social Media University, Global (SMUG) is among the least-structured higher education institutions in the world. You don’t need to take the ACT or SAT test to prove you are likely to succeed. We think everyone can succeed, and we don’t have any limit on admissions. From our perspective, the more students we have, the richer the educational experience will be for everyone. You don’t need letters of reference, either. If you say you want to join, we’ll take your word for it.





The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:


Lvl 1: Computer Literacy ; STEM ; Technology Enablement ; Workforce Development ; Vision/Identity

Lvl 2: Computer Literacy

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that Cbeam will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, Cbeam's distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevancies with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements.

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. Cbeam could be an interesting first step.

The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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