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Solidarity Vouchers

A solution to sell vouchers for struggling players in the experience economy with instant cash distribution and minimised risk for consumer

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A simple, agile and globally applicable solution to accept payments for a voucher that allows players in the experience economy to presell an experience in the future and get paid instantly.

Layered on top is a solidarity economic model designed to minimise risk for the consumer and incentive organic distribution of the offer to buy vouchers to a player.

The economic model is inspired by the patron model and means that 20% of the payment for the voucher is distributed to patrons who promote the voucher for the player and accept the shared responsibility of delivering what has been promised on the voucher. Including if the player should go broke.

So if you buy a voucher for a meal at a local restaurant and they go broke before you redeem it, the patrons have accepted the shared responsibility of making sure you get fed. That you get what you bought in the voucher.

On top of that there is possibility to layer virtual concepts provided by patrons which provides the consumer with an experience here and now when buying the voucher for the future experience.

The technical system has initial proof of concept where a local bar owner got paid instantly for a group of people who met for virtual beer o clock.

The sustainability of the economic model is to be tested. As of now I am liable for all voucher sales. I have a strong believe that this liability can spread through the incentivised patron model as I prove it's financially sustainable for me to take all liability myself.

The distribution of the offer to buy vouchers can happen through the players own channel to communicate to their customers - and through Patrons channels who essentially promote the voucher.

The system handels payouts to players, patrons and any other party instantly as a consumer makes a purchase. 

Technically the system is both central and decentral, meaning it can easily be embedded into the workflow and web presence of players and patrons web presence. It can also be centralised on existing marketplaces like and a new place can created. 

The agility of this is what is makes it able to scale as easy as possible.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Cash in the hands of players in the experience economy here and now.

And a smile on the face of consumers :)

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

You are restaurant who can't accept guest. Sell them a solidarity voucher for a future meal and invite them for virtual dinner with strangers as part of it. You are a local entrepreneur and want to help the local restaurants. You start selling vouchers for all restaurants locally to your audience and love the fact that you accepted the shared responsibility with other patrons to do whatever it takes to make sure all consumers get what they bought on the voucher. And you love being the host of virtual dinners between random local people who bought the vouchers. Replicate for any niche in the experience economy.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

This depends who I am able to get to accept my invitation to play with me. This started as an invitation from the EU where someone coined the term, solidarity vouchers, and I have now sent an invite back to a member of parlament who offered to help. I am ready to do my part in facilitating this to all local communities on the planet. And scale to other industries. Because really this is a solution to pre-sell anything to anyone.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Mailiac But I am sole player operating in my personal legal entity.

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Commercial fundraising within days for the experience economy by helping them sell solidarity voucher to their customers and through patrons to their audience/customers.

What is your profession?

Entrepreneur and public worker at a refugee center

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Europe

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Business/Consulting
  • Customer Experience/Service
  • Entrepreneur/Investor
  • Non-Profit/Philanthropy
  • Self Employed
  • Social Work
  • Social Innovation

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 10 or more years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Distribution of invitations to players in the experience economy. And invitations to potential patrons who loves the idea of accepting the shared responsibility.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

That too much of my time get spend with people in organisations who operate slowly. Which might be the exact organisations that can roll this out on the biggest scale.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

That a global shared narrative and invitations to accept responsibility and do my part in that fires me up.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

I atteneded the global hack.

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