Project Mentorship Platform ^IfMine Gears up for Website Launch at SXSW

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Online developer ^IfMine at will open its website to the public at SXSW this March. The site is a platform for ideas and projects designed to help creators and collaborators take the next step toward evolving their work through mentorship and constructive feedback.

Before you publish the next draft, before you seek funding for your idea, before you can create a portfolio, you need somewhere to grow that project and a network to help you. ^IfMine wants to be that space.

Web developer ^IfMine will launch its idea publishing and project management platform at SXSW, beginning on March 8. ^IfMine is an online space designed to grow and develop ideas, as well as help build and support projects in varying stages.

The site offers a space to collect real feedback about ideas and projects. Unlike Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr or other websites where “Like” economies provide very little feedback, ^IfMine is built on the idea that critical feedback from professionals is extremely valuable.

By connecting people who have ideas with mentors who have experience, ^IfMine provides a network for collaboration and mentorship opportunities. Educators, students, job-seekers, hobbyists, professionals, and other users can post ideas or explore projects generated by others, give constructive feedback, become a team member or be chosen to mentor a project.

One of the site’s more ambitious features allows for users to “Evolve” ideas and projects over time. Anyone who has built anything, from a business to an artwork, understands that progress happens in stages. Each time a user is ready to push their idea to a new stage of development, ^IfMine offers an “Evolve It” button allowing the creator the ability to keep the best of what they’ve done as they take their project to the next level.

Members are encouraged to request the help of collaborators or mentors for feedback on a project. Mentors can give constructive criticism and helpful tips, while collaborators can contribute to a project by editing descriptions, adding photos or documents, or initiating the evolution process of a project as it progresses. These tools are key to success in business and educational group work or study.

Anthony Fontana, ^IfMine’s lead designer and an artist and educator himself, explained that the site is crucial for people looking to make their work better, and emphasizes that ^IfMine is where ideas will flourish. “Before you publish the next draft, before you seek funding for your idea, before you can create a portfolio, you need somewhere to grow that project and a network to help you,” he said. “^IfMine wants to be that space.”

The beta of the platform was launched in September 2012 and after ten months of development, the ^IfMine team is ready to debut the site. Even after the initial launch, ^IfMine will continue to develop new features to make connecting ideas and projects with the right mentors easier and effective.

“Look for us at SXSW on the streets of Austin. We have freebies for anyone interested in spreading the word about ^,” said Danielle Hunter, ^IfMine’s Social Media Director. “Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for live updates during the conference.”

People interested in signing up for ^IfMine can visit to register with a Facebook or email account. If you’d like to learn more about ^IfMine, visit the blog at

About ^IfMine

^IfMine is the latest innovative idea publishing and project management platform built to help great minds find success. Our site includes group collaboration tools and mentorship opportunities for educators, students, job-seekers, hobbyists, professionals, idea-makers and more.

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