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Kickstarter Competition (start your own host) Update/Reminder

Date/Time: August 15, 2013 @ 11:18 pm, by Liam
Update: Only a few days left to enter….

LowEndBox kickstarter Update!

Thanks to everybody who has entered, or participated, in the contest one way or another so far. This post is a gentle reminder that the competition closes in 15 days time on August 31st. If you would like to participate, simply enter with the below information before then.

So far, we’ve had a great response! The competition will reward one contestant with over $1500 of prizes – everything needed to start a LEB host. The winner will be chosen by you – the readers. This prize includes two servers available in Buffalo, Los Angeles or Dallas. More info is available on our last post. Click more to find out how to enter.

  • Node Specs
  • Intel Xeon E3-1240v2
  • 4 x 1TB Hard Drives
  • LSI 9260 w/bbu
  • 32GB RAM
  • 10TB Bandwidth
  • 1Gbit Port
  • /25 Range (126 IPs)
  • Professional Website
  • Master Server
  • Intel Quadcore CPU
  • 500GB HDDs RAID 1
  • 8GB RAM
  • Domain Name
  • SSL Certificate
  • WHMCS License
  • SolusVM License
  • Free consulting

# How To Enter
We have put together a list of questions below in relation to your vision and your plan, not overly scientific questions that we would like you to fill out. You do not have to do every question and can send alternative information if you wish. Send your entries to liam@lowendbox.com

QUESTIONS

Send all your entries to liam@lowendbox.com

## General Questions
a1) LowEndBox/LowEndTalk Username
a2) Email Address
a3) Age
a4) Country

## About You
b1) Why are you entering this competition?
b2) What experience do you have in the industry?
b3) If you have worked previously for other providers please list them?
b4) Have you ever worked for or been associated with a deadpool provider?

## About Your Vision
c1) What is your vision for your provider?
c2) What specifically will make your provider unique to existing providers?
c3) What qualities/skills do you possess that are advantage opus to your vision?
c4) What qualities/skills do you believe are required for the long-term viability and sustainability of your vision?
c5) If you have these great ideas why aren’t you executing these ideas now? Why is your vision not already a provider?

## Building Your Vision
d1) What is your target market?
d2) How will you connect with this market?
d3) Are you confident that this market can sustain you?
d4) Are you willing to make financial self-investment to build your vision?

## Your Capabilities To Serve Your Vision?
e1) What is your level of technical experience?
e2) What is your level of problem-solving capabilities?
e3) How much time can you assign to make your vision of a provider become a reality?
e4) How much time can you assign over the long-term to ensure it’s viability and sustainability in to the future?

## Plans and Projections
f1) What virtualisation technology will you be working with?
f2) How many plans would you start with?
f3) Please list those plans in detail (CPU,RAM,HDD..etc) and assign a dollar value in USD or converted to USD.
f4) What is your 3 month milestone?
f5) What is your 6 month milestone?
f6) What is your 1 year milestone?
f7) What is your 2 year milestone?

## Margins & Profits
After the 6 months has passed your lease on the servers will be $200/Month, an additional $16/Month for WHMCS and then an approximate of $10/Month depending on your Virtualisation Panel choice. Lets give you a buffer and associate your total monthly cost for the operation at $250.
g1) What profit margin are you aiming for in percentage?
g2) How many customers do you assume you can fit on your server?
g3) What is the minimum amount you expect to extract from your server per month excluding costs?
g4) What is the minimum amount you expect to extract from your server per month including costs?
g5) What is the maximum amount you expect to extract from your server per month excluding costs?
g6) What is the maximum amount you expect to extract from your server per month including costs?

PS: Thanks for entering!
h1) Anything else you want to add for us to consider as part of your entry?


# Terms and Conditions
By entering this competition you accept the following:

Servers are provided to you free for 6 months, after 6 months you can either lease the server for $200/Month or enter a lease to own agreement with ColoCrossing.

All software is provided to you for 6 months, after 6 months you agree to pay for the WHMCS license and other associated software license panels granted to you as part of the competition.

You accept that should you be chosen the winner once all prizes are passed on you are responsible to adhere to all terms and conditions of the provider.

The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of winning. This can be extended if the winner clearly specifies why they need more time.

You will be required to signup directly with companies such as ColoCrosing and WHMCS directly, LowEndBox will have no relationship with your account.

Domain Name must be available and may not exceed purchase price of $25.

All decisions are final, and you accept that we may alter the terms of entry.

Competition closes August 31st 2013 00:00EST (UTC +10:00HRS)

12 Comments

  1. Reece:

    I was wondering when this would pop up, there hasn’t been much of a push by you guys for the kickstarter.

    All the best to those who enter!

    August 16, 2013 @ 12:18 am | Reply
    • There will be a big push now ;-) Other things have been consuming our time as of late.

      August 16, 2013 @ 8:27 am | Reply
  2. Saiku:

    New York, Dallas or Texas.

    o_O

    You mean Buffalo, New York or Dallas, Texas?

    August 16, 2013 @ 12:45 am | Reply
  3. florin:

    did anyone actually sign up?

    August 16, 2013 @ 6:20 am | Reply
  4. hein:

    btw, who is the last winner?

    August 17, 2013 @ 8:42 am | Reply
  5. Is the the rule that the winner MUST claim his reward, already applied?

    August 17, 2013 @ 9:45 am | Reply
    • Reece:

      Of course, can’t you read what it says? :/

      August 17, 2013 @ 12:39 pm | Reply
  6. qwerty6666:

    If i remember right the last winner of that contest never started a host .. ?

    August 18, 2013 @ 2:16 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      Maybe he understood that CC is garbage and decided not to put his name to shame? :)

      August 29, 2013 @ 9:35 am | Reply
  7. W1V_Lee:

    I just hope once the winner is announced it does not turn into a “oh look it’s one of J Biloh’s relatives” or something of that nature.

    August 29, 2013 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

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