Our Mission is simple: Celebrate, sustain, and empower helpful and thankful people.
What if we told you everything you need to get moving on your creative project or goal exists in the communities around you? You may be surprised by how many people want to help you succeed, or need your help to reach their own goals. We’re all in this together; finding our creative outlets, running toward small goals, or chasing big dreams!
CoCreateX is a diverse community of makers who help each other. We are life-long learners with a shared desire to create and to help others do the same. Whether your goal is to become an accomplished product designer, create a work of art, learn a new skill, or simply interact with and learn from other creators, you’ll find inspiration, support, and a sense of community here.
“CoCreateX allowed me to create something I never would have thought possible” — John A Apples
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:
Our community is here so that YOU can do 3 things:
1. Request Help (with your creative project or goal): Put yourself out there. No single person has all the answers; Even Google has limitations. Ask the community for advice, recommendations, feedback, or other help with your creative project or goal. Whether you want to invent a medical device, write a song, or learn to weld, there are people in your community that want to help!
2. Say “Thanks”: Did someone go out of their way to help you with your goal? Return the favor by saying Thanks. Your Thank you will be shared with the person who helped you and the rest of the community so that others can be inspired and celebrate your collaborative success.
3. Pay it Forward: CoCreateX is built on sharing knowledge and resources. You don’t need to be an expert to provide someone with valuable help on their project. You can support people with ideas, feedback, and recommendations. The strength of the community depends on us all sharing our talents and helping out where we can.
CoCreate (verb) : To create together
CoCreateX is a community of people who help each other and say thank you. We’ve set out to track every thank you on the internet in order to accredit people’s skills and empower their passions.
Simply put, we’re a community of creators
who help each other…and say Thanks!
We are artists and designers; engineers and doctors; writers and performers; makers and entrepreneurs; students and retirees. Most importantly, we’re all life-long doers with a shared desire to make, and help others make the most of life. CoCreateX builds bridges between people of different ages, skill levels, and educational backgrounds so that we can all do what we love and succeed together. The world is full of helpful and thankful people – We’re just making it easier to connect, give back, and find that creative outlet we’ve all been looking for.
How do I start? – A Culture of Gratitude
Think about the last person who helped you with a goal or a particular challenge. Maybe it was a friend who inspired you to start a project, or a neighbor who helped you fix your car. Say Thanks to that person to show your appreciation for their help. Your Thank You will be shared with the person who helped you, and the rest of the CoCreateX community so that others can be inspired and celebrate your collaborative success. Is the person you’re thinking of not on the CoCreateX website yet? No worries! We’ll invite them and they’ll have your Thank You waiting for them when they sign in for the first time. Now you’re co-creating!
The benefits of gratitude are far-reaching. Not only does it feel good to say thank you and to be appreciated, but genuine gratitude leads to positivity that sustains, inspires, and encourages giving which opens doors for a world of possibilities.. Everybody wins!
Abundance, Givers, and the Thank You Economy
Currencies historically hold value due to scarcity and limited production. Cash, credit, and debit play a huge role in many facets of daily life. However, not all daily exchanges are direct fee-for-goods / fee-for-service matching. Generosity abounds. People voluntarily offer others help every single day, all around the world. And we don’t want to limit that – We want to multiply it.
Our Helpful and Thankful Team
There are so many contributors and friends of CoCreateX that they couldn’t possibly all be listed on this page. We are truly thankful to all of the incredible, supportive people we’ve met along our journey so far. Thank you for supporting and continuously inspiring us!
From, Our Leadership Team:
Nick Powley, CEO
Mac Cameron, President
TJ Tison, CFO
Trevor Laughlin, VP Product Development
Deborah Yungner, VP Business Development
A History of Creating and Giving Back
Our adventure began around a community of people who had a desire to share resources and connections in order to turn ideas into products, inventions into businesses, and passions into sustainable lifestyles. As a group we have built up resources including a workshop, a lab space, a network of connections and a passionate team. We understand first hand the power of working as part of a community and we want to share that experience with the world. That’s why it is now our mission to empower, celebrate, and sustain helpful and thankful people everywhere.
While we got our start in St. Paul, Minnesota, our community is expanding to new places every day. In fact, we’ve purchased a gigantic Prevost Coach bus, which we’re transforming into a mobile makerspace and CoCreateHQ to spread our mission and help people all over the lower 48 states, inviting them to say Thanks and inspiring healthy, productive, fulfilling lifestyles. CoCreateX is about people, not things – and there are helpful and thankful people everywhere.