I started a draft of a video script, for our fundraising campaign. I think we could do something quick and compelling, like Tesla’s engineering team video. We could do this all from our home facilities, with our equipment behind us, quickly recorded from a phone. (Just make sure the audio sounds good.)
"Hi, I’m Bozhana at Resonator. This is a 500 m2 innovation facility we’re setting up in the center of Sofia, designed for startups to design and build high tech equipment. To help Bulgaria be prepare. We’re setting up a a production line for full filter face masks which can be used to protect hospital workers. They can also be used for patients if needed. [Hold both versions up]
Behind me you can see we’ve just received the first delivery of scuba masks from Decathlon, 115 masks to be built and delivered to Aleksandrovka Hospital."
"I’m Momchil at Medlease. Our company helps hospitals acquire the best equipment possible. I helped by contacting my customer, the CEO of Alexandrovska Hospital to see how we could help, and we got an official request for 115 masks.
[show letter to camera]
This is a great step, because it shows the rest of the country that our initiative is capable.
We have lots of smart engineers who can help in Bulgaria, but the key to responding effectively will be how fast engineers and hospitals can collaborate."
“I’m Enrico, from Tech Team BG. We’ve been working with doctors and nurses in Kyustandil and Dupnitsa, to understand how they will organise themselves, and to learn how to improve these masks for them.”
A few things to show that I’m not sure who did:
Peter/ Michail/ Alex?
We learned that the filters used for these masks in other countries aren’t available in Bulgaria, so we redesigned it to use filters that we can buy easily here.
We created a new kind of valve that allows for these masks to be used by both staff or patients - this is a big step because it means we can more easily distribute masks, and hospitals can be more adaptable to changing situations.
Bozhana or Sal or Nato:
The lockdown measures in Bulgaria have bought us some time to be prepared, but we don’t have time to waste. We’re scaling up our production capacity with the immediate goal of a mask for every hospital worker in the country. We’ve gotten where we are by collaborating together, part of what we call Air Collective.
We’ve been able to pay for everything so far from our pockets, and are proud to make this contribution to society, but to cover the country, we need your help to fund this. Every masks costs 70 leva once, and we will need thousands of masks.
Please help us protect the healthcare workers who are on the front lines, risking their lives to keep us healthy.