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The Mantle Team

622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS, 39216

Mantle. is a city club and toolbox for entrepreneurs and city dwellers.

Whatever you need to advance your passion project - your pearl, as we call it around here - come start at the City Club and contribute to a culture that is worthy of both discussion and action.

Sometimes all your tools can't be found within the four walls of our City Clubs. So, Mantle. went out into your city and made the best restaurants, bars, retailers, and workout boutiques part of your club and put them into your wallet.

Other tools include a skills and work directory for growing a pearl on Mantle. Connect. Mantle. Groups is a great place to meet others into what you are into in your city.

Red Balloon Project

Mantle.

BUILDING a NEW + BETTER old SCHOOl

professional + social network

 
Red Balloon Project

a better social network

Mantle. is building a better professional + social network city by city, balloon by balloon. Apply to join the City Club in your city and you can win cash prizes when eating, drinking, shopping, and working out with the City Club Partners in your city.

Scroll on down to see how you can find a red balloon and win some dough.

Apply to join a better social network and to play along with the Red Balloon Project.

History of RBP

the power of networks.

In December 2009, 10 red weather balloons were deployed from locations throughout the US. The project’s aim: testing the mettle of social media.

The Red Balloon Challenge, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, laid out a simple objective: Use social media to identify the GPS coordinates for all 10 balloons, suspended at fixed locations across the country.

The winning team, a group of MIT students, cast similarly wide nets across various social networks, but with a twist: The team devised incentives that motivated people to forward its message to others. The team promised $2,000 to the first person who submitted the correct coordinates for a single balloon, and $1,000 to the person who invited that person to the challenge. Another $500 would go to the person who invited the inviter, and so on.

The system quickly took root, spawning geographically broad, dense branches of connections. After eight hours and 52 minutes, the MIT team identified the correct coordinates for all 10 balloons, doling out some of the prize money to people in the 10 winning chains and donating the rest to charity.

In no time, a new social network was born.

 

A Project in Three Phases

1. Every time 50 digital members join the City Club in any given city, Mantle. will "release" a red balloon to one of our City Club partners. 2. The City Club partner, the day (1-7) after the drawing, and the member (1-20) that makes a purchase at that partner, are drawn to determine who will win a cash prize. 3. This process is repeated every 100 members for the brass balloons, once when any city closes its digital memberships for the black pearl balloon, and once a month in our digital groups as we release a digital "pearl" once a month into a random group.

 

 

BUILD A BETTER NETWORK

Share Wallet to Win Bigger Prizes

 
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phase one.

twenty red balloons.

20

red balloons

50

members that join

$100

one hundred dollars

 

 
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the brass balloons.

four more chances, bigger payouts.

4

brass balloons

100

every 100 new members

$1000

one thousand dollars

 
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the black pearl.

your city | curated | discounted

one professional network, one big prize

one

black pearl

after

the red and brass balloons are found

$2500

twenty five hundred dollars

 
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phase two.

the digital pearl, every month

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⚪️

one digital pearl

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on one group chat 

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one hundred dollars

 

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