Can the creation of local, micro economies help young people through difficult economic times (and, who knows, outlive them)? The team behind Producia - http://rva.producia.org
- thinks so. And they might be on to something.
In their own words, "Producia is an online/offline platform that empowers college students and Generation Y to overcome the obstacles of a shortage of capital to become impactful social entrepreneurs." They will release their alpha-version in July 2012 in Richmond, Virginia, but are looking for people interested in implementing the idea elsewhere.
The model is a gamified microeconomy where the digital barter currency is called The Fini. Check out their blog to know more! http://rva.producia.org/blog/