UPRISER: A New Way to Disrupt & Innovate

A global think-tank/roundtable for disruptive innovators - where revolutionary ideas and initiatives are democratically promoted, and the best ones acted upon.
Garret John LoPorto
Concord, Massachusetts
United States
1 Team Member


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UPRISER // the evolution of revolution

“The reasonable person adapts themselves to the world; the upriser persists in trying to adapt the world to themself. Therefore, all progress depends on the upriser.” ~ adapted from George Bernard Shaw

What is UPRISER?

UPRISER is being designed as the ultimate platform for rapid grassroots organizing, seeding revolutionary ideas, innovation, launching startups, whistle-blowing, and starting and coordinating positive initiatives democratically.

The New Roundtable for Revolutionaries

From innovators to Anonymous hacktivists, whistleblowers and rabble rousers to social entrepreneurs, iconoclasts and change-agents to John F. Kennedy’s speech writer – all share a common bond – the insatiable desire to change the world for the better – and now we are coming together to collaborate through a new site designed to coordinate massive positive change: UPRISER.com

UPRISER aims to unite the eclectic passions of rebels, visionaries, free-spirits and pioneers worldwide by offering them a platform to rapidly share, crowd-filter and amplify revolutionary ideas; giving the best ideas and most pertinent messages the support and attention they deserve. Top posts unlock tools pioneered by Anonymous to stage and coordinate massive distributed operations.

Viral amplification of ideas depends heavily on people’s vanity and willingness to be seen sharing something (often resulting in a glut of shallow memes that drown out more important ideas and messages). UPRISER, on the other hand, employs anonymous democratic voting and amplification so important ideas and messages get the attention they deserve. You don’t need to have a big following to be heard, you just need the right idea at the right time.

What happens when you bring millions of change-agents and disruptive innovators together? We’re about to find out.


Why do we need money?

UPRISER.com has the potential to be one of the most important online organizing tools for innovation because it helps rapidly select and coordinate positive action in a horizontal democratic way, while mainstreaming powerful team coordination tools pioneered and perfected by Anonymous.

But this is just the beginning...

The UPRISER community will collectively design direct improvements to the site going forward, but we need your financial support to sustain the costs of development and hosting of UPRISER.com.

By providing these funds, at this critical time, you are helping this revolutionary platform reach maturity quickly and serve the world in a powerful way.

Expenses include database development, app server development, Android development, Apple IOS development, information layout, graphic and web design, at least one full-time administrator, scalable clustered hosting on Amazon Web Services just to name the essentials.

I have already put well over 50,000 dollars (which is basically all of my money) into this project, footing the bill for developer costs, rent, server costs, and retaining UPRISER.com in the face of a significant buyout offer. I am running out of cash, and I really need your help.

Don’t be fooled by the quality of the above video, I did it alone in my basement. I’m a fighter and a perfectionist, but I don’t have the kind of money that people often think I do. I just care deeply enough to figure out how to do things well. I also care a LOT more about doing what’s right for everybody than I do about making money, which is probably why I am in this situation where I have to humbly ask your for help.

We can do this -- IF YOU JUMP IN RIGHT NOW...

In order for us all to come together and for UPRISER to fulfill its potential, becoming a thriving incubator for positive action where anyone with an important message or initiative can get their voice heard quickly by hundreds of thousands of other activists and disruptive innovators WE NEED YOUR HELP. For UPRISER to become a place where great opportunities to positively shape our world get the immediate attention and support they deserve WE NEED YOUR HELP.

Our Funding Goals and what they mean...

Live to fight another day...

If we raise $30,000, we live to fight another day. UPRISER gets to launch.

Get into the ring...

If we raise $60,000, we’ll be able to get into the ring. We’ll have enough to make some important fixes and upgrades to the site and come out swinging.

Go the first round...

If we raise $120,000, we’ll have some staying power. We should be able to navigate all the unexpecteds of the first few months. 

Be a contender...

If we can raise $250,000 or more, UPRISER will be a contender. We’ll be able to hire some much needed staff and get things done right the first time. 

Go the distance...

If we can raise $500,000 or more UPRISER will have the staying power and the strength to go the distance. UPRISER will be able to move FULL SPEED AHEAD - without having to take it slow or pinch pennies - and will be able to deliver the BEST TOOLS & USER EXPERIENCES RIGHT AWAY.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please help us spread the word. Believe me when I say that I truly understand if you have the desire to help but are unable to contribute money. If you really want to help, here are several other ways you can:

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Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter or whichever sites you frequent.

You can also use the "share" feature right at the bottom of this page.

Join the "Improve UPRISER" Design & Development Effort!

Help UPRISER be developed "for the people by the people." Join our development effort and help design the next generation of UPRISER.com. To volunteer for this effort, send an email to help@upriser.com with the subject "UPRISER developer"

Who's behind this?

UPRISER was started with the help of Internet activist Gregg Housh and advisor Richard Goodwin, (former speechwriter for John F. Kennedy and whistleblower champion whom the movie "Quiz Show" was based on). Also helping is Dev/Ops white wizards Mike Santo and Jeff Cook, and Webby Award winning activist Pete Dutro. John LoPorto, 12 year old son of the founder, produced the iPhone & iPad app with the help of Jason Morrissey, developer of Alien Blue. And finally myself, Garret John LoPorto - professional troublemaker.

Special thank you to Bonnie, Doris, Jeri, Mussie, Buzz, Rick, John, Nancy, Nat, Nadeem, Alex, Ishita, Jason, Heather, Jamee, Jake, Johanna and Rich.



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$30,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 2, 2012
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  • $25USD
    Name on Site, Book, Car Magnet

    You will be immortalized with your name on UPRISER.com as a founding supporter... PLUS you will receive an ebook copy of my first book, The DaVinci Method, AND an UPRISER car magnet to display with pride!

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  • $50USD
    Your own UPRISER email address

    YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus you will also receive a prestigious UPRISER email address YOURNAME@UPRISER.com (forwarded to your inbox). Email addresses are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE, so give at this (or any higher level) right away.

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  • $65USD
    UPRISER email address& t-shirt

    YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus you will also receive a prestigious UPRISER email address YOURNAME@UPRISER.com (forwarded to your inbox), and an awesome limited edition UPRISER Founder t-shirt. This is the only way you can get one! ... Email addresses are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE, so give at this (or any higher level) right away - Then reserve the name you want (before the @) by registering that username at upriser.com

    26 out of 2300 claimed

  • $90USD
    Professional Troublemaker

    YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE --- the T-SHIRT, --- the EMAIL ADDRESS --- the CAR MAGNET ---- EVERYTHING . . . You'll get a SPECIAL 2 HOUR VIDEO: 'Starting Trouble for the Greater Good,' with Gregg Housh and Garret John LoPorto (and a well known suprise guest - shhh) --- PLUS YOUR NAME will appear in an UPRISER Facebook 'thank you' post, along with your name being immortalized in the $90+ Giver section on UPRISER.com - with an optional 'Why I funded' message from you for posterity.

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  • $125USD
    Get the UPRISER Hoodie!

    YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE -- PLUS you get a limited edition UPRISER FOUNDER HOODIE. This is the only way you can get one of these!

    37 out of 300 claimed

  • $290USD
    NEW! Get Half Hour With Garret

    NEW PERK! --- YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE including the hoodie -- Plus we'll talk for half an hour together - JUST YOU AND ME FOR 30 MINUTES - on Skype or on the phone.

    5 out of 38 claimed

  • $300USD
    VIP Backer Party Invite!

    YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE --- including the hoodie --- Plus you'll be invited to our private backer party to be held in the Boston Area where you can hang with an awesome bunch of visionaries just like you. ----- Plus you'll get an UPRISER hat! ----- And -- YOU WILL BE IMMORTALIZED as a $300+ Giver on UPRISER.com

    6 out of 188 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Advisory Board Membership

    YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE --- including the special promotions if you wish - Plus you will receive a public thank you and link to your site in an email broadcast to our 250,000 subscribers (with our discretion). (All contributors at this level will be thanked individually in the same email broadcast). ----- You will become part of our Advisory Board. Plus I'll send you signed copies of ALL of my books and CDs.

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  • $2,500USD
    Thought Leader & 5hrs From Me!

    YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE --- including a spot on our Advisory Board --- Plus I'll give you five personalized coaching sessions (or Internet marketing consulting if you're more into that) with me via Skype (or in person in Concord, MA). ---Plus I will interview you on our upcoming UPRISER podcast to be promoted to a quarter of a million people. --- I'll also personally mention you with a message we choose together on my biggest Facebook and Twitter accounts (over 80,000 followers) - with @links!

    4 out of 10 claimed

  • $10,000USD
    Founder - And I Come to You!

    YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE --- plus I WILL COME GIVE A TALK to your group --- OR I will come to you and we can hang out, conspire a revolution together, or you can put me to work for the day - whatever is most valuable to you. (Outside the continental U.S.extra travel costs may apply.) ------- plus honorary UPRISER FOUNDING PARTNER STATUS with your bio and your photo on our founders page.

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