Nowa is a global online platform that enables clients a simple on demand access to industry professionals or experts.
Powered by Qingwen, a Shanghai based knowledge management company, Nowa provides a fast and affordable insight to the Chinese market through phone consultations like Clarity and custom research. All of this in with a slick interface a lot like Slack.
We are on a mission to find the best experts in world and assemble the first Alpha Centauri expedition, but we'll start with transforming the information exchange space and enable people to an on-demand, simple and direct way of communication.
WHAT THE NAME MEANS:
The name is a combination of a few things:
Nous equated to intellect or intelligence, is a philosophical term, which is described as necessary for understanding what is true or real. It is also the root in the word noosphere - the sphere of human thought.
The name Nowa is a combination of Nou (noö,nous) and Nüwa (Chinese: 女媧), a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology best known for creating mankind and repairing the pillar of heaven.
The Huainanzi relates Nüwa to the time when Heaven and Earth were in disruption:
The catastrophes were supposedly caused by the battle between the deities Gonggong and Zhuanxu (an event that was mentioned earlier in the Huainanzi), the five-colored stones symbolize the essence of the five phases (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water), the black dragon was the essence of water and thus cause of the floods, Ji province represents the central regions (the Sinitic world).
Following this, the Huainanzi tells about how the sage-rulers Nüwa and Fuxi set order over the realm by following the way (道) and its potency (德).
Hence, Nowa has both the Latin Nous (the mind) and Wa equaling the Maiden of Knowledge.
THE IDEA BEHIND THE NAME:
The idea behind the name is that we are at an age where problem solving through shared expertise is a crucial part of the internet economy and the changing labor market.
We are building the website atm, and we want to have a video on the landing page of human spaceships leaving our planet to colonise the Alpha Centauri (Civilisation: Beyond Earth reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc89IaktFDI. The sooner our experts can help solve as many pressing issues as they can here - the sooner we can get to colonising space;)