just a thought - when the product is live, we should provide referral bonuses for airnode users/runners that brings in additional users during the first few months or years to create faster adoption. The motto is make your customer or user also become the salesperson. The word of mouth approach.
Was similarly thinking of “reverse” business development: bounties for specific categories of providers which deploy an Airnode w/ usecase without API3 representative assistance (also to kickstart ChainAPI). Disbursing $API3 would also act to align incentives and skin in the game.