A NEW type of incubator where designers, entrepreneurs, and developers WITHOUT IDEAS could come together to discover what the INDUSTRY NEEDS and what the MARKET WANTS, so that they could develop SUCCESSFUL & PROFITABLE technology.
Innovations often comes from the most unpredictable place. A better entrepreneurial ecosystem can come from giving companies tax incentives to allow their employees to grow and collaborate with other employees, within and from outside the company.
Vouchers are given to the unemployed to invest in start-ups. The value of the voucher increases with the individual's time of being unemployed, as well as their involvement in the start-up (as a way of incentivizing start-ups.)
The knowledge of startup entrepreneurs accessible for anyone at one place. From, what is the best project-management tool to market-entry strategy for the Chinese market. The needs and processes are similar in all startups.
Joynu would be a free and global cultural exchange and project collaboration platform developed as a social network for people pursuing the idea of making a project come true involving a high end multicultural approach about their subject.
Healthcare is a promising frontier of tech innovation. Yet anonymous medical data that startups need to conduct R&D is difficult and costly to obtain due to the laws involved. This is a wizard, much like an MSWord wizard, that simplifies the process.
Wish list for requests of the local, state, country, and EU governments. Entrepreneurs suggest things they need from the government and other entrepreneurs vote on them. Governments interested in fostering startups can respond to popular requests.
Chat Roulette for pitches of any kind. Getting practice delivering a pitch, and honest feedback on a pitch is critical for every entrepreneur. This video chat service allows entrepreneurs to pitch each other in return for honest, structured feedback.
Designers go through lots of discarded designs before coming on the perfect image for their client. This concept lets them leverage some of their unused work, by offering these designs to startups at a greatly reduced price.
Entrepreneurs are low on cash. This type of currency is an IOU of sorts, payable when the startup has a liquidity event. Member service providers agree to defer compensation until funds are available, with the understanding that payment is risky.
Entrepreneurs are often low on cash and low on specific expertise. BarterBot allows members to barter for services by earning credits. You scratch my back, I scratch someone else's. Helps fill the small holes on a founding team.
Hackathon meets Flash Mob. This is like a multi-discipline hackathon where a bunch of people get together and focus their efforts over the period of a day to help a struggling startup. Paying it forward entrepreneurship.
Former executives, entrepreneurs, academics, researchers, and other experts who may be out of the game but still have valuable advice and perspective that they'd like to share with budding entrepreneurs.
Cuz FIT is EVERYTHING! Right?? This eHarmony-like dating site helps Founders find their ideal founding team. Matches potential partners based on participant surveys and established personality type tests.
Horizontally integrating Kickstarter. Ish. Platform to solicit donors, develop relationships with them and convert them into company champions. Then turn them into testers for the new product/service, and ultimately customers.
Startups are always looking for feedback from potential customers to determine demand and desired features, etc. CustomerCloud is a group of people who want to provide feedback to startups because they believe in the startup's mission.
Inspired by Creative Mornings, Small Talk is a bi-weekly/monthly breakfast lecture series for entrepreneurial minds. Each event would include a 30 minute talk by entrepreneurs and/or experts, plus coffee!
This concept allows start-ups to pay based on their needs as well as determine when and what information they need from selected mentors. They can get advice bi-monthly, access to connections, curated package from mentors and fundraising help.
Have a great business idea but need specific people for support such as investors or your an entrepreneur but do not have the right skilled people to start? That is what E-connect + offers; connecting the RIGHT people with one another.