Zaplings is a social network with purpose that brings great ideas to life. It will revolutionize innovation by connecting creators and contributors in brand new ways.
So many great ideas never see the light of day because most people are not connected to all the resources and expertise required to succeed.
Open Incubation - A new model
Business incubators are currently thriving. Incubators are companies that form personal relationships with entrepreneurs, offer valuable advice, and connect them to resources and investors.
Personal relationships between a startup’s founders and the incubator’s mentors are important to the startup’s success. For this reason, some believe an online incubator will not work.
However, this takes a limited view of what an incubator is or could be. Zaplings is creating a new model called Open Incubation. As we see it, Zaplings is not actually an incubator. Instead, it is a facilitator that allows individuals to form personal relationships and incubate each other.
Leveling the playing field for idea people
When most people have a great idea, what’s the first thing they do? Typically… nothing. Why? "I’m worried someone will steal my idea" is a common response. However, we don’t think this is the full answer.
Most people don’t pursue great ideas because they don’t have the necessary resources to make it a reality. It’s rare that the idea’s creator has the necessary connections in his or her social or professional network to take the idea to the next level. With the right people behind you, everything is in reach.
Every idea begins with a passion, and each requires various knowledge and skills to grow. With Zaplings, users will be able to find individuals with the right passions and expertise to bring an idea to life.
We have some pretty radical plans which will facilitate essential connections like nothing has before. Unfortunately we can’t say too much yet, but stay tuned. For now, let’s say we might just make progress addictive!