OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more


Recent contributions


Contribution list

Recent comments

(2) View all

Hi Deborah ... thanks. Here are my thoughts: 1) Establish a matching fund to engage both the crowd and more established organizations. If organizations only care about donating then 2) have a parallel fund where they match the funds in the form of a grant. "The fund" would be in charge of making the grants/investments on behalf of the crowd (and would need a team in order to accomplish this). The investments/grants could be made based on crowd input (eg: very much like you are doing this contest). The idea around health care is that there are independent parts (solutions) that could be put together but probably need funding to do so. This could allow that to happen. Medstartr is a great place to start however it looks only focused on donations crowdfunding, we would need to layer on debt and equity crowdfunding so that means using additional platforms.

I'm a fan of all crowdfunding. The reality is some pharma is going to make money off this. Why not let the crowd have a vested interest in the outcome as well? Won't that further engage backers?