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Innovative Tech non-profit StudentDonate.com uses Crowdsourcing to Help Students

Innovative Tech non-profit StudentDonate.com uses Crowdsourcing to Help Students

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? StudentDonate.com at www.studentdonate.com and www.studentdonate.org What is your product or service? StudentDonate is a new way to help support higher education. We are a tech non-profit founded to help current college students address the crushing burden of student loan debt. We address this problem by allowing students to receive [...]

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Thinkspeed: Transforming the B2B Market Intelligence Space

Thinkspeed: Transforming the B2B Market Intelligence Space

What is the name of your business and URL? Thinkspeed: www.thinkspeed.com A brief synopsis of the website / application: Thinkspeed is a crowd sourced research platform that enables companies to obtain targeted, actionable feedback from a community of pre-screened industry professionals. By utilizing Thinkspeed’s platform, companies are able to gather valuable insight about technology products [...]

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MycroBurst Drenches Their Customers in Design

MycroBurst Drenches Their Customers in Design

MycroBurst is an online marketplace dedicated to providing affordable graphic and web design services to businesses of all sizes through our crowdsourcing methodology. Crowdsourcing allows our global audience of more than 35,000 designers to compete for our customers’ business. CEO Zaheer Dodhia and Executive Vice President Joe Witte started the company in 2003 in order [...]

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vWorker: Creating the eBay of remote work.

vWorker: Creating the eBay of remote work

  Name of your company and URL? vWorker: http://www.vWorker.com   Date started? April of 2001 What is your product or service? vWorker connects 150,000 people and businesses to remote workers and saves them 36%-80% over traditional hiring. It also allows over 300,000 people to work from home, choose what they work on and set their [...]

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WikiOrgCharts: Helping you find the right people and find a new job

What is the name of your business and URL? Our name is WikiOrgCharts and we can be found here http://www.wikiorgcharts.com/. WikiOrgCharts was founded in 2011 and launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this past September. A brief synopsis of the website / application: WikiOrgCharts allows users to pool together their business contacts from social [...]

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Sponzu.com – a New Social Fundraising Platform Removes Financial Barriers

The idea to create a site that would help individuals and organizations with small ideas raise funding was born in early September 2010. There are plenty of successful fundraising platforms on the internet. Some engage in pre-sale techniques, others exchange money for equity and dividends, and some just ask for donations. All these sites have [...]

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Embracing crowdsourcing in your business model with evly.com

The questions below was answered by Co-Founder of evly.com, Eran Eyal What is the name of the site and URL? http://www.evly.com Why would a small business, entrepreneur, freelancer, etc use your product? A few years ago small businesses and freelancers were introduced to unprecedented power of being able to communicate and seed information through Social [...]

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The Roundup September 21

The Roundup September 21

Netflix’ recommendation engine says, “People who liked Hostel also really liked The Great Chipmunk Adventure!” Netflix shows the world how crowdsourcing is REALLY done. Netflix, the movie rental company, announced on Monday that a seven-man team was the winner of its closely watched three-year contest to improve its Web site’s movie recommendation system. That was [...]

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The Roundup September 9

The Roundup September 9

Rest in peace. It was good having you around. It’s better having you gone. Of course, with credit card rates pushing 30% and credit card companies acting more and more like looters than lenders, the contraction of consumer credit not only makes sense, it’s more like an inexorable law of the physical universe. Credit card [...]

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How Starbucks can win back its customers

Starbucks yesterday started a much-heralded, big dollar advertising campaign taking square aim at McDonalds and McCafe. If you haven’t heard the news, yet, McDonalds has become Starbucks number one competitor for the coffee-fix market and their newly launched McCafe’s are meant to go head-to-head with the whole Starbucks concept. In advertising as in politics, it [...]

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