small community here in Seattle
of tech geeks are working hard to plan their upcoming conference. They are
called the "Six Hour Startup" -- the basic premise is - they want
to create a startup -- you guessed it -- IN SIX HOURS.
The Six Hour Startup (or SHS) is a tight knit groups of technology geeks,
design dudes, marketing folks that get together once a month (on a Saturday)
and launch a new startup!
They are currently trying out IdeaScale -- Check out some ideas that people
This example reflects crowd-sourced feedback in a very distinct
way -- Typically most users would have done a survey -- but the issue here,
when you run a survey is that users cannot really "collaborate" --
in the Web 2.0 world, what is life without collaboration?!
If you are in the Seattle
area, you should checkout their site : http://www.sixhourstartup.com and more
importantly, if you are a tech geek or thinking of starting a company, you
should check out their conference : http://www.sixhourstartup.com/conference.
If you want to setup an IdeaScale for your blog, company or cause -- Fire up
an account @ IdeaScale and get rolling!
BTW - If you are wondering what the title means
("Unfortunate 5 Million") -- We all know and talk about the Fortune
500 - Well, we think there are a lot of tools and services that others need,
but don't have the kind of cash to blow - I call them the Unfortunate 5
Million. I am not sure who coined that term, but I've decided to use it.