The Ideavibes Prize with Engage4change is an open innovation call to action for San Francisco ... using the Ideavibes Crowd Engagement Platform
Ottawa, ON and San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2011
Ideavibes today launched Engage4change – an idea generation and crowdsourcing contest which will run for 14 days. The destination website (http://www.engage4change.com) is focused on making positive change by coming up with innovative ideas and testing their support directly from the community itself. The Ideavibes Prize for the winning idea will be announced on April 12th.
“The Ideavibes Prize is an open innovation call to action akin to the X-Prize – albeit a little less lucrative,” said Paul Dombowsky, Founder and CEO of Ideavibes. “We aim to use our Crowd Engagement Platform to crowdsource the best ideas from the citizens of San Francisco on affordable housing and transportation – two hot button issues in any city – and then give the winning idea the Ideavibes Prize based on votes from the crowd.” The ideas in each category with the most votes will be presented on behalf of the winners to Mayor Lee of San Francisco, and also to the San Francisco State University, Institute for Civic Engagement, for further study.
Showcased at Web 2.0 – Pod #21 – Longtail Pavilion.
Ideavibes will be demonstrating how its Crowd Engagement Platform, newly launched this year, was used by Sustainability Systems in Calgary to crowdsource content for the Pathways2Sustainability conference, and is being used by the University of Toronto Designing Digital Media for the Internet of Things (DDMIT Initiative. The Platform is also the backbone for the recently launched Fundchange (http://www.fundchange.com) crowdfunding initiative with TELUS, the second-largest telecommunications company in Canada.
The Ideavibes Crowd Engagement Platform™ enables organizations to create crowdsourcing and crowdfunding campaigns that use the power of social media and tapping into the wisdom of crowd to strengthen relationships through engagement and participation. It’s about starting innovative projects, building better products, setting new directions and being more crowd- or community-focused, funding worthy initiatives and sparking social change.
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