Grow VC aspires to bring the first truly transparent, global, community-based approach to early stage funding of web and mobile startups. Grow VC will not only connect startup entrepreneurs with ‘funders’ (investors) to help them discover their common interests, but also provide tools for the process and new transparent ways of doing things.
Archive for 2010
NYC BigApps Competition was aimed to find – and fund – civic-focused web and mobile applications in New York City. The winners include the most useful, inventive, appealing, effective, and commercially viable applications for delivering information from the City of New York’s NYC.gov Data Mine to interested users.
The Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR.eu) for European public administrations is a platform for exchanging information, experiences and free, libre and open source software (F/OSS) applications.
The Silicon Valley 2010 Index just released from Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and Silicon Valley Community Foundation brings clear signs that the innovation engine of the region is slowing down and the Valley is entering a new phase of restructuring and uncertainty. Published annually since 1995, the Silicon Valley Index examines trends in five areas: People and talent flows; Economy and innovation;
Hutch Carpenter in Spigit blog writes about the various models for running crowdsourced contests. He describes four models according to the different ways that crowdsourcing activities for gathering, filtering and selecting among the submissions of people are integrated.
The report, “Explaining International IT Application Leadership: Intelligent Transportation Systems”, takes a detailed look at how Japan, South Korea, Singapore and other countries apply information technologies to alleviate congestion, enhance safety, and reduce the environmental impact of transportation.
Gartner, Inc. has revealed its key predictions on the use of social software and collaboration in the enterprise. These predictions focus on offerings ranging from team collaboration to dynamic social networking applications that offer rich profiles and activity streams.