2,959 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
On November 22, 2010, Microsoft Corporation announced the launch of the 'Imagine Cup Solve This' program, a student technology competition designed to help nonprofit organizations, non-government organizations, and intergovernmental organizations. While providing the inspiration for students who wish to help with solving some of the worlds toughest issues. It is a part of the 'Imagine This' competition, which has been ongoing for nine years.
Crowdsourcing continues to gain momentum in the private sector. From Microsoft’s Imagine CupLego’s Mindstorms and from GE’s $200m Ecoimagination Challenge to Sony’s Open Planet Ideas, we’ve seen countless examples of cost-efficient, time saving, and high yield crowdsourcing implementations. While crowdsourcing has gained traction in the private sector as a great vehicle for innovation and customer engagement, it is interesting to observe how the public sector is embracing crowdsourcing as an economically effective vehicle for engaging their constituents.
The Imagine Cup has been challenging student competitors to present creative technology solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems for ten years. This year you can design apps specifically...
Earlier this year, Yannig Roth began to list all the creative crowdsourcing initiatives he could find, applied to Interbrand’s ranking of the 100 Best Global Brands. The result was this living post on his blog, which he's given us permission to re-post here.