WEB Gearing up for private beta...

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  1. Angry Ed

    Angry Ed Active Member

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    We're taking names and emails for our private beta to start in March. I'd love feedback on our concept and site if anyone has time to look around.

    http://www.aggregatemind.com
     
  2. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    digg part 2?

    or what are these ideas?

    so if we beta test it for you we get a lifetime sub free of charge?
     
  3. Angry Ed

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    Think like a suggestion box, but on the web. Similar to digg rating, etc. But built for companies, with whitelabeling, customer entry, etc. etc.

    Yeah, giving it away for free to early beta testers, then when we get into public beta, we're going to offer a lifetime upgrade to our premium plan for the lowest plan cost.
     
  4. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    interesting.... i signed up for ya

    ill see what it turns into
     
  5. Angry Ed

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    Cool, I'll be sending login credentials to our first set of testers in a week or so.
     
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    I wouldn't mind beta testing.
     
  7. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    signed up to check it out
     
  8. Angry Ed

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    Awesome. We're up to about 50 people in our initial private beta group, can't wait to send login credentials and get people into the app.
     
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    :o
     
  10. Angry Ed

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    :wavey:
     
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    Not charging people to post ideas, charging companies for the right to allow customers to submit ideas about their products or companies.
     
  12. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    once an idea is public then wouldnt it make it public domain (meaning anyone can then STEAL the idea?)
     
  13. Angry Ed

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    I might not be communicating it properly.

    Essentially a company uses our solution as a tool to allow their clients to submit ideas regarding their products. Those ideas can only be seen by that specific customer of ours, and that customer's other clients/users.

    Each of our customers has a seperate data silo, so the ideas they get from their clients doesn't get mixed with our other customers.

    I own widgetCO and I sell widgets. I license Aggregate Mind, and use it to provide a "leave us a suggestion, or give us new ideas about our products" area of my website. My clients come to the site, submit their ideas on how to make my widgets better, and I take those ideas and use them. So yes, I do want fair use of the ideas submitted to my company (and that legalese is part of the customizability of our application.)
     
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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    k just wanted to make sure
     
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    Yeah, the product is basically a full out business oriented software as a service solution. So, while it's cheap, we have to balance security, and legal ramifications like the one you mentioned.
     
  16. rwdftw

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    I would try to find a different domain name, that one is going to be a hard one for your average person to spell correctly
     
  17. Angry Ed

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    We're not quite ready for beta yet, so I haven't done any pitching yet. But my day job had several very large healthcare firms using a similar product that we developed just for them, and overall, there is a huge demand for "innovation management", but we're taking a smaller scale, cheaper, SaaS direction with it.

    Companies could certainly put a form on their website, etc. BUT:


    • Do they want to mange the potentially thousands of ideas coming in by hand?
    • Can they afford $35 or $100 a month?
    • Will they get the power of letting other customers view and rate/comment on ideas they've been given?
     
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    I don't disagree, this is more of a stealth name until we get funded.
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    yeah if my businesses took off, this is something i could see myself using in the future to help free up time and get incoming ideas and suggestions organized better
     
  20. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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    How much do you want for funding?

    Will you release an API/widget your clients can implement on their own sites?
     
  21. Angry Ed

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    Exactamundo. :cool:
     
  22. Angry Ed

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    Right now I have two friends and myself doing this. We all have day jobs.

    Ideally, we don't want to take any funding, we'd like to get the beta out, get some attention, and get some clients. Realistically, we need ~$30k per month in revenue to pay the bills and all work full time, so we have a while before we can afford it.

    I'm talking to a couple of angels for a seed round in the range of $200k - $300k to allow us to jump forward a bit, but again, hoping to not have to.

    Yes, an API is a large goal of ours, that way clients could write data from their websites directly, and pull data out, etc. Once the first phase featureset is out, and the interface is up and running the way I want it, it's our next code to write.
     
  23. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    man i wish i could find someone to help fund my sites, it would help me out so much more
     
  24. Angry Ed

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    Well we were doing a social bookmarking site, etc. A few years ago, but then delicious got bought by Yahoo, and the funding sources assumed that was tantamount to declaring a winner in the space.

    Let me tell you, it's hard to make a public facing site successful without funding, without traffic, and without advertising dollars. :uh:
     
  25. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    i wouldn't even know where to begin to look for funders
     

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