idea #05: pre-Kickstarter, Kickstarter
Crowdsourced idea generation/validation
Kickstarter is great for product validation. Put something out there, if enough people buy it, then you deliver. Risk-free product/market fit.
But could we go further upstream, to idea genesis and shaping and achieve the same result better/faster via crowdsourcing? If ideas (such as this one) are shared earlier, allowing others to engage, provide feedback and expertise, then in theory you should be able to produce a better concept, with more potential, in shorter amount of time.
Could be a great way for teams to organically form as well.