Killer Startup Idea: CrowdQuest White Label Platform for Crowdsourcing Q&A

White label enterprise ideation platforms like Salesforce Ideas and Lithium Ideas have been popular for a while now and big brands like Dell, Starbucks and Best Buy have used them to crowd-source ideas from their customers.

Almost all white-label ideation platforms follow the same submit-comment-vote  format. While the format is useful for collecting a wide range of ideas and highlighting popular ideas, it doesn’t work in a context where you want more structured inputs.

I have been watching the excitement around social Q&A services like Quora, LinkedIn Answers, Facebook Questions and Yahoo Answers and wondering why no white label platform offers a Q&A functionality.

Finally, I decided to design a platform that combines the best of social Q&A services and white label ideation platforms.

My first-cut solution is CrowdQuest: a white label platform for crowdsourcing Q&A. The platform will be ideal to crowdsource structured feedback on specific problems.

Bill Quest

For instance, in the Bill Quest use case I designed for an Indian parliamentary research think tank, citizens contribute their inputs via a four-step process –

1. Select a bill that is about to be debated in the parliament and read the background brief.

2. Ask a question that they think MPs should consider before they vote on the bill. Or, modify or vote on an existing question.

3. Add an answer to a question. The answer can be a fact or an opinion. Or, vote or comment on an existing answer.

4. Track the bill to get updates on all future questions, answers and comments and receive the final research report.

The same four-step process can be applied in several business use cases. Just think of topics or problems instead of bills. As a thought exercise, imagine Dell Ideastorm, My Starbucks Ideas and Best Buy IdeaX using the CrowdQuest Q&A platform instead of standard submit-comment-vote ideation platforms.

What do you think? Will white label platforms for crowdsourcing Q&A replace white label platforms for crowdsourcing ideation? Will they be used in different use cases, or will they be seen as alternate approaches for the same use cases? Do share your insights in the comments below.

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Killer Startup Idea: CrowdQuest White Label Platform for Crowdsourcing Q&A

White label enterprise ideation platforms like Salesforce Ideas and Lithium Ideas have been popular for a while now and big brands like Dell, Starbucks and Best Buy have used them to crowd-source ideas from their customers.

Almost all white-label ideation platforms follow the same submit-comment-vote  format. While the format is useful for collecting a wide range of ideas and highlighting popular ideas, it doesn’t work in a context where you want more structured inputs.

I have been watching the excitement around social Q&A services like Quora, LinkedIn Answers, Facebook Questions and Yahoo Answers and wondering why no white label platform offers a Q&A functionality.

Finally, I decided to design a platform that combines the best of social Q&A services and white label ideation platforms.

My first-cut solution is CrowdQuest: a white label platform for crowdsourcing Q&A. The platform will be ideal to crowdsource structured feedback on specific problems.

Bill Quest

For instance, in the Bill Quest use case I designed for an Indian parliamentary research think tank, citizens contribute their inputs via a four-step process –

1. Select a bill that is about to be debated in the parliament and read the background brief.

2. Ask a question that they think MPs should consider before they vote on the bill. Or, modify or vote on an existing question.

3. Add an answer to a question. The answer can be a fact or an opinion. Or, vote or comment on an existing answer.

4. Track the bill to get updates on all future questions, answers and comments and receive the final research report.

The same four-step process can be applied in several business use cases. Just think of topics or problems instead of bills. As a thought exercise, imagine Dell Ideastorm, My Starbucks Ideas and Best Buy IdeaX using the CrowdQuest Q&A platform instead of standard submit-comment-vote ideation platforms.

What do you think? Will white label platforms for crowdsourcing Q&A replace white label platforms for crowdsourcing ideation? Will they be used in different use cases, or will they be seen as alternate approaches for the same use cases? Do share your insights in the comments below.

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