November 6, 2012

Ideavibes Announces Startup Dream Team for Relaunch

New team along with recent investment by Mercury Grove to help Ideavibes become the market leader in making crowdsourcing the go-to tool for driving innovation and change.

Ottawa, ON - Today Ideavibes announced that 6 Ottawa startup leaders have joined the team to relaunch their crowdsourcing platform. The new team members include:
Rob Woodbridge - Interim General Manager
Ian Capstick - PR
Brent Thomson - Sales
Andrew Draper - Product Design
Scott Annan - Strategic Advisor
Guido Giordano - User Growth

"Working with Mercury Grove to bring together a team like this is a clear advantage for Ideavibes in this nascent market" said CEO, Paul Dombowsky. "The experience they bring will help shape the product, the market and the opportunities for Ideavibes and accelerate our vision of a deeper and more relevant crowd engagement for brands, government and community organizations."

"I'm extremely happy and excited to have so many great people participating in the revision and relaunch of Ideavibes." According to Dombowsky, "the new team has brought a lot of thought leadership and experience which is instrumental to the realization of a disruptive, fresh new vision for citizen engagement, open innovation and crowdsourcing."

The new team has been working to revise the popular Ideavibes platform to make it 'the' catalyst for change and accessible to anyone who wants to participate in the change process.

"Crowdsourcing is not a new concept" said Ottawa-based startup CEO and mobile expert, Rob Woodbridge "and although there are many platforms for crowdsourcing jobs and funding, there is no clear leader in crowdsourcing ideas for positive change. We want to change that."

The Ottawa startup community has been building momentum with several new startups that have become leaders in their markets. Popular startups including Shopify, TravelPod, FluidSurveys, and CanvasPop have helped create a strong ecosystem for new startups including HealthWave, the largest virtual dispensary for naturopathic doctors, VeganCuts, the world's leading vegan marketplace, and Openera, a fast-growth company that automatically saves, organizes, and backups your files and email attachments.

"We have so much startup talent in Ottawa and we're starting to see the community build some real momentum" said local entrepreneur and startup investor, Scott Annan. "Seeing so many of our startup leaders come together to build something epic like the new Ideavibes is an indication of how hot the startup scene is getting in Ottawa."

The new Ideavibes platform will be launching later this month. To signup for early access, go to http://ideavibes.com.

About Ideavibes
Ideavibes enables organizations to create crowdsourcing campaigns that use the power of social media and tapping into the wisdom of crowd to strengthen relationships through engagement and participation. It's about starting innovative projects, building better products, setting new directions and being more crowd- or community-focused, and sparking social change.

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