Quirky

A simple platform to share ideas for inventions that a community of experts can help to develop, produce and market. In this way it enables ideas to flourish, to be made and have a distribution channel, and for innovation to be accessible. A model from which a lot can be learned, but in 2015 it filed for bankruptcy.

United States
Impact indicators
  • In a short time it brought 450 new products to the market.
  • A large community: 1.13 million inventors, experts, designers, etc.
  • Until its bankruptcy, the project grew thanks to several rounds of financing. The last one, in 2012, was of $68 million.

Entrepreneur

Ben Kaufman