Startups city based: talented citizen’s manpower.
As soon as technology made its final step to the human masses talented citizens have started to invest their effort in startups city based for empower city development technology based.
This type of startups city business model based are developing the new general idea of the collective intelligence of citizenship for decision-making
OpportunitySpace is for example a platform born within an academic environment. At the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government their founders, Cristina Garmendia and Alexander Kapur, developed the idea of exploring a startup based on a business model linked to the cities big real state list. The basic statement to demonstrate was that government really don’t know what they own arguing that cities own a great deal, vacant lots, recreation spaces, schools, fire houses, libraries, incinerators, city halls, rights of way and so on, which in not profitable unused. The underlying problem, as Garmedia sees it, is that within cities, real estate management isn’t any one person or one agency’s job. Information on it thus gets locked away in agencies, often in proprietary databases or, shudder, on paper. “Sometimes they have it in Excel,” Garmendia says, “but that’s relatively advanced.”
Items chosen related to cities for these startups city based to be the basis of their business model are several. Some of them, not most of them these days, are even socially based.
People’s Liberty that will be launched in 2015 is focused on improving the guidelines through which foundations invest in poverty alleviation or education. As they rarely reconsider how they are investing or donating, “they give money to non-profit organizations and to get the outcomes they want, the foundations increasingly seek more involvement in grantees’ work”. This startup has born in an attempt to rethink the traditional foundation model, asking themselves the questions: “what if the agents of local innovation aren’t organizations, but smart individuals with good ideas? What if foundations were collaborators, almost co-workers, rather than funders?. The Johnson Foundation and the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile Jr. / U.S. Bank Foundation, have developed this idea as a philanthropic lab that “brings together civic-minded talent to address challenges and uncover opportunities to accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati.”
Startups cities is for example an institute that believes in Better governance through startup entrepreneurship. Developed in Guatemala is one of the most well known startups in South America and they are a project of Universidad Francisco Marroquín .hey define themselves as a non-profit research organization that studies the use of startup communities for legal and political reform. These special governance zones, they call Startup Cities, are small and highly autonomous jurisdictions established within pre-existing nations. Governments use Startup Cities to create inclusive economic growth, combat corruption and insecurity, and to test public policy innovations in public services, transparency, and environmental stewardship.