What's the big idea?
It’s Friday night, you’re looking for something fun, you check online but you cannot find anything local. The problem is, that your friends aren’t talking about anything near you. The businesses you are following are the same old. You want something new, close, and good. What is going on NOW.
This is where we comes in - we solve the problem by taking data from across the web and rank the most talked about businesses & events. We do all the hard work based on what you’re interested in. We pick up your geo-location and list and rank the most talked about businesses and local events.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
We are similar to FourSquare in that SpyCrowd helps to find local places and provides validation with check ins.
Unlike 4 square We rank the business then show you all the data, reviews, deal, posts, tweets, from across the web, within the time period you select, whether today or last weekend.
How are you different from that player?
How we’re different, is that we show what businesses or events have the most chatter online. We base our results on what’s trending.
Our philosophy focuses on highlighting businesses and events that are most talked about and providing users all the information around the web about that business.
How does this idea scale into a big business?
Hip bar or a fun family event, we’ll show you what is happening locally to you. With growth and stickiness we will be able to expand out to different products such as trending events. Use existing content that allows us to grow efficiently and allow users to post new content and to other platforms.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
Andy & Steve have worked together for years on bridging the gap between local businesses and consumers. Strong backgrounds in digital technologies and grass roots marketing. We have built and maintained hyperlocal sites. We have a strong and robust back-end to collect data across the web for SC.
What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward?
We have already managed to launch a minimum viable product. With $5,000 in funding we will be able to reach out to more consumers in the 9 towns we have launch to analysis what is useful and what needs to be tweaked. We want to ensure the site is easy to use and fills a real need.