CF Platforms: Own no startup, no investor

collaborative-consumptionA message that has been doing the rounds these days:

Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles.

Facebook, the world’s most popular media creates no content.

Alibaba, the world’s most valuable retailer has no inventory.

Apple, with sales of over 200 million smartphones and tablets does not own a factory.

Whatsapp with 3 million messages a does not own servers.

Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate.

– Disruptive, innovative and collaborative consumption is shifting the lines of the economy.

Dare to innovate.”

Looking at the many other popular companies, including the crowdfunding ones, this has been the trend. In fact the crowdfunding and crowdsourcing epitomise the above qualities of being disruptive, innovative and collaborative. After startups and investors in such scenarios need to taught make change with the resources at their disposal.

This month during Crowdsourcing Week’s signature event (April 20-24) in Singapore, the community influencers and thought-leaders (including those from Airbnb & those working closely with Facebook on projects) are together doing to explore ideas, disrupt and may well together create a new global economy.

For the initiated keen to know more about how to accelerate their business through crowdsourcing and crowdfunding there’s a specially designed workshop on April 24th. Here’s your chance to explore how you too can disrupt and grow together.