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article imageGot a Brilliant Business Idea? Get it Voted up and Win $10,000 Start-up Money

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By Angelique van Engelen     Nov 29, 2007 in Business
A 21-year-old single mother recently voiced the idea to create a secure webcam facility inside daycare centers for kiddies. She listed her idea on a crowdsourced platform, and now PeekYourBoo.com is a runner-up for winning $10,000 (USD) in start-up funds.
Guess what; you can do it too! The place? www.ideablob.com, a site backed by Advanta. The time? Deadline for the current competition is December 1. After that, a fresh competition starts.
Current finalists include the top two winners from each of the first three weeks of November, as well as two contestants who received the most votes overall during the first three weeks of the month.
Kemper is a 26-year-old multimedia designer and developer. His idea, Urban Harvesting, is to collect and distribute local foods to local markets, thereby eliminating wasted fruit that local homeowners cannot collect, store or distribute.
Susan is an independent filmmaker. Her idea is to expand and grow the Broad Humor Film Festival, which celebrates comedies written and directed by women.
Sherrie is the managing editor of a new politics and culture magazine. Her idea is to develop news webcasts that allow the audience to become active participants.
Collin is an 18-year-old student, internet marketer and entrepreneur. His idea is to develop rssHugger.com, which helps bloggers promote their blogs and helps visitors discover new blogs about subjects they are interested in.
Geoffrey is a 30-year-old marine biologist and co-founder of a non-profit organization for kids. His idea is to develop an online community where people can post their dreams, develop a game plan for accomplishing them, and receive feedback from other dreamers.
Marci, 39, is the founder of a non-profit organization that provides excursions for young adult cancer patients. Her idea is to purchase a home near Orlando, FL that can be used by cancer patients and bring joy to families in turmoil.
Vaughan is a 32-year-old educator. His idea is to develop PLACE, a non-profit organization that will assist American Indians in gaining power over their lands.
Beginning on December 1, 2007, the ideablob.com contest will begin again with all new ideas. November entrants may re-submit ideas for December and subsequent months. The eight finalists who will compete for December’s $10,000 (USD) contest prize will be named approximately one month from now.
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