AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL - AN ONLINE CURATED ACCESS POINT TO CONNECT WITH ALL THINGS SAINT PAUL

by Peter Leggett | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL is an online curated access point for the public to discover and connect with organizations and businesses that promote and support economic, social and cultural vitality in Saint Paul. Imagine a personalized web experience that synthesized things you like from sites like StPaulSpot.com, Sprockets.org, GiveMN.org, Chamber of Commerce sites, VitaMn, City Pages, VisitStPaul.com, the Cultural Data Project and the Charities Review Council to create a premier access point for you to connect with and experience the great businesses and organizations our city has to offer.

Using social media and aggregation based online platforms, users create a profile that highlights their interests. AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL then matches users with business and organizations that align with their profile enabling them to connect to goods, services, opportunities, information and events. AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL will even suggest businesses and organizations that fit your profile so you can discover new things in the city.

Organizations and businesses who participate create interactive pages that keep you informed in real time and up to date on special deals, offers, coupons or opportunities.

AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL creates a more direct way for consumers to connect to the things they like in Saint Paul and gives businesses a more direct way to connect to the people who are going to help them thrive in our city.

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Peter

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Leggett

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SAINT PAUL

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RAMSEY

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United States, MN

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AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL - AN ONLINE CURATED ACCESS POINT TO CONNECT WITH ALL THINGS SAINT PAUL

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL is an online curated access point for the public to discover and connect with organizations and businesses that promote and support economic, social and cultural vitality in Saint Paul. Imagine a personalized web experience that synthesized things you like from sites like StPaulSpot.com, Sprockets.org, GiveMN.org, Chamber of Commerce sites, VitaMn, City Pages, VisitStPaul.com, the Cultural Data Project and the Charities Review Council to create a premier access point for you to connect with and experience the great businesses and organizations our city has to offer.
Using social media and aggregation based online platforms, users create a profile that highlights their interests. AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL then matches users with business and organizations that align with their profile enabling them to connect to goods, services, opportunities, information and events. AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL will even suggest businesses and organizations that fit your profile so you can discover new things in the city.
Organizations and businesses who participate create interactive pages that keep you informed in real time and up to date on special deals, offers, coupons or opportunities.
AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL creates a more direct way for consumers to connect to the things they like in Saint Paul and gives businesses a more direct way to connect to the people who are going to help them thrive in our city.

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL uses existing models of social media and aggregation to connect users with businesses and organizations that they like in real time. Imagine having all of the businesses and organizations that send you mass emails, that you like on Facebook, that you follow on Twitter ... what if all of this could be synthesized away from these platforms onto one interface allowing you to find out:
1) A human service organization you support has a volunteer opportunity
2) One of your favorite restaurants has a new happy hour
3) A nonprofit your child took lessons at is holding their annual fundraiser
4) Your favorite local record store has a spring sale
5) And AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL has suggested a new restaurant, book store and non-profit theater for you to check out.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL supports sustained economic, social and cultural vitality by providing Saint Paul organizations and businesses with direct access to people who are going to help them thrive in Saint Paul. It provides organizations and businesses, both large and small with equal footing in the marketplace to connect with consumers.

User data could inform not only participating businesses and organizations but also could be utilized by policy makers and the philanthropic community to inform and impact future development priorities in the City of Saint Paul.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

AGGREGATE SAINT PAUL is a simple idea that puts everything you want to consume in one place. It's also a platform that when designed could be expanded to include not just Saint Paul but the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. More so, after a measured start up investment, it is a model that could sustain and connect consumers with businesses and organizations they'll like in any market with minimal ongoing cost compared to the economic, social and cultural impact.

jandayangacho2013 jandayangacho2013 said: There are lots of good access points what is important is that we are comfortable with it. - Review Solution about this Competition Entry. - 2582 days ago read more >

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