NetSquared, a project of TechSoup Global, has played an enormous role in my life over the last 20 months. MoveSmart.org was a featured project (finalist) in 2008’s N2Y3 Mashup Challenge, that same spring I was part of a large group that started Chicago NetTuesdays, and since the fall of 2008 I have worked as a contractor for NetSquared on various projects. It’s been amazing to see and participate in all facets of the project.
NetSquared has a unique approach to innovation prizes. We believe that they are just as much about community and collaboration as they are about competition. To that end, the project has produced the below white paper on what we’ve been referring to internally as our “special sauce”. Your comments and thoughts are encouraged.