Along with the daily Twitter chats are companion challenges in GiG, the official online brainstorming competition for GEW. GiG is a creation of Boston-based Global Mind Games Co.
GiG’s Cha-Ching for China Bling challenge asks how entrepreneurs should be taking advantage of the country’s consumption boom. With millions of young Chinese consumers opening their wallets for comfort and luxury goods, what should you be selling this vast market? And can this richer generation in China keep the world economy afloat with their high-spending ways?
Also in view: India, China’s rival for innovation and economic dominance. In a challenge that went live today, GiG asks: Can Curry Crush Communists?
“This century probably will be defined by Asia,” says Global Mind Games co-founder Edward DeMarco. “So entrepreneurs need to grasp the risks and potential as India and China grow more prosperous and powerful.”
GiG’s lineup for Brainstorm a New World this week: Asia Ahead on Monday, Nov. 14; Arab Frontier on Tuesday, Nov. 15; Brazil Scores on Wednesday Nov. 16, Rising Africa on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Emerging Europe on Friday, Nov. 18.
The one-hour Twitter chats will begin each day at 10 a.m. New York time at #GiGchat on Twitter. To join the conversation, simply add #GiGchat at the end of your tweet.
To check out what’s trending in GiG and jump into the game, point your browser to: http://trends.globalmindgames.com. You can also enter the game directly through Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/
And now you can suggest a challenge for the game by posting at #GiGask on Twitter.
Aspiring entrepreneurs use GiG as a fun platform to crowdsource ideas for all kinds of challenges, from the environment to technology to development in Africa. And because this is a social game, you play for status across four traits: Ambassador, Influencer, Investor and Socialite. (Click on your profile picture in GiG to see how you score.)
“We’re hoping to spark a lot of debate and fun competition with these challenges, and some smart ideas for startups, too,” DeMarco says.
To learn more about GEW 2011 across 123 countries, go to: www.unleashingideas.org