Crowdswell is a new online crowdsolving platform designed to help anyone make a positive impact in their community. The idea is simple. You see a problem you want to solve, either in your neighborhood or anywhere else in the world. You ‘Start a Swell’ on the Crowdswell website (crowdswell.com)
The difference between Crowdswell and the plethora of crowdsourced solutions that already exist is that Crowdswell allows any qualified individual or group the chance to step in and solve a problem—for money. So in addition to making the world a better place, it also creates jobs in an economy that desperately needs it. Crowdswell is like a free market for doing good in that the “market” ultimately determines which projects receive funding, and which don’t, based on demand.
“Crowdswell addresses two important needs,’” said Crowdswell founder and President, Eric Dahl. “It allows people to have a positive impact in their community, with relatively low commitment of time or money. And it creates earning opportunities for people who are willing to help supply the solutions.”
“Too often we see problems but don’t have the time, money or know-how to solve them ourselves,’” said co-founder Dennis Magner. Crowdswell gives one person with a good idea a platform to attract other like-minded souls. When enough people jump on board, share their resources and swell the demand for a solution, everybody benefits.”
Potholes on your street. Graffiti on your block. Garbage along a stretch of river bank or beach. Crowdswell is rooted in the simple idea that when one becomes many, we become more influential. And that we can use this collective clout to affect positive change. As we unite around a cause, we swell the demand for a solution.
Crowdswell is using SXSW as an incubator to gather feedback, generate buzz and meet with potential investors.