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Sponzu – Watch Ads To Fund Ideas

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Sponzu assists individuals, communities and organizations in bringing their ideas to life by helping them raise the funding required to drive the idea.

Target Audience: Users of social networks (Facebook, Twitter), early adopter crowd.
Website URL: http://sponzu.com


Feedback sought:

  • Visit http://sponzu.com. Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
  • Are the instructions clear?
  • Support an idea. What do you think of the process?
  • Did you register? Did you use Facebook connect? Why or why not?
  • Do you like the concept?
  • Would you submit an idea/project if you had one? Why or why not?

About Sponzu:

Sponzu assists individuals, communities and organizations in bringing their ideas to life by helping them to raise the funding required to drive the idea.

Unlike traditional crowdfunding platforms, Sponzu asks for people’s time, not money. Supporters of ideas simply have to donate time to watch a short video ad provided by one of our sponsors, in order to donate funding towards an idea. Supporters of ideas have the opportunity to contribute further funding by rating the video, providing feedback on it, completing marketing surveys, and sharing the idea, as well as sponsor’s materials within their social networks. Through the collective viewing of ads, ideas attract their funding and our sponsors add significant value on their sponsorship: creating goodwill and generating brand exposure, product awareness, brand associations, and positive PR.

Sponzu’s mission is to encourage all ideas, no matter how small or unrealistic they might seem. We want to help people realize that difference can be made without significant capital investment. By sharing a small fraction of their time anyone can make a dream come true!

Our model relies on self-promotion, where idea owners are encouraged to spread their ideas with friends and across social networks to attract supporters. Idea supporters are in turn encouraged to solicit their networks to fund the idea.

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  1. [1]
    Jan 20 2011
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    Visit http://sponzu.com. Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? I think the site is a way to post new idea videos and profit from the ads placed on the ads by people that actually watch the videos.   It’s also a site for people to watch new ideas being presented through video.
    Are the instructions clear? Yes.  The instructions for submitting an idea are very clear.  I think that it would be something that can be done in a very short period of time.   The instructions for supporting an idea are also very self explanatory.
    Support an idea. What do you think of the process? Actually, it’s a very easy fun process.  Watching the ad video was totally pain free, short and sweet.  I enjoyed the fact that it was this easy to support an idea and I feel good about helping.
    Did you register? Did you use Facebook connect? Why or why not? I did register.  I did not use the Facebook connect because I do not have a Facebook at this moment.  I think that it is something I will consider in the future though.
    Do you like the concept? I do like this concept.  I like the fact that you place a “current theme” and that all ideas must go along with that theme.  That kind of limits the spam, so I feel better about supporting the ideas that are on the site.
    Would you submit an idea/project if you had one? Why or why not? I definitely would have no qualms about submitting an idea on here.  I think it’s a great, positive way to earn revenue from the ads all while doing so for a worthy cause.     I feel very secure in knowing that all ideas and screened for verification as well.
    Great site.  I will bookmark and use it often!!

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    PGS28
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    Points: 425
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    Jan 20 2011
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    Points: 10877
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    Jan 20 2011
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    Tricia
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    Points: 700
    Rank: Level 7
    Has Helped 14 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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  5. [5]
    halilevren
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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    prwriter2008
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    Points: 1200
    Rank: Level 8
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    Jan 20 2011
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    Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000009627 StartFragment:0000000487 EndFragment:0000009611 <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P {…
     

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  7. [7]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 20 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback! It is very valuable and much appreciated!

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    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 20 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback!

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    Latasha
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    Points: 8628
    Rank: Level 13
    Has Helped 171 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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  10. [10]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 20 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback and for pointing out some HTML issues. These were already taken care of.
    To address your questions/suggestions:
    1) Yes, the tags and the ideas are SEO friendly.
    2) We will certainly feature successfully funded ideas as soon as we have some. (the site has been in production for only a few weeks)
    3) There are no strings attached. We do reserve the right to audit successfully funded projects and to make sure the money is used as promised.

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    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 20 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback!
    Looking forward to receiving your idea!

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    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 20 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback!
    Looking forward to your idea submission!

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    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 20 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback, it is very helpful!

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    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 20 2011
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    Thank you for the feedback!

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    TaOliveira
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    Points: 50
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Jan 20 2011
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  16. [16]
    gailsaid
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    Points: 26
    Rank: Level 3
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    Jan 21 2011
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    Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about? Not really…
     

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  17. [17]
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    Points: 833
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    Jan 21 2011
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  18. [18]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 21 2011
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    We appreciate your feedback, thank you!

  19. [19]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 21 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback!
    The money is transferred to idea owner’s Paypal account upon successful funding of the idea.

  20. [20]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 21 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback! You raise some interesting points that will certainly be considered.

  21. [21]
    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
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    Jan 21 2011
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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
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    Jan 21 2011
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    $5 awarded to MomKelly2.
     

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    Orchid7
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    Points: 1303
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 20 Startups
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    Jan 21 2011
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  24. [24]
    Sierra12346
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    Points: 3287
    Rank: Level 11
    Has Helped 64 Startups
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    Jan 22 2011
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    Points: 50
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    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Jan 23 2011
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    Visit http://sponzu.com. Spend no more than 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?…
     

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    starvingsquirrel
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    Points: 626
    Rank: Level 7
    Has Helped 9 Startups
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    Jan 23 2011
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  27. [27]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 23 2011
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    Dustin,
    Thank you for you feedback! All points are well taken and we will be improving very soon, especially the Sponsors page. Please come back within a few days to see the new page. In the meantime, if you are interested, please feel free to contact me and I will send you the sponsorship package for review.
    Regarding our verification process. We do have a project approval process, where we review all submitted ideas and unfortunately have to decline some. We have a further layer of verification where idea owners submit documents to us and if all is well their ideas get a Verified badge. We are looking to improve on this process as well.
     
    Again, I thank you for the feedback!

  28. [28]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 23 2011
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    Thank you for the feedback, hope you visit us again soon!

  29. [29]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 23 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. We will certainly review FAQ page to make sure it is professional and well-written.

  30. [30]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 23 2011
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    Thank you! We will certainly look into clarifying the process better.

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    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5266
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    Jan 23 2011
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    $5 awarded to starvingsquirrel.
     

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    mustangsally105
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    Points: 701
    Rank: Level 7
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    Jan 23 2011
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    Points: 375
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    Has Helped 5 Startups
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    Jan 24 2011
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  34. [34]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 24 2011
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    Thank you so much for the feedback and your ideas. We are certainly looking into adding categorization by location, so come back soon to see this option.

  35. [35]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 24 2011
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    Thank you very much for your feedback! Hope you share some of your ideas with us soon!

  36. [36]
    StartUpLift
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    $5 awarded to jdcaraujo.
     

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  37. [37]
    mikib
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    Points: 1575
    Rank: Level 9
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    Jan 25 2011
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    mothernature1967
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
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    Jan 25 2011
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  39. [39]
    Kay2010
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    Points: 753
    Rank: Level 7
    Has Helped 18 Startups
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    Jan 27 2011
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  40. [40]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 27 2011
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    Thank you for your comments!

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    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 27 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback!
    Schools are certainly a great candidate for raising money via our site, we have a couple, so would be great to see more.

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    Natalie Kaminski
    Jan 27 2011
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    Thank you for your review!

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    Kelley Schepper
    Jan 27 2011
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    What do you think about this site?
    This site seems to be a good way to get started with videos to make money. It explains clearly exactly what you need to do.
    Are the instructions clear?
    Yes, the instructions a clear, simple and to the point. They tell you exactly what to do and how to get started.
    Support an idea. What do you think of the process?
    I think the process is simple and overall a great idea. Sharing things via twitter and facebook are a new norm in most peoples lives and this is a great easy way to monetize on this.
    Did you register? Did you use FAcebook connect. Why or Why not?
    No at this time I did not however I bookmarked the page so that I can register soon. I am in the process of changing my facebook login and therefore I want to register with my new information.
    Do you like the concept?
    I do. I think that it is a great way to reach out to people as well as help a community.
    Would you support an idea/project if you had one? why or why not?
    Yes definately!! This is a great way to get a message out and I would be first on board with my support!

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    lyndzeb
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    Points: 1451
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    Jan 28 2011
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    myrii
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    Points: 225
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    Feb 4 2011
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    myrii
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    mizzcurlysue
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    Points: 125
    Rank: Level 4
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    Feb 6 2011
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    StartUpLift
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    Feb 7 2011
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    $5 awarded to Nuria.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    tthau2010
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    ManuelaE
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    Points: 75
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  54. [54]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Feb 8 2011
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    Thank you for your honest and detailed feedback! We will investigate and resolve the Facebook connect issues ASAP.

  55. [55]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Feb 8 2011
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    Thank you! We appreciate your feedback.

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    Natalie Kaminski
    Feb 8 2011
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    Thank you for your time and feedback!

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    Natalie Kaminski
    Feb 8 2011
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    Thank you! We will look into the pop-up issue.

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    StartUpLift
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    Feb 9 2011
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    laney22bbc
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    Points: 525
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    Feb 9 2011
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    mattgsx
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    Points: 901
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    Feb 9 2011
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    asdf194
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    Points: 50
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    jmacnmoqui
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    Points: 125
    Rank: Level 4
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    Feb 9 2011
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          What do you think the site is about? Fundraising for individual or organization’s…
     

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    amdmy
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    Points: 25
    Rank: Level 2
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    Feb 10 2011
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  64. [64]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Feb 10 2011
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    Thank you for your thorough feedback!
    We are looking forward to seeing your idea on the site and don’t forget to join our Facebook Page.

  65. [65]
    Natalie Kaminski
    Feb 10 2011
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    Thank you for your feedback and valuable suggestions. Many of items that you have mentioned will be included in our next release, so make sure to come back 🙂

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    aethermind
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    Feb 11 2011
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    kandy_picard
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    Feb 11 2011
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    StartUpLift
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    StartUpLift
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    lynd
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    Feb 12 2011
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    What do you think the site is about? A creative way to fund ideas by watching short videos from sponsors.…
     

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    JohnBabich2
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    Feb 14 2011
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    ReverseFalcon
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    Feb 19 2011
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    Joyce
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    Feb 20 2011
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    StartUpLift
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    Feb 21 2011
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    $5 awarded to Joyce.
     

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