Venture Idea #2 - TwitterWire

Someone build this please. The Idea: A system that acts as a tweet router. The first application; Micro Press Releases.

On one side, Business owners would sign up with their twitter accounts and supply some basic information about their business.

  • Name
  • City
  • Date Founded
  • Industry ex. Tech-Web-Social Network
  • Stage ex. Pre-seed, funded, established
  • Number of empoyees range
  • Annual Revenue range

On the other side, anyone can sign up with their twitter account and select the types of companies they would like to receive news about. ex. I would pick all tech startups in Ottawa and Toronto, Digg, Google, and Apple by name, as well as any alternative fuel companies.

Let's assume this venture is called TwitterWire. The domain is taken, but nothing is hosted there. I already checked.

You would then follow user twitterwire on Twitter and automatically receive all twitter wire news releases that meet the criteria you selected. This makes for a great way to keep up to date with all the happenings in the business/startup world.

To the right is a screenshot with a mockup of how the tweets could be displayed. These two tweets from Devshop and Shopify(1st and 5th tweets) would appear because they matched the criteria I selected, without me having to discover and follow them myself. At the top is how you would submit your own micro press release.

Step 1: Build the site to allow twitter users to submit their business and subscribe to other business' feeds. Build a system that follows everyone who has registered and upon receiving a tweet from them, fire it off to anyone who's listening criteria matches the tweeter company.  Twitter wire tweets would be nothing more than a headline and a link.

Getting startups to sign up first would be a great starting point. There's nobody more willing to share information about their company.

Business' get to broadcast their news. Everyone gets to easily keep up to date with what's going on. Everybody wins.

Step 3: Profit

Venture Idea #1 - Music Everywhere

In a perfect world my cell phone, regardless of carrier or manufacturer would know every song that was playing around me over the course of the day. It would let me purchase it immediately and listen to it on the way home or at the very least, I could mark it for purchase or review later.

The Idea

A platform to give musicians circulation in coffee shops, elevators, waiting rooms, retails stores and other public places. This platforms ties to a standard implemented by all phone companies(manufacturers and providers) allowing any phone to know what song is currently playing and providing the means for the consumer to purchase the song.

Money Flow: Consumer -> Venture -> Stores, Carriers & Musicians

Step 1: Develop the platform. Build the standard. Sell the products to the various locations. These are nothing more than web enabled mp3 players with some business logic. Develop the website for musicians to upload music. Handle the sales transactions and take a piece off the top. Musicians and labels earn money and get more circulation. Cell carriers earn a portion of every song sold, as well as benefit from increased data usage. The shops earn a portion of every song sold from their location. Consumers get easy access to an abundant music supply. Everybody wins.

Step 3: Profit