Cambrian House enables people to take an idea for new software and put it to a vote. The network of developers, entrepreneurs, and investors, among others, selects the favorites and works to turn them into products. Even better, members who actively participate in the community of ideas earn shares in Cambrian House -- simply by commenting on business ideas, editing profiles or contributing code. So far the site has 35,000 members and some 5,400 ideas have been submitted.
CEO: Michael J. Sikorsky
Location: Calgary, Canada
Funding:: $7.5 million (angel investors)