Ottawa's Ideavibes has announced that Expansion Bridge Mexico will be joining them as an Integration Partner for the Ideavibes Engagement Platform. Expansion Bridge will focus on capacity building in the area of engagement and open innovation for governments and corporations throughout Mexico and Latin America.
“We have seen an increasing demand from in Latin America from both companies and governments looking for an engagement platform that focuses on innovation and engagement and is tightly integrated with popular social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook," said Paul Dombowsky, Founder and CEO of Ideavibes. "Ideavibes is well positioned for growth in Latin America through this strong partner that understands the market and how best to capitalize on this growth. Early on we see demand from cities from all over the world looking for the tools to go beyond what surveys or public consultations can do. Making sure a broad spectrum of voices is heard, whether you are a brand or a city/state government, is important. Our platform focuses on enabling participation from as diverse a crowd as possible on any issue.”
According to Francisco Valverde, VP of Social Platforms of Expansion Bridge Mexico, there are few options for platforms in Spanish focused on open innovation, crowdsourcing or citizen engagement. “We are pleased to join Ideavibes as a Integration Partner and plan on implementing the new Spanish version of their platform to help our clients in Mexico and Latin America. We work with many brands, City and State Governments, and other public institutions to help them use consultation and innovation to build better products, deliver open government, and provide mechanisms for useful citizen engagement.”
The Ideavibes Crowd Engagement Platform enables organizations to create crowdsourcing or crowdfunding initiatives to solicit engagement from the community or crowd or market, and use this engagement and the ability to post, vote, and comment on ideas to come up with crowd-driven ideas that make change happen.
Ideavibes has implemented their Crowd Engagement Platform in cities such as San Francisco and Calgary. The patform is also the backbone for the recently launched Fundchange crowdfunding initiative sponsored by Vancouver-based Telus.