Cambrian House

Cambrian House

Launched in 2006, Cambrian House began as a crowdsourcing community using a wisdom of crowds based approach to discover new business and technology ideas. Today, Cambrian House equips other enterprises to adopt open innovation using its Chaordix™ crowdsourcing platform.

Chaordix is the global standard in crowdsourced market intelligence. Chaordix uses the power of crowdsourcing to help the world's leading companies and organizations gain business insight and competitive advantage. Our Crowd Intelligence™ community solutions are helping clients such as E.ON, IBM, The Government of Ireland, Orange, P&G, and PwC leverage our unique crowdsourcing techniques and technology to drive market research, brand loyalty and innovation.


News on Cambrian House

You should pitch to Rogers Ventures
Rogers Ventures, a new source of early stage seed level investment for technology start-ups, is continuing its cross-Canada tour to looking to invest money into people, ideas and startups.... more
How to be a great moderator
Panel discussions are a great way to pack a bunch of information in to a short time frame. The key to an awesome panel is the moderator. The moderator keeps a tight rein on the speakers, a close... more
Crowdsourcing + Government. A bright future?
Social media tools and open innovation platforms are contributing to the possibility of an open government in the near future, but is the technology enough? As two trends are emerging, it is... more
Counter-intuitive lessons learned from start up life
Working in a start up environment is exciting. When you're in the thick of things, it is easy to make mistakes. It's easier to look back and think about how those mistakes seemed like a good idea... more
Is crowdsourced journalism making you dumber?
We get information faster than ever these days, but to what end? Twitter and blogs are great for up-to-the-minute details on what's happening in the world. However, we've started to rely on this... more
Women Speakers at Tech Conferences: Is there an issue?
This isn't a new debate, but has recently resurfaced with a Top Ten Social Media Speakers list that didn't include any women. Plenty of smart people have chimed in on this, so we thought we'd take... more
Analytics: Stalking your readers the legal way
You've got a website and you know people are spending time on it. How do you get more information on them? What do they like about your website? Who are they? These are all questions good analytics... more
The true value of social media
With yesterday's Twitter and Facebook interruptions, we're faced with asking ourselves some difficult questions. There's the "What do I do all day?" question that you'll have to answer on your own.... more
How to explain your web2.0 job at the pub
There are plenty of people in the world that go through life without spending any time on The Internet and you've decided you want to spend some time with some of them. What do you say when the... more
Social Networking - Not just for The Internet anymore
Going to expensive conferences is awesome. Between learning about what's next, mingling with the brightest in your industry and making deals, everyone sees the value in attending. But who wants to... more
Social Media: Why it pays to be super awesome to almost everyone
or lessons I’ve learned from interacting with strangers on the Internet all day... Remember in high school when being mean to people made you more popular? Fortunately the internet was built... more
How not to crowdsource
While the world is still figuring out this new method of collaboration, we’d like to salute a few of those fearless, bleeding-edge teams that went out and made the mistakes, so no one else... more
How to have a great conference experience
Why do people most often attend conferences? Is it what they learn? Who they meet? The all-access pass to free lanyards, pens and USB sticks? Here's some tips to get you prepared for a great... more
How to be a great community manager in five easy steps
This latest post comes the one and only Sarah Blue. She is in charge of community outreach at Cambrian House. Everyone is familiar with Kathy Sierra’s analogy that a good community manager... more
Chaordix fine-tunes bringing the crowd to the enterprise
Cambrian House is known for being innovation leaders in the Calgary, and Canadian, tech scene. Now with their latest update of Chaordix, the company is promising “enterprise level... more
Startup School Calgary Presents: A (short) evening of pitches
I'm sure most of you in the Calgary Startup Scene have heard about the Startup School ran by MJ Sikorsky.  Well this coming Tuesday (March 24th) MJ is hosting an investment pitch sesh with 3... more
Digital Media People to watch in Alberta in 2009
Thanks to the popularity of our Digital Media People to watch in BC in 2009 list, we're expanding the concept for 2009 and publishing lists for Alberta and Ontario. Here are our picks for Alberta:... more
Smart and Hungry in Calgary?
Jon Lam of Calgary's Ph03nix New Media Inc. is taking smart people out for lunch and writing about it online at Lunch with Smart People. Great concept. Up first is Cambrian House's MJ Sikorsky at... more
Startup School this weekend
Do you want to increase the chances of your Startup's success? If so, you need to sign up for Startup School this weekend! Startup School is a practical, how-to course about starting, financing,... more
Cambrian House - For the record: we’re not dead
TechCrunch managed to post another incorrect story over the weekend.  Serkan Toto made it to the last paragraph before he misspoke, calling Cambrian House “now-defunct”. Let me... more
Web 2.0 & Crowdsourcing: From Sideshow to the Big Tent?
What is Web 2.0? Is it a sideshow for small companies or a worthwhile strategy for the mainstream? KPMG hosted a session last night in Vancouver on The Corporate Adoption of Web 2.0. The evening... more
Lessons From Cambrian House, A Crowdsourcing Pioneer
I recently interviewed Mike Sikorsky on some of the lessons learned from the creation and development of Cambrian House, a pioneer in crowdsourcing. By way of disclaimer, Mike and I have since... more
Cambrian House Makes Good on Greedy or Needy
Calgary's Cambrian House and Vancouver's MakeGood Technologies announced today that MakeGood will license the Cambrian House's Chaordix crowdsourcing platform and acquire Cambrian House's... more
Cambrian House gets the axe
So much for the wisdom of crowds. Techcrunch (and Mark Evans) are reporting that Calgary crowdsourcing up-start Cambrian House is headed for the deadpool. Apparently VC Spencer Trask passed on... more
Cambrian House explains crowdsourcing
Cambrian House, the site that revolves around harnessing the power of online crowds to affect change and create business, summarized their future plans at the 22nd Annual Angel Forum at the SFU... more

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