A: Yes, signup is free, and in our beta version, every feature is free to use.
A: We have 4 identities on our platform: entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and community members. You must pick a primary identity during the signup process, and you can have multiple identities. Identities allow users to quickly navigate the talent search feature.
A: Depending on which identity you declare, we deliver different benefits to you based on your stated interests. Please refer to the 'Benefits to You' section for more information.
A: Our platform is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. All of our features are specifically designed to make entrepreneurship easier and boost startup development. For example, let's say that you are trying to find a business partner, LinkedIn searches will return thousands of results, but which one will you pick? Our platform allows filter options by expertise, entrepreneurial interests, and availability. Furthermore, our tagging system for skill sets will expedite the process of finding the right people to meet your business needs.
A: The platinum members will have unlimited access to our site for free year round. Gold and Silver members will be rewarded with free credits each month. Basic members will have zero credits, and members will either need to buy credits or receive credits by helping e-powerhouse in return such as inviting friends to the site. This credit system will only be implemented starting in our beta version.
A: The crowd innovation feature asks people to pose problem they see or face that presents a need for innovation. This feature thus offers a threefold value:
1. It drives entrepreneurs to resolve the top problems voted on by community. In turn, a database of problems from the community immediately becomes a database of potential business ideas for entrepreneurs.
2. It helps innovative startups pick up customers by drawing more attention to their solutions for popular problems. (Please refer to the question regarding drawing new customers below.)
3. If a private network of discussions is created, this feature can be very useful for gathering feedback, Q&A, debugging processes, and improving internal organizational communication in formats such as executive meetings.
Please contact us for details on how this feature can help your organization or business at email@example.com.
A: Startups can only post jobs to the job board once they have created a startup profile on our startups database. You can create a startup profile under the 'Manage Startup' tab on your user profile page.
A: The ePowerhouse team will vote on which innovative startup in our database will be featured on the homepage.
A: Every week, the community's votes will put your startup in the spotlight. Each supporter for your startup earns you 1 point, while each follower earns you 2 points. The three startups with the most points from the current week will be featured on every user's profile.
A: Our crowd innovation is designed for everyone to use. If your product truly solves a problem, we encourage you to post the problem statement on our crowd innovation feature, and let it go viral to draw potential customers and community support who would agree with the problem you posed.
Thank you for visiting ePowerhouse. We are currently working to improve our site. We value your contributions and feedback as we advance the development of a platform where we can drive innovation together.
To join our community, please email our Project Manager Kai Fei (firstname.lastname@example.org) to gain access to our features that can make entrepreneurship easier for you.