The pipeline for innovation is generally set up so you have an idea, you form a team, and then you create a product or service. Examples of services like this include Kickstarter, Kiva, etc. A lot of companies help you after you've created something concrete, but we wanted to help people who had great innovations, creations or ideas but didn't have the right TEAM to follow through.
Really, we thought the missing factor was human capital. Top-tier human capital is isolated in communities all over the globe - examples include software programmers in Silicon Valley, mechanical engineers in China, and biotechnologists in Boston.
This was our two-fold focus: using technology to bring talented people together, and then to bridge the space between them.
Our generation's problem is finding passions - we wanted to use connectivity and technology to help people find things they're passionate about, achieve their goals, and to bridge the space keeps people apart. We wanted to create global opportunity and passion.
Introducing: Innovate.com, and the Innovate Bridge.