Ideas for Cities: Opportunity Match-making

Opportunity Match-making
Cities could host a technology platform and monthly meeting to enable people with ideas to share and get feedback from the community. Members of the community could voice their opinions and the city would seek to make connections between citizen entrepreneurs, neighborhoods, and investors. The city would earn a percentage—like a talent-agency would—for these connections.

This is part 26 of a continuing brainstorm on the future of cities, inaugurated at the CEOs for CitiesVelocity conference in September, 2009. We’ll post a new idea each day until we run out, at which point we’re counting on you to come up with something smart. Do you have a good idea for improving your city? Add it in the comments below, or tweet it to @GOOD with hashtag #cityideas—we’ll publish the best ones. Tomorrow’s idea: Citizen Branding.