Hero in the Crowd presented by HeroX
Innovating With COVID-19
Hero in the Crowd presented by HeroX
Innovating With COVID-19
May 06, 2020

This pandemic is one of the greatest challenges the global economy has faced - and clearly, the impact is going to be felt for years to come - but it’s also one of the best times to be bold, to experiment and put new ideas into practice, to look back at your company culture and change for the better.

It is amazing how quickly the world is changing. Business is shifting and things are moving so much quicker than they've ever moved before.

In this episode, we are talking about how the entire world has mobilized itself to really deal with this pandemic, and how crowdsourcing platforms are stepping in and joining forces to create better solutions to all the challenges we’re facing. I am joined today by Christian Cotichini – the co-founder and CEO of HeroX - and by  some of our key partners: Clinton Bonner – VP at TopCoder; Frank Ricotta – CEO and Founder of BurstIQ; Tim Silman – Senior Manager & Partnership Lead at XPrize;

Listen to this episode of Hero in the Crowd, to hear some amazing shares and strategies from four incredible leaders in innovation.

Questions asked:

  • How the idea of fail fast and iterate has impacted the new environment of today? (06:25)
  • How has COVID affected each of your organizations? (21:33)
  • When you, guys, forward-look to the new normal, how do you see that impacting each of your organizations and maybe even your view on the world? (44:54)

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How innovation in any field is born from the collaboration between experts and non-experts. (03:32)
  • What to do if you have an idea but you don’t know how to patent or license it. (10:21)
  • How TopCoder helps its community to execute their ideas faster and get to market quicker. (16:00)
  • What BurstIQ does to help people in big and small enterprises to innovate in their fields. (17:06)
  • The role XPrize plays in incentivizing innovations that solve the major challenges of humanity. (18:27)
  • The ways in which TopCoder, BurstIQ, XPrize, and HeroX are trying to raise resilience in dealing with network effects. (27:40)
  • How to move fast in an increasingly slow environment. (40:07)

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