Have you ever had an idea for a product, but didn’t know how to make it? Or maybe you were just, as TechCrunch puts it, “catastrophically lazy.” In that case, Noodlecrumbs might be the ticket towards your dream gadget. (Incidentally, I believe we have reached the “shark jumped” point of startup naming.)
Noodlecrumbs allows users to pitch ideas to “the crowd.” If enough community members agree to fund the idea, then corporations or groups with the resources to make the idea a reality submit proposals. Contributors vote to select the winning proposal.
The amount of equity, if any, that the progenitor of the idea retains is still an unknown. Noodlecrumbs is definitely in development stage one. But with some refinement and simplification, the idea seems sound.