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Mind Stack combines imagination and collaboration

Erika Faust | Interrobang | News | March 18th, 2013



David Uram knew he wanted to start a technology business, but didn't have programming skills. William Favaro was looking to start a venture, but didn't have business skills.

“Where do we meet, of all places? The classifieds website, Kijiji,” Uram remembered with a chuckle. “There was kind of a disconnect; why would you meet human resources there?”

This disconnect inspired Uram and Favaro to create Mind Stack, a website that connects people with ideas and people with skills.

“It's really meant to be action -oriented; the people you meet here are going to be the ones to take action and get involved,” Uram described.

Mind Stack is a place for users to post their ideas, track their progress and post updates. Other users can offer their skills to projects that interest them. It's a way for people to collaborate on ideas within a local community or across the world.

“We really think (Mind Stack) is a powerful concept, and our platform promotes this kind of activity to help people accomplish what they want,” Uram said. “Going at any project alone is tough, but having someone work with you who shares the same interest and passion is a powerful combination.”

Students in particular could benefit from Mind Stack by using it to hone their skills, gain real-world experience in starting a business and make solid connections that could prove useful in later years.

Uram and Favaro plan to launch the site in September, and Uram already has big plans for the future. “In the next three years, we're hoping to have 20 million unique users,” he said. “I think we can get there based on what's happened in the last 13 years in technology”

Uram and Favaro are currently seeking testers for the site, and they are specifically asking for help from Fanshawe College and Western University students. The site is mostly aimed at Gen Y and Z users, as Uram said he believes younger adults approach technology with a different mindset.

Sign up for Mind Stack and provide your email address. You'll receive a message describing what Mind Stack is looking for, and you'll be asked whether you want to be a tester or you want to be notified of the site's launch. Testers will gain early access to the site, and will be able to post their ideas and skills so they can begin mindstacking as early as April.

For more information or to sign up as a website tester, head to mindstack.co.
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