Increasingly visible crowdsourcing platforms like Threadless scale quickly by harnessing the innovation power of crowds and capitalizing on networking effects. However, failure cases such as Quirky, show that sustaining ventures built upon crowdsourcing is a daunting task. Comparing Threadless’s success and Quirky’s failure provides valuable...

Following a successful one day CSW Summit last June we are back in October to Washington D.C., the world’s acknowledged policy and innovation center, for a five day Global Conference that will be the biggest and boldest Crowdsourcing Week event yet, built around our 2018...

Niklas Nordström, Mayor of Luleå, opened our five-day international crowdsourcing conference in Swedish Lapland on Tuesday March 20. The city of Luleå on the Baltic Sea coast near the Arctic Circle is the first of the conference’s two locations. Almost forty sector-leading speakers and panellists...