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Quirky Taking Social Entrepreneurship to Next Level

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Ever wanted to invent something but did not have the resources to back your idea? Ever felt bogged down by the corporate sector capitalizing on their enormous budgets to develop a solution that was originally your idea? Ever felt too incompetent in the modern world to provide the world with something of value just because you got the blueprint but no team to put that into action?

Not any longer. Quirky has it solved.

All you need to do is to come up with that one great idea to satisfy a consumer need in any way possible, and sit back and relax. If your idea is selected, it will be polished further and Quirky’s team made of creative artists, engineers, financiers, distributors and suppliers will do the rest for you. You will get paid for the idea and the world will benefit too. Ever thought about how magic works – take a look at Quirky’s product development to know.

As a social products development company, it has revolutionized the entire notion of developing custom-made consumer-oriented products. Or if you are on the other side, then you probably have never quite been satisfied by any of the consumer products that many companies have been providing you. You want something that is just right to fit the bill and meet your exact requirements, right? Sounds impossible to fulfill, doesn’t it?

Not any longer. Quirky has it solved.

Shop for any product that suits your purpose and it will be shipped right at your doorstep. Just for instance if you are tired of squeezing fruits to release the juice out of them and resultantly getting your hands dirty, but have to get the juice out anyhow, Quirky has a solution for you. It has developed a product it names ‘Stem’ which you put on top of the fruit. The juice is easily sprayed over whichever food item you like by simply pressing the button just like you would do with a deodorant. And of course it’s affordable! What’s the point of social entrepreneurship if it’s not accessible by those who really need it? Talk about an easy world!

What’s fascinating is the way Quirky has taken social entrepreneurship to a whole new level. With products developed by ordinary people for ordinary people, it has reaffirmed to the world that the only way mankind can progress is if it maintains this symbiotic relationship strong.

Written by Mehreen Omer
The writer is a digital media scientist and a cultural critic. You can catch her on Twitter @mehreen_omer Profile