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picklesmcgherkin picklesmcgherkin is offline
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Hi there,

I've got what I think will be a fairly revolutionary idea (don't we all!!!) but am having trouble deciding where to start with bringing it to fruition.

The whole thing is web-based and while I have a lot of web design experience and a number of relatively complicated sites online, what I'm looking at doing is well beyond my capabilities.

What I want to know is how I can go about discussing the idea with web designers etc. without running the risk of the idea being "nicked".

Can one simply sell an "idea" to a company, or is it best having the product up and running?
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moneyman's Avatar moneyman moneyman is offline
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to quote the economist


"If it's just an idea, it's worth £10,000; if it has a credible management team in place, it might be worth £100,000. On the other hand, if it has sold something for real money to real customers, it could be worth £500,000."

http://www.economist.com/business/di...ory_id=7905466

forget too much paranoia. unless it is patentable a decent non disclosure agreement should do.
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I can send you over an NDA if you wish that I would be happy to sign to discuss your project? Give me a shout on contact @ openmindedsolutions.co.uk
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to quote the economist


"If it's just an idea, it's worth £10,000; if it has a credible management team in place, it might be worth £100,000. On the other hand, if it has sold something for real money to real customers, it could be worth £500,000."

http://www.economist.com/business/di...ory_id=7905466

forget too much paranoia. unless it is patentable a decent non disclosure agreement should do.
Thanks for the response. Interesting stuff. Obviously I'd love to take it further myself than just the "idea" stage.

Might I be able to discuss it with you in your role at AMVC?

What information would you require from me in order to be able to look in to it further ?

Openmind, thanks to you, too. I'll drop you a line.

All the best, gang.
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get in contact via my site and i will give you my phone number
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get in contact via my site and i will give you my phone number
Many thanks. Off on holiday for the weekend (at airport now) but will get in touch when I'm back.

I look forward to chatting with you.
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oops! i replied to the trong thread, sorry. Hopefully mods can delete this post
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