The Big Announcement!

plug.jpg To all of my loyal, brilliant, really-good-looking readers:

Yesterday I was honored to learn that one of my ideas has been selected as one of the 16 competitors in the April IdeaWarz tournament.  This is a four round, head-to-head competition to find a great new startup idea, with the winner walking away with $10,000 to turn their idea into reality! 

This is a huge opportunity for me – and I’m asking for your help!  For those of you who dig my blog and wish to offer your support, please go here and vote.  And for you trolls who think I suck, here’s your chance to stick it to me!  Go here and vote for the other guy!!  

This round of voting ends on Wednesday, April 11.  Typically it only takes about 50-60 votes to get through to the next round and the difference between winner and loser is usually less than 10 votes, so every vote definitely counts.  Thanks for your support and I apologize for the shameless plug.  We’ll be returning to our regularly scheduled crappy ideas shortly.  🙂

Here’s the idea, it was the idea #3 when I started the site and has always secretly been one of my favorites:

There are lots of local restaurant sites out there. How to stand out? Simplify! Imagine a desktop widget that loops a series of tasty-looking pictures from nearby restaurants’ menus. The widget would show three things – the food, the price, and a “Food Me” button. If you see something that looks good, just click the button and the food will be delivered right to your office, home, dorm room, etc..

The set-up would be similar to Amazon’s one-click feature, where you enter your address and billing information, provide information about the type of food you generally like, etc.. Local restaurants would pay for the ability to market their food directly to “Food Me” users and work with a “Food Me” account manager to set everything up (menus, pictures, workflow for the restaurant to deliver food).

 Thoughts or comments?  Are there any good restaurant delivery sites out there that could be potential partners?  Am I the only one hoping and praying for the return of Kozmo?

http://ideawarz.cambrianhouse.com/tournament/matchup/111

p.s.  you’re looking really great, have you recently lost weight?  OK, OK, I’ll stop!

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7 responses to “The Big Announcement!

  1. Congratulations – you have my vote !

  2. Thanks, man!

  3. YOU are sick! Dude, I cannot believe how many of these ideas I like…I had to actually go back and read your page without my Google reader just in case i missed any visuals…this is exciting…I RARELY find sites I know I will read every day!

  4. Voted!
    I like the name FoodMe by the way.

  5. dude, yur ideas are so awesome! i never knew u were so smart!

  6. Dude, your ideas are so awesome! I never knew you were so smart!

  7. Thanks again to everyone who voted, I sincerely appreciate it.

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