“Ideas are cheap, execution is rare.” – Matt Crowe, AHHHA’s Founder and CEO.
After years of struggling to bring his ideas to life, Matt Crowe realized that the reality of successfully turning an idea into a product, company, service, or social movement is nearly impossible without the right resources, tools, connections, and money. Mr. Crowe witnessed truly great ideas not getting off the ground because the innovator lacked the resources, and Matt Crowe did not think that was right or fair.
In 2011, Mr. Crowe founded AHHHA, an online C2B platform that allows collaboration between innovators and trendsetters. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California AHHHA is a new company and it is the driving force behind social ideation. Matt Crowe’s AHHHA marketplace leverages the power of social networking and crowd sourcing by integrating algorithms to help bring any idea to life. AHHHA brings together people with creative ideas to share their thoughts and receive insight from other collaborators on the web in order to turn the concept into an executable product, business, or social movement. Visitors who participate can stake their claim to a new idea or provide other users with feedback and comments to improve their innovation, with the overarching goal being to produce tangible products and services. He calls it “social ideation,” as opposed to social media or networking. AHHHA has collapsed the highly fragmented process required to turn an idea from concept into a real-world product, service, or company.
When users log onto AHHHA.com, they are greeted by a simple home page with a box for entering an idea and a button to ‘claim it’. The system time stamps the idea and gives it a unique identifier, so that it belongs to the originator forever. They can choose to share it with the entire AHHHA community or a more private group.
As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AHHHA, Matt Crowe has maintained involvement through all stages of development, from writing the algorithms and developing the technology for this new platform, recruiting advisors, investors, developers, and other partners. Matt Crowe has been featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, BBC, and Entrepreneur Magazine and he tries to keep an active voice in the entrepreneurial and personal development scene nationally, and he continues to write, speak, and motivate others from his philosophical approach to business and life.