How smart is your startup incubator? Check in on PeerSquare and find out

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How influential are the people who check in to your startup space? Physical tech incubators and startup spaces like Dog Patch Labs or Kicks Labs, and counterparts like TechHub and WhiteBearYard in London or Innovation Works in Beijing often make a lot of the hot young talent they attract. But there’s never really been a way to sort the wheat from the chaff – until now.

PeerIndex, which competes with Klout in measuring the niche expertise and influence of Twitter users, has worked with social media agency Raak to mashup its platform with location based social network Foursquare.

The result is PeerSquare, which ranks the influence of people based on their location on Foursquare. They’ve now added that to a venue lists of startups spaces here.

The listing shows who has checked-in and what their PeerIndex Score is.

Personally I can see an index developing somwhere, but for now it’s a little bit of fun.

  • http://twitter.com/wildebees Wessel van Rensburg

    At present it is just a proof of concept, but since we made it, we have realised there are some exciting possibilities.

    An HTML5 mobile app is in the offing – it will take you straight to the venue your currently in and will have a few more nifty features that I’m sure will make it more than fun.

    At Mobile World Congress Eric Schmidt said that we are used to the phone being a communications platform, and now also a data browsing platform, but what about a new third possibility, mobile as a serendipity platform?

  • Anonymous

    This is just bogus

  • http://www.facebook.com/adriaan.pelzer Adriaan Pelzer

    Thebusinessguy, you’ll have to give me a bit more to work with. I’m not sure how to translate “just bogus” into a bug fix.

  • http://twitter.com/kookiedoo Kirsty Bell

    It’ll be interesting to see how apps which use the APIs of more than one social media data source begin to become useful as these new technologies scale. I guess the main issue here is the quality of data being used – any determinant of “reach”, “influence”, “intelligence”, etc is always going to be subjective but Peersquare is a great illustration of the potential to create insight from mashing up data which is freely available.

  • Mark

    Nice to see South Africans leading the way, as usual!

  • Mark

    Nice to see South Africans leading the way, as usual!

  • Anonymous

    loveshopping.us

  • http://twitter.com/fu2ri fu2ri

    http://www.peerindex.com points to godaddy, yak!

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