Crowd-sourcing meaningful solutions through collaborative design.


Connecting nonprofit organizations with private companies and outside thinkers, Protostar solves organizational challenges through collaborative design. Leveraging existing social networks, users post challenges to a broad range of experts. Users receive a social cred score based on the quality and quantity of their responses, drawing attention to their values as well as their work. Challenges can be targeted to specific experts or opened to all followers. Beyond sourcing solutions, Protostar provides the opportunity for nonprofits to engage directly with a community of supporters while enabling corporate partners to bring real meaning to their social responsibility initiatives.

Team Members: Chris Gagne, Gabriela Jaeger, Greg Chase, Jiwon Hong, Luke Fromowize, and Shannon Clark

Reinvent Business


Reinvent Business challenged creative minds from across design, technology, business and academia to build a more human and truly social enterprise. For two days, 150 change-makers gathered in frog’s San Francisco studio to rapidly ideate, design and build software concepts and prototypes with the potential to transform business from within. By translating abstract values into concrete workplace experiences, the 20 concepts below enable companies and the people within them to unlock their human potential, make better decisions and create a positive impact on our world.

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