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  1. 1.<br />How to open business registers & public company data in 54 hours<br />Presentation by ToonVanagt (@Toon) & Eric Rodriguez (@wavyx) on @openbizbe<br />#Twunch2/3/2011 Rooftop terrace cabinet @VincentVQ<br />
  2. 2.<br />Start-up weekend Brussels 2011<br />Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which brings together people with different skillsets - from software developers and graphics designers to business-minded aspiring entrepreneurs - to pitch ideas, form teams, and attempt to transform a mere idea into the beginnings of a viable startup business over the course of a weekend… <br />
  3. 3. Public Belgian company data are:<br />Scattered over several websites:<br />Balanscentrale NBB / Centrale des Bilans BNB (<br />Kruispuntbankondernemingen/ (<br />BelgischStaatsblad / MoniteurBelge(<br />…<br />Unstructured <br />Hard to explore (interface, cookies, pop-ups)<br />Hard to share<br /><br />
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  5. 5. Hard to use: change settings on browser…<br /><br />
  6. 6. Heavy legal disclaimers: prison penalties<br />Upto5 year of prison for copying data from public registers for commercial use<br />( “Op het misbruik van Public Search staan straffen van vrijheidsberoving vanaf drie maand tot vijf jaar engeldboetes van 25 tot 500 euro”<br />Not allowed to redistribute data for free ( “U mag de gegevens niet gratis ter beschikking stellen van derden, behalve als u daarvoor het akkoord heeft van de Beheersdienst van de KBO.”<br /><br />
  7. 7. Private data service providers sell structured public data and personal info<br />
  8. 8. Why<br />Difficult for non-experts to get quick overview about financial and personal information of company stakeholders<br />Lack of transparency comparedto many other countries<br />Information spread over several sites<br />Existing paid models targeted at companies with big data acquisition budgets and information needs<br />Diminish risk for SME’s of dealing with wrong suppliers or non paying customers<br />Let others experiment with public government data (save tax money)<br /><br />
  9. 9. What Would Google Do? (@jeffjarvis) <br />Crawl public web sources<br />Extract useful data (OCR)<br />Structure information<br />Offer easy search & fast consolidated results<br />Add value with alerts<br />…<br /><br />
  10. 10. Quick demo: Jean-Claude LogéFormer Manager of the Year and founder of Systemat resigned without press release nor coverage<br /><br />
  11. 11. Search & share published records on Twitter & Facebook<br />Find local companies (eg: ‘Kortrijk’)<br />Find unmarried entrepreneurs (eg ‘mademoiselle ‘ for matchmakingor female entrepreneurial empowerment organisation)<br />Find ‘starters’<br /><br />
  12. 12. Quote<br />Unlike Facebook, there are no privacy options you can set as a Belgian company stakeholder. Government regulation aimsto protect third parties and therefor those who own and manage companies are identifiable on personal level to beaccountable…<br /><br />
  13. 13. Useful links<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> &<br /><br /><br /><br />
  14. 14. Extra time <br />Next slides are for reference and might be used during Q&A<br /><br />
  15. 15. « Initial » Business Model<br /><ul><li>Customer Segment
  16. 16. SME in Belgium (240.000)
  17. 17. Extensible to non-profit organizations
  18. 18. Potential revenues
  19. 19. Freemium model withsubscription for alerts
  20. 20. Pay-per-click for subscriptionalerts « allergic »
  21. 21. Costs
  22. 22. Cloud infrastructure – minimal operating costs
  23. 23. Viral Marketing – no direct sales
  24. 24. Partners
  25. 25. Economicorganizations
  26. 26. Public business curators</li></li></ul><li><br /><br />
  27. 27.<br />FEATURE: ALERTS <br />Subscribe for all future documents mentioning a company or stakeholder<br />Add “Brice Le Blévennec” to your watchlist<br />link to original document<br />
  28. 28. Extra time: what about free searchresults but paidalerts?<br />