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openbiz.be project on opening Belgian company records

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openbiz.be project on opening Belgian company records

  1. 1. www.openbiz.be<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. www.openbiz.be<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 (http://bcc.nbb.be/BCCIA0101/WEB/actions/startbcc?lang=N)<br />Kruispuntbankondernemingen/ (http://kbopub.economie.fgov.be/kbopub/zoekwoordenform.html)<br />BelgischStaatsblad / MoniteurBelge(http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/cgi_tsv/tsv.pl)<br />…<br />Unstructured <br />Hard to explore (interface, cookies, pop-ups)<br />Hard to share<br />www.openbiz.be<br />
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  5. 5. Hard to use: change settings on browser…<br />www.openbiz.be<br />
  6. 6. Heavy legal disclaimers: prison penalties<br />Upto5 year of prison for copying data from public registers for commercial use<br />(http://statbel.fgov.be/nl/ondernemingen/KBO/Pubd/PuS/Beperking/index.jsp) “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 (http://economie.fgov.be/nl/ondernemingen/KBO/ond/Comm/Beperkingen/index.jsp) “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 />www.openbiz.be<br />
  7. 7. Private data service providers sell structured public data and personal info<br />
  8. 8. Why OpenBiz.be<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 />www.openbiz.be<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 />www.openbiz.be<br />
  10. 10. Quick demo: Jean-Claude LogéFormer Manager of the Year and founder of Systemat resigned without press release nor coverage<br />www.openbiz.be<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 />www.openbiz.be<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 />www.openbiz.be<br />
  13. 13. Useful links<br />http://brussels.startupweekend.org/<br />http://OpenBiz.be/<br />http://twunch.be/twunches/dakterras-van-het-kabinet-van-minister-van-ict-20110302-1200<br />http://economie.fgov.be/nl/ondernemingen/KBO/ond/Comm/Beperkingen/index.jsp<br />http://bcc.nbb.be/BCCIA0101/WEB/actions/startbcc?lang=N<br />http://kbopub.economie.fgov.be/kbopub/zoekwoordenform.html<br />http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/cgi_tsv/tsv.pl<br />http://www.buzzmachine.com/what-would-google-do/ & http://twitter.com/jeffjarvis<br />http://open.gov.uk/<br />http://www.419eater.com/html/419faq.htm<br />www.openbiz.be<br />
  14. 14. Extra time <br />Next slides are for reference and might be used during Q&A<br />www.openbiz.be<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>www.openbiz.be<br />http://www.slideshare.net/erikjonker/benefits-of-open-government-data-2103552<br />
  27. 27. www.openbiz.be<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 />

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