Semi-finalist Q&A: Live Web Search

Live Web Search will search the internet for you when you can't. Information from their grant application is available here. Read below for more, and if you have questions for our semi-finalists don't hesitate to ask them in the comments section.

Also, don't forget to cast your vote! YOUR vote will determine which entrepreneurs most deserve to be amongst the finalists.

How did you come up with the idea for your business?

I received a call from a friend who wanted me to look up information on a website they forgot while they were driving. 2nd time in my car calling 411, then only getting answering machines not getting the information I needed or outdated phone numbers very frustrating as most of us have experienced.

What makes your business unique? Why do you think it will be a success?

The idea is unique because NO company is doing it! the closest we have is the very limited directory assistance (with outdated information sometimes!) It will be a success because it will very conveniently replace directory assistance, take a big share out of Google and it will also be a success because it it so much easier to talk and ask an expert internet searching human being what you are looking for, than to type on a mini keyboard with limited web access not to mention TIME consuming to search, ultimately voice recognition will be how we communicate with computers though this will have it's limits for a while as well.

What are some of your top business-related accomplishments, or business lessons learned?

This idea is one of my top as far as ideas go, it keeps me up at night thinking of the possibilities. Years ago I worked for a small start up company, had the graduate MBA students collaborate with us to create a magnificent business plan as a way to earn their degree, I learned that human resources and education is one the most important ingredients for success.

Why should the Idea Cafe regulars vote for you?

Because it is a simple yet very innovative idea...also when it becomes a contender with Google and Microsoft I will have a thank you plaque in the lobby with your name as someone who shared my vision....


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