Trust: Peerdea is a peer support app specifically designed for small groups of entrepreneurs to ask questions to each other, share ideas, and get early feedback. It is a place to keep ideas safe and Peerdea ensures an encouraging environment as well.
Reflection: Peerdea provides physical journals to entrepreneurs to help and enable them to reflect on their entrepreneurial journey.
Accountability: Peerdea enables ongoing asynchronous peer support. This is helpful for place-based entrpreneur networks, such as incubators or makerspaces to continue support when not physically at the markerspace.
Peers can provide effective feedback since they have similar experiences
Individual journaling helps you keep track of your progress and better reflect for future improvement
Peers can provide social support and groups can regularly reflect on positive progress together
One of the core functionalities of Peerdea is to quickly share ideas, inspiration, or ask questions to peers through the "Share a Concept" screen, as shown above.
On Peerdea, it's easy to share photos and videos of in-progress products that entrepreneuers are working on.
If visual media aren't helpful in the early stages of product/service creation, entrepreneurs can also conduct a poll to solicit quick feedback from peers.
Using Peerdea, entrepreneurs can ask for feedback on early-stage design ideas quickly and easily. This entrepreneur has done so in the above photo, where he is asking for feedback on two earring sketch designs.
Entrepreneurs can ask their small peer groups to respond to a quick poll or share content or information they found online through links.
"Peerdea makes formative feedback seeking accessible to creative entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds by emphasizing shared contexts and trustful relationships…the app has not only made it possible for our incubated companies to communicate with each other in between workshops, it has also provided the necessary scaffolding, informed by learning sciences, for them to ask for formative feedback and support on their ventures."
" [Asking for feedback] was very kind…[Entrepreneurs] were like, ‘Wow, this is really intriguing. I want to know more. This is where I'm confused.’ So these are the gaps I need to fill in which isn't anything to be [ashamed of"