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Pop-up Shops As A Solution to Storefront Vacancies

In the past 5 years or so, there has been an explosion of agencies and real estate firms that specialize in pop-up shops and short term retail. They range from simple listings sites to full creative agencies that work with brands, designers, artists, etc to create engaging experiences. The human facing side of deciding how a community wants space to be used and what types of experiences they want to create will be the... more »

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Emergency Texting

Given that the major hurdle for communication is the wide range of digital know-how and comfort with tech found across business owners in a BID it probably makes sense to work through the least complicated channel and speak to people where there already are. Not everyone is comfortable with emails, but just about everyone texts. Using a messaging bot like https://covid19.citibot.io/offer/#features basic information can... more »

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Local Community Directory

Local businesses need to have control of their information on their community's local directory. With Citiesense, community organizations like BIDs are equipped with the tools and capabilities to make that happen. Citiesense is the only technology partner for organizations that provides them with their very own online portal for seamless communication and outreach with their local businesses, on top of providing a geospatial... more »

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Crisis Communication ChatBot

Engaging people through their phones, either with a mobile friendly form or a text chatbot would likely be the least complicated way to gather business owner information. QR codes or 'Text to 123' on direct mail, flyers, and/or posters combined with a call to action can get the word out and discounts or special offers can incentivize participation. Outbound text messaging to a geofenced area can target likely business... more »

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Crisis Communication trending idea

For the past four years, Live XYZ has collected and maintained a database of storefront businesses across NYC, and how they have changed over time. We can provide organizations a full snapshot of the data we have collected in their neighborhoods, which can be used for communication and outreach to local businesses. The file will include: Contact information, including name, address, hours, telephone, email address, and... more »

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Assistance in Government Permit Processes

Getting various agencies to waive or change restrictions may take a while and I'm not sure there's a pure "tech" solution to that particular issue. However, it might be worth looking into building a chatbot to streamline the process of collecting paperwork, answering specific questions, and filing applications. I'm not sure if it's possible to build a freestanding one that can answer questions and walk people through... more »

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Managing Crowding Public Spaces

Balancing the needs of people to walk around districts in a safe way with the need for stores to get deliveries and for car traffic (which is, unfortunately, about to see an increase) to flow freely is going to be tricky. Some districts serve local populations that walk to stores and some rely on, or have to live alongside, heavy car traffic. Partnering with a curb management platform like https://www.coord.com/ or https://www.curbflow.com/... more »

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Stoplight System to Indicate Overcrowding

Giving people the information they need to feel comfortable using stores and public space is absolutely essential, but an online reservation system does risk locking out people with limited computer skills. I'm thinking some sort of stoplight system (red = full, green = safe) on storefronts or light poles could let people see from a distance if a store or a block is getting too crowded.

Linking those lights to a dashboard... more »

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Safe Payment Technology

I have a solution to one of the challenges of social distancing in businesses, specifically payments. My app not only supports social distancing and hygiene during payment, but can save struggling merchants hundreds of dollars every month in payment processing costs.

Stuypend is a mobile app that can be used to send payments for items in a store. Customers send payments to merchants using QR codes. Stuypend's QR codes... more »

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Local Online Ordering

Today's consumers are online, and restaurants must meet customers where they are to survive. The problem is local restaurants lack expertise and resources to capture online orders affordably without sacrificing already slim margins.

One possible solution is a platform that enables local restaurants to directly capture online orders and strengthen customer relationships via message and voice-based interfaces like SMS... more »

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Virus Tracking Application to Reopen Businesses

In Europe, where restaurants are currently re-opening. Switzerland, where the restaurants have re-opened on Monday 11 May, a tracking application has been applied. It measures via devices' bluetooth when you are being closer than 6 feet with a person for more than 15 minutes. If a person that you have been close with receives the virus, all the people who were measured to be in close distance for more than 15 minutes... more »

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Restaurant Social Media App

Hi everyone! I hope this message finds you well. Me and my partners have been working on a new food app that is basically as easy as using Instagram or Facebook! You create a user profile for your restaurant and you begin to post pictures like you would on Instagram or Facebook by taking a picture and sharing it to your profile. It can be also downloaded by customers and friends. Basically anyone can download it. We were... more »

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Technology Training Utilizing YouTube

In order to address the concerns of businesses with limited technology and social media skills, YouTube could be utilized for training purposes. While it wouldn't be as personalized, it is free to access and already available. Perhaps a one pager could be created with links to the most helpful/relevant/easy videos and their associated topics.

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