needgap, create startup ideas by solving problems http://needgap.com Submit problems for startups to solve for building startup ideas and creating products which people want. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Betting for a cause #gambling #fundraising Me and my friend often go on with silly bets on anything from sports to politics, the bet amount is small, often less than $10, enough to buy the winner a treat.<br><br>Recently, we made a bet on which political candidate would win a debate and the winner had to <a href="https://donate.wikimedia.org">donate the money to Wikipedia</a>; it really felt great for both of us in-spite of one loosing the bet. It felt great, because the money went to a good cause and not just a burger.<br><br>In-fact, even the opposite can be true, According to social science research betting on causes which we don't want to support can be helpful to inhibit us from bad behaviour. <a href="https://www.npr.org/transcripts/484214571">Max Nesterak of NPR bet his money on quitting smoking</a>, if he loses he had to donate the money to an organisation he hates.<br><br>So, I searched for platforms which can enable such social betting after all, social networks are filled with "I bet..., You bet.." comments. I couldn't find any, how about a platform which enables such social gambling?<div><br></div><div>Say, when someone says "I bet...", pop them with this platform's link for them to bet their money on a social cause.</div> 4 points posted by Trevor Richmond /problems/87-betting-for-a-cause-gambling-fundraising 87 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:16:00 +0000