The 2011 Business Plan Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business

Askbot

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Askbot
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Startup/business
Irvine, California, United States United States
http://askbot.org
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Company description

Askbot produces open source Q & A forum software that allows people ask and answer questions, similarly to Quora and Yahoo Answers.

Askbot has a working prototype, and is in the active development. Current engineering effort focuses on improving the flexibility, ease of customizing the product, and improving the user experience.

The company will offer hosting of the forum for the businesses and individuals as a service.