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How a Technology Platform Helps a 12 Year Old Boy Become an Entrepreneur

Post by Emilie Bard, mother of Emmanuel:


At Techcrunch Disrupt San Francisco I met the team at Ideator.

I was at the event in late September working as a security guard. I’m an EMT and a nursing student. I received my college degree 15 years ago from Stanford and I am currently making a career change from nonprofit grant writing to nursing.  I am a single parent to Emmanuel and his brother, and nonprofit salaries are not compatible with single parenting.

My son Emmanuel, who is 12 years old and blind, has had an idea for an app for some time now.  The app would allow visually impaired people to order food at restaurants.


Poindexter_Financial Excel Replacement Software on Ideator Innovation Network

Breaking Up With Excel: Improve Cash Flow & Automate Your Financial Projections With This Simple Solution

Dear Excel,

It’s not you, it’s me. I don’t like you…

Ah, to be able to break up with Excel, with its stuffy formulas, self-aggrandizing pivot tables, and high maintenance charts. Starting and running a business is hard enough, managing your business finances shouldn’t be.

The wonderful part is, there’s a better way…


Ideator, Inc. Privacy Policy

This Ideator Privacy Policy was last updated on May 25, 2018 and may change from time to time.  Continued use of the Ideator platform will require direct acknowledgement from users to any changes thereof. If you have any questions or comments about this policy, we can be reached at

Ideator, Inc. Privacy Policy
Effective Date:  May 25, 2018

This Privacy Policy governs the collection and use of personal data by and through the Ideator platform and website (, an online platform and network for entrepreneurship education.


In this document:

“We”, “us”, “our”, and “Ideator” all refer to Ideator, Inc.

“Site” and “website” refer to, including all of its subdomains. pages, and resources thereon
“You” and “your” refer to any user of the Site

Collection of your Personal Data

Ideator collects certain personal data from you in order to provide you with our services. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. You are not required to provide such data. If you elect not to enter certain personal data, it may however limit your ability to access our Site or services.

We also collect certain other information automatically that is not linked to your account or profile. This information may include, but is not limited to, such things as your operating system, browser type, IP address, domain names, referring website addresses, and access times. We use this information to improve the quality of our services and for general statistical purposes.

Please be aware that any personal data or information you disclose through Ideator’s public message boards or other public comments may be collected and used by others, and is not covered by this Privacy Policy.

We may provide links to third-party websites that have their own privacy statements different from ours. It is your responsibility to understand what data they collect and how they do so before using those sites. Ideator is not responsible for any privacy statements or other content on third party websites accessed from our Site. Also, we are not responsible for the collection and use of your data by such third parties.

Also, we contract with partners who provide us platforms we need to deliver our services and support tools (our “Trusted Partners”). In order for our services to function on these platforms, we have to provide certain of your data to such Trusted Partners. The collection and use of this data by our Trusted Partners are subject to their privacy statements. The privacy policies of our Trusted Partners are located at:

We are not responsible for the collection and use of your data by our Trusted Partners. If you do not agree to the terms of our Trusted Partners’ privacy policies, you may not use the Ideator platform and services.

Use of your Personal Data

Ideator collects and uses your personal data in order to operate its website and to deliver the services you have requested.

Ideator will also use your personal data in order to provide you with information regarding other services or products available from Ideator and its affiliated entities (with your consent, if required by law). We may also use your personal data to contact you through surveys in order to research your opinions about our current services or potential new services. Each communication sent by Ideator will include an unsubscribe / opt-out option.

Ideator does not sell, lease, or rent our customer lists or personal data to third parties.

We will also share your personal data with Ideator’s employees, contractors and other third-party service providers for the purposes of providing customer support, arranging for deliveries, sending you email or postal mail related to their services, or performing statistical analysis. Our agreements with those third parties prohibit them from using your personal data for any other purpose than providing these services to Ideator, and requires them to maintain the confidentiality of your personal data.

Any personal data submitted through Ideator may be shared (with your consent, if required by law) with the company, university, or other institution with which you are associated, or with the organization that supports the entrepreneurial program in which you participate. The recipient institution or organization has its own privacy practices and data control systems which apply to any of your personal data held by that institution or organization, including personal data shared by Ideator. Consult the institution or organization if you have any questions about its privacy practices.
Under certain circumstances, Ideator may be required to share your personal data in order to: (a) comply with applicable laws or lawful requests and legal processes; (b) defend and protect Ideator’s rights and property, including intellectual property; (c) act under exigent circumstances to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; or (d) handle an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

We also may share your personal data with other parties and for other purposes with your consent. We reserve the right to transfer any personal data we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a merger, acquisition, joint venture, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution or liquidation).

Your name and email address may be used by community administrators on Ideator in order to invite you to participate in a specific community. In such instances where it is a student being invited to participate in a community provided by a school or university, that personal data is protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If you accept an invitation to join an Ideator community, you acknowledge that your name and email is being used with your permission in association with that community. If you do not wish to grant such permission, do not accept the invitation. For more information about FERPA, see


In accordance with applicable law, you have the right to request access to and receive details about the personal data we maintain about you. You also have the right to have your personal data rectified, blocked or deleted if the data is incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate or outdated. You may object at any time, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal data. To exercise these rights, please contact us through

Ethnicity Data

If you provide personal data regarding your ethnicity (“Ethnicity Data”) in connection with Ideator services, and have explicitly consented to its collection, then that Ethnicity Data will be collected, stored, transferred, and processed in substantially the same manner as any other personal data under the terms of this privacy policy. Any and all references to personal data in this document reference your Ethnicity Data as well, if applicable. By clicking the “I have read and agree to the Ideator Privacy Policy” box on our Sign Up page, you are explicitly consenting to the use of your Ethnicity Data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Transfer of Personal Data

Your personal data may be transferred to Ideator in the U.S., and service providers and others around the world, including countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that have not been recognized by the European Commission as providing for an adequate level of data protection. When we transfer your personal data to these countries, Ideator will take steps to ensure that your personal data is protected according to the terms of this Privacy Policy. By clicking the “I have read and agree to the Ideator Privacy Policy” box on our Sign Up page, you are explicitly consenting to the transfer of your personal data on this basis, including to service providers and others located outside the EEA.

Use of Cookies

“Cookies” are small text files that get stored on your computer when you access a web page server. Cookies are text only, and cannot be used to deliver viruses, run programs, or otherwise affect your computer. Cookies can only be read by a web server in the same domain that issued that cookie to you, and each one is uniquely assigned.

Ideator may use cookies to improve your experience on our Site and to provide you with certain services. Because the cookie uniquely identifies your computer, the Ideator Site can use it to identify you, keep you logged in, remember your preferences, and personalize your experience. Cookies also allow us to retrieve personal data stored on our secure servers so that it does not need to be re-entered every time, such as billing addresses and shipping addresses.

Cookies are also used to gather other types of data, such as which sites and pages are being visited, in order to improve our services. This data may also be used to customize certain content and advertising that appears on Ideator pages in order to help provide results that are more likely to be of interest to you.

Most web browsers are set to automatically accept most cookies, but you can control whether to accept or decline cookies by accessing the settings of your web browser. If you do decide not to allow cookies, be aware that you may not be able to use all of the features and services that Ideator offers. For details on how to enable or disable cookies, consult your web browser’s documentation. Ideator’s website is not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.

By clicking the “I have read and agree to the Ideator Privacy Policy” box on our Sign Up page, you are explicitly consenting to Ideator’s use of cookies.

This site uses AdWords Remarketing, which is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Google. It connects the activity of, with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie. also uses the Google Analytics cookie that tracks behavior on the platform.
In the use of both Google Adwords & Google Analytics, Ideator does not collect or process personally identifiable information from the user and transfer it to Google as a third-party processor. Google, as the third-party processor does collect unidentifiable data on behalf of Ideator, but is limited to:

  • Device
  • Interests
  • Geographic Location
  • Gender
  • Age

Ideator will retain only active user data. Ideator user data by way of Google will be deleted after 26 months of inactivity on Any interaction with constitutes an active user, and thus extending the retention of user data until 26 months has elapsed.

Please see the following Google help page for options to limit ad tracking or opt-out options:

Security of your Personal Data

Ideator takes steps to secure your personal data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We do not retain your credit card information.

Children Under Sixteen

Ideator does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of sixteen. If you are under the age of sixteen, you must get permission from your parent or guardian before using this website.

Disconnecting your Ideator Account from Third Party Websites

You may at your option connect your Ideator account to certain other third party accounts. You acknowledge and agree that by connecting your Ideator account to any third party account, you thereby consent to the ongoing and continuous release of any and all personal data about you to those third parties. The third party accounts may operate independently from us. The privacy practices of the relevant third parties, including details on the information they collect about you, is subject to the privacy statements of those third parties, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any third party accounts are not owned or controlled by us, Ideator is not responsible for the third parties’ information practices. If you do not wish Ideator to share this information about you in this manner, including personal data, do not use this feature. You may use your profile settings at any time to disconnect your account from a third party account.

Opt-Out And Unsubscribe

From time to time, Ideator may send you announcements or other information about our services or those of our partners or affiliates if you have consented to receive such announcements or information, where required by applicable law. If you do not wish to receive such announcements, or any other communications from Ideator, you may opt out at any time by contacting us through or by clicking on the unsubscribe link in each communication.
GDPR support information can also be found at

Changes to this Statement

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for various reasons, such as customer feedback or the addition or removal of services, with or without direct prior notice. However, Ideator will require a review and acceptance of the new Privacy Policy terms in order to continue active use of the Ideator platform and services. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy in order to remain informed about how Ideator is protecting your personal data.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, by all means please ask.

If for any reason you believe that Ideator has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact us through our support center ( so that we can address the issue.

The Power of an Innovation Network - From Incubator to Investment

The Power of the Network: How One Program and a 30-minute Meeting Led to a $1.5Million Investment

“I feel naked.”

That’s how Carter Wigell, CEO of Ideator, describes how he feels after graduating from the Salesforce Incubator’s first cohort and moving to his own San Francisco office space with co-founder Charlie Smith. Connecting with his 22-person team, more than half of whom are remote, via video conferencing and messaging apps is a stark contrast to the literal and figurative in-person elbow rubbing the incubator provided.