In 2009, IdeaScale founders Vivek Bhaskaran, Rob Hoehn, Josh Folk, and Jessica Day launched IdeaScale in tandem with President Barack Obama’s Open Government Initiative. In its first year, IdeaScale was adopted by 23 federal agencies.
The following year, the platform’s adoption rate expanded to include more than 36 agencies as well as numerous private enterprise-level companies. As the company and the platform continued to grow, so did our community of collaborators. We came to welcome many industry leaders to our ranks, like the Cleveland Cavaliers, Doctors Without Borders, Freddie Mac, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, NASA, the United Way, the US Air Force, and many others.