An article in the Washington Post examines a Washington DC project to start a restaurant utilizing a mixture of crowdsourcing and professional experience. Elements is an eatery that is slated to open in 2009, pending the successful establishment of funds and location. Aside from these rather large speed bumps, the idea has been hatched by a community of enthusiastic fans, all with a stake in the business. The prospect of profit sharing is obscured in the passion and supportive nature of the community that the project has created. A well organized website and an occasional meeting has successfully created a concept, a design, the logo and the name of the project. Through this collective process the restaurant already has an intense following of fans even before the doors open. Elements is planning to be a vegetarian/raw foods restaurant with a fully LEED-certified building and is estimated to take over $1 million to get off the ground. The Washington Post reports:

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