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Crowdfunding Predictions for 2013

2012 was quite a year for the crowdfunding industry. In April, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, which will open up equity-based crowdfunding for unaccredited investors. In May, the Pebble E-Paper Watch set a crowdfunding record and gained national media headlines, raising over $10 million on donation-based crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Research firm Massolution estimates the crowdfunding industry (equity + donation + lending +reward crowdfunding) will grow from $1.5 billion in 2011 to $2.8 billion in 2012.

December 13, 2012 ·

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Preparing Your Business For Successful Crowdfunding

Congratulations! You've now been accepted for launching your project on a crowdfunding platform. However, this is just the beginning so be sure to follow these additional tips for ongoing success.

December 11, 2012 ·

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Website names tied to crowdfunding spike: NASAA

A spike in website names related to crowdfunding suggests an upcoming wave of websites through which small businesses and entrepreneurs could raise investments using the online strategy, state securities regulators said on Wednesday.

December 6, 2012 ·

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4 Crowdfunding Mistakes for Social Entrepreneurs to Avoid

A few weeks ago, I ran into an entrepreneur who said, “I tried raising money on [a crowdfunding platform] but it didn’t work.” I’m sure he’s not the only one who’s had that experience. Crowdfunding isn’t a magic well of money.  It’s just a new way to raise it. Recently, I’ve connected with a number of successful ... Read More »

December 6, 2012 ·

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You’ve Just Crowdfunded Your Way to Success — Now What?

The days flew by, the money poured in, and before you knew it, your project was successfully crowdfunded. As the celebrations begin and you start to imagine things on a larger scale than ever before, reality begins to set in.

December 6, 2012 ·

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SCREW THE CRITICS: FIVE REASONS CROWDFUNDING WORKS

On October 9, a Taliban-affiliated terrorist boarded a school bus in rural Pakistan and gunned down three schoolgirls, including 15 year-old women’s activist Malala Yousufzai. Miraculously, all three girls survived, but Malala sustained grave injuries and remains in critical condition.

December 6, 2012 ·

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Why Entrepreneurship and Crowdfund Investing Go Hand-in-Hand in Recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week

This week, countries all over the world are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, honoring those innovative small business owners who historically have created 65 percent of net new jobs in the U.S, according to the Small Business Association (SBA).

November 15, 2012 ·

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Interview Series: Q&A with Researcher Peter Mills

iAMscientist - What is your view of the current system of educating scientists? Peter Mills – The whole process of training scientists seems to be designed to suppress the very things that make science possible: innovation and creativity.

August 27, 2012 ·

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Thank You’s: Saving Diamondback Terrapins with New Technology

Last week we posted our featured project, Saving Diamondback Terrapins with New Technology and this week we would like to thank all the of the organizations that have contributed so far. Currently we are 22% towards our goal of $10,344.

August 17, 2012 ·

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iAMScientist Looks to Crowdfunding to Support Scientific Research. Here’s Why You Should Care

Ask any scientist in the university system what they spend most of their time doing, and the answer may surprise and disappoint you. Generally speaking, it’s not science. It’s not even grading papers or overseeing students to nurture a new generation of researchers and innovators. Filling out grant paperwork is the single activity that dominates the days of all too many researchers and academics.

August 14, 2012 ·

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