Crowdfunding

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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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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Navigating The Sea Of Crowdfunding: How To Pick The Right Platform For Your Brand

Choosing the right crowdfunding platform for your business or project can be an overwhelming process. At face value, many of the popular sites can look identical, and the numerous factors involved can turn this into a complicated decision. The first step in choosing a crowdfunding platform is to ensure that you have a solid idea that will appeal to the crowdfunding model.

November 15, 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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Science Philanthropy for the 99 Percent

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have proven successful for artists, musicians, and technology startups, but, asks Bitesize Bio, can the same model work for science?

October 26, 2012 ·

Science

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Saving Diamondback Terrapins – An Interview with Russell Burke, Part 2

An interview with "Saving Diamondback Terrapins" project manager Russell Burke on his life's work, and his experience with crowdfunding.

October 18, 2012 ·

Science

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Saving Diamondback Terrapins – An Interview with Russell Burke, Part 1

An interview with "Saving Diamondback Terrapins" project manager Russell Burke on his life's work, and his experience with crowdfunding.

October 12, 2012 ·

Science

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