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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 ·

Crowdfunding

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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 ·

Crowdfunding

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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 ·

News

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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 ·

Crowdfunding

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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 ·

Crowdfunding

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Crowdsourcing Science at TEDGlobal

TEDGlobal officially opened today with a focus on "Radical Openness," or the breakdown of traditional boundaries via social networking, crowdsourcing, open sourcing, and collaboration.

This afternoon's session looked at the rise of do-it-yourself invention and the virtual collaborative tools that are driving the growth of the new industrial revolution.

June 26, 2012 ·

Medicine

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