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3 Things You May Not Know about Investment Crowdfunding

David Drake | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
David Drake

Friday, October 30th 2015, has become a historical milestone for all startup businesses, small to medium-sized companies, and investors in the Unit...

How Innovation Can Sustain the Music Industry

James Stoddah | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
James Stoddah

The music industry has 99 problems, but the paradigm shift could present its own solutions. Record labels have been forced to change their business model, but the artist's role helps reduce their overheads and offset the diminishing profits from digital sales.

How To Avoid Online Charity Scams This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

The giving time of year is upon us, and it's never been easier to make a holiday contribution to your favorite charity or cause.   Twitter a...

Why Scientists Need to Embrace Crowdfunding

Abhinav Sharma | Posted 11.19.2015 | Science
Abhinav Sharma

From the junior physician attempting to start a pilot study to the seasoned researcher in the final years of an academic grant, the harsh reality of m...

Conversation with Dan Shapiro

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

Last week I had a long and fun Skype talk with Dan Shapiro. Dan and I met at the last Maker Faire in New York and we really hit it off. Dan is an entr...

Three Smart Ways to Tap the Power of Crowdfunding

John Bowen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
John Bowen

It's no secret that crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a go-to method for entrepreneurs to access much needed capital -- and attract attention from the ...

Crowdfunding Sites Can Be A 'Mixed Blessing' For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology

As millions of Syrians seek refuge in neighboring Middle Eastern countries and Europe, money is flowing over the Internet to help them. Crowdfunding p...

Marillion: Unconventional -- An Interview With Tim Sidwell

Phil Simon | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Phil Simon

Over the course of three absolutely magical days, Marillion -- one of my very favorite bands -- captivated thousands of hard-core fans with over eight hours of fantastic music.

Wedding Planner Rant: Don't Even THINK About Crowdfunding to Pay for Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.16.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Sometimes, technology is a bad thing. Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should. That's exactly what went through my mind when I received an email from a public relations company asking me to blog about how wonderful it is that brides and grooms can crowdfund to pay for their weddings now. Are you kidding me?

Design Valuation Dashboard Captures the Potential of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the emergence of equity crowdfunding and the recent liberalization of startups, novice investors and entrepreneurs alike are drawn to risky endeavors.

Crowdfund Consortium Resurrects Tycoon After Shark Attack

Jorge Newbery | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

In the great tradition of lemons to lemonade, five crowdfunding platforms have banded together to buy a sixth - one that was attacked by sharks on nat...

SEC Turns Disclosure into a Game of 'Where's Waldo?'

Barbara Roper | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

When it comes to investor protection, ensuring that investors have easy access to clear disclosure information is, quite literally, the least regulators can do. But these days even that seems to be a step too far for the folks at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

5 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Crowdfunding Campaign

Lisa Curtis | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Lisa Curtis

When my campaign to raise $100,000 in 30 days failed, I was forced to ask myself some very tough questions. In speaking with others, I've found that these are questions few people think about before embarking upon a crowdfunding campaign.

The 4 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Get Right

John Bowen | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As business owners, we all want to be successful on purpose -- achieving tremendous results by design instead of stumbling toward them. With that in mind, here's a roadmap to help you bridge the gap between where you are today and where you want to be down the road.

2,000 Global Crowdfunding Sites to Choose from by 2016: Top 5 Growth Indicators

David Drake | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
David Drake

In 2016, the number of crowdfunding platforms is likely to hit the 2000 mark due to the following reasons

Why I'm Addicted to Online Fundraisers

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Jacqueline Dooley

Giving fills a kind of void within me. I know it's not solving the bigger problem--the lack of a safety net, the rising costs of medical care, the lack of resources for those who can't work due to medical hardship (and on and on). But it feels like something.

3 Tips on New Product Development from Kuli Kuli Founder and CEO Lisa Curtis

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I asked Co-Founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli Lisa Curtis her opinion on how to develop a new product because she is currently operating a successful startup that is in the process of developing a new healthy energy drink.

Alternative Finance Update: Key Crowdfunding Trends

David Drake | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
David Drake

Alternative Finance is on the rise, and it is set to conquer a 3.3 trillion market opportunity. It includes crowdfunding, peer to peer lending, equity crowdfunding, financial technologies, or fintech, invoice trading and more.

Why Small Businesses Can't Get Ahead in the Game

Shunit Harpaz | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Shunit Harpaz

They are the hardest working Americans, operating their own business, trying to push themselves forward, but somehow they just can't catch a break.

Report: The New Rules of the Collaborative Economy, 2015 Data on the Rise of Sharing

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

The collaborative economy is an economic movement where common technologies enable people to get the goods and services they need from each other, peer to peer, instead of buying from established corporations.

Public vs. Private, Who Wins?

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

The complexity of the state of museums has also been described as the hybridization of the public and private museum.

Networking, Crowdfunding, Bras and Everything In-Between!

Lirone Glikman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Lirone Glikman

Moreover, in recent years, one of the growing and revolutionary platforms that can assist entrepreneurs in funding their business is the practice of crowdfunding, which is based on the willingness of a crowd to support and fund one's business.

Film: Mexico Project Preview

Shea Parton | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Shea Parton

Over the years of building Apolis, my brother Raan and I have become more and more aware that one of our greatest strengths is scaling artisan groups...

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

How to Create a Digital Wedding, Secure Sponsors and Do Some Good

Robelen Bajar | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Robelen Bajar

I knew when I committed to this crazy idea that it was far bigger than me. In fact, it was no longer about my partner and I, or our wedding. I needed the help of heart-centred businesses and individuals who believed in what I was doing.