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Student Loans 2016

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jeremy Balkin

The entire US economy is being held back by the economic limitations of 43.3 million Americans straddled by $1.2 trillion in debt constraining more productive consumption and investment choices.

Nobody Walks in LA

Bri Seeley | Posted 08.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Bri Seeley

When I came across the photo series Nobody Walks in LA, I was speechless. Photographer Alex Scott spent two years capturing photographs of a completely deserted city for a project that was 10 years in the making.

Equity Crowdfunding Comes To Games With 'Outer Wilds'

Turnstyle | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) One new game is exploring two final frontiers: space, and equity crowdfunding. It can be hard to get excited about ...

It's Time We Crowd-Fund Disease Cures

Chris Peak | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Chris Peak

History has shown that over-aggressive, one-off campaigns, like the March of Dimes, like the Ice Bucket Challenge, can work, and in at least one instance, can help achieve cures. 

Startup Insider: How 'The HUB SG' Is Growing the Social Impact Startup Community in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Coworking spaces have been popping out all over the world but one brand has been building its presence around the world, the Impact Hub.

Stand With the Real Coachella

Daniel Hamidi | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Hamidi

Every year, thousands flock to the Coachella Valley for its iconic Music and Arts Festival. Just a short twelve-minute drive southeast of the festival location lies a different Coachella -- one not nearly as glamorous. It's actually quite the opposite: filthy, decaying and in need of your help.

Crowdfund: Real Tolkien City of Minas Tirith

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Nicholas Denmon

A crowdfunding project on Indiegogo has launched a campaign to secure £1.85 billion (around $2.9 billion) in order to realize an exact replica of the city as portrayed in the novels.

Can This Man Save Our Ocean?

Mark W. Guay | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

I've met two crazy Frenchmen in my life. The first was a guy whose name escapes me, but we raced on bicycles down the switchbacks of the Pyrenees in Andorra and just when I thought I was winning, this Frenchman put his hands behind his back into an aerodynamic tuck that would make any daredevil nervous.

Five Steps to Raising Institutional Capital

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

This past January, we set out to take the next step in our growth and raise institutional capital. We kept hearing that institutional investors were chasing yields. But how could we get them to chase us, or even listen to us?

What If No One Shows Up to My Book Signing?

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.04.2015 | Books
Jorge Newbery

I was able to parlay my past disgrace into my first book signing when the venerable Book Loft, the 32-room literary wonderland of Columbus, agreed to host. Great, but what if no one showed up? I called my friend John and asked him for help. "Give people a reason to show up," he said.

Indiegogo Sets Sights On ‘Holy Grail’ Of Crowdfunding

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business

Indiegogo is eyeing its next milestone.  The site, along with many in the startup industry, awaits a federal ruling on equity crowdfunding,...

Dragstrip 66 Documentary Unearths Otherworldly Nightlife Drag Paradise

Matt Baume | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The door policy of "Dress a Mess, Get in for Less" ensured that anyone in outlandish costumes or drag would be guaranteed cheap admission. And a regular "Promenade" event allowed anyone in any fancy mode of dress to climb up on stage and strut their stuff.

Freed Texas Death Row Survivor Gets Crowdfunding Help

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

The crowdfunding site Indiegogo Life is usually used to raise money for medical emergencies, to help families recover from fires, or even to pay for ...

Remembering Andre Gray

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.

Pot Investments Versus Angel Investments: It is Time to Worry, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

The devil is in the data. How else do you explain the fact that $23.3 billion was invested in the marijuana penny stock market last year -- almost as much as the $24.1 billion total of angel investments over the same period.

The Wild and Weird World of Chinese Crowd-Funding

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

A new chapter was written in the saga of crowd-funding earlier this month as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dipped for the first time into the murky waters of crowd-funding in the United States.

Successfully Unsuccessfully Funded: How A Failed Kickstarter Helped My Business

Omar Mamoon | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Omar Mamoon

I started DOUGH & CO, my cookie dough business, two-and-a-half years ago. I always had a strong interest and passion for food, and I had saved up some money after working a corporate nine-to-five for several years. The time was ripe, and I was ready to start my own business.

One Man is Crowdfunding an End to Gun Violence

NationSwell | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

Gun By Gun has crowdsourced more than $80,000, using the money to collect more than 750 guns in four cities over the course of five campaigns to end gun violence.

6 Strategies for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Melinda Emerson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

When you start a small business, it's not easy to get credit from traditional sources, so you've got to think creatively when it comes to raising capital. Crowdfunding has become a popular fundraising route for new or growing businesses.

The One Thing You Need Before Embarking on a Crowdfunding Campaign

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

On the first day of campaigning, I didn't think much of them, but by the second week, I felt like a bowling pin constantly being knocked over. How much more knocking over could I possibly take?

Three Lessons From a Hero-Building Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we don't want to just grow our businesses -- we want to grow them exponentially. That's why I love seeking out advice from the top serial entrepreneurs: business owners who have built one successful company after another after another.

Iowa Student Journalists Launch Independent Newspaper After Facing Campus Retaliation

Student Press Law Center | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Student Press Law Center

After facing harassment and intimidation from Muscatine Community College administrators and then filing a federal lawsuit against their college, a small group of student journalists will launch their own independent newspaper, The Spotlight, this week.

The Promising Future of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.03.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The American public's trust in big banks is nearing all-time lows. An increasing number of investors are tired of receiving zero to negligible net returns from their local banks. As a result, a higher percentage of investors are seeking new avenues for efficient and transparent investing.

Jenny Che

The 'Greek Bailout' On Indiegogo Is Still Over $1 Billion Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

That's a long way to go.

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.