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New Rules for Crowdfunding: Respect Your Audience to Maximize Your Results

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.27.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

As a marketer and consultant for new business and creative projects, I see every rule in the book being broken in crowdfunding campaigns. In some cases, these campaigns are even hurting the future of the project, from alienating your audience to scooping your press story.

Rebirth Realty: The Scene is Set

Venture For America | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

By Tim Dingman, Venture for America Class of 2012 I live on the 20th floor of an apartment building in downtown Detroit. When I look out my window, I...

Crash Course in Crowdstorming: An Interview With Shaun Abrahamson

Carrie Yury | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

From picking pop stars, to funding scientific research, crowdsourcing, the process of using the power of the crowd to get ideas, fund projects, review...

State Crowdfunding and the State Banks Will Moot the JOBS Act

Kevin Lawton | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Kevin Lawton

We have a signed federal law allowing Americans to access securities crowdfunding, as per the JOBS Act.  But as usual, Congress passed the baton to t...

These Crazy Crowdfunding Projects Actually Worked

CNBC | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 06.19.2013 | Small Business

CNBC If you want to raise money for something these days, the answer often is: Ask the public for it. Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, In...

Activism Taps Big-Time Crowdfunding

Kevin Lawton | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Kevin Lawton

Activism has long suffered the same curse as does the starving artist -- so much heart and so little capital. Until recently, that is. Tapping crowdfunding in a big way, activism has re-emerged in a bigger, bolder form.

The Map That Explains How People Around The U.S. Use Kickstarter

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology

Sure, the tech sectors in California and New York are bustling. But would you expect Minnesota have the third most Kickstarter-funded tech startups? ...

Follow the Crowd

Charles Scott | Posted 08.17.2013 | Technology
Charles Scott

MIT professor Eric von Hippel calls it "the biggest paradigm shift in innovation since the industrial revolution." And do you know who is responsible...

Crowdfunding the Fellows

Andrew_Yang | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact

It's hard to get started as a young entrepreneur -- often much harder than one would ever realize.

In Crowd We Trust: My Trip to the White House 'Champions of Change' Ceremony for Crowdfunding Pioneers

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I have to confess, I've never believed in the camping by the White House -- trying to make the proverbial "Instead of cursing the darkness, light a ca...

Harnessing the Power of the Placebo Effect

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.05.2013 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

As he dug further into the scientific research, Daniel noticed time and again that doctors would paint the placebo effect in a negative light. They'd be inclined to abandon treatments when placebos generated just as positive a response as medications. But why were they doing this?

4 Black Trans Led Crowdfunding Campaigns You Should Consider

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

Black trans activists are doing the necessary work to make our community stronger, wiser, and healthier. Let's support them so they can continue to support us.

Asteroid Mining Start-Up To Put Selfies In Space

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/29/2013 01:14 PM EDT on A private company that plans to mine asteroids unveiled a new venture today (M...

Knight Foundation Plays The Challenge Grant Card

Turnstyle | Posted 07.30.2013 | Media

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) It always surprises me when people seem agog at the very concept of crowdfunding. It is as if that individual has ne...

Smithsonian's Crowdfunding Experiment

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than 20 million Americans practice yoga and the number is climbing. To embrace the trend with an artsy twist, an upcoming Smithsoni...

Ever Dream of Dropping Everything to Travel the World?

Daniel Vahab | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Daniel Vahab

Ever dream of dropping everything to travel the world? To live like a Gypsy and visit foreign lands, eat exotic foods, hear new languages and music. In an Indiegogo crowd-funded documentary one biker makes the quest to do just that.

Crowdfunding 201: Kevin Smith's Missed Opportunity

Turnstyle | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment

By Lucas McNelly (@lmcnelly) Recently, Kevin Smith took to Reddit to do an AMA, and because people were already going to ask whether or not he'd use...

Inspiring Change in the Mississippi Delta

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

In the spring of 2002, two young socially minded students from the Kansas City Art Institute began a friendship that turned into a business partnership that has lasted for over six years.

7 Ways the Government Will Affect Your Business Next Year

Gene Marks | Posted 07.24.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

IRS shenanigans aside, there are plenty of things being done right now in D.C. that will likely affect your business and mine over the next few years.

Why has Washington Become Such a Cluster Frag? Blame It on the iPhone

Tom Hayes | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Tom Hayes

In an era of big data and modeling, we have hand-drawn, gerrymandered political districts. In a time when you can buy a handgun with just a pulse, in some precincts you won't be issued a voting ballot without a cavity search.

Providing Capital Solutions for Small Businesses

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

This is a guest blog post by The Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation in Newark, NJ. They provide training and technical assistance to small busine...

Kopo Kopo: Six Revolutionary Digits

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Kiva Zip

For the past few months Kiva Zip has been constantly innovating and experimenting using mobile technology.

Crowdfunding 201: How To (Not) Fail

Turnstyle | Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment

By Lucas McNelly (@lmcnelly) We're going to scale things back a little bit on this edition of "Crowdfunding 201" and do kind of a reme...

Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

Jürgen Griesbeck | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Jürgen Griesbeck

As excitement builds within the global soccer community ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, so does ...

Help Michael Bay Make 'Transformers 4' Because ART, Y'all

Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy

Those who remember history are destined to repeat the things that worked... isn't that how the saying goes? So it's only natural that Michael Bay wou...