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Shaq: Don't Hate on Celebs Who Crowd Fund

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Shira Lazar

) Shaq spoke with What's Trending at the SXSW Samsung Blogger Lounge about his Shaq Fu Indiegogo Campaign. He let us in on the hottest perks, how t...

Will Equity Crowdfunding Help Create The Next 'Silicon Valley' Outside the U.S.?

Chance Barnett | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Chance Barnett

Equity crowdfunding is now bringing investment online, and changing the way early stage capital is invested in given industries.

Crowdfunding Gets Personal

Jeff Smith | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Jeff Smith

We have witnessed the evolution of empowering the individual around cause, from content to technology, and now to commerce. With the advent of social media, people have the power to become their own media source.

The Decentralization Of Finance: New Role For Gatekeepers

Danae Ringelmann | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Danae Ringelmann

Crowdfunding validates a market better than any industry studies, focus groups, investor expertise or guesswork can ever do. It enables entrepreneurs to get smarter faster by testing their pricing, features, messaging and target markets before they launch.

Chris Mason Johnson's Test: A Tale of Two Challenges

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Chris Mason Johnson's sultry and perfectly human Test enjoyed its European premiere recently at this year's Berlinale. The film is a survivor's tale, told through the POV of a gay character, but so multidimensional that be it man, woman, straight or gay, everyone can relate to its themes.

How to Assess a Social Enterprise

Hila Mehr | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

How do we really know when an organization is doing quality work we should rally behind and having a real, positive impact, versus just using the right buzzwords?

The Technology Revolution and Its Role in Our Lives

Angella Nazarian | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Angella Nazarian

The answer to "what do you want to be when you grow up?" may not exist for many of our young children today, as they will be working in jobs that have never been created before.

Crowdfunding for the Oscars: The Journey of Mahdi Fleifel's A World Not Ours

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his fascinating documentary A World Not Ours, and the short 'Epilogue' titled Xenos which just premiered at this year's Berlinale, filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel shows us his very personal connection to the refugee camp of his youth, Ain el-Helweh in Lebanon.

HACKED! User Info Stolen

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 02.21.2014 | Technology

Hackers breached the crowdfunding website Kickstarter and made off with some user information, the site revealed on Saturday. In a blog post, Kicks...

Crowdfunding's Patreon Takes Aim At YouTube's Business Model

Turnstyle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) "I can't see any possible future where there isn't a media site that isn't paired with crowdfunding," Jack Conte tel...

What to Know Before You Invest in Startups

Bill Clark | Posted 04.15.2014 | Money
Bill Clark

Depending on certain factors, it could be a great idea to put some portion of your portfolio into high risk assets like startups. But before you do, there are three major factors you need to consider to make sure start-up investing is appropriate for you.

Crowdfunding Is a Tool, Not a Game Changer

Chad Hagan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Chad Hagan

With crowdfunding legal in some states and taking place virtually everywhere, the spectrum has narrowed. It is plain to see how the movement is playing out in the immediate future. To start, crowdfunding is not a game changer.

Why Crowdfunding Trend Worries Traditional Nonprofits

www.nytimes.com | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact

THE ads ran for years. The global charity Save the Children asked for a monthly donation, and in return, a few times a year the donors received a phot...

Vaccine Initiative Sparks Major Debate

natureheader | Erika Check Hayden | Posted 02.14.2014 | Science

A tiny coffee shop table can barely contain Reid Rubsamen, whose restless energy nearly propels him out of his chair as he talks about Project Immunit...

Communities Taking Action: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.

3 Tricks To Getting The Most From Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

With the variety of crowdfunding platforms available, more entrepreneurs are seeking them as viable options for raising the capital necessary for starting a business. While a portion of them wind up being successful, many of them miss the simple tricks and strategies that can propel them to their initial financial goals.

Floyd Leg Campaign Surpasses Its Goal in a Few Days

Jordan Skole | Posted 04.05.2014 | Detroit
Jordan Skole

This past weekend I had the privilege of sitting down with Kyle Hoff, one of two co-founders of the Floyd Leg, a manufacturing project based in Detroi...

Free the Nipple Aims to Topple Inequality in America

Lina Esco | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Lina Esco

2014-01-31-ScreenShot20140131at1.33.55PM.pngWhat is more obscene: violence or a nipple?

Image Disruptor: Flag Looks To Upend Photo Printing Through The Magic of Free

Turnstyle | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Flag, a photo printing start-up that is holding a barnstorming 14-day Kickstarter campaign right now, turned up on m...

Doc Series 'Outerlands' Aims To Chronicle Video Game Culture

Turnstyle | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) "It's still really hard to sell people on the idea that video games are more than just a toy and a pastime," Matt Ch...

13 Experts and 13 Trends That Will Dominate Crowdfunding in 2014

Mark Fidelman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Mark Fidelman

Most of the experts I talked to on the list acknowledged that the new Jobs act is imperfect and will need revisions if it is to be a real force in the future. But most also cited that using social networks and crowdsourcing support for these changes was a sure path to victory.

The Emergence of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Although there does not appear to be an imminent risk of the nascent REC platforms supplanting longer-established sources, the convenience and predictability of REC platforms is likely to propel their proliferation.

Crowdfunding 101 for Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

This concept has made the traditional method of trying to raise financing -- from wealthy individuals or big corporations like Warner Bros. -- on its ear. And that is a godsend for entrepreneurs!

Unbelievable: Over $2 Million Dollars Raised for Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge just ended last week, and you won't believe how much the organizations raised collectively in small donations for their nonprofits: $2,394,827, more than double last year's total for the Vets Challenge.

Six Small Business Keys to Success in 2014

Kevin Harrington | Posted 03.12.2014 | Small Business
Kevin Harrington

Imagine what it would be like by 2015 to be setting resolutions on how to manage all the growth and success.