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Crowdfunding

Writer Ross Pruden Wants Your Dimes

Turnstyle | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson Writer Ross Pruden spends a lot of time talking about crowdfunding. On his own blog Infinite Distributions, at TechDirt and as tho...

Warning Issued On Crowdfunding

Reuters | Beth Pinsker Gladstone | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

State securities regulators have put the relatively new investment phenomenon of crowdfunding at the top of their annual investment scams list, highli...

Kickstarter's Biggest Winners

The Wall Street Journal | Erik Sofge | Posted 08.20.2012 | Small Business

FOUR YEARS AGO, Kickstarter was adorable. The site—which allows designers, independent artists, philanthropists and any netizen with a dream to soli...

The Future of Bike Sharing

Allie Armitage | Posted 10.16.2012 | DC
Allie Armitage

Bike sharing seems to be positioned as the solution for smart growth and urban development. But one major problem exists with these large-scale systems: the price tag. So if you are not a major metropolitan city with deep pockets, how do you get in on the bike share action?

An Interview With Pubslush Founder Jesse Potash

Phil Simon | Posted 10.13.2012 | Books
Phil Simon

I recently sat down with Jesse Potash, founder of Pubslush, a new online publishing platform. The following is an excerpt of our conversation.

Crowfunded Businesses May Not Be Exempt From Taxes

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Julie Uhrman, chief executive of gaming start-up Ouya Inc, went looking for funding to launch a new video gaming console, she turned ...

Major Milestone For Crowdfunding

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Small Business

Crowdfunding has officially gone mainstream. AngelList, a two-year-old social network that connects startups with investors, announced Wednesday th...

How to Create an Amazing Crowdfunding Pitch

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Thanks to the Pebble E-Paper Watch's recent $10 million record-breaking fundraising effort, and similar online ventures, crowdfunding has recently exp...

Crowdfunders Vie To Be Next Kickstarter

Fast Company | Chris Dannen | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact

Since 2008, Kickstarter has helped users raise more than $221 million. Is it any wonder niche crowdfunders are now mimicking its model?...

How Crowdfunding Could Help Solve Our Country's Housing Finance Problems

Ralph Liu | Posted 10.07.2012 | Impact
Ralph Liu

FARJHO.com aspires to become the first entrepreneurial venture to bring new housing related economic benefits via crowdfunding to the American consumers under strictly free market principles by harnessing the power of social innovations, Internet technology advancements and the timely regulatory foresights.

Finding Self: Digital Storytelling

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

As consumers rally around storytellers and their narratives thanks to these types of platforms, it will be interesting to see what continued effect this will have on media producers and brands.

So Just How Does Crowdfunding Really Work?

Geri Stengel | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

A lot of good is being done around the world and lots of people want to support those good works. But it's hard to expose grassroots organizations to ...

Fighting For His Vision: First Time Filmmaker Races Against Blindness

Turnstyle | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson First time filmmaker Jack Marchetti doesn't know how long it will be until he loses his sight. "The main problem I have is just n...

Businesses Should Be Cautious With Crowdfunding, Experts Say

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act in April, it opened the door for entrepreneurs to fund their businesses via crowdfunding websites, a digital-...

Nate C. Hindman

Struggling Bookshop Turns To Crowdfunding In Fight To Survive

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

At a rally last fall in New York’s East Village celebrating the end of a long battle between the 35-year old St. Mark’s Bookshop and its landlord,...

G(r)eek Brains: Not in Crisis. Drain No More?

Niovi Christopoulou | Posted 07.27.2012 | World
Niovi Christopoulou

It is not a secret among these in the know that Greece could and should develop its information technology sector: Greece's strength is Greek human talent, namely its talented engineers.

Crowdfunding in the Dutch Book Publishing Industry

Valentine van der Lande | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business
Valentine van der Lande

Tens of thousands of unsolicited manuscripts are sent to publishers in the Netherlands every year, but very few manuscripts will actually get the chance of being published. This is exactly why I founded the website TenPages.com.

Not Your Dad's Old-School Schwinn

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.25.2012 | Small Business

Looks can be deceiving. For proof, you need look no further than the Porteur bicycle by Faraday, a battery-powered bike that looks like your dad's old...

Parents, Don't Let People Say 'No' to Your Dreams

Joseph Hill | Posted 09.23.2012 | Parents
Joseph Hill

When you ask for help, you will be surprised what comes your way. Now, stop telling yourself "no," stop listening to the people telling you "no," and go create something awesome to help others

The Pocketed Bra And 8 Other Kickstarter Hits You Can Now Buy Online (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.18.2012 | Small Business

For all the projects that flop on Kickstarter -- and there a lot -- there are many that become breakout crowdfunded hits. But with so many smashing su...

Yellow Jacket: An iPhone Case With A Stun Gun For Self Defense (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business

The iPhone may already come with top-notch security to protect you from viruses, but what about a stun gun case to protect you from physical harm? ...

Feel Good Capitalism: Crowdfunding and Cash Mobs Save the Day

Russell C. Smith | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business
Russell C. Smith

If social media has accomplished one thing, its connecting people with talent, ideas, and stuff to sell with those that have the funds to send their way.

Startup Founder Won't Get Off The John

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business

Australian entrepreneurs are turning the typically dismissive phrase, "Who gives a crap?" into a launchpad for their business. Simon Griffiths is o...

Crowdfunding May Revolutionize Health Startup Funding

Dave Chase | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business
Dave Chase

A new organization, MedStartr, is bringing this concept to health care, where it can be particularly challenging to get a startup off the ground.

Please Join My Kickstarter Campaign to Raise the Money I Need to Donate to My Friends' Kickstarter Campaigns

James Napoli | Posted 09.08.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

I come to you now to ask, humbly, but in a most heartfelt fashion: can you see your way clear to sending me some money on Kickstarter so that I can give some money to my friends on Kickstarter?