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Dream, Girl: How One Film Is Inspiring Girls to Go for Their Dreams

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Meet Erin Bagwell: She's the director and creator of Dream Girl, a film that is encouraging girls everywhere to become leaders and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. This documentary is redefining what it means to be a businesswoman.

Crowdfunding Site GoFundMe Won't Let Crowds Fund Abortions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

A crowdfunding site touted as "Kickstarter for the rest of us" has decided that the rest of us doesn't include people who are pro-abortion rights. ...

Here's How the Pebble Smartwatch Became the Most Funded Project in Kickstarter History

Michael Price | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

The success of Pebble was no doubt ground-breaking. The Kickstarter project launched by founder and CEO Eric Migicovsky built a brand for Pebble's smartwatches and helped to further spread Kickstarter to the masses.

Startup Advice From Yes Man CEO and College Student: Part 2

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.05.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

This installment covers how Nathan set out on his entrepreneurial journey and where he hopes to be in the next 10 years.

From Crane Operator to Artist: How a Homeless Man Is Transforming His Life

Liz Powers | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Liz Powers

As my mailbox becomes inundated with flyers advertising extravagant Labor Day sales, I can't help but think about all of the people who became unemployed in the recession. How have their lives transformed over the last six years? Where are they now?

Indie Movie 'Moving On' Shoots for the Stars -- and Wins!

J V Crum III | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
J V Crum III

I first learned of David and Morgan Hansow while researching my previous blog, "5 Social Entrepreneurs Who Could Change the World." After writing th...

Women Are Killing It On Kickstarter

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business

Female entrepreneurs looking for funding may want to just skip pitching to the elite boys club of venture capital and go straight to the Internet inst...

Here's How the 3rd Most Funded Kickstarter Literally Became the Coolest

Michael Price | Posted 08.14.2014 | Technology
Michael Price

Invention and innovation is what makes America great. The ability to see a problem, work towards resolving it and sharing the resulting product with all of mankind is why I fell in love with entrepreneurship.

The Best Burning Man Kickstarter Is Way Simpler Than You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

Imagine you're lounging in the arid expanses of Black Rock City. There you sit, baking under the sun as the last drops of hydration exit your system v...

Worship at the Temple of Art

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

A new documentary shows audiences the peaks and valleys behind the curtain of the creative life, from the point of view of some of the most popular independent artists in the world.

You Won't Believe What He's Trying To Kickstart

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy

Can you Kickstart "The Danger Zone"? Looks like we're going to find out. On Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel chatted via Skype with Erick Sanchez, the guy who...

Viral Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign Turned Into Something Really Tasteful

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact

This update will likely get tongues to stop wagging and start watering. The famed potato salad Kickstarter has pulled in more than $55,000, and som...

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

'Mythical Creatures' Is An Animated Holocaust Film Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts

Los Angeles artist Gary Baseman is currently raising funds for his upcoming film project, "Mythical Creatures," based on the heartbreaking story of hi...

This iPhone Case Does Away With The Worst Part Of Selfies

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology

You know the dumb-looking half-arm thing that happens when you take a selfie? If you don't know what we're talking about, it looks a little like this....

Move the Crowd

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Savas Abadsidis

Ever since Zack Brown raised over $50K for his potato salad recipe on Kickstarter, the world has tried to make heads or tails over what the winning formula for a successful crowd sourcing campaign should entail. Enter Dekker Dreyer.

New Sleep Gadget Tracks Pretty Much Everything In Your Bedroom

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Technology

There are already a lot of ways to track sleep, from fitness trackers to sensors to phone apps. But if you want to get really serious about this stuff...

Beer Pong Balls Are Disgusting, But Now You Can Clean Them

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 07.24.2014 | College

It has been well-documented how disgusting beer pong balls can get. But now, there is a new solution. In one of the most college-friendly Kickstart...

Genius Dad Figures Out Way To Fill 37 Water Balloons In 20 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology

We’ve seen our share of dumb Kickstarter campaigns this summer. There was the $60,000 potato salad that set the Internet on fire. Then there was tha...

Comic Liz Miele's Animated Series 'Damaged' Celebrates First Season

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

While most any comedian can now spearhead a web series, few simultaneously tackle the challenges inherent in not only animating the content, but ensuring it maintains appeal for young and adult audience alike.

This Guy Wants $22,000 To Make An iPhone Handle

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology

Your phone is missing a very important accessory. No, it's not an external battery pack or a camera lens. It's a handle. At least, that's the idea ...

The One 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff We Do NOT Want To See

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

While Vince Gilligan's final moments of "Breaking Bad" were the perfect ending to the series, no one was really prepared to say goodbye. One guy, howe...

7 Crowd Funding Alternatives to Potato Salad

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

I happened upon the potato salad Kickstarter crowd funding after seeing an article in my Facebook feed over the holiday weekend. I clicked the link. I...

I'm With Stupid: I Shoulda Learned to Potato Them Drums

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm going to be a pest this week and get a song stuck in your head, but it's an OK song, so it won't be that bad. And you'll definitely remember the s...

5 Things That Are Socially More Important to Crowdfund than a Man Making Potato Salad

James Calder | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
James Calder

I have nothing against Zack Brown and his Kickstarter campaign, because I am a capitalist and believe in the freedom to make money using technology. But I can't help but think how much of a waste it is throwing money at something like this, compared to donating to charities.