Thursday, January 17, 2013

Crowdfunding today 1/17/13


Crowdfunding News 1/17/13
'Dark snow' project turns to crowdfunding
The Guardian (blog)
There is already much excitement in the arts, media and beyond about the potential of crowdfunding - via sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo – to finance projects that might others have remained an unfulfilled dream. To date, though, few scientific ...
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Crowdfunding Social Enterprises for the Greater Good
Crowdsourcing.org
Last month, crowdfunding portal Crowdfunder launched a new effort to connect social entrepreneurs with impact investors. That's all a fancy way of saying that Crowdfunder has setup a community on its site that allows people to contribute to for-profit ...
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Crowdsourcing.org
Securities law complaints down, but crowdfunding could change landscape ...
Plain Dealer
Under a new securities law signed by President Obama last April, companies are allowed to solicit money in a process known as crowdfunding, without going through the complexity and scrutiny of filing registration documents with the Securities and ...
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Crowdfunding Sites Help People Pay Medical Bills
California Healthline
More people are turning to crowdfunding websites to ask friends, family members and strangers for assistance in paying medical bills. Crowdfunding sites provide people with a digital platform to describe why they need money and post updates to a ...
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Yooli.com Chooses FICO To Provide Risk Management To China's Crowd ...
Daily Markets (press release)
China's crowd-funding business has grown significantly over the past two years. According to Fuscent, there are more than 150 crowd-funding online businesses with annual turnover of RMB 5 billion yuan in China. During a period of rapid growth, the ...
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ClickStartMe.com announces contest to select spokesmodel for crowdfunding site
PR NewsChannel (press release)
ClickStartMe.com, the new website that "puts the fun in crowdfunding," announced a nationwide contest to find a spokesmodel to be the face of its new and rapidly growing business. In their nationwide online contest, ClickStartMe is offering 10 ...
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Food Cooperative Uses Crowd Funding To Buy Property: A Community Rallies ...
STLtoday.com
Isla Vista, CA—This week, on the tails of the United Nations declaring 2012 the International Year of the Cooperative, the I.V. Food Co-op became the first cooperative in history to use crowd funding to purchase its property. More than 1,000 people ...
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Crowdfunding campaign for Azores Bullfinch
Bird Watch
An innovatory 'crowdfunding' campaign has been launched to help the conservation of Azores Bullfinch, one of the Western Palearctic's few endemic bird species. The campaign - entitled Let's save the Azores Bullfinch - runs until the end of February and ...
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Downtown Napa Arts Space Earns Crowdfunding Support
Patch.com
A former warehouse across West Street from the Napa skate park is emerging as the valley's most intriguing arts nonprofit. Slack Collective Art Studios and Gallery is the brainchild of local musician and arts activist Paul Slack, whose vision of a ...
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