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The Sharing Economy World Map
Distributed Knowledge

The company Love Home Swap, a UK-based startup that allows its users to swap houses or rent them out to travelers, recently put out an interactive map that shows where the sharing economy startups have been founded.

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Anton RootNov 21, 2014 12:53 pm GMT781 views
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Choosing Projects for Open Innovation — What Works and What Doesn’t [Webinar]
Open Innovation

Tomorrow, October 30, NineSigma will be hosting a webinar about what projects are best (and worst) suited for open innovation contests. NineSigma’s director of healthcare program management Stephen Clulow will be joined by Miles Eddowes, head of the Innovation Accelerators Department at Mondelez International, a confectionery and snacks conglomerate that spun off from Kraft Foods in 2012. UPDATE: Check out the video of the webinar after the jump!

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Anton RootNov 21, 2014 11:35 am GMT1529 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 21
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this end-of-week edition: anxiety building up as crowdfunding rules have yet to be released; a new rockstar crowdfunding campaign emerges; crowdfunding an adoption on GoFundMe; why organizations make use of open innovation; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 21, 2014 10:45 am GMT567 views
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WeGoLook and On-the-Ground Crowdsourcing
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

When people think of crowdsourcing, they typically think of interactions that are happening online. Put up a logo request or an appeal for money, and someone, somewhere, will draft up a design or contribute cash. They may be in a neighboring town, or a metropolis half way across the world — the location doesn’t matter. But there are some companies that are applying the crowdsourcing model to do offline work. One of these companies is Oklahoma City-based WeGoLook.

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Anton RootNov 20, 2014 11:18 pm GMT924 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 20
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: more information on the fraudulent GoFundMe campaign; Bitreserve looking to raise $10 million via crowdfunding; creating more effective crowdfunding pitch videos; crowdsourcing online info on nearly everything; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 20, 2014 12:53 pm GMT800 views
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Gazan Startup Accelerator Finding Success on Indiegogo
Crowdfunding

The Gaza Strip, the thin piece of land that represents one of the two Palestinian territories, can hardly be called a tech powerhouse. There is, however, at least one organization looking to promote entrepreneurship and tech startup culture in the region — and it’s asking the crowd to help it keep the lights on.

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Anton RootNov 19, 2014 11:27 pm GMT1445 views
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Choosing Between an Equity- and Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Campaign
Crowdfunding

Nate Nead, principal at Crowdfundraiser.com, writes in to discuss the differences between rewards- and equity-based crowdfunding, and the advantages and disadvantages of both.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 19, 2014 06:10 pm GMT2102 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 19
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: 1Dollar1Home partners with Stripe; Patreon paying out $1m/month to creators; catching up with Kickstarter success Formlabs; the sharing economy for hospitals; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 19, 2014 03:40 pm GMT770 views
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5 Myths About Crowdsourcing Creative Work
Crowd Creativity

Asad Khan, founder and CEO of creative crowdsourcing platform CopyShoppy, writes in to address (what he sees as) myths around creative crowdsourcing, and offers an alternative interpretation. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 18, 2014 09:41 pm GMT2192 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 18
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this edition: fraudster sets up a crowdfunding campaign for a person in need, and disappears with the cash; crowdfunding Gaza's sole start-up accelerator; Olive Garden crowdsourcing its menu; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 18, 2014 10:01 am GMT781 views
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Does a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Hinge on Strong Social Media?
Crowdfunding

Clare Sidebottom, partner at Social Solution, a new social media firm, writes in to discuss the importance of marketing your crowdfunding campaign, and attempts to answer the question, "Does a successful crowdfunding campaign hinge on strong social media?"

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 17, 2014 11:31 pm GMT2828 views
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Learning from the Failures: Building Trust in Crowdfunding Campaigns
Crowdfunding

In this Rose Recommends column, crowdfunding coach Rose Spinelli looks at some questionable campaigns, and shares tips on how to make sure your campaign comes off as genuine. Read Rose's advice and leave her your own questions in the comments!

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Rose SpinelliNov 17, 2014 12:02 pm GMT1907 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 17
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition: a shameful crowdfunding platform in the deep web; looking at some of Kickstarter's biggest failures; F1 crowdfunding story takes a weird turn; crowdsourcing governance in the Philippines; is the sharing economy really about sharing; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 17, 2014 10:53 am GMT804 views
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UK Alternative Finance Market Expected to Hit $2.72B in 2014
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is quickly growing in the UK, with platforms like Seedrs, Crowdcube, Funding Circle, and many others doing their part to raise awareness around the emerging alternative financing model. Nesta, a London-based ‘innovation foundation,’ decided to look at just how big the market is in the UK, and the results are quite impressive.

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Anton RootNov 14, 2014 06:23 pm GMT1224 views
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Crowdfunding Veteran Entrepreneurship [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

Veterans can make for great entrepreneurs. The skills they learn in the army cross over well to the business world — discipline, the ability to give clear and direct orders, and an unyielding commitment to the mission at hand are all attributes of a good commander, and a great executive. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for the vets to secure the financing they need to start their ventures. The crowdlending platform StreetShares thinks that the crowd can help.

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Anton RootNov 14, 2014 04:05 pm GMT1716 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 14
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this end of week Crowd Coffee: USPTO looks at crowdsourcing prior art; NASA crowdsourcing ideas, yet again; KLM partners with Airbnb for a jet hotel; Peerby taking off in the Netherlands; crowdfunding starting to snowball, Realty Mogul says; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 14, 2014 02:32 pm GMT970 views
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Patch of Land Launches a Seed Round Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
Crowdfunding

Patch of Land, the debt-based crowdfunding platform for real estate, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest to fund a $2.5 million seed round yesterday. The campaign is off to a quick start, having already raised $520,000.

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Anton RootNov 13, 2014 10:31 pm GMT2337 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 13
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: a feature on Tilt; 7 things to consider before equity crowdfunding; fighting crime through crowdsourcing; America Heart Association's open innovation contest finalists announced; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 13, 2014 11:43 am GMT941 views
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eYeka Looks to Increase Community Participation with 'Quick Questions'
Crowd Creativity

Despite its success thus far, eYeka thinks it can improve the experience for both brands and creatives on its platform. Looking to do just that, the company rolled out a ‘Quick Question’ feature over a year ago. It’s a way to benefit both the community and the clients. 

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Anton RootNov 12, 2014 10:45 pm GMT1071 views
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Crowd Coffee: November 12
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition: crowdsourcing ideas to curtail the Ebola outbreak; a Dutch band is crowdsourcing sex tapes; sharing economy hurting bed and breakfasts; Peers relaunches with a new purpose; equity crowdfunding push in Minnesota; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 12, 2014 04:43 pm GMT814 views
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