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The sharing economy is rapidly developing into a powerful industry. It’s disruptive and, depending on your stance, it represents either an opportunity for individuals to earn extra cash and save money, or a shady business practice that allows crooks to evade taxes and puts people at risk. In the UK, encouragingly, both sharing economy operators and government officials recognize that there’s a need for regulation around the fledgling and highly disruptive industry.
In this Crowd Coffee: should crowdfunding platforms screen projects; what to expect for crowdfunding in 2015; research finds that sharing economy can help the unemployed in the UK; open innovation and fighting disease; and more.
In 1995, Microsoft’s then-CTO Nathan Myhrvold asserted that the internet would make the middle man redundant. Myhrvold was ahead of his time, but whether it is travel agents or taxi companies, it is happening today. Crowdfunding, likewise, has the potential to disrupt countless industries.
Crowdsourcing is changing the way companies solve problems, and inventors raise cash for their widgets. What can politicians learn from their predecessors? Josephine Sabin of DesignCrowd writes in to explain.
In this Crowd Coffee: the differences between crowdfunding and panhandling; Kiva and MicroGraam announce a partnership; crowdsourcing the price of healthcare; group calls for a fair deal in the sharing economy; and more.
How fast is crowdfunding growing? How big is the market expected to be in 2015? How many investors and developers are turning to real estate crowdfunding? Pre-order Massolution’s upcoming 2014CF Crowdfunding Industry and 2014CF Crowdfunding Real Estate reports to find out the answers to these questions and many more!
Thinking about starting a crowdfunding campaign? Make sure your audience can tell how much you care about your cause, writes crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli in her latest Rose Recommends column. Read her advice after the jump, and leave your own questions for her in the comments.
In this Crowd Coffee: Michigan businesses not turning to state crowdfunding rule; another GoFundMe success story; more workers entering the sharing economy; crowdsourcing a constitution in the Philippines; and more.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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!