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Wealth Migrate is a global, self-service, crowd sourced property solution, which takes advantage of local property markets, through best of breed partners and collective buying power. The...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.