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Toronto Awesome has a bunch of great ideas, and some duds
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

Awesome in Toronto has taken many forms since the January launch. In April it was a cardboard fort night. In May it was a map that plots the city’s kiss history. In October it was a bicycle that...

Harshida PatelDec 29, 2011 12:25 am GMT1833 views
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Toronto Awesome has a bunch of great ideas, and some duds
Toronto's FantasyCourt Wants Your Personal Network to Crowdsource Solutions to Your Problems
document Distributed Knowledge

Described as "a new breed of justice for the new generation," FantasyCourt has both sides of a party lay out their case for their personal community to play the role of judge and jury...

Claire MackayNov 26, 2011 06:58 am GMT1207 views
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Toronto's FantasyCourt Wants Your Personal Network to Crowdsource Solutions to Your Problems
Toronto’s Scolaris Lets Students Start Their Own Crowdfunded Scholarship Campaigns
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter has been an incredible tool for entrepreneurs who need to quickly raise money for their creative projects.

Mark Raju MauleesanJul 16, 2012 09:37 pm GMT1785 views
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Toronto’s Scolaris Lets Students Start Their Own Crowdfunded Scholarship Campaigns
Trashswag Helps Toronto’s Junk Gain New Life Through Art
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Trashswag, a Toronto-based website, has garnered attention for the way it gathers crowdsourced information to alert residents to discarded items left on city sidewalks. But it isn’t attracting...

Harshida PatelMay 15, 2013 01:29 am GMT1350 views
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Trashswag Helps Toronto’s Junk Gain New Life Through Art
Charity crowdfunding site launched by Toronto firm
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Giveffect, which made its official debut this week, is betting charities will be willing to hand over a cut of their donations in return for access to a managed online payment and tax receipting...

Harshida PatelJun 22, 2013 01:58 am GMT1235 views
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Charity crowdfunding site launched by Toronto firm
Photographer showing entire world in Toronto
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

The project is called Cosmopolis Toronto and is funded by crowdsourcing on Indiegogo. Shafer doesn’t go out and find people. People come to him. Everyone sends in an application outlining how...

Samuel BennettMar 12, 2014 09:19 am GMT389 views
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Photographer showing entire world in Toronto
Fundraiser goes viral after Toronto actor loses arms in fire
article Crowdfunding

While Amponsah lay unconscious and covered in bandages, his friends got to work. They set up a campaign on Indiegogo, a website that uses crowdfunding to raise money. They knew he would need...

Jayne AnnDec 29, 2012 12:32 am GMT1185 views
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Fundraiser goes viral after Toronto actor loses arms in fire
Dirt
site Distributed Knowledge / Local Community

Dirt is a social real estate platform that allows locals to share their experiences and insights on Toronto condos through building reviews.

Brandon DonnellyJun 23, 2013 04:58 pm GMT595 views
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Dirt
Toronto hospital crowdfunds chemotherapy diagnostic tool
article Crowdfunding

WaveCheck isn’t the first to turn to crowdfunding in the hopes of accelerating research, said Fazila Seker, a project manager with MaRS Innovation and WaveCheck’s business development manager....

Sebastian BlancaDec 01, 2013 02:55 pm GMT1038 views
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Toronto hospital crowdfunds chemotherapy diagnostic tool
Making Connections
document Open Innovation

Another entry, ZooShare, was being championed by Daniel Bida, president of ReGenerate Biogas Inc., a dedicated developer of community-owned biogas plants. ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc. is a...

Jason RobbinsDec 28, 2011 11:26 pm GMT1502 views
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Making Connections
Google slowly but surely charts undiscovered Toronto
document Distributed Knowledge

In the meantime, crowdsourcing is the method Google is relying on to keep its maps relevant. Some smaller trails, like those in mountain bike-friendly Crothers' Woods, have already been...

Jayne AnnMar 19, 2012 09:11 am GMT1029 views
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Google slowly but surely charts undiscovered Toronto
Hochfest for reptile and amphibian enthusiasts at Toronto Zoo
article Distributed Knowledge

Adopt-A-Pond is one of the many programmes run by Toronto Zoo. These are essentially scientific crowdsourcing programmes designed to help with collecting data paid scientists and employees...

Harshida PatelNov 07, 2012 02:51 am GMT1814 views
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Hochfest for reptile and amphibian enthusiasts at Toronto Zoo
The Rob Ford 'Crackstarter:' A Crowdfunding Campaign to Root Against
Crowdfunding

With Gawker's campaign over on Indiegogo right now to raise funds to purchase a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack, rewards-based crowdfunding is currently having its Skokie vs. the neo-Nazis moment.

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Eric MackMay 22, 2013 02:41 pm GMT4899 views
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Rob Ford Taste Of The Danforth Videos: 'Social Media Paparazzi' Around Toronto Mayor Unprecedented, Experts Say
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

The gossip website Gawker was involved in a crowdsourcing campaign to raise $200,000 to buy the tape from a man who claimed to have the video. Journalists from both Gawker and the Toronto Star...

Jason RobbinsAug 12, 2013 01:55 am GMT883 views
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Rob Ford Taste Of The Danforth Videos: 'Social Media Paparazzi' Around Toronto Mayor Unprecedented, Experts Say
Crowdsourcing Creativity and Community at IDS2011
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

During this symposium, the panel of 10 international thinkers will be discussing and debating about questions like, Is crowdsourcing helping or hindering creativity? How are crowdsourcing and open...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 08, 2011 06:31 pm GMT3119 views
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Crowdsourcing Creativity and Community at IDS2011
Astronaut Wants Canadians to Help Design NASA Poster
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

It's a good thing that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield crowdsources the ideas for the poster which he wanted as a way of commemorating his upcoming mission to International Space Station. He...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 23, 2011 06:08 pm GMT1503 views
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Astronaut Wants Canadians to Help Design NASA Poster
idea Couture
site Open Innovation / Idea Generation

Idea Couture is an award-winning global strategic innovation, experience design, and customer insights firm with offices in San Francisco, Toronto and Shanghai. They partner with organizations to...

Archenette EvangelioFeb 19, 2011 06:08 am GMT1787 views
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idea Couture
Crowdsourcing Science: Researcher Uses Facebook to Identify Thousands of Fish
document Distributed Knowledge

The National Museum of Natural History's blog ran a story on the team's novel use of social networking to crowdsource their data. Then the Smithsonian Institution's blog, Smithsonian...

Benjamin FosselMay 14, 2011 06:06 am GMT1642 views
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Crowdsourcing Science: Researcher Uses Facebook to Identify Thousands of Fish
Internet Star The Weeknd’s First Live Show Captured by Fans [VIDEO]
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Toronto-based R&B singer Abel Tesfaye's (a.k.a. The Weeknd)video stands as a nice “full circle” kind of representation of The Weeknd’s ascension: Internet star to real-life sensation, to...

Benjamin FosselJul 27, 2011 10:00 pm GMT1218 views
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Internet Star The Weeknd’s First Live Show Captured by Fans [VIDEO]
ClimateSpark looks to crowdsource green innovation; offers $50K in startup funding
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge is looking for ten great ideas that can help Toronto city and our climate. The three-part challenge is open to any social venture that includes at...

Benjamin FosselOct 05, 2011 02:40 pm GMT1785 views
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ClimateSpark looks to crowdsource green innovation; offers $50K in startup funding
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