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3 Reasons an Open Innovation Platform is an Exceptional Way to Experiment
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

There are more than a handful of reasons why an Open Innovation platform is a superior way to experiment and below are 3 that certainly stand out. Reason #1: Pump Up the Volume-In innovation,...

Benjamin FosselDec 03, 2011 07:18 am GMT3099 views
3 Reasons an Open Innovation Platform is an Exceptional Way to Experiment
7 Ways to Make Open Innovation Work

Open innovation is more than a toolkit, it’s a mindset. You need to make it a core company value instead of limiting it to your R&D department. When you start the transition to an open...

Jayne AnnNov 09, 2011 01:32 am GMT1087 views
7 Ways to Make Open Innovation Work
Adding a Geographical Component to an Equity Crowdfunding Project [Part II]

Thomas Vass of The Private Capital Market writes in once again to describe how capital and knowledge flow within communities, and to explain how geography affects crowdfunding. The first part of the article is here

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 13, 2013 02:21 pm GMT5022 views
Crowdfunding in Mexico: The Power of Digital Technologies to Transform Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Inclusion [Report]
CrowdfundingCrowdfunding Platforms

This report, commissioned by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank, explores the crowdfunding landscape in Mexico. It focuses on everything from the country's economy and internet infrastructure to the country's unique cultural heritage in order to create a roadmap for advancing the crowdfunding industry.

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About Massolution 5
Executive Summary 10
Introduction 16
Research Methodology 20
Crowdfunding Overview 24
- Types of Crowdfunding 27
- Crowdfunding Capital Flow Models™ 32
Analysis of the Mexican Crowdfunding Environment 36
- Economy and Financial Ecosystem 38
- Technology Infrastructure and Business Capacity 46
- Political Environment 51
- Mexican Regulatory Environment 54
- Cultural Context 57
- The Current Mexican Crowdfunding Landscape 60
- Points of Comparison: International Experience with Equity-based Crowdfunding Regulations 64
Recommendations 68
Conclusions 102
- Research Methodology 104
- Use Cases 106
- References 108

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 26, 2014 08:00 pm GMT16870 views
Research Report
Crowd Coffee: July 21
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: Kickstarter in Ireland; preschool hopes to get cash from the crowd; how open innovation affects HR; Friedman on the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 21, 2014 02:51 pm GMT6411 views
Crowd Coffee: August 5

In this edition: IDF soldiers crowdfunding supplies; how to make your crowdfunding campaign stand out; how the sharing economy affects developing countries; crowdsourcing pharmaceuticals; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 05, 2014 02:27 pm GMT1612 views
Crowd Coffee: August 14
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: JOBS Act filings show confused fund managers; Local Lift wants to help local businesses with their crowdfunding goals; PonoMusic crowdfunding for equity following Kickstarter campaign; how crowdsourcing affects Amazon delivery; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 14, 2014 02:23 pm GMT2109 views
Crowdsourcing the "Brazilian Way" recently connected with Marina Miranda from Colaboratorie Mutopo, a social production company that brands itself as “thinkers, makers, builders, designers, and producers who believe in the power of collaboration”. Miranda leads Mutopo’s business in Brazil, and shared some insight on the company’s vision there.

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Cristina CaineMay 13, 2011 06:33 am GMT6473 views

In 2000, a college student named Jake Nickell entered a t-shirt design contest hosted by, a (now defunct) online forum for web programmers and graphic designers. The winning design would become the official t-shirt of a Dreamless event in London. Out of about 100 entries, Nickell’s design won the contest.

Jacob DeHart, another college student with a passion for design, also entered the competition. Though his design didn’t win, he and Nickell (who had met through the forum) began to talk about how much fun it was to participate in the contest. “Dreamless was all about art and design and a lot of artists on there had 'battles' and shared/critiqued their work with each other,” wrote Nickell in a blog post entitled ‘ The History’. “It was all around a very creative environment for hobbyists and professionals alike to unleash some creativity in their free time.” That got the two thinking: what if they held an ongoing design contest where the winning t-shirts would go on sale? Soon, Threadless was born.

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Eric BlattbergNov 01, 2011 05:43 am GMT8454 views
Clay Shirky Talks JOBS Act and the New Business Ecosystem

Clay Shirky is an American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies — at least, according to Wikipedia, the crowdsourced encyclopedia for which he serves as an advisor. Shirky is also the author of Here Comes Everybody (2008) and Cognitive Surplus (2010), two books examining the results, ramifications and potential of aggregated individual action. recently spoke with web guru Clay Shirky about the JOBS Act, which President Obama signed into law on April 5. In the transcript — available after the jump — Shirky explains why he “would love to be able to offer essentially wholehearted support of the crowdfunding law,” but has several reservations about the regulatory relief embedded in the bill. (Spoiler: A lot comes down to the SEC’s interpretation of the law, which is ostensibly scheduled to conclude in the first few days of 2013.) Shirky also discusses Kickstarter’s present dominance in the crowdfunding space, the vagaries of pre-JOBS Act law in relation to crowdfunding, and the effect of the JOBS Act on the current startup ecosystem and traditional venture capital.

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Eric BlattbergApr 22, 2012 04:39 am GMT6926 views
A Crowdfunding Pioneer Psychoanalyzes Crowdfunding's True Believers

Paul Spinrad is the guy who gave the movement for a crowdfunding exemption in the U.S. its first big shove towards becoming law. In the first part of this exclusive series on, he recalled those early days and the efforts that have since begun to blossom in the form of the JOBS Act. Below, in the second half of the series, he also gives us an inside look at the fanatical devotion of some of crowdfunding's true believers.

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Paul SpinradSep 21, 2012 10:19 pm GMT5545 views
Kickstarter Will Not Save Artists From the Entertainment Industry’s Shackles
article Crowdfunding

Danish academic Inge Ejbye Sørensen challenges this assumption and tells a more complex story about the impact of sites like Kickstarter on the culture industry. Sørensen studied how crowdfunding...

Sebastian BlancaSep 28, 2012 03:30 am GMT1485 views
Kickstarter Will Not Save Artists From the Entertainment Industry’s Shackles
The Daily Dot Launches New Opinion Section for Internet Issues
document Distributed Knowledge

The Daily Dot’s Opinion section will provide a platform for substantive discussion about the issues and topics that affect those of us online and the communities that the website covers. It will...

Tonya Van Dijk Oct 26, 2012 12:57 am GMT899 views
The Daily Dot Launches New Opinion Section for Internet Issues
A Cloudy Forecast: Equity Crowdfunding in Europe [Part 2]

We continue our discussion with Chris Bates and Peter Chapman of London-based Clifford Chance LLP to get a better understanding of how European laws function and what they mean for equity crowdfunding. The first half of our conversation is here.

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Anton RootOct 26, 2012 06:44 pm GMT4682 views
Financial and Political Interests Between Crowdfunders and Regional Economic Development Professionals [Part II]

Thomas Vass of The Private Capital Market writes in to discuss the nexus of financial and political interests between crowdfunders and regional economic development professionals, using the concept of innovation economics. In this second half of the article, Vass expands on the concept of innovation economics, and puts it in context of intrastate crowdfunding regulations.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 07, 2013 02:53 pm GMT8447 views
Massolution NYC 2013: Invested.In's Alon Goren on Crowdfunding for Enterprises

Over the next month, we'll be running a series of Q&As with crowdfunding and crowdsourcing industry leaders on the topic of crowd-powered services for enterprises. We kick off the series with Alon Goren, co-founder and CEO of Invested.In, a white label crowdfunding solution. To find out more about crowd strategies for enterprises, check out the Massolution NYC 2013 conference taking place in New York City on September 18 and 19.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 16, 2013 06:40 pm GMT3708 views
Crowd Coffee: May 21

In this mid-week Crowd Coffee: California assembly passes crowdfunding exemption; crowdfunding's bad side; another campaign to buy out Sterling's Clippers; crowdsourcing hurricanes for FEMA; NYC taxi regulator joins Uber; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 21, 2014 02:26 pm GMT2135 views
Crowd Coffee: December 30
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this edition: Tomnod again crowdsourcing missing plane; crowdsourcing the Democratic agenda; Kickstarter's effect on film photography; crowdfunding tips; sharing economy in the new year; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 30, 2014 04:02 pm GMT1992 views
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