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Cape Town Launches Award for Crowdfunding and Micro-Lending Technologies to Help Millions of African Entrepreneurs
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

With the well-established institutional frameworks of South-Africa and Cape Town, the city is an ideal piloting area for such new mechanisms by providing stable and proven legal institutions,...

Tim SatterthwaiteJan 18, 2011 02:56 am GMT3610 views
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Cape Town Launches Award for Crowdfunding and Micro-Lending Technologies to Help Millions of African Entrepreneurs
How are Microfinance, Crowdfunding, and Peer-to-peer Lending Different?
document Crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing refers to the idea that a group of people can accomplish something that would otherwise be impossible for an individual to do alone. Crowdfunding describes how the collective pools...

Carl EspostiNov 08, 2010 05:03 am GMT7529 views
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How are Microfinance, Crowdfunding, and Peer-to-peer Lending Different?
The future of democratic funding! - on indiegogo
video Crowdfunding

A unique advantage of the M.I.C. concept is, that no contribution is lost or wasted, as it is a new way of collecting a big amount - a new way of uniting people all over the world, who are...

Benjamin FosselMay 10, 2011 03:15 am GMT1539 views
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The future of democratic funding! - on indiegogo
Micro-funding
site Crowdfunding / Investing (Equity, Profit and Revenue Sharing)

Micro-funding.com help early-stage startups raise funds from micro-investors.

jkljkljklApr 08, 2012 01:37 am GMT1501 views
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Micro-funding
Student Startup, fGrape aims to bring freshness to merchandizing business
article Tools

Overall an interesting concept – and could wake up other established players to rethink the crowdsourcing concept. Having said that, some of these concepts work at a micro level, but things change...

Samuel BennettNov 20, 2012 12:29 pm GMT1885 views
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Student Startup, fGrape aims to bring freshness to merchandizing business
Graduate students present on modern China
article Crowdfunding

The last speaker at the first panel was Daniel Tam-Claiborne , a Yale University graduate student in global affairs. Tam-Claiborne presented “The Brief, Wondrous Life of Wokai.” His research...

Samuel BennettMar 03, 2014 01:26 pm GMT340 views
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Graduate students present on modern China
About Microfinance
video Crowdfunding

If you want to learn about microfinance, then this video will explain what it is in simpler and easier terms.

Tim SatterthwaiteMay 12, 2011 01:34 am GMT3287 views
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About Microfinance
Microfinance as a Tool to Alleviate Poverty
document Crowdfunding

Global Philanthropy Group partner Maggie Nielson, who helped develop and implement the United Nation’s Year of Microcredit program in 2005, sums it up nicely: “People just want access to the same...

Jayne AnnJul 25, 2012 10:19 am GMT1243 views
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Microfinance as a Tool to Alleviate Poverty
Kubaru Microfinance
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Founded in 2009, Kubaru Microfinance is a lending platform specializing in post-disaster microfinance. It is a peer-to-peer microlending platform which allows people to lend to entrpreneurs around...

Kubaru MicrofinanceDec 15, 2013 07:44 pm GMT621 views
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Kubaru Microfinance
myAzimia
site Tools

myAzimia is the first company to exclusively provide a crowdfunding platform to entrepreneurs and institutions. Our software as a service platform allows entrepreneurs and institutions to set up...

myazimiaFeb 19, 2011 08:27 pm GMT1906 views
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myAzimia
Crowdfunding: Safety in Numbers!
Crowdfunding

Recent cases of Initial Public Offering’s (IPO’s) of Micro Financial Institutions  (MFI’s) have rewarded investors at the expense of borrowers. Post IPO, interest rates have been driven to exorbitant levels thereby compromising the mission of MFI’s to engage in financial lending to smaller borrowers that have a stated social aim of helping to alleviate poverty being compromised. Is the concept of an IPO for an MFI irreparably damaging to the interests of borrowers and does crowdfunding offer an alternative approach that could allow MFIs to get larger and at the same time protect their clients from high interest rates exposure?

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Kanini MutooniMar 16, 2011 01:19 am GMT6008 views
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When Micro-financing Meets Social Networking: What Every Financial Institution Should Know About Peer-to-Peer Lending
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Industry insiders have projected that P2P lending will only continue to grow as the process leaves its infancy and moves into the mainstream. As P2P lending continues to mature, many customers are...

Adam FrazerMar 24, 2011 02:10 pm GMT1642 views
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When Micro-financing Meets Social Networking: What Every Financial Institution Should Know About Peer-to-Peer Lending
In search of funds, MFIs take to crowd sourcing
document Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

Crowd sourcing is a relatively new concept. At this point of time, it cannot be regarded as a meaningful source of funding for the MF industry. Nonetheless, over time, it does have the potential...

Fritz SchaeferAug 26, 2011 10:29 am GMT2068 views
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In search of funds, MFIs take to crowd sourcing
Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding meets mass customization - Innovative investment model for startups
blog Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The start-up, Innovestment, is a crowdinvesting platform for startup-investments. It is not a micro-financing site, but more one that allows people with a real demand for investing money the...

Sebastian BlancaOct 14, 2011 05:29 pm GMT1687 views
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Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding meets mass customization - Innovative investment model for startups
Crowdfunding: The New Cash Cow for Businesses
Crowdfunding

Obtaining the right source of finance at the right price is one of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Currently, a wide variety of funding options are available to  expand or start their business initiative. One out-of-the-box funding solution that has emerged in the recent years is the phenomenon of ‘crowdfunding’.

For centuries, family and friends have been one of the most common sources of early-stage seed capital. Crowdfunding is the natural extension of this model, enabling fundraisers to connect through social networks with a larger, online network of friends, colleagues and other people that are simply just into their idea and want to help them.

Courtesy of social media and crowdfunding websites, everyone from start-up entrepreneurs to the champions of social causes are now able to build interconnected networks more easily and more effectively than ever before.  By leveraging their own personal networks to spread the word about the project to potential contributors through word of mouth, email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, they can tap into existing communities of potential contributors, to launch and promote their campaigns.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 22, 2011 05:48 pm GMT3737 views
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Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding at Innovestment
document Crowdfunding

The start-up, Innovestment, is a crowdinvesting platform for startup-investments. It is not a micro-financing site, but more one that allows people with a real demand for investing money the...

Samuel BennettNov 22, 2011 02:35 am GMT1652 views
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Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding at Innovestment
Models and approach to building the new sustainable finance sector
document Crowdfunding

A presentation by Grow VC's Co-founder Jouko Ahvenainen. His presentation “Models and approach to building the new sustainable finance sector” illustrates new models for developing the...

Luis Enrique MoralesMar 18, 2012 08:29 am GMT1443 views
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Models and approach to building the new sustainable finance sector
A New Bill Gates, From Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories
article Crowdfunding, Tools

The entrepreneurs featured in this book are all members of Zidisha Microfinance, a web-based crowdfunding platform that allows low-income, computer-savvy entrepreneurs in developing countries to...

Harshida PatelNov 08, 2012 01:11 am GMT1389 views
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A New Bill Gates, From Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories
Crowdbank
site Crowdfunding / Lending

crowdbank.jp is Japan's first crowd funding platform run by licensed securities firm, Crowd Securities Japan, Inc. Crowdbank aims to connect individual's money to those who look for...

Kaz OhmaeJan 06, 2014 01:39 pm GMT482 views
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Crowdbank
Are Peer-to-Peer Lending And Crowdfunding The New Form of Online Dating?
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

About 10 years ago, no one believed that going online to find a husband or wife would be something normal, acceptable (not to mention profitable!!). Fast forward 10 years later and online date is no longer a fad but very much a normal thing, almost like ordering a skinny, flat white latte!!

Could Peer to Peer lending and Crowdfunding follow the same route in the next few years? i.e. move from a revolution to being mainstream methods of raising capital for new businesses? While both crowdfunding  and peer-to-peer lending are ways to secure capital online, the two are different from one another and the aspects of each option should be considered carefully.

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Kanini MutooniMar 08, 2011 12:27 am GMT7060 views
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