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London, New York, Boston, Calgary – June 11, 2012 – Chaordix®, the global standard in crowdsourced market intelligence, is pleased to announce the launch of a second major crowdsourcing program for...
Jun 11, 2012 07:11 pm GMT
This marks the largest crowdfunding campaign in the country of Switzerland with the unprecedented goal of $100,000.00 USD and means that production of the petTracer GPS cat collar can begin....
Crowdsourced design marketplace 99designs announced today that it expanded into three new countries: Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland. We chat with CEO Patrick Llewellyn to find out more.
c-crowd is a new crowdfunding platform for Switzerland.
As additional proof of concept, April 13 marked the end of another angel round which raised over USD $600k for investiere.ch itself - half of which was raised through a listing on their own...
In the Anglo-American world, crowdfunding is already established as an alternative form of fundraising. Yet in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, crowdfunding is also increasing its volume. A dozen crowdfunding platforms have been launched to cater to the needs of the German-speaking creative industry and technology start-ups. A survey created by Berlin-based ikosom, the Institute of Communication in Social Media, shows that crowdfunding has left its infant shoes behind.
This week’s news that researchers at Cern (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland are publishing their results “so other scientists can determine if the approach contains any mistakes” represents a huge leap forward for Open Science.
The science community is traditionally a “closed” community, probably at the insistence of the large pharmaceutical organizations who insist on this as a method of protecting the intellectual property rights on any research they fund. While there have been moves within the science community to share research online as a means of “crowdsourcing” the work and speeding up discovery, science seems to be way behind other disciplines in actually getting the information out there.
While it makes perfect sense to many researchers to open up research projects for collaboration, the companies that sponsor and fund research laboratories worldwide are keen to keep the lid on research results and new developments due to the immense amounts of money to be made from new drugs, medical procedures and technological/industrial applications.
site Distributed Knowledge / Customer Engagement
trnd - the letters are short for "the real network dialogue" - is the leading word-of-mouth marketing company. For the first time, trnd provides companies with the opportunity to...
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The new owner of Swiss watch manufacturer Phillipe Dubois & Fils, said to be the older watchmaker in Switzerland, has opened the company up to investors and shareholders through a...
Turning your customers into a de facto focus group is one thing, but turning to the crowd for more serious functionality and usability testing is quite another. That simple fact led eBay Europe to extend their software quality engineering program by adding crowd testing through passbrains.com.The Switzerland-based company is part of PASS Technologies, which operates a crowd of professional software testers from India, South America and Eastern Europe. (Sponsored post)
Switzerland is home to several crowdfunding platforms generating millions of francs from peer-to-peer financing. swissinfo.ch looks at how the online phenomenon is taking root.
With a success rate of 66%, wemakeit belongs to the world’s most auspicious project financing platforms. Not only the commitment of the project initiators and their «crowd» but also the wemakeit...
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge
upc cablecom, a provider of telecom and entertainment services in Switzerland, announced on December 11 the official launch of a crowdtesting program in partnership with the crowdtesting platform passbrains. The partnership allows upc cablecom customers to become involved in the product development process by testing early prototypes and release candidates of new products.
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1. Swiss-Crowd is the first Swiss real estate crowdfunding platform, in Italy as Italy-Crowd.
Because of the restricteve laws, the platforms operate with an innovative business model based on the...
Kickstarter, one of the leading crowdfunding platforms, announced yesterday that it’s continuing its expansion into Europe in a big way. The platform is now live in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. In previous months, the company announced that it’s moving into Germany, France, and Spain. In total, the company now operates in eighteen countries.
In 2014, USD 16 million was raised in Switzerland via crowdfunding, while this figure was USD 12 million in 2013, according to the Crowdfunding Monitoring 2015 report issued by the Lucerne...
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10EQS (‘Ten X’) connects clients with global top talent in a structured, online collaboration environment. We are a new way of getting high-quality answers to well-defined business questions,...
"Crowdfunding: go equity or go home"....okay, so this is not to say that various forms of crowdfunding (e.g. 'pledge', lending, revenue-share) are without valid niches. Pledge crowdfunding, for example, can be fantastic for various fan-centric projects. But equity-based crowdfunding is at the center of crowdfunding's future ecosystem for typical high-risk startups.
This is purely a mathematical reality. There are a proliferation of crowdfunding platforms emerging, many with investment models destined for niches at best, and the 'dust bin' at worst. I wanted to give some clarity, as many haven't thought through the macro picture. Again, this is a discussion aimed at early stage 'angel' style investments in risky startups.
Crowdsourcing represents a promising new avenue for reducing effort, time, and cost involved in evaluating search systems. The key idea of crowdsourcing is to tap into the vast and growing,...