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Con il crowdfunding i like sostengono la cultura

Con il crowdfunding i like sostengono la cultura

Paolo Armelli | marzo 12, 2014 | Wired – In tempi di crisi e di ristrettezze economiche più o meno conclamate, la cultura è sempre uno dei primi settori a subire tagli in modo drastico. Veniamo da decenni di riduzione dei bilanci afferenti a ministeri, atenei, musei, enti culturali, teatri e associazioni. Se ancora si produce cultura in Italia è perché si attinge ai pochi…

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Volontariato e crowdfunding per azzerare i debiti studenteschi [USA]

Volontariato e crowdfunding per azzerare i debiti studenteschi [USA]

di Ottavia Spaggiari – 04/12/2013 – Vita.it Una nuova piattaforma, aiuterà i neolaureati statunitensi a ripagare il proprio prestito attraverso una formula che unisce crowdfunding e volontariato. Si chiama Zero Bound e offre agli utenti la possibilità di registrarsi online, porsi un obiettivo di raccolta fondi e offrire ore di tempo per avere un impatto positivo sulla comunità in cui si vive. Proprio come su…

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UC CrowdFunding effort brings in $1.3 million — and some fun

UC CrowdFunding effort brings in $1.3 million — and some fun

By Larry Gordon An unusual effort by the UC system to raise scholarship money through online crowd-funding tactics — including promises by faculty and students to lead hikes, wash cars and wear kooky costumes — has garnered $1.3 million, officials said Wednesday. The formal part of the six-week Promise for Education campaign ended Oct. 31, and about 4,000 people donated to it via social media.…

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Grow VC Group Makes Strategic Investment in Crowdbaron

Grow VC Group Makes Strategic Investment in Crowdbaron

Hong Kong, October 31, 2013 – Grow VC Group announces it has made a strategic investment in Crowdbaron, a crowd investing service specializing in global real estate. Crowdbaron continues its existing crowd investing operations, with plans in place to expand and grow the business. Crowdbaron today is Asia’s leading crowd investing service. It has successfully opened doors to global real estate investment to aspiring landlords in Asia. It…

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Harvard Business Review on CrowdFunding

Harvard Business Review on CrowdFunding

Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment by Larry Downes October 28, The crowdfunding service Kickstarter reached an important milestone last week. The company’s website reported that Kickstarter has now funded over 50,000 projects, with pledges coming from over 5,000,000 individual backers. Since its founding in 2009, Kickstarter has helped fledgling projects raise nearly $1 billion in donations. But those impressive numbers may be eclipsed by a revolution in…

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ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM ON CROWDFUNDING

ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM ON CROWDFUNDING

The University of California, Berkeley,  did host an international academic conference on crowdfunding next week. Cal’s College of Engineering is organizing the Oct. 17 and 18 event, titled “Crowdfunding: Setting the Research Agenda.” Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chief Economist Hal Varian will speak at the event, as will Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Julia Groves, managing director of the UK Crowdfunding…

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Subscriptions may be the way of the crowdfunding future

Subscriptions may be the way of the crowdfunding future

BY CARMEL DEAMICIS , Crowdfunding is growing up. It’s been three and a half years since Kickstarter kickstarted the trend (see what I did there?). The first wave of newborn platforms — Indiegogo, and the like — were all about one-time donations. Now, just like the awkward teenager maturing through puberty, new forms of fundraising from the masses are taking shape. The next wave of crowdfunding platforms is…

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Crowdfunding and Innovation Management

Crowdfunding and Innovation Management

    By Owen Ray,  We all know the importance of continuous innovation, and around here we’ve been talking a lot about harnessing the power of the crowd to keep the idea machine running. Crowdsourcing is a great way to generate new ideas and solve tough problems, but it’s only a part of your innovation management process. With all of these ideas and solutions pouring in from the…

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AARP, Black Enterprise University Teaching CrowdFunding

AARP, Black Enterprise University Teaching CrowdFunding

AARP,  with more than 37 million members, and Black Enterprise, a small business resource for African Americans, has announced the launch of the Black Enterprise Small Business University. The four-week, online video course will offer expert advice to entrepreneurs looking to start and grow profitable small businesses. Kicking off on Monday, October 7 with “Crowdfunding and the Future of Small Business,” Small Business University, sponsored by AARP, aims…

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Crowdfunding of academic research catching on.

Crowdfunding of academic research catching on.

CrowdFunding Beat PR News : CrowdFunding for academic research is catching on, according to a blog post at Scientific American.  Individuals, as well as a growing number of universities, are turning to the masses for funding as government funding dwindles, writes recent UW-Madison graduate Alexandra Branscombe. The option is particularly helpful for new researchers without track records to attract potential funders.  Crowdfunding is often launched on one of…

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