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FALLIMENTI INTERESSANTI: Dottore, mi fa un po’ male il crowdfunding

FALLIMENTI INTERESSANTI: Dottore, mi fa un po’ male il crowdfunding

DI PAOLO CAPOBUSSI | 09 DIC 2013 | apoge online – Ha intrapreso un fantastico progetto medicale e ha sbagliato il finanziamento. Forse si salverà grazie a open source e Bitcoin. Il progetto è di quelli che fanno sognare un mondo migliore, dove la salute non è più monitorata da costosi apparecchi allocati in costosi ospedali, ma da qualche cavetto che spunta da una scatola…

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Offaly’s Ógra Skincare turn to Crowd Funding

Offaly’s Ógra Skincare turn to Crowd Funding

by Damian Moran – OffalyExpress – Nov. 22, 2013 – Irish skincare company Ógra has turned to Ireland’s first Crowd Funding platform for SMEs, Linked Finance to create an international marketing campaign. Ógra, based in Tullamore, Offaly, was founded by Bill Kenny in 2008 and is a great success story. Kenny’s interest in the healing properties of Peat was sparked when he burnt his arm…

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11-year-old launches crowdfunding initiative for friend with brain tumor

11-year-old launches crowdfunding initiative for friend with brain tumor

(KMSP) – Amelia Sawalich is only 11, but she took it upon herself to facilitate a crowdfunding initiative through Piggybackr to help her young friend who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Nevaeh Belker is 6 years old and she doesn’t truly understand what cancer is, but her parents Mike and Tessa Belker say she knows something is different. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in…

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Could Crowdfunding Help This Man Walk Again?

Could Crowdfunding Help This Man Walk Again?

By Queen Muse  Steven Quigley never expected to be the victim of a tragic accident. But on one fateful night in 2011, the then 37-year-old New Jersey native was brutally attacked and knocked unconscious by unknown assailants after an outing with friends in Old City. Coming to grips with the brutality of his mysterious and still unsolved attack was only half of the battle for Quigley. After…

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App Makers Crowdfund to Avoid Blindside Hit of FDA Rules

App Makers Crowdfund to Avoid Blindside Hit of FDA Rules

It sounded like a good idea at the time: A smartphone application that tapped into a growing consumer desire to self-diagnose health ailments at home. Biosense Technologies Private Ltd. made a splash in February when it unveiled a kit that lets people use their phone cameras to read subtle color differences on test strips designed to show unhealthy levels of proteins and other substances in…

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Razoo expands crowdfunding-for-causes platform to support people in need

Razoo expands crowdfunding-for-causes platform to support people in need

Razoo CEO Lesley Mansford is highly skilled at getting people to donate to charity. For the past two years, this veteran gaming executive has applied her expertise to fundraising for non-profits, and now Razoo is entering the world of peer-to-peer donations. Razoo‘s crowdfunding-for-causes platform helps nonprofits raise money through 24-hour online fundraising campaigns called “Giving Days” that use gaming principles to motivate people to donate.…

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Crowdfunding for medical devices hits Web

Crowdfunding for medical devices hits Web

Here’s a prescription for cash-strapped medical device inventors: Crowdfunding. A new Web company is taking advantage of the trend of Internet-enabled public funding of projects by offering to connect inventors of smaller medical devices from around the world with people who can give them the cash they need to get off the ground. “There are people in many different countries that have bright ideas, and…

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Crowdfunding Takes On Hunger, Health And Human Rights

Crowdfunding Takes On Hunger, Health And Human Rights

Kickstarter meets Kiva meets TOMS: That’s the idea behind a soon-to-be launched social enterprise and crowdfunding web site by the name of Reciprocity & Co. The basic concept is this: Founded by Gainsville, Fla.-based Sam McPherson, the site promotes projects aimed at addressing major areas of need, like health or human rights abuses. But the way it happens is consumers buy an organic cotton tote bag or backpack…

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Spike Lee hits $1.25 million Kickstarter goal to fund next movie

Spike Lee hits $1.25 million Kickstarter goal to fund next movie

The director defended the method of raising money for the Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint about ‘human beings who are addicted to blood’ as necessary in industry dominated by big studios. Spike Lee apparently did the right thing to finance his next movie. The 56-year-old “Crooklyn” director reached his $1.25 million goal on Kickstarter to fund his next project, four days ahead of his deadline. With…

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Crowdfunding Gives Health and Fitness Gadgets a Real Workout

Crowdfunding Gives Health and Fitness Gadgets a Real Workout

Robert Mullins, CFB Sr. Staff Writer In the wearable computer space, Google Glass has generated the buzz, but the Pebble watch has generated results. Pebble Technology had raised $375,000 from a venture capitalist for a wristwatch computer that would share information with a user’s Apple or Android OS smartphone, but was unable to raise more. In April 2012, Pebble signed up with the crowdfunding company…

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