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Crowdfunding in the EU – exploring the added value of potential EU action

Published at Europa.EU   The consultation is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/crowdfunding/index_en.htm   Following the Workshop on Crowdfunding organised on 3 June 2013 in Brussels, the European Commission has today launched a consultation inviting stakeholders to share their views about crowdfunding: its potential benefits, risks, and the design of an optimal policy framework...

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Crowdfunding: What's in It for Scientists?

Originally Published in Scientific American Louisa Edgerly learning to paddle a pirogue in during her research trip to the Republic of Congo. Photo credit: Louisa Edgerly   It seemed like no one was willing to take a chance on Louisa Edgerly. She had been working for months to...

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EU considers regulation of crowdfunding

Originally posted in City A.M.   BRUSSELS is considering regulating crowdfunding, the fast-growing way of financing start-up businesses and other schemes by gathering investments from hundreds of people over the internet. Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter have already raised hundreds of millions of pounds for projects and...

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Crowdfunding comes to Elmbridge

A website that allows people to donate to community projects has been launched in Elmbridge. Crowdfunder lets anyone interested in a specific project donate as little as £1 and possibly get a reward from the project owner as a thank you. Community and business groups in the...

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