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Hyperloop To Be Crowdfunded & Crowdsourced?

Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing the Hyperloop? Well, if this happened, it would certainly go down in the history books as a major crowdfunding milestone and a major crowdsourcing milestone. Personally, I don’t think I would bet on it happening, but some notable people clearly think it’s...

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Skoll Foundation and The Huffington Post Launch First Crowdfunding Challenge for Social Entrepreneurs

The Skoll Foundation, in partnership with The Huffington Post, is launching its first crowdfunding challenge designed to provide some of the world's leading social entrepreneurs with an innovative platform to raise funds. The "Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge," hosted on Edward Norton's platform CrowdRise, has the potential to leverage...

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Politicians turn to crowdfunding for campaign cash

Forget the rubber-chicken lunches and campaign cheques. A Coquitlam politician has turned to the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise campaign funds for the upcoming Coquitlam council byelection. But while Coquitlam candidate Bonita Zarrillo reached her funding goal in a few weeks, she was seeking only...

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What really happens after a crowdfunding campaign

According to Kickstarter, more than 48,000 companies have been launched through its platform, raising over $775 million. Impressive. But what really happens to these companies? Are they one-hit wonders that happen to be good at crowdfunding, or are they viable businesses that can succeed after the crowdfunded money has...

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Ten Ways to Democratize Our Broken Economy

The richest 400 Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 180 million taken together. The political system is in deadlock. Social and economic pain continue to grow. Environmental devastation and global warming present growing challenges. Is there any path toward a more democratic, equal...

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Hab hits £1.5 million crowdfunding target

Kevin McLoud’s Hab housing company will close its crowdfunding investment campaign on a high this Sunday after banking more than £1.5 million The cash was raised in only thirteen weeks via crowdfunding website Crowdcube and will now be used to fund the expansion of the business...

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