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Kickstarter crowdfunding site now live in Canada

Kickstarter Canada is now live, and one of first projects up for backing could be described as the ultimate Canadian endeavour: a group of young men are seeking funds to build a better hockey stick. Kickstarter announced its intentions to expand here in early August and the first wave...

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Crowdfund your way into new markets

Crowdfunding myths: it’s not right for my type of business; it’s only for quirky consumer products; it’s not capable of raising sufficient funds for my plan. If you are a pre-investment entrepreneur, interested in jumping into a new vertical or have an investment into a company...

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Can I hitch a ride on the Oxbridge crowdfunding bandwagon?

The ‘Not so Secret E-Commerce Entrepreneur’ continues… It’s incredible that Pret a Manger’s™ founders Sinclair Beecham and Julian Metcalf started their company way back in 1986; “with no money”. Yet Pret was sold in 2008 for £345 million to Bridgepoint Capital. Similarly Hertfordshire farmer, Will Chase started Tyrrell™ Crisps in 2002 on a shoestring –...

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Crowdfunding: Capitalism Rebooted

It is time to create freely. It is time to sing the song, shoot the movie, launch the prototype, publish the book, dance the dance. Go ahead: Create your non-profit, change the world. Now it's your turn. Are you dreaming? Am I? I don't think so....

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