CrowdIt, the first company to bring business networking and support services into the crowdfunding experience, today announced it has launched a crowdfunding project to help raise funds for funeral expenses in honor and support of the families of the four fallen soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan over this past weekend.
“We cannot begin to imagine the terrible loss that the families and friends of the fallen have suffered and so we are offering our help in a time when these families should be receiving the support they deserve,” explained Jason Graf, CEO of CrowdIt.
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Crowdfunding Expert Kendall Almerico Discusses Scientists Using Crowdfunding to Replace Research Grants
Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico, CEO of crowd funding site ClickStartMe, recently discussed how scientists have turned to crowdfunding to underwrite research, rather than relying solely on grants. “Scientists are seeking non-traditional routes to underwrite research, like crowdfunding,” crowd funding expert Almerico says. “Public grants and investments are drying up for an increasing number of scientists, leaving them to seek alternative sources of money. And crowdfunding is filling that void.”
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Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico, CEO of crowd funding website ClickStartMe, commented on recent news stories that teachers have turned to crowdfunding websites to purchase school supplies for their classrooms.
“I read that teachers in Philadelphia schools are looking to crowd-funding for school supplies no longer budgeted, as our nation’s school districts continue to experience budget deficits,” said crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico. “Teachers say their budgets for school supplies each year is around $100 and that does not cover the cost of necessary supplies. So, many are turning to crowdfunding so they do not have to come out of pocket.”
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The company is filling out the other half of the equation with its own crowdfunding platform, which it’s been testing in beta since August. The site, which is launching with eight products, is all about giving hardware startups the money they need to get their products off the ground. While such a project might draw some obvious comparisons to popular sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, what Dragon Innovation is doing here is a bit different. If things go right, when Dragon Innovation launches a product, it’s also launching a company.
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