Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube Limited, on ‘Crowdfunding for equity – a new route to finance’Read More →
Brad Bertoch, president of the nonprofit Wayne Brown Institute, predicts that Wall Street and investors will benefit from small companies going public sooner. “And the 1 percent will make more money,” he said.
“It could be ripe for fraud — for the penny stock market coming back. Nobody wants that,” Bertoch said. “But depending on how the regulations come down, this could turn into a good thing.”Read More →
EquityShack’s platform allows investors to intelligently research and invest in high quality local businesses. We provide a variety of tools to help investors analyze and track their investments, including providing investors with direct lines of communications with the businesses featured on our site.
If you’re a business seeking investment, EquityShack is here to help you develop a compelling pitch that enables you to reach your funding goal. In addition to connecting you with our current investors, we also provide tools that enable you to recruit additional investors through your existing social networks.Read More →
Here are some helpful hints to keep in mind when considering or preparing for a crowdfunding campaign:
*Be prepared:Kickstarter,Indiegogo,and credit card companies do take a cut!
*Don’t be afraid to talk about Kickstarter in press or in public.
*No one wants to be “almost there” and lose it all on Kickstarter.
*Some sites will help strangers find your project but it’s also about giving a platform for friends and family to know you’re serious about this.
*Have a few project updates ready before you launch your campaign.
*You have to do something to justify people supporting your project over others!Read More →
Gamers begin with a short tutorial where they first learn the characteristics of an infected blood cell.Then, they’re presented with a six-by-eight grid of blood cells.The object of the game is to use one tool to neutralize bad cells and another to select all the remaining healthy cells.Once they’ve cleared a stage, players are given another grid to analyze.
In developing nations, analyzing blood samples is a time-consuming process.Where doctors are scarce, diagnosis can take even longer.Having lots of unskilled gamers do the legwork not only speeds things up, but also improves the accuracy of the results, the researchers say.Read More →
“The Gambitious crowdfunding model is the first of its kind, providing a new way for small and large investors to directly invest in a wide selection of promising game projects, taking home a share in any eventual profits from the venture, as opposed to merely acting as a donator,” Gambitious founder Paul Hanraets says.Read More →
Which platforms offer crowdfunding for medical device development or general healthcare / biotech / life science technology companies?Read More →
Palmer is ecstatic to be making music on her own after breaking with her label, Roadrunner Records, a few years ago. Just a few days before she launched her Kickstarter campaign, Roadrunner closed offices in the U.K. and Canada, giving her one more reason to be grateful for her devoted, generous followers. But the musician also admitted she has a fear of being known as “the Internet girl.”Read More →
Pure Mountain Olive Oil, an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Emporium set to Open Memorial Day Weekend in Rhinebeck, NY
Zak Cassady-Dorion, originally from Niskayuna, NY, has not only created legislation that will allow small businesses all over the country to grow their businesses and create jobs, but he is practicing what he preaches and starting his own family-owned business that will create jobs.Read More →
Giuseppe Iaria, professor of cognitive neuroscience, and graduate students Aiden Arnold and Ford Burles are engaging members of the public in crowd-funding, a new funding model where members of the public can browse through scientific research projects from around the world. The researchers aim to raise $5,000 to develop a video game.
“The crowd funding initiative will allow us to access funding that would not otherwise be available at this very early stage of the research project,” says Arnold. “It will greatly accelerate our research and our ability to apply it and make a difference for people with DTD.”Read More →