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La santé fait appel à la foule

La santé fait appel à la foule

Laure Belot | Le Monde – A première vue, Kolibree ressemble à ses petites sœurs électriques. Et pourtant. Première brosse à dents connectée qui promet de suivre l’efficacité des brossages quotidiens et de l’afficher sur smartphone (par des chiffres et schémas signifiant « brossage efficace à 80 % », « zone intérieure des molaires négligée »), c’est aussi le premier ami des dents qui en appelle à la « foule » pour se financer. Début avril, Kolibree a lancé un…

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FALLIMENTI INTERESSANTI: Dottore, mi fa un po’ male il crowdfunding

FALLIMENTI INTERESSANTI: Dottore, mi fa un po’ male il crowdfunding

DI PAOLO CAPOBUSSI | 09 DIC 2013 | apoge online – Ha intrapreso un fantastico progetto medicale e ha sbagliato il finanziamento. Forse si salverà grazie a open source e Bitcoin. Il progetto è di quelli che fanno sognare un mondo migliore, dove la salute non è più monitorata da costosi apparecchi allocati in costosi ospedali, ma da qualche cavetto che spunta da una scatola accanto al computer. Così Péter Isza, giovane ingegnere che ha lavorato presso un’industria ungherese di…

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Offaly’s Ógra Skincare turn to Crowd Funding

Offaly’s Ógra Skincare turn to Crowd Funding

by Damian Moran – OffalyExpress – Nov. 22, 2013 – Irish skincare company Ógra has turned to Ireland’s first Crowd Funding platform for SMEs, Linked Finance to create an international marketing campaign. Ógra, based in Tullamore, Offaly, was founded by Bill Kenny in 2008 and is a great success story. Kenny’s interest in the healing properties of Peat was sparked when he burnt his arm as a child. “My mother actually put peat on my burn, she put a cloth…

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11-year-old launches crowdfunding initiative for friend with brain tumor

11-year-old launches crowdfunding initiative for friend with brain tumor

(KMSP) – Amelia Sawalich is only 11, but she took it upon herself to facilitate a crowdfunding initiative through Piggybackr to help her young friend who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Nevaeh Belker is 6 years old and she doesn’t truly understand what cancer is, but her parents Mike and Tessa Belker say she knows something is different. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011, she’s persevered through surgery, chemotherapy, and even a stint in Florida for radiation treatment.…

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Could Crowdfunding Help This Man Walk Again?

Could Crowdfunding Help This Man Walk Again?

By Queen Muse  Steven Quigley never expected to be the victim of a tragic accident. But on one fateful night in 2011, the then 37-year-old New Jersey native was brutally attacked and knocked unconscious by unknown assailants after an outing with friends in Old City. Coming to grips with the brutality of his mysterious and still unsolved attack was only half of the battle for Quigley. After learning that the attack had left him with a quad spinal injury and a prognosis…

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App Makers Crowdfund to Avoid Blindside Hit of FDA Rules

App Makers Crowdfund to Avoid Blindside Hit of FDA Rules

It sounded like a good idea at the time: A smartphone application that tapped into a growing consumer desire to self-diagnose health ailments at home. Biosense Technologies Private Ltd. made a splash in February when it unveiled a kit that lets people use their phone cameras to read subtle color differences on test strips designed to show unhealthy levels of proteins and other substances in their urine. What the creators didn’t anticipate was the need for U.S. government approval. Now…

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Razoo expands crowdfunding-for-causes platform to support people in need

Razoo expands crowdfunding-for-causes platform to support people in need

Razoo CEO Lesley Mansford is highly skilled at getting people to donate to charity. For the past two years, this veteran gaming executive has applied her expertise to fundraising for non-profits, and now Razoo is entering the world of peer-to-peer donations. Razoo‘s crowdfunding-for-causes platform helps nonprofits raise money through 24-hour online fundraising campaigns called “Giving Days” that use gaming principles to motivate people to donate. Today the company announced that it is extending its platform into the peer-to-peer space, allowing…

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Crowdfunding for medical devices hits Web

Crowdfunding for medical devices hits Web

Here’s a prescription for cash-strapped medical device inventors: Crowdfunding. A new Web company is taking advantage of the trend of Internet-enabled public funding of projects by offering to connect inventors of smaller medical devices from around the world with people who can give them the cash they need to get off the ground. “There are people in many different countries that have bright ideas, and they don’t have the contacts in order to show them,” said Daniel Yachia, co-founder and…

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