Social Entrepreneurs

CFB exclusive interview with Chance Barnett of Crowdfunder

Crowdfunder is one of the earliest and largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the burgeoning market for startup finance. Chance Barnett, the CEO and founder of Crowdfunder, will join CrowdFundBeat for a live interview on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM Eastern to discuss the rapidly growing business. Chance describes himself: I’m an internet entrepreneur, investor and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to millions in revenues over the last 14 years. My interest and passion for…

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J-Kick, Crowdfunding Platform for WA Jewish Community

J-Kick, Crowdfunding Platform for WA Jewish Community

      Jewish Federation Launches J-Kick, a Crowdfunding Platform for Washington State’s Jewish Community Contact: Jim DiPeso, jimd@jewishinseattle.org or 206.774.2216 The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is pleased to announce the launch today of J-Kick, a crowdfunding platform for projects serving Washington State’s Jewish community. J-Kick (www.jkick.com) is an online philanthropic marketplace where project sponsors and donors can find one another swiftly, securely and effectively. Made possible by a generous startup grant from Susan and Jeffrey Brotman, J-Kick is an exciting way…

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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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ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM ON CROWDFUNDING

ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM ON CROWDFUNDING

The University of California, Berkeley,  did host an international academic conference on crowdfunding next week. Cal’s College of Engineering is organizing the Oct. 17 and 18 event, titled “Crowdfunding: Setting the Research Agenda.” Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chief Economist Hal Varian will speak at the event, as will Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Julia Groves, managing director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, will also talk. UC researchers are interested in crowdfunding — a relatively new way…

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CFB Exclusive Interview with Mike Norman of WeFunder

Mike Norman is one of the founders of WeFunder, an equity crowdfunding site for startup companies based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mike will join CrowdFundBeat live at 1:00 Eastern on Thursday, October 10, 2103. Tune in here: ) From the WeFunder site: The Elevator Pitch We give everyone the opportunity to invest as little as $1000 in top startups. We helped pass the JOBS Act in 2012. We built a beautiful product during our time at Y Combinator. And now we’re waiting…

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Social Entrepreneur Raises $2M For Kids’ Cancer

Social Entrepreneur Raises $2M For Kids’ Cancer

BY Devin Thorpe, Six years ago, David Plotkin’s world changed when his four-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. His son, now thriving in remission, suffered through two years of treatment. In just five years, the MaxCure Foundation has raised over $2.0 million to find a cure for pediatric cancer. According to the Huffington Post: David Plotkin discovered his life’s purpose on May 2, 2007, the day his son Max was diagnosed with cancer. Just one day before Max’s fourth birthday, David learned his son…

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Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

By Sally Outlaw  In her book, Cash From the Crowd, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website Peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a crowdfunding campaign. In this edited excerpt, the author explains the five types of crowdfunding to help you decide which might be right for you.   Even though many people think the term crowdfunding is universal, there are actually multiple options available for those needing to raise funds. These…

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Live Interview with Amanda Barbara of Pubslush

Live Interview with Amanda Barbara of Pubslush

Amanda Barbara, Vice President of Pubslush, will join CrowdFundBeat for a live interview on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM Pacific. Amanda will discuss her passion for changing the world through literacy and crowdfunding. Bio for Amanda Barbara: A philanthropist at heart, she serves on the board of directors for the Pubslush Foundation, which supports children’s literacy initiatives worldwide, and is a founder and director of The Barbara Family Foundation, an organization committed to assisting charities and children in…

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