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5 Reasons Why You Should Crowdfund Your Tech Startup

5 Reasons Why You Should Crowdfund Your Tech Startup

By Solomon Nabatiyan. Most startup companies usually face a lot of glitches especially in the initial phase of setting up a business. As a startup tech company, you may have a world-changing product and are ready for business to bring it to the world.  But if you cannot manage to obtain the funding you need to get up and running, the product is as good as nothing. As an entrepreneur, it is also equally important for you to make people see…

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AARP Using Crowdfunding to Start Your Business

AARP Using Crowdfunding to Start Your Business

by Joe Eaton, Sitting pretty: Jim Martin’s Active Desk team hopes to draw investors through crowdfunding. — Kevin J. Miyazaki/Redux  Investing in You Take charge of your money at 50, 60, and 70. Can you count on working until you’re 70+? Behold the world’s easiest retirement plan The best ways for you to spend $100 Like many entrepreneurs, Jim Martin built his big idea in the garage. Martin, a 55-year-old associate professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Utah…

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Time Is More Than Just Money For The Denver Broncos

Time Is More Than Just Money For The Denver Broncos

By Richard Bliss - For the Denver Broncos, time is the scarcest resource of all. When the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens on opening day for the NFL—September 5, 2013—future Hall Of Famequarterback Peyton Manning will step up to the line of scrimmage. Manning will scan the field, analyzing the defensive formation, identifying threats, looking for weaknesses, and sorting through the noise. Manning will use his knowledge to execute a plan—including data he received in the prior weeks from watching video of both the Ravens…

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Woodstock Film Festival: Panel sheds light on burgeoning practice

Woodstock Film Festival: Panel sheds light on burgeoning practice

Woodstock Film Festival: Crowdfunding – it isn’t a dirty word “Today, just about everyone I know is doing a crowdfunding thing,” said Meira Blaustein. It’s true. Today’s creative workers are asking their friends, and their friends – and so on, and so on – for both emotional and monetary help to finish their projects. Thanks to the internet, an emerging sense of global collaboration and a greater variety of avenues, it has become easier for creative workers to find funding…

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A new plea from professors: Buy my idea

A new plea from professors: Buy my idea

Shawn Graham is used to pleading the case for his work. A professor in the history department at Carleton University, he spends ample time competing for research grants, filling out forms and relying on rhetorical skills he honed as a grad student. But for his latest project – setting up research fellowships in digital research for his students – he is bypassing the usual expert panels that hold the purse strings and taking his pitch directly to the public via…

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Scientists Compile ‘Census Of The Galaxies’ Using Power Of The Crowd

Scientists Compile ‘Census Of The Galaxies’ Using Power Of The Crowd

Astronomers have sought the aid of enthusiastic amateurs to help them take on the Herculean task of studying the cosmos. Cutting-edge instruments allow us to peer deep into time and space. But back on Earth, there are still just 24 hours in a day. That’s the conundrum researchers have increasingly faced in recent years, as the quantity of images returned by telescopes has outpaced attempts at organizing them. Now, an international group of scientists is tackling that problem by harnessing…

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Crowdfunding Friday: Gerry Anderson sci-fi and more

Crowdfunding Friday: Gerry Anderson sci-fi and more

It’s always great to see a crowdfunding project not only get the requisite backing, but also come to fruition so successfully. The 25th September saw the launch of A Brief History Of Time Travel, the six-part audio sitcom written by Seb Patrick and James Hunt (whose names may sound familiar thanks to their fine pieces of work for this very website). Having exceeded their £3,000 goal by more than two grand late last year, the project was put into production, with the…

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TubeStart Announces Royalty Crowdfunding for Digital Video Content Creators

TubeStart Announces Royalty Crowdfunding for Digital Video Content Creators

TubeStart, the only crowdfunding platform dedicated to YouTube content creators, announced this week that the company plans to roll out royalty-based crowdfunding to its users pending implementation of Title III (i.e., unaccredited) crowdfunding rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Already a leader in subscription-based crowdfunding solutions for digital video creators, TubeStart will pioneer the royalty-based crowdfunding model, allowing everyday Americans to invest in the entertainment projects they love and realize a financial return. The announcement follows this week’s…

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