IgnitionDeck is a crowdfunding platform for WordPress that allows you to fund projects on your own terms. Whether you’re looking for a Kickstarter alternative outside of the US, or simply looking to get more control over the funding process, IgnitionDeck is designed to help you do one thing and do it well – raise money in order to create something amazing
A new portal has just been announced for indie developers to find funding for their projects – unlike others though, the investors actually take a share of the profits depending on how much money they put forward. Gambitious is a fusion of “games” and “ambitious”, although we immediately thought it was “gamble” and “ambitious”. The guys behind this new start-up, just announced today, were quick to correct us on that one.
At this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest, film-makers and producers including Charlie Phillips, Marketplace Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Slava Rubin from IndieGoGo share their tips and thoughts about getting an audience to fund your film – before you've even shot it
100s of Entrepreneurs from 60 countries are competing for 25 spots at the Unreasonable Institute. They narrowed it down to 50 finalists and now the 1st 25 Finalists to raise funds from 100s of people will be accepted!
''Bryce Roberts thinks aloud about "indie" businesses -- high tech startups that eschew the fast path to sale and exit and opt for slower, self-financed growth. He calls them "indie" businesses, comparing them to musicians who build their careers without labels, and who, if they join up with a label later, do so on their own terms.''
Ugivia.com is an online gaming community made of real-life charitable projects. Through Ugivia.com players will experience the trials and tribulations of working through out the globe in the non-profit sector.
''It's crowd-source funding fever! UK game industry trade group UKIE announced this week that it will be publishing a new crowd funding report that urges the government to pass new legislation that will allow game companies to take advantage of this financing model to fund their businesses or projects.''
Despite his fears—as only he could express them—that crowdfunding for video games could become "a dick measuring contest," Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe says he'd consider a Kickstarter project for backing, as he embarks on life starting up a new development studio.
''If you read any tech news last week, you’d have been hard-pressed to miss the news of the video game/documentary film project “Double Fine Adventure” quickly racking up $1M in pledges over at Kickstarter. As I type this, that project is funded to the tune of $1.689M with 29 days to go in its fundraising campaign. We’re witnessing crowdfunding turning the corner and the beginning of a change in the game''
Could a future games industry dominated by crowd funded titles produce a sea of clones that is even more conservative than the line-up delivered by today's big publishers? Do we need to beware of giving the audience what it actually says it wants?
''The following question was recently posted on Quora: What will happen if the SEC chooses to permit crowdfunding? Below is our response (posted by Co-Founder Dave Milliken). Please share your predictions about investment crowdfunding?
Needless to say it is hard to predict the future. In addition to many of the previous suggestions becoming reality, here are some of the outcomes I anticipate after the legalization of investment crowdfunding:''
I've been watching various bits and pieces of news come across the wire that deal with the Crowdfunding Bill currently in front Congress. Several of them claim to present all you need to know and present a bright future for the Bill. I thought it would be worthwhile for the community to have a deeper picture of the Bill to understand where it is and what they might do if they are interested in seeing it become law.
''The panel looks at the benefits and pitfalls of going to the Internet for financing and examines different models of crowdfunding: from online sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo to European crowd-sourced success stories Iron Sky and Hotel Desire which combined online investment with traditional film funding.''
To demonstrate public interest (as well as the power of crowdfunding), we are launching a campaign to take out a full back-page ad in the Washington D.C. newspaper Politico, which is distributed in printed form to Congressional staffers and other DC types.
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