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What Is Crowdfunding? 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdfunding

 

Crowdfunding Is More Marketing Than Fundraising
http://www.cnbc.com/id/47551870/

 

For Crowd Funding Events > Join Cross Platform Crowd Party

https://www.facebook.com/groups/crowd.party/

 

Immersive World Newbie Help Desk
http://ow.ly/aUzaO

  

Why Is Crowd Funding Happening?

 

Trigger 1: 2005 International Year of Microcredit: This was a special event of the United Nations. The event highlighted Micro-Finance as an instrument for socioeconomic development

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Year_of_Microcredit

  

Trigger 2: 2006 Nobel Peace Prize: Micro-credit has proved to be an important liberating force in societies where women in particular have to struggle against repressive social and economic conditions http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2006/press.html

 

Trigger 3: 2012 JOBS Act: President Obama signs the Jobs Act supporting Crowd Funding in April 2012. Crowd Funding and Micro-credits are in the same scientifically economic boat of Micro-Financing. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumpstart_Our_Business_Startups_Act

 

For this Reason... Jobs Jobs Jobs... A Comparison
- Gamer Economic Data http://www.theesa.com/facts/econdata.asp
- Gamer Career Opportunities http://www.theesa.com/careers/index.asp

 

‎Over 605 Crowd Funding Projects for "Virtual"

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects?utf8=%E2%9C%93&filter_text=virtual&search_submit=Search

 

Over 500 Crowd Funding Projects for "App"

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects?utf8=%E2%9C%93&filter_text=app&search_submit=Search

 

Over 1,217 Crowd Funding Projects for "Education"

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects?filter_category=Education

 

Over 734 Crowd Funding Projects for "Art" 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects?filter_category=Art

 

Over 1,981 Crowd Funding Projects for "Music"

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects?filter_category=Music

 

Crowd Funding Overview Graphic

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150831461799201

 

How Are Crowd Funding Platforms Structured?

http://visual.ly/kickstarter-king-crowdfunding

 

Check the Crowd Funding Statistics & Results About Projects http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/04/30/technology/three-years-of-kickstarter-projects.html?src=tp

 

Where Do Crowdfunding Backers Come From?
Indiegogo Insight: Nearly 40% of Active Campaigns Receive Money From Multiple Countries
http://www.scoop.it/t/immersive-world-crowd-funding/p/1799545977/indiegogo-insight-nearly-40-of-active-campaigns-receive-money-from-multiple-countries-indiegogo-blog

 

Crowd Funding & Quality Process Model ISO 9001:2000

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151061624789201

 

How Does The Crowd Funding Process Work?

http://www.scoop.it/t/immersive-world-crowd-funding/p/1776246755/how-does-the-crowd-funding-process-work-kickstarter-the-science-of-crowdfunding

 

First Step for Crowd Funding: Requirements Elicitation

http://www.scoop.it/t/immersive-world-crowd-funding/p/2281455664/crowd-funding-requirements-elicitation-wikipedia-the-free-encyclopedia

 

Next Step for Crowd Funding: Writing A Business Plan

http://www.scoop.it/t/immersive-world-crowd-funding/p/2281424558/first-step-for-crowd-funding-writing-a-business-plan

 

Free! The Crowdfunding Bible:

How to Raise Money for Any Startup, Video Game or Project

http://sco.lt/8WaqrB

 

Video Tutorial: Creating Crowd Funding Success

http://www.scoop.it/t/immersive-world-crowd-funding/p/1756912124/creating-crowd-funding-success

 

Crowd Funding Websites - Big List

http://www.scoop.it/t/immersive-world-crowd-funding/p/1759758082/crowd-funding-websites-the-big-list

 

Comparing Crowd Funding Platforms

http://www.scoop.it/t/immersive-world-crowd-funding/p/1776252156/crowd-funding-kickstarter-vs-indiegogo

 

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Immersive World Crowd Funding German (Deutsch) - Nachrichten, Ideen, Projekte, Erfolge, Jobs, Nachhaltigkeit

http://www.scoop.it/t/immersive-world-crowd-funding-german

 

Crowdfunding Science

http://www.scoop.it/t/crowdfunding-science

 

What's Happening in Immersive Worlds?

 

Kickstarter Crowd Funding Projects for "Second Life"
http://ow.ly/cfpVP

 

Indiegogo Crowd Funding Projects for "Second Life"
http://ow.ly/cfpSV

 

CrowdFunder Crowd Funding Projects for "Second Life"
http://ow.ly/cnwoI

 

Kickstarter Crowd Funding Projects for "Opensim"
http://ow.ly/cfpWl

 

Indiegogo Crowd Funding Projects for "Opensim"
http://ow.ly/cfpUS

 

CrowdFunder Crowd Funding Projects for "Opensim"
http://ht.ly/xX2Lo

 

Kickstarter Crowd Funding Projects for "Minecraft"
http://ow.ly/cfq0J

 

Indiegogo Crowd Funding Projects for "Minecraft"
http://ow.ly/cfqIv

 

CrowdFunder Crowd Funding Projects for "Minecraft"
http://ow.ly/cnw1E

 

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Printing Solar Panels in the Backyard - YouTube

Imagine what you might do if you could print your own solar panels. That's kind of the dream behind Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein's Solar Pocket Factory --...
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Crowdfunding for renewables comes of age - Resilience.org

Crowdfunding for renewables comes of age - Resilience.org | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
In recession era Europe, much talk is of 'innovative' or 'alternative' financing for sustainable energy – meaning money other than the public purse. In 2012 crowdfunding in Europe saw an estimated 65 % growth compared to.
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SEC crowdfunding rule may open door for startup companies - Nashville Business Journal (blog)

SEC crowdfunding rule may open door for startup companies - Nashville Business Journal (blog) | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
SEC crowdfunding rule may open door for startup companies Nashville Business Journal (blog) While companies will be capped at raising $1 million per year through equity crowdfunding, Shmerling said it's an option for startups looking to raise under...
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BEST IN LAW: Crowdfunding gets equity boost

BEST IN LAW: Crowdfunding gets equity boost | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
A federal law will enable small investors in the general public to buy shares of stock through equity crowdfunding (BEST IN #LAW: #Crowdfunding gets #equity boost http://t.co/AE6hGQSUkh)...
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Search results | Indiegogo

Search results | Indiegogo | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
Indiegogo is the world's largest global funding platform.
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More Crowdfunding + Unity3D

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As Investment Rises, Games Are Still Raking In a Huge Slice of the Mobile Revenue Pie

As Investment Rises, Games Are Still Raking In a Huge Slice of the Mobile Revenue Pie | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
After a dip in investment spurred by Zynga’s fizzled IPO, investors are slowly coming back to games, according to a report out this week from investment bank Digi-Capital.
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6 Tips for Crowdfunding Your Project on YouTube | Mediashift | PBS

6 Tips for Crowdfunding Your Project on YouTube | Mediashift | PBS | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
The following is a guest column by Josef Holm, the founder and CEO of crowdfunding platform TubeStart.
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'Video Games and Learning' pilot MOOC launches - University of Wisconsin-Madison

'Video Games and Learning' pilot MOOC launches - University of Wisconsin-Madison | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
University of Wisconsin-Madison 'Video Games and Learning' pilot MOOC launches University of Wisconsin-Madison Now Squire, a professor in the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, along with Constance Steinkuehler, an...
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Ecogenda: Communication for Success App

Ecogenda: Communication for Success App | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
An online app that allows teachers to easily communicate with the parents of their students via e-mail &/or text simultaneously, personally and in real time.
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3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen

It's a pen that can draw in the air! 3Doodler is the 3D printing pen you can hold in your hand. Lift your imagination off the page!
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The Crowdfunding Bible: How to Raise Money for Any Startup, Video Game or Project eBook: Scott Steinberg, Rusel DeMaria, Jon Kimmich, Eric Migicovsky: Amazon.de: Kindle-Shop

The Crowdfunding Bible: How to Raise Money for Any Startup, Video Game or Project eBook: Scott Steinberg, Rusel DeMaria, Jon Kimmich, Eric Migicovsky: Amazon.de: Kindle-Shop
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Convergence Culture + Crowd Funding + Second Life > New World Notes: Watch the First Animated Short Featuring SL's Raglan Shire Tinies Made from Last Spring's Successful Kickstarter

Convergence Culture + Crowd Funding + Second Life > New World Notes: Watch the First Animated Short Featuring SL's Raglan Shire Tinies Made from Last Spring's Successful Kickstarter | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it

I wrote about the Raglan Shire Kickstarter last March, which raised funds to bring Second Life's beloved tiny avatars to a real life mass audience, and now via project lead Zayn Till, here's some fruits to that crowdfunder ...

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Printing Solar Panels in the Backyard

Imagine what you might do if you could print your own solar panels. That's kind of the dream behind Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein's Solar Pocket Factory -- although they see it more as the "microbrewery" of panel production rather than a tool for everyone's garage. With over $70,000 of backing from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the inventors are now working on refining the prototype. If all goes well, by April they'll have a machine that can spit out a micro solar panel every few seconds. In the meantime, Frayne stopped by Flora Lichtman's backyard with a few pieces of the prototype to explain how the mini-factory will work.


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Amazing, this is why the future looks so bright!

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The JOBS Act leaves crowdfunding investors unprotected — the ...

The JOBS Act leaves crowdfunding investors unprotected — the ... | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently released the proposed rules for the crowdfunding exemption of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Confirming initial indications, nowhere in the over 500 ...
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Startup helps kids break into crowdfunding scene - abc7news.com

Startup helps kids break into crowdfunding scene - abc7news.com | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
Startup helps kids break into crowdfunding scene
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Of course, like other crowdfunding platforms, Piggybackr isn't just for starting things, but also taking them up to the next level.
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Chinese Journalist Tries To Crowdfund His Career - CIO Today

Chinese Journalist Tries To Crowdfund His Career - CIO Today | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
Chinese Journalist Tries To Crowdfund His Career CIO Today Self-styled citizen journalist Yin Yusheng , who lost a reporting job at a magazine earlier this year when it changed from a weekly to a monthly, wants to be beholden only to the...
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3D Printed Prosthetic Hands: Update - 3D Printing Industry

3D Printed Prosthetic Hands: Update - 3D Printing Industry | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
There is now a number of wonderful projects orientated around 3D printable prosthetics. There are also, by now, a number of examples of each of the many body parts that 3D printed parts can aid the replacement of.
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YouTube Tutorials - Build an iOS/Android Game with Unity3D

This YouTube series will walk my viewers through the process of making their first mobile 3D game using 3ds Max and Unity3D
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An SEC Rule Change Opens a New Era for Crowdfunding - Wall Street Journal

An SEC Rule Change Opens a New Era for Crowdfunding - Wall Street Journal | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog) An SEC Rule Change Opens a New Era for Crowdfunding Wall Street Journal Right now, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are not subject to securities laws because they allow people to give money to...
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Mobiles for Development | a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by IIT Kanpur and COL

Mobiles for Development | a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by IIT Kanpur and COL | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it

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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:44 AM

A new MOOC out of India.

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Alphafunding for Indie Games news - Desura

Alphafunding for Indie Games news - Desura | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
Play your favorite game from alpha to completion and support game developers with Desura's new alphafunding initative.
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AlphaFunding is a Crowdfunding platform, like Kickstarter or Indigogo... The interesting part is that Linden Lab purchased Desura and now owns whats happening at AlphaFunding... This is where LL is finally embracing the 3 tier system - Development, Market Delivery, and Client Procurement - You would need to know that Crowdfunding is basically a "Primary Marketing Study" > Crowdfunding Is More Marketing Than Fundraising
http://www.cnbc.com/id/47551870/

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Kickstarter Tech Project of the Week: 3Doodler

Kickstarter Tech Project of the Week: 3Doodler | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
Want a way-cool tech product before it officially hits the market? Our first pick for our new weekly feature is a 3D printer for drawing in three-dimensions—sans computer.
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Find Out How Two Toymakers "Crowdfunded" Over Two Million Dollars

Find Out How Two Toymakers "Crowdfunded" Over Two Million Dollars | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
Have you heard about the sensational Kickstarter success story behind the 3-D drawing pen 3Doodler? Two entrepreneurial toymakers set out to raise a
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Educators seek crowd funding for OpenSim project – Hypergrid Business

Educators seek crowd funding for OpenSim project – Hypergrid Business | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
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I don't think this project will be successful on Kickstarter.com because you need 100% goal achievement to receive money (at low fees), beyond that, the pledged sum (and benefits offered) + time left doesn't seem realistic. Indiegogo.com allows less money for pay-out (at higher fees). But to learn how to improve the approach, its an interesting case study > Video Tutorial: Creating Crowd Funding Success http://www.scoop.it/t/immersive-world-crowd-funding/p/1756912124/creating-crowd-funding-success

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James OReilly's comment, December 21, 2012 7:36 AM
So go for the pain resolve, reduction of youth unemployment, and then build a crowd funding project... wanna bet that the pledged sum is acheived and maybe over-acheived...
James OReilly's comment, December 21, 2012 4:48 PM
Crowdfunding Is More Marketing Than Fundraising
http://www.cnbc.com/id/47551870/
James OReilly's comment, January 14, 2013 5:22 AM
Well, it was a flop effort in the end, don't do it this way http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1425982309/noblecraft-adventures
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GiveCorps: crowdfunding meets charitable giving at this Charles Village-based startup

GiveCorps: crowdfunding meets charitable giving at this Charles Village-based startup | Immersive World Crowd Funding - News, Ideas, Projects, Successes, Jobs, Sustainability | Scoop.it
Technically Baltimore is an online publication and organization focused on the early-stage tech and innovation community in Baltimore, Maryland. (RT @gbtc: RT @technicallyBMR: Don't forget: tomorrow is #GivingTuesday.
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