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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

The Rise of the Sharing Economy | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
We're writing an article series called "the rise of the sharing economy." What better proof-of-concept is there than crowdfunding it?


|Here's the IndiGoGo campaign to fund this (ad)venture. Let's see how it works! -ABS

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The Crowdfunding landscape

The Crowdfunding landscape | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is revolutionizing everything from charitable giving to microlending.


woo, a McKinsey deck on crowdfunding. Tell me what you think. Late to game trying to change the flow or a solid report and assessment fo the field?

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New Crowdfunding Platform | Startup Crowdfunding Challenge | Launcht

New Crowdfunding Platform | Startup Crowdfunding Challenge | Launcht | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Launcht recently partnered with VoltCrowd, a Boston firm that’s trying to help 93 start-ups create 600 jobs in their National Crowdfunding Challenge. They consider themselves not a crowdfunding platform but rather a “start-up accelerator” working on a $50K Challenge business competition.

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How Saving $2.75 a Day Can Change Your Life

How Saving $2.75 a Day Can Change Your Life | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
The recent presidential election demonstrated how small changes can have a big impact.


Why post this? Well, if you have loose change around, you wil soon be able to back a local company and get a lot more bang for your buck than this author seems to think is out there. When we share resources, including dollars, we all win, often in ways we have not figured out how to calculate as of yet.


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Kickstarter for Parties: Tixelated Wants to Reach 'Trifecta of Cool'

Kickstarter for Parties: Tixelated Wants to Reach 'Trifecta of Cool' | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
A new crowdfunding site allows people to donate to all kinds of crazy events.


Why not? If you can crowdfund political advertising, then why not a big bash?

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Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding A Regional Marketing Platform to Promote St. Louis - Forbes

Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding A Regional Marketing Platform to Promote St. Louis - Forbes | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
In December 2011, I wrote a piece for the Marketplace blog on Forbes.com called “St. Louis Doesn’t Suck.” The reaction shocked me. Marketplace is a forum for marketers, not moms from St. Charles, Missouri.


Goodness! Marketing an entire city through crowdsourcing and crowdfunding?! One to watch...

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Comments on SEC Regulatory Initiatives Under the JOBS Act: Title III — Crowdfunding

Comments on SEC Regulatory Initiatives Under the JOBS Act: Title III — Crowdfunding | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Are you getting antsy about the SEC's eventual ruling on the JOBS Act? So are these folks. Here's a collection of comments--all as pdf for free dowload--from various players in the crowdfunding industry, CEOs, securities, lawyers and state attorneys general.


I watched a bit of the meeting today via the web. One take away from an SEC director: it might be easier to scrap the entire rule book on securities rather than go line by line to make it easier for unaccredited investors. That was a shocker, but made total sense.


Regardless, they should hustle their bustle and get the regulations out for Title III. I am witnessing a daily sporing of middle wo/men claiming to be experts on crowdfunding and investing (!), most of whom are still in Crowdfunding 101. Delays of this nature always embolden the opportunist. Add your comments to this list.


30 days to go!

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Innovation Excellence | Explosion! Crowdsourcing for Marketing and Innovation

Innovation Excellence | Explosion! Crowdsourcing for Marketing and Innovation | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
You are invited to contribute to this interactive document by submitting crowdsourcing cases that you know of. Contributors will be listed in the timeline presentation, and it's also possible to link to your website.


Group project! Are any of your favorite brand crowdsourced campaigns missing? Put them in!

#wethedata

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Crowd funding: a new site directs money towards women's rights - Telegraph

Crowd funding: a new site directs money towards women's rights - Telegraph | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Catapult is the first "crowd funding" site - where people make small donations to ideas they like - dedicated to helping young girls and women.


Interesting concept. These projects may fair better on a site lke Ashoka's Changemakers.com  What do you think?

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And Now We're At The Point Where Startups Are Running Out Of Cash

And Now We're At The Point Where Startups Are Running Out Of Cash | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Tech's own fiscal cliff has arrived....


Time to get that crowdfunding portal razzmatazz going!

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Islamic crowd funding portal launched in Egypt

CAIRO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - A new web portal launched in Egyptsays it is the first crowd funding service in the country thatobeys the principles of Islamic finance.Crowd funding allows large numbers of...


Now that's a specific crowd! Impressive.

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'Invest in Innovation' with Ashoka's New Crowdfunding Platform | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public

'Invest in Innovation' with Ashoka's New Crowdfunding Platform | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Ashoka's social innovators have always been sourced from the crowd, whether through our nominator networks or through the collaborative competitions on Changemakers.com (you may have even voted for a few winners). Unfortunately, we haven’t always made it easy for donors to connect and support these amazing individuals. With the upcoming launch of our latest addition to the crowdfunding marketplace, Invest in Innovation, that’s about to change.


Massive! Ashoka launches its own crowdfunding platform just for their Fellows! This a quantum leap in crowdfunding: all of these projects have been highly vetted and are backed by Ashoka. Impressive.

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La trampa del crowdfunding

La trampa del crowdfunding | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Me inquieta escuchar cada vez más voces que encuentran en las distintas formas de micromecenazgo una solución al desmantelamiento del tejido cultural como consecuencia de las políticas emprendidas por distintas administraciones públicas en nuestro país recientemente. Parece como si la financiación multitudinaria representase una verdadera alternativa a la situación de abandono por parte de los poderes públicos que sufre la cultura en estos momentos.


Profound article on the abandonment of Public Funding as the world rushes to crowdfunding, which, as the author points out, is private funding. Something to think about: while we rush to help each other and make routes for money that are more sustainable and localized, are we enabling worse and worse behavior from the political elite while creating a culture base on popularity, not on utility?

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The Economy Is Killing Joe Sixpack

The Economy Is Killing Joe Sixpack | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
I am not a lover of GDP as THE measure of the economy. GDP measures money movement across sectors of the economy that economists have determined is "productive" growth.


Very interesting. Could it be the swell of crowdfunding platforms are a "gut" reponse to the "gearing problem" the US economy currently has?-ABS

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Join the Crowd. Sell Stock.

Join the Crowd. Sell Stock. | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
The best way to get ready for equity crowd funding is to take a look at what works in crowd funding right now, say entrepreneurs and other experts.
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CrowdFund Investing: Emphasis Turning to Implementation and Entrepreneurs - Forbes

CrowdFund Investing: Emphasis Turning to Implementation and Entrepreneurs - Forbes | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
I had the chance to catch up this week with Alon Hillel-Tuch, the Founder and CFO of Crowdfunding platform RocketHub (www.RocketHub.com), in New York.
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Shareable: It's Time to Go Big: A Vision for the Sharing Economy

Shareable: It's Time to Go Big: A Vision for the Sharing Economy | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

The sharing economy is maturing. It’s big enough for the government to take notice and participants are strong enough to begin working together. Before this space crystallizes further, it’s a good time to reflect on what's possible. The opportunity to shape the direction of this movement may soon pass.


PROFOUND article. Please read it, as the crowdfunding explosion is a member of the sharing movement, and it looks, to me at least, that we have rushed to regulate with only the story of money leading the way. Ideas and community are the forces behind crowdfunding. Let's hope the SEC rulings for th eJOBS Act do not inadvertently make it difficult to share your dollars with people who need them.

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Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change

Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Many thanks to the P2P Foundation for putting this social impact crowdfunding platform list together!

#wethedata

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SEC Forum Covers JOBS Act, Crowdfunding Progress and Concerns

SEC Forum Covers JOBS Act, Crowdfunding Progress and Concerns | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
At its annual "Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation," today the U.S.


Looking at comments, it's clear that average Americans think the SEC is actually going to set limits on how general crowdfunding can happen. They are not aware that these panels and eventual rulings are solel about investing as a crowd in a business.


Is there a sense that crowdfunding generally needs to be regulated?

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Anatomy of a crowdfund, week 3: slow and steady :: Ethan Perlstein

Anatomy of a crowdfund, week 3: slow and steady :: Ethan Perlstein | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
A modular grid platform for scientific self publishing. My re-imagined lab website presents and dynamically archives internal, blog-based content alongside relevant external content via APIs.


Must read for all you data geeks out there.

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Network Analysis of Science Crowdfunding | Wired Science | Wired.com

Network Analysis of Science Crowdfunding | Wired Science | Wired.com | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Readers will remember when I announced Ethan Perlstein's plan to crowdfund his scientific research.


Crowdfunded research on crowdfunding!

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Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK

Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Got a bright idea for a film, a comic or even a hi-tech watch?


Kickstarter in England, raising more than a few hackles. I've long been interested in the displacement of the tastemaker represented by crowdfunding. Is more art a good thing? Let the DIY hounds out.

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Locolize

Locolize | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Inspire. Empower.Award Local Creativity...


Kenyan initiative to bring crowdfunding to the creative of Eastern Africa!  Interesting blog touching on the lack of capital now that the brain drian is reversing and people are returning home, highly educated, ready to build a new economy, but unable to get capital out of investors or even their governments. One to watch.

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Glorya Kaufman gives USC millions to build a dance school

Glorya Kaufman gives USC millions to build a dance school | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
In the arts world, they call her “the dancing philanthropist.” And now, with her latest and largest endowment to date, Glorya Kaufman has a new dance partner in the University of Southern California .


Wow. Big diss of UCLA. UCI and Cal Arts, however, are already doing what USC describes it would like to do for dance arts in Southern California. This are ticle is not as well-researched as it looks. The people speaking to the journalist have a vested interest i portraying dance arts in a particular light, one that does not completely align with reality. But, the real issue maybe: what do Glorya and her friends mean when they say "dance?"


Who new that the housing bubble would fund arts in LA?!

#dance, #dancearts

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First Ever Crowd Funded IPO - Updated

First Ever Crowd Funded IPO - Updated | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Um, is it really that easy? Last I checked, the SEC still had not issued its final ruling on how the games shall proceed. Invest with caution, dear people.


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