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San Francisco

Study: Here’s Why Crowdfunding Hardware Fails

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whenever entrepreneurs start weighing options for investment funds, there’s one option fairly low on the list: Crowdfunding. While it’s often treated as a “proof of concept” for a product having an audience, it comes with a lengthy laundry list of cautionary tales. Now a…

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Denver

Tersa Steam is Bringing the Keurig Experience to In-Home Dry Cleaning

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

What if we could live in a world where you no longer had to iron clothes, wait hours for a wash cycle, or drag yourself over to the cleaners all in the name of having clean and wrinkle free clothing? Apparently the future is…

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Palm Beach

Budsies Launches Crowdfunding Market for Plushies

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

Thanks to the magic of the internet, DIY or do it yourself activities have only been made easier; however, if Pinterest has taught the world anything, it’s that some things are best left to the professionals. That awesome cake you saw on TV? Yeah,…

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Los Angeles

7 Crowdfunding Rules That Can Boost Your Campaign

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Once a novelty act reserved for indie band albums and curious art projects, crowdfunding is starting to play a major role in the world of startups and new products. The appeal is obvious: crowdfunding lets creators and entrepreneurs raise money directly from their community…

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Despite $34M in Funding, AI-Powered Lily Drone Shuts Down

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In 2015, an autonomous, AI-powered drone made waves when the creators showed off their concept of a quadcopter that will track, follow, and film a particular subject. From a skier going down a mountain to a person playing on the beach, all you would…

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5 Ways Kickstarter Is Easier Than a Loan

By | Jan 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Startups need funding. It’s a reality of the business world. And while many turn to loans to get the funding they need, Kickstarter can be a lot easier. Relying on a bank for a small loan comes with fees, applications and a bunch of necessary…

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How to Get Publicity for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

By | Jan 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Crowdfunding is the great equalizer for small startups looking to get funding. However, just like a product or service itself, your crowdfunding campaign needs a marketing strategy that can get you attention from the right people. The goal is to create enough buzz about your…

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DC

ServingVETS Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, Expands Features

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

ServingVETS is a network dedicated to giving veterans a space to share their opinions about local resources. Using a ratings and reviews methodology, verified veterans are able to provide feedback on everything from educational opportunities, job seeking platforms, and health and wellness facilities. For…

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Singapore

Aspirus Might be the Most Technological Standing Desk Yet

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

As a result of health concerns over sedentary lifestyles, we’ve seen standing desks become a fixture. Some experts recommend that humans stand for around two to four hours a day, but most jobs require that we sit for sometimes eight hours a day. It’s…

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Philadelphia

Wearable Set to Thwart Violence, Empower Women

By | Oct 20, 2015 at 10:02 am

Leading up to the Startup of the Year Competition several weeks ago, ROAR for Good stood out for the hardware they were developing. The hardware in question is a small, fashionable, wearable device designed to thwart violence against the person wearing it. “Our smart,…

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CANNYBOTS, the Robotic Toy That Teaches Programming

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm

A brand new programmable robo-toy building kit called Cannybots has found astonishing success on Kickstarter. The project has amassed just over $122,000 of support, far surpassing their original goal of $40,000. The Cannybot is a wheeled toy that arrives in a multi-part construction kit….

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Chicago

Cubs Fan Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Get Bartman To Playoffs

By | Oct 2, 2015 at 3:07 pm

There were only five more outs on that crisp evening in October. It was Game 6 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS), with the Chicago Cubs ahead 3–0 and holding a 3 games to 2 lead in the best of seven series as…

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Did You Know Social Media Can Bolster Your Crowdfunding Campaign?

By | Dec 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Technology has become a backbone for individual and corporate productivity. Our social lives are now published to the world via tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram photos, and Snapchats. The average person has five social media accounts, spending roughly an hour and 40 minutes browsing those networks everyday,…

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NYC

Crowdfunding is Saving These Syrian Refugees

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Over the weekend, Humans of New York got an email from a very special somebody – Edward Norton. Why? The popular platform had posted a story about a Syrian refugee in America during the week, and Norton was touched so deeply by the story…