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Four Canadian Crowdfunding Campaigns Worth Watching This Week

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TechVibes – July 27,  2014 – It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support. Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week: Everyday Watch If you’ve ever felt your fashion possibilities are limited by your watch, this crowdfunding campaign has a solution for you. With two face designs and five easy on and off band styles, there are a total of 10 possible combinations to choose from. Get a multitude of timepieces for the price of one. pd.id A small battery-operated device, the pd.id can…

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CrowdFunding site for indie artists launches in Toronto

CrowdFunding site for indie artists launches in Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / MARCH 10, 2014 The Toronto Fringe Festival has been busy – the creative force behind the Creation Lab, a space aiming to provide affordable studio access in the city, is now taking their goodwill toward artists online. On Friday the Fringe launched Fund What You Can (FWYC), a new online crowdfunding platform intended specifically for Canadian independent artists. The name, which obviously riffs on PWYC (pay what you can), a staple of low budget arts events, offers artists “Keep What You Raise” or “All Or…

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Canadian rockabilly star Ray Condo inspires crowdfunding campaign

Canadian rockabilly star Ray Condo inspires crowdfunding campaign

By Teona Baetu, CBC News Canadian rockabilly musician Ray Condo dedicated his career to preserving the roots of rock ‘n’ roll. Now, there’s a crowd-funding campaign underway to commemorate him and his music. Condo, who died in 2004, is perhaps best remembered for his 10-year stint with the band the Hardrock Goners, who played a fast, raucous brand of country music. Gayle Hurmuses, a documentary photographer who shot Condo for 19 years, is trying to crowd-source funds to produce a visual memoir of the singer and his bands.The as-yet-unpublished book,…

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Israeli wearable health monitor Angel Heart Monitor crowdfunds on Indiegogo

Israeli wearable health monitor Angel Heart Monitor crowdfunds on Indiegogo

Trust Israelis to transform an ancient religious belief into a bio-medical reality that can be worn around the wrist. The Angel Health Monitor is a biofeedback wristband that senses motion and acceleration, skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation and heart rate. Just like the mythical guardian angel, it monitors your every move to make sure that you are in good health. The health band is synced to a user’s smartphone and laptop via Bluetooth to provide real-time updates on their body’s internal workings. Tel Aviv-based startup Seraphim Sense is behind the Angel monitor, which has…

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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 distinctive tones of Robert Llewellyn providing the voice of…

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CBC.caMusician Christine Campbell finds that home is where the support isCBC.caTo make the new album, Campbell turned to crowdfunding, and the first people to step up were her relatives and friends. "I'm not a big c [...]

CBC.caRally calls for charges against Independent editor Justin Brake to be droppedCBC.ca... Court of Newfoundland and Labrador on Duckworth Street, saw several people speak in support of Brake and the Independent, which has [...]

CBC.caMerchants Hotel closer to 'transformative' affordable housing ... - CBCCBC.caConstruction at the old Merchants Hotel is still ongoing but a sense of change is already rippling through the community, says Jim S [...]

CBC.caCandle campaign launched for Edmonton's Canada 150 projectsCBC.caA new fundraising campaign that kicked off Wednesday will raise money for three legacy projects in Edmonton that will honour Canada's 150th anni [...]

Calgary HeraldCalgary family crowdfunding to send nine-year-old piano prodigy to Juilliard SchoolCalgary HeraldHow do you get to Carnegie Hall? For one nine-year-old Calgary pianist the answer is practice, talent and an offer [...]

BetaKitWith $50000 in crowdfunding, Hardbacon hopes to make the average Canadian a stock market proBetaKitStartups are disrupting every industry imaginable, with FinTech being a space that no one could disagree needs shaking [...]

Business in VancouverExploration company jumps on crowdfunding bandwagonBusiness in Vancouvers online crowdfunding platform to build out its portfolio and expand the company. “Kal Minerals is the first exploration company in [...]

CBC.caCrowdfunding page raises thousands for Edmonton man fatally shot by policeCBC.caIrina Mierzewski, vice-president of the Russian Canadian Association in Alberta, remembers Savin as a very outgoing person, having seen him [...]

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