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Crowdfunding for Beginners – Book

Crowdfunding for Beginners – Book

How to Raise Money for Start-Ups, Early Stage Enterprises, Charities and Non-Profits Late this summer, a new crowdfunding book was released by serial author Iain Williamson of Learn2succeed.com Incorporated. I have read the book and find it an interesting and easy-to-read book of about 156 pages on crowdfunding for beginners. It is perfect for those who are just wading into the subject and want a simple book that looks at equity and non-equity crowdfunding from a global perspective including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. I have the…

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International Perspectives on CrowdFunding

International Perspectives on CrowdFunding

The University of California, Berkeley, did host an international academic conference on crowdfunding next week. Cal’s College of Engineering is organizing the Oct. 17 and 18 event, titled “Crowdfunding: Setting the Research Agenda.” Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chief Economist Hal Varian will speak at the event, as will Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Julia Groves, managing director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, will also talk. UC researchers are interested in crowdfunding — a relatively new way of raising money for businesses or other ventures via appeals…

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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Condo for 19 years, is trying to crowd-source funds to produce a visual memoir of the singer and his bands.The as-yet-unpublished book,…

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Canadian Thrashers FATALITY: Tips For Successful CrowdFunding

Canadian Thrashers FATALITY: Tips For Successful CrowdFunding

Toronto’s favorite thrash party monsters Fatality recently wrapped up their two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of their latest album, ‘Psychonaut’, but before they hit the road and released the album, the band put together a crowd funding campaign to help them achieve the release and the tour. Adam Zlotnik recently explained how it was done on Decibel Magazine‘s DeciBlog. A darker and more mature effort, Psychonaut brings forth Fatality’s trademark energy and commitment to drunken mayhem. Tracks like ‘Thoughts Collide’ and ‘Before The Collapse’ delve deep into the sodden…

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Sgt. Pepper reinvented

Sgt. Pepper reinvented

Andrew Burashko was introduced to the Beatles for the first time when he arrived in Canada in 1973 aged eight years old, part of a large wave of Jewish emigration from the then-Soviet Union. He’s been a fan ever since. “The first pop music I heard was by the Beatles. The first two albums were Help and Abbey Road. And I just became addicted to them.” That beginning has turned into a life-long love affair with the music John, Paul, George and Ringo. And it has found its way into…

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Canada’s CrowdFunding News

CBC.caSask. ridesharing website aims to fill gap left by STC shutdownCBC.caA Yorkton, Sask., web developer has created a ridesharing website to help facilitate travel when the Saskatchewan Transportation Company stops running [...]

Los Angeles TimesCrowdfunding for medical expenses is rising — when it should be eradicatedLos Angeles TimesNot all crowdfunding needs could be eradicated by universal healthcare. Even Canada, which has a well-developed singl [...]

CBC.caWhat data on Kickstarter projects in Kitchener-Waterloo revealsCBC.ca... crowd-funding campaigns fall into either the design or games categories, a new CBC data analysis project shows. CBC reporter Roberto Rocha crunche [...]

What 10000 Kickstarter projects reveal about Canada's entrepreneursCBC.caThe CBC looked at six years of Kickstarter projects with data provided by Web Robots and HiveWire, two firms that track crowdfunding sites. Only Ki [...]

CBC.caWhat 10,000 Kickstarter projects reveal about Canada's ... - CBCCBC.caCrowdfunding sites have changed how creative entrepreneurs fund their passions. Here's what we found in the largest analysis of Canadian Ki [...]

Whistler QuestionCrowdfunding set up for local injured in VietnamWhistler QuestionUpon hearing the news of Christensen's injuries and the cost of getting her back to Canada, her friend Bretlyne Friday knew she wanted to [...]

ETCanada.comNeil Patrick Harris Backs Museum Crowdfunding Campaign For 'Muppets' ExhibitETCanada.comA New York City museum is asking fans of Jim Henson's “Muppets” to help pay for an exhibition featuring origin [...]

Canada NewsWire (press release)Fineqia Partners with JOI Media's Katipult for Technology PlatformCanada NewsWire (press release)Fineqia will use JOI's proprietary crowdfunding software product Katipult, named as one [...]

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