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Canadian Crowdfunding Just Got Crowded

Canadian Crowdfunding Just Got Crowded

The next Science World exhibition or hydraulic robot gets a boost as Kickstarter arrives, joining BC-tied Indiegogo. In 2013, crowdfunding is no longer the realm of little guys and start-ups. Not only is Spike Lee funding his latest million-dollar film on Kickstarter, but Vancouver’s own educational institution Science World recently turned to online community donations to build an upcoming exhibition called AMPED. “We didn’t have a budget,” explains Jennifer Ingham, vice president of development at Science World. “It was the first time since the ’80s that we were building an exhibit from scratch.”…

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UK Printed Electronics company, Novalia Limited, Kickstarts

UK Printed Electronics company, Novalia Limited, Kickstarts

UK Printed Electronics company, Novalia Limited are inviting small investors to be part of their story by backing their work through crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. The team have released a project to manufacture a poster, with printed smart-phone-like capacitive touch. The user simply touches the poster and hears the drums; it’s that simple. In return for their support, investors will receive a fully functional interactive poster from Novalia’s first, full scale production run. The project offers two different versions; the first connects via Bluetooth to an app running on an iPhone…

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Crowdsourcing And Fashion – Interview with Loni Edwards CEO of Stitch Collective

Crowdsourcing And Fashion – Interview with Loni Edwards CEO of Stitch Collective

Loni Edwards is Founder and CEO of Stitch Collective Inc, Co-Chair of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurs Network, and Mentor at Andover Thought in Action. Formerly an attorney at Quinn Emanuel LLP.  Graduate of Harvard Law School, Cornell University, and Phillips Academy Andover. Firstly, where does your love for fashion come from? I’ve always loved the way fashion allows you to express yourself, and I find the creativity that goes into thinking up new and innovative designs incredibly inspiring. Stitch Collective was created as a way to support designers and promote their creativity. You mention that Stitch Collective was born…

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Music Boy Band Legend, Nick Carter turns to Indiegogo to fund Horror Film.

Music Boy Band Legend, Nick Carter turns to Indiegogo to fund Horror Film.

Nick Carter, one of the members of popular 90s boy band, the Backstreet Boys, is making a comeback not in the music industry but as an executive producer for a horror movie. He is seeking funding by launching a crowdfunding campaign in Indiegogo. Unbeknownst to his fans, Nick Carter has always been an aficionado for horror movies and dreamt about being a film producer as well as a screenwriter. Partnering with Sxully Essex, also a film maker and screenwriter, the horror flick is called ‘Evil Blessings’. It is ‘about 3…

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Pitching it to the web crowd: Edmonton entrepreneurs try funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Pitching it to the web crowd: Edmonton entrepreneurs try funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo

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