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Crowdfunding raises $38,000 for Quebec cancer patient

Crowdfunding raises $38,000 for Quebec cancer patient

CBC News, Today is the day Samantha Poulin has been waiting for. The 28-year-old woman from Trois-Rivières is set to begin her treatments today for an aggressive form of lymphoma — but this day hasn’t come without a battle. Poulin’s cancer was unresponsive to radiation treatment and chemotherapy, and the treatment that could save her life is not covered by Quebec’s public drug insurance plan. Brentuximab vedotin, otherwise known as Adcetris, is a drug treatment that costs $15,000 per dose. The clinical trials for the drug show promise, with a…

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How one entrepreneur is revolutionizing the food industry

How one entrepreneur is revolutionizing the food industry

Passion doesn’t just drive entrepreneurs, it often leads them to their highest, best opportunities. In the late 1990s, Isabel Hoffmann, a mathematician and University of Toronto professor, was winning awards as president of her own high tech company, Hoffman & Associates. Her best-selling educational CD-ROM game Nikolai’s Trains was developed for (and with) her young son Nikolai. Hoffmann had distribution deals with the likes of AOL, Apple and CBS, but at the urging of investors, she paused to convert her business on to the Internet. That delay proved fateful. By the time…

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Crowdcube’s first fundraiser beauty start-up Bubble & Balm throws in the towel

Crowdcube’s first fundraiser beauty start-up Bubble & Balm throws in the towel

The very real risks of investing in start-ups have come to a head after the announcement Bubble & Balm, the first company to raise money via crowdfunding site Crowdcube, has ceased trading. The news is a blow for crowdfunding which has become one of the fastest growing investment sectors in the country. The Financial Times reported this week that the fair trade soap manufacturer asked Companies House to be struck off. Its website, Twitter account and Facebook page have been taken down. Crowdfunding works by sidestepping the banks to directly…

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Shine Launches in Apple Stores in US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong

Shine Launches in Apple Stores in US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — The much anticipated Misfit Shine, an elegant physical activity monitor and one of the most successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns in history, has officially launched in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong. Shine will be available in Apple Stores in Europe and Australia later this month. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121114/SF13534 ) Shine measures the intensity and duration of your physical activity and provides metrics such as steps taken, distance travelled, and estimated calories burned. Wear it at night to track sleep as…

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Crowdfunding – Fertility treatment and adoption alternatives

Crowdfunding – Fertility treatment and adoption alternatives

The newest industry to gain momentum via crowdfunding platforms is fertility treatments and adoption. Parents are beginning to test the waters and seriously consider crowdfunding as an effective alternative in getting funds to solve issues with infertilities. It was almost unheard of until 2011 when a couple started a campaign to raise money to support their fertility treatments. The project has successfully raised more than $8,000 and Landon Haley is the first baby born by means of crowdfunding. More and more parents are looking for other ways of getting financial…

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Canada’s CrowdFunding News

Yahoo Canada SportsCrowdfunding initiative brought Cup hero Arnold to LincolnYahoo Canada Sports(Reuters) - Lincoln City's Nathan Arnold, hero of their third round FA Cup upset win over former holders Ipswich Town, would [...]

CTV NewsAmanda Todd's mom nears crowdfunding goal to attend Netherlands trialCTV NewsThe mother of a B.C. teen who died by suicide after being sexually exploited online is raising money to travel to the Netherlands for t [...]

Crowdfund InsiderCrowdfunding a Sports Car: Dubuc Motors Seeks up to $20 Million on StartEngineCrowdfund InsiderInvestors from both Canada & USA May Purchase Shares in First True Cross-Border Crowdfunding Offer Under Reg [...]

CTV NewsAmanda Todd's mom crowdfunding costs to attend Netherlands trialCTV NewsHe also faces extradition to Canada, when the trial is over, on five charges connected to the death of Amanda Todd. The 15-year-old Port Coq [...]

BetaKitMeta funding: FrontFundr CEO on equity financing themselvesBetaKitRegulations around equity crowdfunding (to protect investors and keep companies on the up and up) only came into being in the US and Canada around the b [...]

Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO of Fineqia, joins NCFA's Advisory BoardCanada NewsWire (press release)The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social [...]

Amar Nijjar, CEO R2Crowd, Joins National #Crowdfunding Association of Canada's Advisory BoardInvestorIdeas.com (press release)TORONTO - January 12, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The National Crowdfunding Association [...]

Bay Street #Cannabis - Canada's First Equity #Crowdfunding Portal Dedicated to the Cannabis Sector ...InvestorIdeas.com (press release)(Ascenta), an exempt market dealer registered in the provinces of British Columbia, A [...]

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