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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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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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