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The Wisdom of Yoda takes over the 3D Printing market

The Wisdom of Yoda takes over the 3D Printing market

By: Robert Mullins, CFB Sr. Staff Writer Startups in the 3D printing space advertise their device capabilities with samples of products like smartphone cases, gears, or replicas of the Eiffel Tower, but if you want to be taken seriously as a printer maker, you’ve got to give people Yoda. “For some reason, the Yoda head is kind of the symbol of what your 3D printer can do,” said Braydon Moreno, CEO of the crowdfunded startup RoBo 3D. “Everyone across the board is saying ‘Let me see your Yoda.’” A review…

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Ottawa startup enlists crowdfunding to bring product to market

Ottawa startup enlists crowdfunding to bring product to market

An Ottawa startup is hoping a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will speed commercial production of its Piper home security monitors. Piper plugs into a wall socket in a home, office or apartment, then connects to a Wi-Fi network and beams live high-definition video of that space to an application the Piper user runs on a cellphone. Users can see what’s going on at home, speak through a live, two-way microphone and speaker built into the unit, activate a high-pitched alarm, and even tie into an existing home automation system. That…

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Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone

Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone

A crowdfunding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone has set a record for raising more money in pledges than any other such venture. The London-based developer, Canonical, has generated $10,288,472 (about £6.6m) in pledges, passing the record set by Pebble smartwatches last year. But with six days of its campaign left the company is far from reaching its funding goal of $32m. Canonical would have to return all the money if it does not reach the target. The developer had said that if its campaign on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website was successful,…

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The Kickstarter Culture Wars

The Kickstarter Culture Wars

Plans to grow genetically modified plants ignited a firestorm at Kickstarter. They shouldn’t have Whether lit by Fairies in a children’s book or special-effects magic in Avatar, the sight of plants glowing in the dark has a special charm. We respond to lighted plants with wonder and joy. So it’s not surprising that a plan to produce glow-in-the-dark plants proved wildly popular on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website. In 44 days, the project raised more than $484,000–more than seven times the goal of $65,000–from 8,433 donors. Using genes from bioluminescent bacteria…

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Canadian company becomes an integral part in Crowdfunding

Canadian company becomes an integral part in Crowdfunding

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – August 13, 2013) – BoardSuite (www.boardsuite.co) announced today it has become part of Crowdfunding Infrastructure Platform (CFIP) for the USA Crowdfunding. The Crowdfunding Infrastructure Platform (CFIP) is a cost-effective best-of-class, cloud-based tools and processes to seamlessly handle the full spectrum of Title II transactional elements. The platform also provides post-transactional Issuer governance and compliance requirements. CFIP is a seamless back office that helps broker dealers and crowdfunding portals with PRE-DURING-POST transaction. “As I have repeatedly observed about the sale of securities through funding portals is that…

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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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