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CrowdFundBeat Canada | News & Information for CrowdFunding People - Part 2

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Crowdfunding “The Funny Thing About Cancer!”

Crowdfunding “The Funny Thing About Cancer!”

Toronto, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 01/20/2015 – Laughter is the best medicine and truer words were never spoken when it comes to cancer patients. That’s because every cancer patient lives under a black cloud in the form of a question that dominates their daily existence; will they beat cancer or will cancer kill them? Comedian and cancer patient Josh Haddon is administering his own method of cancer treatment by following in the footsteps of famous comedians who took their own medical scares and turned them into laughs. Comedy legend Richard Pryor…

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15 Predictions for Crowdfunding and Alternative Finance in 2015

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By Richard Swart, PhD CrowdFunding Beat Sr. Contributor, Partner, Research Director at CCA Group  CFB Editor Note: Dr. Swart’s in many ways is a barometer for the global industry. Globally recognized for his thought leadership, he is often called by governments, think tanks, corporations, funds and foundations for insights into the market and advises many global institutions and investors. We asked him to make predictions based on his knowledge of what corporations, governments and investors are expecting in 2015.  1. The US Congress will act to amend the JOBS Act.…

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InvestX Capital, the First Private Equity Crowdfunding Marketplace for Retail Investors

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CrowdFunding Beat Canada, InvestX Capital, the First Private Equity Crowdfunding Marketplace for Retail Investors, Announces Beta Launch Initial US$5.2 million Seed Round Secured from Prominent Investors Dallas, TX and Vancouver, BC – December 16, 2014 – InvestX Capital today announced the beta launch of its cross-border private equity crowdfunding marketplace for U.S. and Canadian investors, opening up an asset class previously only accessible through larger (US$1 million or higher) investments. For the first time, InvestX will provide accredited retail investors with direct access to high-quality private equity opportunities at low…

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National Crowdfunding Summit on March 3, 2015

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2015 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit hosted by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada The inaugural 2015 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit will provide an exclusive opportunity to learn vital content and network with industry experts gathering to highlight economic progress, regulatory updates, best practices, insights and trends impactful to the future growth of the Canadian crowdfunding industry. The agenda will cover all aspects of crowdfunding including equity/investment, debt/lending, rewards, pre-sale/product, causes, and emerging online models such as royalty streaming. A full day of programming including key notes, panel discussions, workshops, trade show, entrepreneurial…

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Canadians Crowdfunding: Northern Light – a Mission to Mars

Minister Brad Duguid endorses crowdfunding

Report: Crowdfunding real estate for both debt and equity is in its infancy

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  CrowdFunding Beat Media ,  A wide ranging report on trends in real estate in the United States and Canada.  PWC and (ULI) Published Report on Emerging Trends in Real Estate Full report on CrowdFundBeat Media RealtyXE White Label Syndicate Real Estate CrowdFunding Platform “Crowdfunding is touted as a movement democratizing invest- ment in real estate. Interviewees have seen it in action for small projects at the local level, but find it untried at scale. They expressed concern about outsourcing risk to a “crowd” ill- prepared to accept it and believe…

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5 Tips For Food Companies Preparing To Equity Crowdfund

5 Tips For Food Companies Preparing To Equity Crowdfund

By Gil Michel-Garcia, CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor, I have been asked by many of my colleagues for a simple checklist on how to prepare a food company to do an equity crowdfunding raise. Here are five tips specifically tailored for consumer packaged goods’ companies. 1. Prepare your Company to Offer Shares and Gain Outside Shareholders: The first step is to hire an outside accounting firm and prepare financial statements for the last couple of years of operations. The second step is to hire a securities lawyer to draft a proper shareholders agreement, which will…

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Canada’s hottest new Venture Capital Fund! – Stuart Browne

How Much Money Can a Company Keep When Crowdfunding?

How Much Money Can a Company Keep When Crowdfunding?

By Brian Koscak and Alixe Cormick, Crowdfunding Beat Guest Contributors De-Mystifying Minimum, Maximum, ‘Keep – it – All’ and ‘All – or – Nothing’ Offerings Securities regulators and those active in the financial industry seem to have their own secret language. Sometimes it can be difficult for companies and investors to understand what it all means. In this article, we are going to de-mystify various terms which describe how much money a company can keep when crowdfunding. In particular, we are going to discuss what it means when a company says it…

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8848 Mkt is proud to announce our new partnership with crowd funding platform Crowd Amplify

8848 Mkt is proud to announce our new partnership with crowd funding platform Crowd Amplify

CrowdFundBeat News wire 8848 Mkt is proud to announce our new partnership with crowd funding platform Crowd Amplify. Launching in February 2015, Crowd Amplify aims to be a platform that offers a broad range of support resources for project owners of all levels of skills and resources. From online tools to downloadable interactive planning guides and even hands-on campaign assistance from the planning stages right through to successful completion, Crowd Amplify will offer solutions for people with a great idea who need help tapping into the potential crowdfunding provides. 8848…

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Crowdfunding: A Canadian Update

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A Canadian company, Vrvana, Inc. is seeking $350,000 through Kickstarter, to finance its development of a virtual reality headset marketed as the Totem. Vrvana has elected to pursue a reward-based crowdfunding model. For example, minimal donations of $15 come with a newsletter subscription and event invitations. The top end contribution of $8,000 will net a Totem VR headset and a dinner date with the team of engineers. Crowdfunding attracts headlines and cash, but in Canada the rules and laws surrounding equity crowdfunding are still in development. The securities or equity-based…

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Code4Armour™ Launched New Life-saving Alert Wearable 25% of Goal Reached in First Day

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TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ – Code4Armour™ launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that invites people across North America to pre-order the Code4Armour™ service. The campaign reached 25% of its overall funding goal within the first six hours. The campaign is set to trigger awareness for the life-saving service that benefits people with special medical needs. The crowdfunding campaign is live until November 9 at http://igg.me/at/code4armour. “The public has spoken,” said Michael Egan, CEO of Code4Armour. “We have been working on developing this service for over a year now and…

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Canada’s CrowdFunding News

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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