Monthly Archives: April 2016

Maryland Continues to Support Start Ups

The 2016 contestants for Maryland Incubator Company of the Year have been selected. “In 1986, the first public incubator was established at the University of Maryland in College Park. Recognizing the economic challenges facing new companies, business incubators are facilities … Continue reading

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Fashion Brands Crowdfund For Cash and Ideas

Will hiking-sneaker-boots be as successful as dress-pant-yoga-pants? The Wall Street Journal is noting that apparel brands are trying to get closer to their customers by having them help design fashion and then pre-buy it online via crowdfunding. By the way, … Continue reading

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Historical Seed Investing

Pitchbook has listed the top 5 VC seed investors since 2010 and the number of their deals: SV Angel (242), Kima Ventures (215), Andreessen Horowitz (146), GV (135), and Lerer Hippeau Ventures (134). The money is going to the following … Continue reading

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Kodak Teams With Kickstarter to Kick Start Dying Film Biz

In an effort to keep its dying film stock business alive, Kodak has teamed with Kickstarter to provide film makers with free film stock based on the amount of money raised on the web portal for their picture. A director … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunding Seminar

On May 10th at the IFP Media Center in NYC Indiegogo’s Head Film Campaign Strategist John T. Trigonis will lecture on crowdfunding campaign preparation, strategy and post-campaign distribution opportunities for film makers. http://nymediacenter.com/events/event/?id=B64A550A-7DE0-4F99-B1C712C6EDD42F02&slugid=indiegogo-presents-12-things-crowdfunding-filmmakers-need-for-a-successful-campaign

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Pay to Play: New Rules for Crowdfunding Publicity

Scary! The number of horror films that are seeking crowdfunding and free publicity from horror fan websites such as HorrorNewsdotnet has gotten so large that the website is requiring any crowdfunder who wants a mention on the site to buy … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes to College

Who’s calling at dinner time? It’s your alma mater looking for a handout. Does that make you want to give? So, colleges are turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their endowments. The College of the Holy Cross raised $2 … Continue reading

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