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Chatbot Helps Crowdfunders Market

The hardest thing about crowdfunding is finding and targeting a donor audience if you don’t already have a massive following. Non-movie stars need to start their marketing campaigns weeks, if not months, before they post their crowdfunding appeal. Many don’t … Continue reading

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4 Minutes to Prove Viability

Innovation doesn’t just happen in Silicon Valley. Here in the DC area, MAVA announced 16 companies to compete in TechBuzz on April 6. The entrepreneurs include: Business Radar-www.bizradr.com, ChouxBox-www.chouxbox.com, ChurnZero-www.churnzero.net. Devensoft-www.devensoft.com, Flashgrade-www.flashgrade.com, GamePlan-www.gameplanlearning.com, InHerSight-www.inhersight.com, Kitchology-www.inhersight.com, KlowdTV-www.klowdTV.com, Linked Senior, Inc.-www.linkedsenior.com, ParkMyCloud-www.parkmycloud.com, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Success Breeds Success

Success breeds success. At least that’s what’s happening on the large crowdfunding sites. Kickstarter notes that while first time successful campaigns happen only 38% of the time, those that hit their goals the first time are twice as likely to … Continue reading

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Bringing “Bad Boy” Waivers Into the Light

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is talking about introducing a bill that would crack down on SEC’s “bad boy” waivers that have been handed out to the money center banks recently. The proposed legislation is apparently going to make waiver requests, … Continue reading

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Crowdfund or Bootstrap?

Should you crowdfund or bootstrap? While self financing has its advantages (no 900 pound gorilla from Silicon Valley on the board), a recent Wall Street Journal article suggests that when the time comes for expansion capital, you might find it … Continue reading

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Pay Today, Get Tomorrow – A Real Business Model

Christina Bechold writes in the Wall Street Journal about how to start a start-up: ” Ask ‘Does anyone else really want this?’ You go door-to-door. You collect data points. You figure out who your competition is. You ask your friends … Continue reading

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Major Corporations Using Crowdfunding

Major corporations are jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon. The Wall Street Journal profiled $7 billion (market value) semi-conductor chip maker Marvell that recently used Indiegogo to crowdfund Kinoma Create, a software and hardware tool kit that includes a Marvell chipset … Continue reading

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