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Crowdfunding Worms For Mars

Wageningen University in the Netherlands has set up a crowdfunding site to pay for research to see if earth worms can survive in Martian (like) soil. In 13 years, Elon Musk has promised a manned trip to Mars, so scientists … Continue reading

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Venezuelans Crowdfunding To Leave Country

Get me outta here! Trying to live a normal life in Venezuela has gotten to be so impossible that people are crowdfunding to afford passage out of the country. One is using the Generosity portal, an offshoot of Indiegogo, to … Continue reading

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Restaurant Crowdfunding To Monetize Excess Capacity

Social cause + crowdfunding makes the world a better place? Here’s an idea, raise some money and stop food waste. That’s what a United Kingdom restauranteur is doing to finance a free app that acts as a direct link between … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Scientist Grows Food In Martian-Like Soil

Would Matt Damon really eat Martian potatoes? Based on crowdfunded research from Dutch Wageningen University and Research Center, vegetables will grow in faux Martian soil even though it contains high levels of arsenic, lead and cadmium. The fertilizer will contain … Continue reading

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Foodies Help Budding Eateries Crowdfund

Restauranteurs are turning to crowdfunding for their startups, driven not only by the cash received but also to build a following prior to their opening. These cooks float the concept to potential diners and if people plunk down dollars, it’s … Continue reading

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D.C. Intra-State Crowdfunding Finds Success

Two talented bakers, a lease and a dream.The remaining ingredient is startup capital. In D.C., the secret sauce may be the EquityEats’ funding portal where any resident or business can ante up fto $10,000 to buy a piece of Bluebird … Continue reading

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Agriculture Technology – Crowdfunding in Fly Over Country

The bi-coastals haven’t caught up with ag-tech. According to AgFunder: “AgTech had a breakout year in 2014 in terms of deal volume and investment totals. Our analysis of AgTech’s $2.36B in financing over 264 deals in 2014 shows that AgTech received … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Gotta Eat

Death, taxes and…food! Americans spent over $1.6 TRILLION on food every year, but innovations in that industry are slow in coming (like taking away antibiotics from our pigs?). The Greek yogurt maker Chobani is trying to accelerate new products by … Continue reading

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Proof That Crowdfunding Is For Everyone

IFC has collected some of the strangest crowdfunding campaigns on record, including: crystal bacon, the world’s largest jockstrap, strap-on beards, men’s underwear with an extra (well, nevermind), the universal boop zone (what?) and soap that smells like bacon. AND THEY … Continue reading

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Risky Business: DC Portal Crowdfunds Restauranteurs

Ever watched Chopped and wondered what it would be like to get that chef to run your own restaurant. Now you can with a new Washington, DC crowdfunding site EquityEats. The portal, for accredited investors only, will raise up to … Continue reading

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