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MBA Schools Ask Students to Wait

The Wall Street Journal reports that business schools like Stanford are encouraging MBA students to graduate before jumping out to start a company. Although the number of dropouts hovers, for example, at around 9% at Harvard Business School, many schools … Continue reading

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Who Needs Banks – Part II

The Wall Street Journal notes that disintermediation is rampant as the banks have continued to ignore community lending giving up this market to online lenders. When celebrity chefs with a history of earnings cannot get a loan to expand, something … Continue reading

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What Can’t You Crowdfund?

What can’t you crowdfund? Different funding portals have different terms of service. So, it behooves you to read up first before you post. On Kickstarter, you can’t raise funds for charity or an investment or offer an corn seed with … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portals Worry About Reputational Risk

Indiegogo and GoFundMe have pulled campaigns for police officers accused in publicized shootings recently due to “violations” of their terms of service or “failure to meet standards.” IndieGoGo won’t permit campaigns that “…raise funds for illegal activities, …cause harm to … Continue reading

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Conditions That Permit Crowdfunding

Rodrigo Davies’ MIT paper in pursuit of his Masters discusses the conditions that have led up to the phenomena of crowdfunding that include: crowdfunding platforms are a sustainable business, the emergence of an affordable online payment processing systems, the explosive … Continue reading

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Veronica Mars’ Crowdfunding Legacy

The biggest crowdfunded movie,Veronica Mars, opens in theaters today. Although the crowdfunding process for Veronica Mars was a way for Warner Bros to use other people’s money and not have to provide a return, that project has paved the way … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Uncovers Murder Contradiction

A crowdfunding campaign is causing headaches for the Los Angeles Police Department. Ryan Katzenbach, who is trying to raise $200,000 for a film about the murder of showbiz publicist Ronnie Chasen,  has, using a freedom of information request, forced the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding In A Box

The cool thing about the JOBS Act is that it has unleashed incredible creativity even though the crowdfunding rules are not yet final. A year ago, there was talk among developers (and there are some up and running) about creating … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Plugs Holes For Local Stages

Local theater companies are using crowd funding to plug financing holes that ticket sales and donations don’t cover. Two DC performing arts centers have gone to their local communities, subscriber base and past donors to fund ambitious projects. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/backstage-rorschach-and-synetic-thrilled-with-kickstarter-campaigns/2013/08/06/17f9a9d8-fec0-11e2-bd97-676ec24f1f3f_story.html?wp_login_redirect=0

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The Smithsonian Institution Crowd Funds Yoga Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution  said today  it has launched its first major crowdfunding campaign, going online to support an exhibition on the visual history of yoga, according to Potomac Techwire. “The organization is utilizing a platform developed by San Francisco-based Razoo for … Continue reading

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