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Crowdfunding To Prevent “Lunch Shaming”

I guess we’ll be seeing more of this in the next four years: a teacher in Texas is crowdfunding to pay off school lunch debt to prevent kids from being “lunch shamed.” KXAN reports that “At some Texas schools, students … Continue reading

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Real Estate Magnate Crowdfunding To Support Psychedelic Research

How does crowdfunding fit into a story about a real estate magnate with cancer and the Peruvian hallocinogen ayahuasca? Rodrigo NiƱo, a NYC real estate developer, after having a psychedelic experience to relieve his fear of death (the drug makes … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Drug Startups Still Iffy

The University of British Columbia study suggests that crowdfunding may be a way to provide seed capital to risky pharmaceutical and/or disease diagnostics startups. Reviewing 97 campaigns, it was determined that average donations ranged from $59 to $199 on seven … Continue reading

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