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Science Crowdfunding For Research Money

It’s getting harder and harder to obtain pure science research grants. So, many scientists are turning to crowdfunding for certain projects. A study has found that junior scientists are more adept at raising crowdfunding monies than older ones due to: … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Becoming The Norm For Startups

The Kaufman Foundation has found that most startups finance their businesses using, in the following order 67.2% used personal savings, 51.8% bank loans, 34.0% credit cards, 20.9% family, 11.9% business acquaintances, 7.7% angel investors, 7.5% close friends, 6.5% venture capital, … Continue reading

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Scientists Turn To Crowdfunding

Because the National Institutes of Health grant rate is at about 22% and other grants are dying up, scientists are turning more and more to crowdfunding. While some have called it “panda science,” the number of scientific projects on crowdfunding … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunders Can Diversify With New Tool

Film producers have been flocking to crowdfunding for the past couple of years with some success (~40% on average). But most producers realize that they cannot depend on just one source of financing. Many now cobble together production funds from … Continue reading

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Crowdfund My Meth Lab

Where does crowdfunding money come from? A rare science project titled “Crowdfund My Meth Lab, Yo!” raised over $25,000 to study how crystal meth reacts with the human brain. Ethan Perlstein noted after his successful, if nailbiting, finish that the … Continue reading

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