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Crowdfunding To Fly Scammed Students Home From China

Crowdfunding is paying for a group of South African teenagers who have been detained by the Peoples Republic of China government to fly home. The group was recruited by Owen Wang, who claimed to represent Sanda Youth International. He “enticed … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts Force Teachers to Crowdfund

Arizonans can thank their Republican legislature for subjecting their schools to a larger percent-change cut in education funding from 2008 to 2014 than any other state. So, teachers there are turning to crowdfunding to replace supplies, books and other educational … Continue reading

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Teachers Use Crowdfunding To Enhance Classroom Experiences

Teachers, who typically pay out of their own pocket for numerous school supplies, are turning to crowdfunding to give their classes a headstart. CNBC reports that “DonorsChoose.org, which focuses solely on education projects, says it raised more than $100 million. … Continue reading

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Air Line Crowdfunds For Poor Millenials

Air Canada has found a way to make money while seeming to be helpful to poor millennials who want to travel but can’t convince their parents to pay for it. The airline has established Embarq, which is a GoFundMe-like crowdfunding … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes to College

Who’s calling at dinner time? It’s your alma mater looking for a handout. Does that make you want to give? So, colleges are turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their endowments. The College of the Holy Cross raised $2 … Continue reading

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Launch UMD Provides Students With Crowdfunding Portal

The University of Maryland has created its own crowdfunding site to fund student endeavors. Called “Launch MD” the portal offers donors a chance to contribute to such projects as new uniforms for the Terp Dance Team to more cerebral endeavors … Continue reading

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University of California to Seed Fund Home Grown Startups

The University of California is planning a $250 million venture fund for start-ups by students and professors using technology created on campus.The money is coming from the UC endowment. The Wall Street Journal reports that “The number of university-launched startup … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding People Not Businesses

The Wall Street Journal reports today on two crowdfunding sites that let accredited investors invest in promising people. Upstart and Pave permit students to raise money to pay for school debt in exchange for paying “investors” a percentage of their … Continue reading

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Was Coppola The First Crowd Sourcer?

Francis Ford Coppola, the director of “The Godfather,” may have been the first film maker to use crowd sourcing and social media (i.e., letters – the kind delivered by the U.S. Post Office) to encourage an audience for his film … Continue reading

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