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Universities Climb On The Crowdfunding Train

Crowdfunding is now a tool of universities, large and small, to build their small donor base. Did the University of Buffalo Athletic Department need to crowdfund a $5,000 Jacobs Ladder cardio machine for their workout room? No, other sports were … 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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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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Universities Jump Into VC Investing

Staid universities are now rolling the dice with venture capital investments into startups. The University of California created a $250 million venture fund, ┬áthe University of North Carolina started the Carolina Research Venture Fund with a $10 million investment, and … 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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Crowdfund or Perish!

Incorporate or perish! Universities are now pushing professors to commercialize their research as the number of university inspired startups have risen 16% in 2013 from an increase of 5% in 2012 over 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal. Called … Continue reading

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