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The Top 11 Crowdfunding Stories Of 2013

Our favorite things that you helped pay for last year.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Want more of our best stories of 2013? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Top Stories Of The Year<br>• Infographics<br>• Photography<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Design<br>• Cities<br>• Food<br>• Transportation<br>• Innovative …

Sharing Economy

Celebrity Fashion Trend Alert: Overalls Aren't Just For Kids

We're all over overalls, and it's clear that A-listers are as well. And while dungarees can be as divisive as they come, with people either …

The Top Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2013

Crowdfunding is helping many startups’ dreams come true. 2013 saw a slew of extremely popular crowdfunding projects smash through goals and world records. Many great new technologies are emerging from successful fundraising rounds on platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.<p>2012 had a handful of …

Could Crowdfunding Help Build Cities?

If you thought crowdfunding was only good for Zach Braff's movies, weird Segway-like transportation devices and dancing robot alarm clocks, think …

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

With all the negativity and skepticism swirling around the SEC’s recent proposition to liberalize the laws of equity crowdfunding, it’s time for some contrarian content that sheds some more positive light on the topic.<p>For those of you who have not been keeping current with recent developments, in …

Crowdfunding became mainstream in 2013. But what will come next?

If we create a culture where everybody has their hats out, how long before we tire of being asked to support everyone's endeavours?<p>Speculation is that crowdfunding will have raised $5bn or more this year alone (up 50% from last year), making 2013 the year that crowdfunding became mainstream. For …

Students turn to crowdfunding sites to help cover school costs

<b>DURHAM —</b> A routine afternoon for Tamara Hicks is spending three hours with a Starbucks cup, a stack of papers and school-issued laptop, inching …

Behold, the Crowdfunding Boom (Infographic) | Inc.com

In the last three years, the crowdfunding industry has tripled in size. Here's a look at how business owners and inventors are using the rapidly maturing fundraising method to their advantage:

Infographics

The Past, Present and Future of Crowdfunding

If you’ve been following digital trends over the past few years, you’ll probably be aware of the hockey stick-growth of crowdfunding as a ‘thing’. It’s everywhere.<p>From smartwaches and ad campaigns, to mobile phones and Google Glass apps, seemingly every industry has taken to the Web’s myriad of …

Kickstarter's Yancey Strickler Reflects on $1 Billion Raised

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler looks back at the company's climb to success after donations hit the $1 billion mark.<p>Read more here.

Kickstarter

New report on crowdsourcing in government

The growing interest in “engaging the crowd” to identify or develop innovative solutions to public problems has been inspired by similar efforts in …

Is Crowdsourcing the Next Big Thing?

I was very unfamiliar with crowdsourcing -- that is until I met Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, CEO and Founder of Ludvik+Partners. I first met Epi through a mutual friend -- Ted Rubin. I remember Ted telling me that Epirot is someone I need to know and quickly. Unfortunately, it took me a few weeks but I was …

Crowdsourcing

How crowdsourcing and open innovation could change the world

Historically, technological breakthroughs have been led by the innovations of the few with access to the resources and platform to influence, but something exciting is happening on the worldwide web that is turning this precedent on its head.<p>Crowdsourcing, as defined by Wired Magazine, represents …

Innovation

Tell Me More: Crowdsourcing Questions for 'Day in the Life' Twitter Series

What does a typical, or not so typical day consist of in the tech world? From December 2-20, African-American entrepreneurs and techies from across the country will use #NPRBlacksinTech on Twitter while participating in "A Day in the Life," a special social media series that follows tech …

Crowdsourcing in 2014: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Narinder Singh, Appirio. Narinder Singh, Appirio<p>At the onset of 2014 we find crowdsourcing where cloud was just a few short …

How To Get Random Strangers To Pick Up The Tab For Your Medical Bills

Crowdfunding websites are all the rage these days. Celebrities and entrepreneurs alike have turned to sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo to finance their next big idea with micro-donations from the public.<p>But we're always intrigued to hear stories of people who have found ways to pay for more …

Pop Culture: Entertainment and Celebrity News, Photos & Videos

Entertainment and celebrity news, interviews, photos and videos from TODAY<p>Martha Stewart’s closet is as expertly organized as you’d expect<p>It's an …

Crowd funding now a billion-dollar industry

<b>Crowd funding's meteoric rise in the last few years has rapidly turned it into a money-generating machine.</b><p>In news that surprises precisely no one, a …

Startups

Zach Braff & Woody Allen: 'Scrubs' Star Taught Legendary Director What Crowd Funding Is

Zach Braff is giving life lessons to Woody Allen! Who'da thunk it?<p>Not us, but it's true: The former "Scrubs" star and controversial Kickstarter user revealed during an interview on Sirius XM's "Unmasked with Ron Bennington" that he taught the legendary Oscar winner what crowd funding is.<p>Braff said …

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Crowdfunding

<b>By Dennis Ford, CEO, LSN</b> <b><br>The Good</b><p>I like crowdfunding for the life science arena because this industry already has a proven global audience that “votes …

Does crowd funding work

The media is full of success stories, so just how do they persuade people to back their projects

Crowd Funding

The Crowdfunding Economy Is About to Pop

Crowdfunding has enabled millions of people to donate money to make prototype products a reality and support artistic projects, among other …

The Basics of Crowdfunding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>What it is:</b> Crowdfunding is about persuading individuals to each give you a small donation -- $10, $50, $100, maybe more. Once you get thousands of donors, you have some serious cash on hand.<p>This has all become possible in recent years …

A New American Dream: Crowd Power infographic, analysis

aNewDomain.net — Ten billion dollars is the latest estimate for the value and power of global crowdfunding. Check out the Crowd Power infographic, …

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems like everyone is using crowdfunding to kick off their new business venture, be it a new coffee shop, grocery store or gadget. But there’s been significant debate about just how useful crowdfunding really is. For every successful …

The Epic Growth of Crowdfunding [Infographic]

It’s no secret that using crowdfunding to raise money to launch a product or project or company these days can be an effective method of getting a …

Germany's Powers Of Innovation Turn To Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is transforming Germany’s investment landscape, and increasingly seen as a finance option of choice, rather than last resort, for the country’s booming start up sector.<p>But with a number of outsiders, including Sweden’s Fundedbyme, infiltrating the EU’s single largest market, in true …

Allow Your Fans to Become Your Sponsors with Patreon

By:<p>Traditionally, content creator websites are funded by ad sponsors and/or the affiliate revenue business model. The rise of crowd-funding has …