Andras Sumegi

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Lithuania: Europe's Secret Tech Powerhouse?

<i>Edmundas ‘Eddy’ Balcikonis is a co-founder & CEO of TrackDuck startup, which makes simple to use visual feedback tool, ideal for design and web project commenting.</i><p>Lithuania is small. Yet it seems to have one of the most innovative and tech-savvy populations in Europe whose startup ecosystem has …

How Creative Investments Are Funding Climate Change Innovation

<i>By Bloomberg Custom Content, An Energy Realities Partner</i><p>When international energy companies target their investments, they are primarily interested in finding the most prolific sources of energy, but variables such as distance to market, property rights and the conditions on the ground all factor …

9 Apps That Can Change the Way You Work

Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making it faster, easier and cheaper than ever to do business on a global scale.<p>But with a new year in front of us, productivity is top of mind for entrepreneurs, as is doing …

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Kickstarter

Welcome to Kickstarter’s Creator Handbook! This guide will walk you through everything from planning your shipping to communicating with backers.

Kickstarter Success Tips From Successful Campaign Creators

<i>This article is sponsored by the Modarri Kickstarter campaign: The toy car re-invented. Finger-powered street, dirt & track cars with real steering,</i> …

6 Tools to generate a buzz before you launch a crowdfunding project

So you’re sold on the importance of preparation for a crowdfunding campaign, but you don’t actually know where to start. In a few months you will be …

Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.

The philosophy of crowdfunding is idealistic and optimistic: It's about everyday people having the power to give life to new businesses. Crowdfunding has launched countless dreams that might not have come true through traditional financing methods. It’s egalitarian and beautiful.<p>But crowdfunding is …

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The Ultimate Crowdfunding Checklist

The popularity of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have helped thousands of people, including myself, get access to capital to …

We Talked To The Experts — Here’s How To Ensure A Lucrative Crowdfunding Campaign

In 2007, Indiegogo was founded, followed two years later by Kickstarter. And today, the crowdfunding floodgates have opened. You can put your money behind anything from a bowl of potato salad to a Reading Rainbow relaunch.<p>But running a crowdfunding campaign can be a big time commitment, especially …

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Crowdfunding for the arts: top tips from the experts

Host a launch party, keep an eye on costs and don’t forget to say thanks – our crowdfunding live chat panel share their pro tips<p><b>When should I launch my campaign?</b> Kickstarter suggests a maximum of eight weeks for a campaign but I’d recommend four to six weeks’ running time. It’s crucial to be able …

Is Crowdfunding Investment Capital Right For Your Business?

In previous columns I introduced three crowdfunding sources including donation fundraising, startup transactions, and lending. Now let’s talk about the fourth and most problematic method: raising capital from investors.<p>Historically, small businesses acquired investor capital from two sources: …

This Site Lets You Get Backers for Your Crowdfunding Project Before It Launches

This story appears in the March 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Kickstarter says only 44 percent of its crowdfunding campaigns are successful. Provo, Utah-based startup Prefundia claims it can boost that success rate to 71 percent for anyone who uses its web platform to test out their idea …

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