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Crowfunding – raising money online to finance something – has obvious appeal in this era of social media and rapidly expanding Internet penetration. For companies seeking to raise investment dollars, however, crowdfunding is largely unavailable as a tool to attract investors based in the U.S. Crowdfunding is currently impractical in the U.S. because all securities offered to U.S. investors must either be registered with the U.S.
It’s not often that I hear lawyers talking about “heart.” In fact, we are trained in law school to detach ourselves from emotion and to apply the law dispassionately. We are inundated with human tragedy in the first year of law school through the study of criminal law and personal injury (torts), and somehow the human element is lost in the study of theory.
How might we increase social impact with OpenIDEO over the next year? - Concepting - OpenIDEO Collaboratoriesconcept At OpenIDEO Collaboratories we: 1 come together socialise & collaborate on OpenIDEO concepts 2 dev skills & knowledge to be more effective social innovators & entrepreneurs 3 dev collaborative partnerships 4 collectively address issues that matter The OpenIDEO Collaboratory is modelled on the Collaboratory Melbourne currently being prototyped in Melbourne, Australia.
(It’s pretty hard to change the world, if no one wants to follow your thinking…) Curtis Faith has been asking us all about stories. What is your story? Who is the hero?