Crowdfunded windmill will generate energy for members’ own use Gain instant and exclusive access to over 5,000 of the most creative ideas, innovations and startups on our database and use our smart filters to take you direct to those that are most relevant to your industry and your needs. Not interested? You can still browse articles published in the last 30 days from our homepage and receive your daily and weekly fix of entrepreneurial ideas through our free newsletters. jump on opportunities Over 580 candles sold in 40 days! 225 supporters joined in the value of handicraft made ??in Italy! Social Entrepreneur Funding Series: Crowdfunding Your Startup This series is sponsored by Entrepreneurs for a Change, a blog the best entrepreneur interviews and awesome business ideas. Finding funding can be one of the biggest challenges for social entrepreneurs. Fortunately, there is a growing number of options for social entrepreneurs looking for capital to start or expand their social enterprise, green business, or non-profit organization and do more good in the world. Funding Your Social Enterprise With Crowdfunding
The largest Crowdsourcing agency for Marketing & Design It's time to write history with CMNTY Story. Revolutionize the way you see your community. CMNTY Platform 2.4 The most advanced community platform available. Video introduction to CMNTY. 40 Examples of Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing We can call it open innovation, crowdsourcing or co-creation – or something else. In short, it is about bringing external input to an innovation process and this is no longer a buzzword. Companies are learning that they must embrace this paradigm shift of innovation in order to keep up with the competition and those that are lagging behind, well, they will find themselves to be in big trouble in the coming years. This list of corporate initiatives is worth looking into if you want to get an idea of what is happening with the open innovation, crowdsourcing and co-creation today. NOTE: The process of bringing external input into an innovation process requires lots of work that is often not visible to the public. So when you go through this list of examples, please remember that these companies have other initiatives related to open innovation.
35+ Social Lending Platforms Around the World I’ll be giving a presentation on ‘the future of money’ in a few months, and am trying to wrap my head around all the emerging disruptive tools and services that are shaking up the financial industry. I plan to do a few posts covering these areas, and hope we can have some interesting discussion about what it means and where we’re going. In the meantime, here’s a general resource of social lending platforms/marketplaces across the globe. If you’re aware of any I’ve missed, please let me know! Thanks. Social Lending Learn how to raise money online with GoFundMe! Create Your Site An easy way to tell your story and attract support. Share with Friends Built-in online fundraising tools make it easy to invite others. Collect Online Donations You instantly receive each donation in real-time.
List of Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing Examples - Best practices Intermediary Platforms Research & Development platforms Innocentive – open innovation problem solvingIdeaConnection – idea marketplace and problem solvingYet2.com – IP market placePRESANS (beta) – connect and solve R&D problemsHypios – online problem solvingInnoget – research intermediary platformOne Billion Minds – online (social) challengesNineSigma – technology problem solvingIdeaken – collaborative crowdsourcingInnovation-community.de – Community of innovators & creators.
Here Comes the P2P Economy - The Conversation - Harvard Business by Stan Stalnaker | 9:24 AM February 26, 2008 Peer-to-peer, or P2P, networks have thrown the media industry into turmoil, changing the flow of information from a one-to-many model (with newspaper publishers, Hollywood studios, and big music companies as the sources) to a many-to-many model (with blogs, YouTube, and file-sharing forums as the venues). The ability of individuals to both consume and create content–news, movies, and music–greatly threatens traditional players. Witness the struggles of established U.S. newspaper publishers–the share prices of the four largest have fallen between 10% and 50% during the generally rising market of the past three years–because of challenges from new media and advertising models, including P2P schemes.
Crowd Investing The Journey to Legalize Crowdfunding Thanks to the support of people like you, all Americans will soon have the right to invest in startups they believe in. Congress just passed the CROWDFUND Act, allowing you to invest in what could be the next Facebook or own a piece of your local organic food market. Before crowdfunding, this opportunity was only available to accredited investors, who have $1,000,000 or more in assets or earn more than $200,000 a year. Democrats and Republicans worked together to to pass this landmark legislation and the $7 million pledged through our petition gave us a seat at the table in Washington to speak on your behalf. We helped each Congressman involved in the process craft legislation that works for entrepreneurs and investors alike.
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