jump on opportunities Over 580 candles sold in 40 days! 225 supporters joined in the value of handicraft made ??in Italy! FAMO crowdfunding € 5,233 for the magazine dedicated to the undeground italian talents € 10,675 for the first work of Street Art made possible thanks to crowdfunding! Crowd-funding Site Offers Open Alternative to Kickstarter Crowd-funding website Crowdtilt officially launched on Friday, expanding upon the collective fundraising model pioneered by Kickstarter to enable raising money for any project -- even a beer blitz. Like Kickstarter, Crowdtilt allows users to create a fundraising campaign with a tipping point. If the effort falls short of the set amount, would-be donors are not charged. However, unlike Kickstarter, the platform allows users to "group fund anything." Users can initiate campaigns without first getting the approval of service administrators, which they must do on Kickstarter.
Peerbackers Strength in Numbers peerbackers is a new way to fund entrepreneurs. It is an online funding platform that allows business owners to raise capital from their “peers”—in small increments—in exchange for tangible rewards to those who contribute. We’re the connectors— our online marketplace directly links business people who are looking for a small amount of start-up or growth capital with individuals who are willing to contribute that funding in small increments. These individuals can be friends, family or complete strangers…but they all share one thing—at least $10 to spare and a desire to have a positive impact on the world. Not to mention—the contributors get cool rewards too!
Writing an iTunes App Description Earlier this month, a question was posed in our developer forum about best practices for writing an iTunes App Description. Opinions from developers, paired with our first MWA Facebook poll, resulted in material for summarizing and sharing. Last year, Julie McCool broached the topic here on our blog about decoding iTunes app listings. Equity Campaigns APPEDU – We Guide, You Lead Our company motto, “We Guide, You Lead”, presents our aim at breeding the excellence through providing a comprehensive environment of teaching experts with the appropriate tools and materials, guiding our students throughout the learning process, and becoming the leader of their bright future…. 10% Funded US$150,000.00 Funded Mobexo – for Investors The mobile payment company that wants you to forget about payments
New Crowd-Funding Site Raises More Than $1 Million For The Arts Ed Ruscha summed up the the experience of the artist bluntly when he said “Most artists are doing basically the same thing — staying off the streets.” Art isn’t something that’s easily quantifiable; something that’s worth nothing today could be worth millions 2o years from now and vice versa. That brings up the question “How do we fund the arts?” When it comes to things like art, the free market is notoriously short-sighted and cynical while institutions like universities and museums can be insular and conservative.
How Memoto raised $500,000 on Kickstarter, part 1. Still being in something of a shock over the overwhelming response Memoto’s Kickstarter project has had, we feel we need, for reasons of self-therapy if nothing else, to put down in words what has really happened these past few weeks since we launched. We will do this in two parts, one where we describe the process leading up to the launch of the project and one where we disclose some lessons learned during the actual project. So, what’s Kickstarter? Well basically, it’s a website for crowdfunding projects. Anyone can set up a project and seek funding – and anyone can fund a project. App Purchasing (Paid, Lite and Freemium): What’s working, and what’s appropriate in apps for kids? Here is the first in a follow-up series of posts from Ahmed Siddiqui, the developer of Go Go Mongo, who is compiling articles of interest from the MobileBeat 2011 Conference in San Francisco. He started by highlighting an overview of industry trends for app developers discussed at the conference. In this post he specifically covers app purchasing methods like “freemium” vs. “paid” vs.
Village X: The World's First Completely Transparent Mobile Giving Experience Help build our Store to Village (S2V) System to facilitate micro donations while shopping and live updates of impact on the ground, all by phone. Like to give to worthy causes while shopping but lack assurances that it's actually having a positive impact? We designed our patent-pending Store to Village (S2V) System to direct mobile donations of shoppers to grassroots projects and to provide live mobile updates showing exactly how the money was used. We call it the BUY GIVE SEE experience, and, if you provide a one-time, start-up contribution to finish the System, we can bring it to the masses. Once it's complete and goes live in Fall 2014, it will be free for everyone to use. Background
Online Fundraising Website to Raise Money Online for a Cause It will take anywhere from 3 seconds to 1 minute for your pic to upload, depending on how big it is. You're going to see this message every time you post a new pic. So, we're making the text really long so that it'll take you at least five picture uploads to read it all. Here's what we're thinking...While your first picture is uploading think about someone you want to kiss. Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.) Mike Del Ponte co-founded Soma, which raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter using virtual assistants and free apps. I first met Mike Del Ponte two years ago when he was running marketing at BranchOut, a startup I advise. Before joining BranchOut, Mike had explored a variety of career paths, including preparing for the priesthood at Yale Divinity School and serving as a peacemaker in the West Bank. Earlier this year, Mike came to me with a new product idea called Soma. Soma is, in its simplest form, a high-end competitor to Brita water filters.
Crowdfunding – A creative way of funding your app development and marketing Our feature this week is written by Jim McClafferty, the founder of Brain Parade, and the creator of See.Touch.Learn.™ Jim has been a software company CEO, has run his own consulting business, and has spent his career in various business and technology roles. He started Brain Parade in 2010 to build innovative mobile education applications. After reading this post I was thankful yet again about the diverse experiences our MWA members continue to share. At the end of the post he requests your feedback. Don’t be shy, he’ll write back.