Crowdfunding using sites like Kickstarter is a new way to raise money for an environmental project. The way Kickstarter works is that one sets up a page on the platform describing the project being funded, setting a minimal fundraising goal, establishing a deadline, usually a month and listing levels of contribution ranging anywhere from $1 to $10,000 and up. People pledge a certain amount of money toward the goal which is collected by Amazon payments. If the funding goal is
Looking at raising money for a start-up or any new tech is, to put it mildly, hair-raising. There are so many options such as bootstrapping, angel investors, VCs or begging friends and family. There is also another way called crowdfunding, and this is how you can raise money in a fairly low risk way. So, let’s explore how you can raise money for that new tech while you’re still in university.
The key to any successful crowdfunding campaign is having a project that reverberates with your intended audience. We’ve got five ways to improve your tactics for your crowdfunding campaign and, let’s face it, that’s a great goal. Let’s get started.
25 Feb 2014
Alternative methods of funding businesses have become wildly popular as of late. One of these methods, crowdfunding, has now become popular with college students as well to fund their education.
Raising Funds From The Crowd
17 Oct 2013
Deep in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina, there is a neighborhood called Glenwood. And in this neighborhood, scattered throughout various houses and apartments, is a community of friends who play music together. They call themselves The Collection, and can range from eight members to fifteen on any given day, depending on who’s available. Founder of the band David Wimbish leads the group with vocals and guitar, providing a framework for strings, brass, percussion and anything else to come around. Wimbish and his wife, Mira, have worked hard to make this band as open and inviting as possible, and as a result, The Collection has friends and fans involved all over the country and spreading quickly into a worldwide community.
15 Oct 2013
Rather than relying on traditional methods of funding your business, you may want to look into the possibilities presented by crowdfunding. There are a number of reasons why this may be right for your business and we’ve listed five of them below.
1. Free Yourself From Banks
Banks are not always the warm friendly organization they want to present, nor are they that free with loaning out their funds. They want to make sure that the companies they give their money to will be able to pay them back. Crazy!
You’re a small business, and you’ve just started to experience some real success in your enterprise. You’ve worked hard to develop a growing customer base, and you love that you have clients whom you can invoice for your work, which means you’re counting on some healthy receivables coming in as a reward for your efforts. That’s the problem. The cash is coming in, but in the meantime, you still have to make payroll, pay the rent and pay your vendors for the materials and technology you had to purchase to complete those jobs, and the flow just isn’t there to fill in the gap.
30 Apr 2013
Crowdfunding has become a fairly well-known and steady success, funding all kinds of projects from cancer-fighting supercomputers to alternatives to Teflon cooking surfaces to new albums from multinational recording artists and small local bands. It is absolutely a viable tool these days for any startup that is attempting to raise capital.
04 Apr 2013
Who needs record labels anymore? With recent advances in the web and social networking, bands are not only able to go independent, but are even thriving without the overhead and pressure of executives. Helping these artists are companies like Kickstarter and Indiegogo who have made the concept of crowdfunding more streamlined and fan-friendly.
19 Mar 2013
The internet gives people worldwide access to ventures they may never have seen otherwise. With a crowdfunding campaign you can expose your idea, product or cause to a broad audience who can in turn help you get your ideas off the ground. In order to get people interested in what you are doing you’ll need to provide them with more details about how your business, product or cause works. The following are a few marketing tips to get visitors to your crowdfunding campaign.