|Successful Crowdfunding for Social Innovators: Five Hot Tips for Startups
Amy Lesnick, Head of Social Innovation & Non-Profits, Indiegogo, shares insights on running a successful crowdfunding campaign and explains the importance of building early momentum.
|Crowdfunding Change: Tips and tricks for social innovators from Indiegogo – MaRS Best Practices
Amy Lesnick, Head of Social Innovation and Non-Profits, Indiegogo, discusses how crowdfunding has become a transformational tool for social innovators, not only to raise capital but also to engage with a broader community to help bring about social change. Amy illustrates how successful crowdfunding campaigns are created and shares practical advice for social entrepreneurs looking [...]
|Whirlscape’s team on Minuum, Indiegogo and crowdfunding a beta keyboard launch
On Monday, June 17, Whirlscape Inc. released the beta version of its hotly anticipated, tiny, one-dimensional digital keyboard, Minuum: “the little keyboard for big fingers.”
|Toronto startup unveils game-changing electric bike
MaRS client Revelo Bikes Inc. launches crowdfunding campaign on Bike to Work Day Toronto, May 27, 2013 – A Toronto company with an innovative electric bicycle unveiled its production prototype and crowdfunding campaign on Bike to Work Day – Monday, May 27, 2013, at MaRS Discovery District. Revelo Bikes Inc.’s LIFEbike is a lightweight, compact, [...]
|Crowdfunding and lean startups
Crowdfunding is hot. According to Crowdsourcing.org, in 2012, more than US$2.7 billion was raised through crowdfunding platforms; in 2013 the amount is expected to increase to US$5.1 billion. That crowdfunding is hot was also confirmed at a recent sold out MaRS Best Practices event featuring Brian Meece, the CEO and co-founder of crowdfunding platform RocketHub.
|Crowdfunding Your Project: Four Hot Tips for Startups
Brian Meece, Co-Founder & CEO, RocketHub, highlights the pillars of successful crowdfunding and explains what motivates people to commit funds.
|The Crowdfunding Success Pattern – MaRS Best Practices
Brian Meece, Co-Founder & CEO, RocketHub, explains why crowdfunding is the foundation of the new economy, and uses case studies to examine how startups can leverage and maximize this funding model.
|MaRS’ response to the potential crowdfunding exemption
NOTE: On August 28, 2013, the OSC issued an update report listing the capital-raising areas that it is still reviewing, including crowdfunding. The report also includes a summary of the comments the OSC received about crowdfunding, as well as the results of an investor survey that the OSC commissioned from a third party. In a previous post, we mentioned [...]
|Crowdfunding: Have your say on possible changes in Ontario legislation (part 2)
In Part 1 of this blog, posted yesterday, I gave an overview of crowdfunding—what it is, who it’s for and what the pros and cons are. I also mentioned that the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is currently reviewing a potential crowdfunding exemption to enable the issuance of crowdfunded equity for local companies, and pointed to [...]
|Crowdfunding: Is it right for your startup? (part 1)
Note: This is the first of two blogs on the topic of crowdfunding. Tomorrow’s post gives an overview of a potential crowdfunding exemption that the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is currently reviewing that would enable the issuance of crowdfunded equity for local companies. Remember when you were a child and needed to raise money for something special [...]