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July 15, 2014   |   Vol. 6, Issue 28
Crowdfunding Around the World
July 9, 2014 | Forbes
The United States is abuzz with crowdfunding. From discussions about the potential ramifications of the JOBS Act to the millions raised through rewards crowdfunding, the movement to raise capital online is gaining serious momentum. With all of this nationally-focused noise, it’s easy to forget that crowdfunding is not an American institution. In fact, we were one of the later countries to catch onto crowdfunding.
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Crowdfunding Isn't Just for the Little Guys

Kickstarter Releases Second Quarter Numbers

With Crowdfunding, Odd Often Competes with Fraud
July 14, 2014 | CBS MoneyWatch
Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been credited with launching a sort of innovation renaissance in recent years. Small businesses, entrepreneurs and artists have flocked to the sites to get the seed capital they need to build their dream projects. And there have been some stunning successes. But for every crowdfunding success story, there are a dozen dubious tales.
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Crowdfunding vs. VC Seed Rounds: Which Makes Sense?

How States Can Boost Entrepreneurship, Improve Economy
July 10, 2014 | Washington Post
Maybe it’s time to turn attention to a different set of policymakers. In the study, researchers weighed a number of perceived best practices, including for example export assistance programs and investments in infrastructure, against each state’s recent economic growth determine which factors tend to produce the greatest returns.
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Innovation Boston Vs. San Francisco: Two Cultures of Innovation
July 11, 2014 | Xconomy
Let’s say you’re an ambitious, creative professional or entrepreneur working in the United States. You’re interested in technology, you have the luxury of mobility, and you want to be close to the center of things. Which city should you choose as your home?
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What Businesses Should Consider with Equity Crowdfunding
July 13, 2014 | Christian Science Monitor
When it comes to getting funding for your latest business venture, crowdfunding may seem like a no-brainer. Crowdfunding websites raised more than $5 billion in 2013, and to get a piece of that wealth, all you have to do is set up an online profile and watch the dollars roll, right? Not so fast. While crowdfunding can be a viable way for entrepreneurs to raise capital, it’s more complicated than many people realize, and it might not be right for every business.
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Oregon Trail Crowfunding Kicks and Starts for Would-be Entrepreneurs

Local Crowdfunding Site to Help Tucson Entrepreneurs

Scientists Turn to Crowdfunding to Help Pay for Research

Crowdfunding And Intellectual Property: Tips From An Entrepreneurial Attorney

Bake Sales Out, Replaced by Crowdfunding

Inventor's Solar Roadway Draws Millions in Crowd Funding

Effort Goes Bonkers as Coolest Cooler Tops $2.5Mon Kickstarter

To Encourage Saving, Some States Turn to Prizes

Venture Capital Already Having a Big Year

New VC Firm, Indicator Ventures Plans Unique Boston Accelerator

Wisconsin Sees Influx of Tech Jobs and Start-ups

Entrepreneurs Pitch Themselves into 'Shark Tank'

CU-Boulder Offers 'Mini-MBA' Intensive Course to Entrepreneurs

Job-search Startup Helps College Grads and Companies Find Each Other

Skills Shortage Means Many Jobs Go Unfilled

With Talent and Vision, Tech Companies Can Grow in Wisconsin’s Mid-size Cities

ThriveHive Transforms into a HubSpot for Really Small Businesses

An Economic Development That Hurts the Economy

STEM-related Jobs Going Unfilled in Tucson

Social Entrepreneurship in Detroit Offers More than Profit

Ohio Startups May Wither without Funding Help

Colorado Economic Development Commission OKs $9.6M in Three Incentives

Keep Doubt Alive: Climate Change Deniers Regroup in Las Vegas

STEM Attainment in Illinois and Talent Migration Trends in Chicago

Innovations, Business Development Spread in 'Flatter' Oklahoma

Many over 50 Still Saddled with Student Loans

Sex Worker Trade Booming in Silicon Valley

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