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Should Entrepreneurs Seek Crowdfunding?

Should Entrepreneurs Seek Crowdfunding?

By Chris Crum April 27, 2015

A lot of entrepreneurs in todays landscape must decide whether or not to go the crowdfunding route. If you ask multi-billionaire Richard Branson, you’re probably best off at least considering it. Branson has been an investor in popular crowdfunding platform …

Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething

Tumblr is the latest social media platform to add a buy button enabling users to purchase items from posts. As you may know, such a feature is currently being tested by both Facebook and Twitter. Tumblr has partnered with Etsy, …

‘The Big Bang Theory’ in Lego Form

The Big Bang Theory will soon be produced in a whole new way. Lego announced it’s going to create a set based on the hit CBS show. Following in the very successful footsteps of sets based on Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, …

NoPhone: Kickstarter Campaign for Fake Phone Raises $18,000 of $5,000 Goal

It’s being pitched as the “New and Unimproved NoPhone,” and called “a technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact that allows you to stay connected with the real world.” What it does may shock you. Actually, it is tempting to say …

Kickstarter Adds Shipping Options Kickstarter Adds Shipping Options

Kickstarter announced the addition of a new feature that includes more built-in options for managing shipping of rewards for contributors. As the company acknowledges, this has been kind of a pain in the past. “There are times when sorting out …

Marty McFly Hoverboard Could Become Reality Through Kickstarter

For those who grew up in the 80s, a childhood dream could be close at hand. Californian architect Greg Henderson has developed a hoverboard that floats in mid-air similar to Marty McFly’s famous gadget in the film Back to the …

Kickstarter Opens Up in Scandinavia, Ireland Kickstarter Opens Up in Scandinavia, Ireland

Kickstarter has just opened up projects in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland – so if you’re a creator in one of those countries you can launch your kickstarter right now. “People in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland are some of …

Zach Braff Describes Odd Kickstarter Requests

Zach Braff was so grateful when the film he wrote and directed with his brother, Wish I Was Here, got fully funded on Kickstarter that he agreed to some pretty odd requests from contributors. “This one guy was a dentist …

Reading Rainbow Takes a Dark Turn Following Massively Successful Kickstarter Campaign

You know how we all just pledged a ton of money so that LevAr Burton can revive Reading Rainbow, on the web, for a new generation? Ok, maybe we shouldn’t have done that. Reading gives knowledge, and knowledge is power. …

Kickstarter Tosses Rules, Human Review for Some New Projects Kickstarter Tosses Rules, Human Review for Some New Projects

Here’s the thing about some people–they’re shits. Here’s the thing about the internet–some of those people use it. Here’s the the about Kickstarter (or any other crowdfunding site for that matter)–it’s the internet asking you for money. Kickstarter, although it’s …

LeVar Burton Works to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

If you remember the days of LeVar Burton hosting the PBS show Reading Rainbow, then your childhood was awesome. Unfortunately, most of the kids in elementary school now can’t say the same, and Burton is looking to change that. Burton …

Zach Braff Releases ‘Wish I Was Here’ Trailer

Zach Braff made headlines last year for attempting to fund his next indie film project using the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter. His Kickstarter campaign came on the heels of the record breaking Veronica Mars movie one. While people generally praised Rob …

Tom Hanks Movie Gets Kickstarter-Style Funding

Tom Hanks is a big enough name that anything he touches nowadays turns to gold. It shouldn’t be tough to fund a movie that has Hanks already signed on. Captain Phillips just made over $217 million and got six Academy …

The Micro Gets Affordable 3D Printing Right The Micro Gets Affordable 3D Printing Right

Making 3D printers more affordable has been an arduous task to say the least. The manufacturer of these devices either has to make them smaller, build them out of low quality components or even ship them in a kit that …

Tiles Wants To Make 3D Printed Design As Easy As LEGO Tiles Wants To Make 3D Printed Design As Easy As LEGO

A kid’s imagination combined with LEGO is a powerful thing. With just some simple plastic bricks, kids can build complex contraptions that put the world’s engineers to shame. Now a startup is hoping to accomplish the same thing with 3D …

Mamba3D May Just Raise The Bar For Open Source 3D Printers Mamba3D May Just Raise The Bar For Open Source 3D Printers

The success of 3D printing over the last few years can be greatly attributed to the open source community. By taking expired patents and open source designs, anybody can build their own 3D printer and share it with the world. …

Bear Simulator Lets You Live Out Your Dream Of Being A Bear

Farjay Studios has noticed a disturbing trend in games these days. They’ve found that games puts players into the roles of humans far too often. That’s a problem, and one they hope to remedy with their latest title. Farjay Studios …