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SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

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More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know.
October 23, 2013 in Financing
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Get the 411 on crowdfunding from General Assembly, Denver's Galvanize wants you to code for a cause, Nashville gets KEEN on entrepreneurship, TechCrunch brings the Startup Battlefield to Berlin. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
October 21, 2013 in News and Trends
They Raised $1 Million and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

They Raised $1 Million and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

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Offering rewards -- iPad cases, dinner with the founders -- helps attract people interested in funding a new business. Here's a guide to fund-raising giveaways.
October 17, 2013 in Financing
10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

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A look at the crowdfunding sites with the best track records that can be used to fund businesses.
October 10, 2013 in Financing
Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

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SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.
October 7, 2013 in Financing
Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

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Under the JOBS Act, there will be new ways to raise money. But not all fund-raising is created equal.
October 7, 2013 in Venture Capital
Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

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Even though many people think the term 'crowdfunding' is universal, there are actually multiple options available for those needing to raise funds. Find out what each type is.
October 3, 2013 in Financing
FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

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The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.
October 2, 2013 in Innovation
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

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U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they should take a page from the Dutch.
September 27, 2013 in Financing
Hyperloop Team to be Led by SpaceX Alum, Former Bush Appointee

Hyperloop Team to be Led by SpaceX Alum, Former Bush Appointee

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Elon Musk's Hyperloop is one step closer to becoming a reality with two seasoned engineers agreeing to manage the project.
September 26, 2013 in News and Trends
Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered

Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered

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A crowdfunding expert answers the most frequently asked questions about this new way of raising startup funds for your business.
September 26, 2013 in Financing
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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Jay Z bails on the Nets, parsing the weird productivity tips of historical figures, Twitter and GoDaddy get together, online merchants ditch credit-card processing, tips for delivering a knockout speech. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
September 20, 2013 in News and Trends
What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

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Entrepreneurs who list on equity-crowdfunding platforms will have an opportunity to raise serious capital. Learn how to manage new expectations, responsibilities and obligations to regulators and shareholders
September 19, 2013 in Financing
New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

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With the new fundraising rules going into effect next week, here are a few key features and tips to keep in mind.
September 19, 2013 in Financing
The Basics of Crowdfunding

The Basics of Crowdfunding

Small investments from a lot of people can equal a lot of money.
September 17, 2013 in Financing
How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

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Call it crowdfunding 2.0. Established companies are using Kickstarter and the like to launch new products, paid for by a built-in customer base before they hit the production line.
September 16, 2013 in Financing
New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings

New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings

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A new financing platform lets aspiring 'treps sell equity in themselves.
September 12, 2013 in Financing
'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

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The legality of deals can come into question if 'finders' who connect companies with investors for a fee aren't registered as broker-dealers.
September 11, 2013 in Financing
New Crowdfunding Platform Gives Hardware Innovators Realistic Production Sources

New Crowdfunding Platform Gives Hardware Innovators Realistic Production Sources

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HWTrek offers hardware innovators the opportunity to prove their business model to experts, consumers and manufacturers.
September 11, 2013 in Venture Capital
One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

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The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.
August 19, 2013 in Financing

What the Crowdfunding Boom Means for Franchising

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Will public investments help the franchise world break free from the stranglehold of the credit crunch?
August 19, 2013 in Franchises
'Shark Tank' Investors to Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary of MLK March

'Shark Tank' Investors to Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary of MLK March

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Daymond John, Mark Cuban and others will celebrate entrepreneurship and access to startup capital for racial and ethnic minorities.
August 15, 2013 in Financing

Business Crowdfunders Face Investor Liability Minefield

Plan to raise money under the JOBS Act rules? Be prepared to verify whether your investors are accredited.
August 9, 2013 in Financing
New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

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Kite Patch makes people virtually undetectable by mosquitoes and could save millions around the world from mosquito-borne diseases.
July 24, 2013 in Business Ideas

Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods

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Once a successful crowdfunding campaign ends, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to make good on their promises. These platforms can help.
July 23, 2013 in Marketing

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