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Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013

Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013

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From thousands of entries we selected 15 finalists. then readers voted on their favorites. We hope you're as inspired by them as we are!
December 24, 2013 in Profiles
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

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Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.
December 16, 2013 in Financing
How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

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Don’t let a little thing like a lack of funds hold your startup ambitions back.
December 9, 2013 in Financing
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

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Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
November 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

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Coming up with a great product idea doesn't necessarily mean you need to launch a business around it. Here are three things you need to know before taking that leap.
November 22, 2013 in Startup Basics
Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

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Boulder, Colo.-based Ubooly has raised $2.5 million in venture capital money and just recently blown its second Kickstarter campaign out of the water.
November 15, 2013 in News and Trends
Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

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A DIY crowdfunding app cuts out the middleman.
November 13, 2013 in Payments & Collections
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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Why Twitter has staying power, a progressive pitch in NYC, play with your pet remotely via Petcube, putting the iPad Air through the ringer, why small businesses should love Bitcoin. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
November 8, 2013 in News and Trends
10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Launched My Kickstarter Campaign

10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Launched My Kickstarter Campaign

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For our series College Treps, entrepreneur Dwight Peters gets 10 successful Kickstarter creators to open up about what made their campaign a hit.
November 5, 2013 in Starting a Business
Photos: Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups

Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups

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Crowdfunding, which started as a way to fund small projects, has become a serious funding machine.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

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The buzzed about smartwatch was floundering raising money. Then it streamlined its message and took to Kickstarter.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

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We're all in this together: Take a look at our exclusive list of 100 companies that are crowdfunding success stories.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

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There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
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

This Startup Wants Your Water Filter to Be Beautiful

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Tapping into the water-filter market, startup Soma explains how it is looking to turn the business on its head.
September 4, 2013 in Starting a Business
MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

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The Brooklyn-based additive manufacturing company says that it is accepting pre-orders for its MakerBot Digitizer, which will begin shipping in October.
August 22, 2013 in News and Trends
How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year

How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year

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Industry insiders laughed at the engineering toy for girls, but its inventor was determined to change the landscape of the 'pink aisle.' Entrepreneur Debbie Sterling shares how she transformed her idea into a million-dollar company.
July 26, 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
Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

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Crowdfunding platforms are multiplying around the world and the sums that they're raising are growing exponentially.
June 26, 2013 in Financing
Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

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The JOBS Act may soon go into effect, but young entrepreneurs don't need to wait to look for investors in the crowd.
June 1, 2013 in Financing
5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

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YogoSport founder Ryon Lane offers advice to young entrepreneurs about how to make your Kickstarter project a success.
May 29, 2013 in Startup Financing
How One Young Entrepreneur's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

How One Young Entrepreneur's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

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Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
May 17, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

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All you need to know to improve your odds of raising money on the popular crowdfunding site.
May 6, 2013 in Financing
In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Parse to Court App Developers

In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Parse to Court App Developers

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Facebook's $85 million acquisition, Tumblr's new mobile ads, Zach Braff's Kickstarter project and more social-media news.
April 26, 2013 in Social Media

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

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Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
April 25, 2013 in Profiles

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