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The Best and Worst States in America for Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

The Best and Worst States in America for Crowdfunding

Washington, D.C., is the best place to crowdfund in the U.S. and Mississippi is the worst.
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter Campaign for 'World's First Real Hoverboard' Launches Today
Innovation

Kickstarter Campaign for 'World's First Real Hoverboard' Launches Today

While the hoverboard's actual capabilities are limited, the project is intended to get people interested in applications for hover technology that extend beyond the board.
Laura Entis
Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag
Productivity

Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag

The StandStand has nearly quadrupled its Kickstarter goal of $15,000 with two weeks to spare.
Geoff Weiss
Kickstarter Co-Founder's Next Chapter: A Nonprofit Discovery Platform
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Co-Founder's Next Chapter: A Nonprofit Discovery Platform

Perry Chen has been working with a team of volunteers every Monday night for the last year to come up with an organization that helps people discover and support nonprofits for $1 a day.
Catherine Clifford
Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking
Crowdsourcing

Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.
Iman Jalali
A Day in the Life of a Kickstarter Creator
Crowdfunding

A Day in the Life of a Kickstarter Creator

Asking people for money is tough. But some are learning how to do it and starting businesses as a result.
Sally Outlaw
Anatomy of a Kickstarter Backer
Crowdfunding

Anatomy of a Kickstarter Backer

Crowdfunding invites the financial participation of ordinary people. Here's how to make your campaign appeal to a prospective investor.
Stacey Alcorn
Indiegogo Pilots New Program Allowing Crowdfunding Campaigns to Stay Open Indefinitely
IndieGoGo

Indiegogo Pilots New Program Allowing Crowdfunding Campaigns to Stay Open Indefinitely

The new functionality will allow users to deepen their connection with funders, in addition to giving them a way to keep raising money, the company says.
Catherine Clifford
After the Kickstarter Campaign: 3 Lessons for Startup Newbies
Kickstarter

After the Kickstarter Campaign: 3 Lessons for Startup Newbies

For the last year, college buddies Jake Huston and Vincent Ko have been building a startup together. Here's a look at what they have learned and where they are going.
Catherine Clifford
Content-Marketing Lessons From 4 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns
Crowdfunding

Content-Marketing Lessons From 4 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

To successfully raise funds for a project, follow the steps taken during these funded efforts.
Aaron Agius
'Parks & Rec' Fans, Rejoice: How Cones of Dunshire Became a Real Game
Games

'Parks & Rec' Fans, Rejoice: How Cones of Dunshire Became a Real Game

You might soon be able to own a tangible piece of NBC's ‘Parks and Recreation.'
Carly Okyle
4 Ways Kickstarter Can Boost Your Brand in Addition to Raising Money
Crowdfunding

4 Ways Kickstarter Can Boost Your Brand in Addition to Raising Money

Kickstarter campaigns allow brands to introduce products to an interested audience, tweak marketing and, if successful, prove they have a winner.
John Boitnott
YouTube Creators Can Now Receive 'Tips' Directly From Fans
YouTube

YouTube Creators Can Now Receive 'Tips' Directly From Fans

The feature, which was announced earlier this summer, has quietly launched.
Laura Entis
Everything You Need for a Winning Crowdfunding Campaign (Infographic)
Crowdfunding

Everything You Need for a Winning Crowdfunding Campaign (Infographic)

Here's a statistical breakdown of all of the completed campaigns on Indiegogo and Kickstarter as of early August.
Catherine Clifford