Tag Archives: Kickstarter

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Developing an “Internal Kickstarter” program at Fidelity Investments

The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) is the innovation lab of Fidelity Investments. FCAT’s role is to explore new technologies and methods on behalf of the functional business units at the company. In 2013, FCAT began discussing the idea of starting an internal “Kickstarter” program and assigned me to prepare the research. My boss […]

Decoding the JOBS Act | Harvard Law Forum

All the buzz about crowdfunding regualtion in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act needs clarification, though as you’ll see the lines are still very hazy. Comments on these provisions are due in February 2014. Below are key excerpts to help clarify what’s currently in place as of 10/23/2013. This comes directly from the Harvard Law School […]

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Bullish on the Crowdfunding Economy Despite The Serious Pitfalls

Time magazine recently posted an article on the growth of the ‘crowdfunding economy’ enabled by the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which passed through the federal government with bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Obama. Under JOBS, companies can sell ownership shares to investors via websites and social media channels […]

Indiegogo Co-Founder Says “Openness” Differentiates Them From Kickstarter

TheGrill: Indiegogo Co-Founder – Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding (Video) – TheWrap.

Crowdfunding: The New Way To Finance Your Personal Life – Forbes

Why should you care about crowdfunding? Because you can fund anything, including your personal life! Do you have a project you’ve been working on or a cause you’d like to support? Make it happen quickly and socially with sites like kickstarter.com or fundanything.com. This ability for literally anyone to gather funds from friends, family, and […]

Kickstarter + Harvard MOOCs + Worms = Neuroscience for the People

Check out this kickstarter campaign for a Harvard online (free) neuroscience course. It’s a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) through edX.org – they want to leverage crowdfunding to provide all the students with tools to perform experiments at home, bringing science to the masses. Pretty cool – check it out. What else is possible when […]

Lessons Learned By A Major Automaker with a Kickstarter-like Inititative

A recent interview with an Innovation Manager at one of the major US based automakers led to discussions on a Kickstarter.com-like challenge they ran with employees. The goal was to enable their workers, those that make and market their automobiles, to develop innovations from the front lines. Employees formed small teams, developed their ideas, and submitted […]