29 05, 2019

Disruptive Start ups Are Key For U.K. Growth

By |2019-05-29T13:03:04+00:00May 29th, 2019|Crowdfunding, UK/England|0 Comments

Less than 5 % of university graduates launch their own business after graduating from university, according to the latest data from HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency). This isn’t surprising given many graduates are keen to secure a stable income after their university years, rather than ‘go it alone’. But start ups have a vital part [...]

19 06, 2017

Crowdfunding success for sustainability start-up fund

By |2017-06-19T07:48:55+00:00June 19th, 2017|Crowdfunding|0 Comments

The Sustainable Accelerator aims to support the next generation of businesses that can redefine the way society consumes energy, manages waste, and applies smart resource technology. Having already received £300,000 from the London waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), the fund has since raised more than £700,000 via crowdfund platform Seedrs. “Now, more than ever, entrepreneurs [...]

26 10, 2016

Crowdfunding: the new buzzword for academics needing research money 

By |2016-10-26T07:27:33+00:00October 26th, 2016|Crowdfunding|0 Comments

hen Professor Dave Goulson decided to study the impact of pesticides on bees, he didn’t rate his chances of getting funding from one of the big research councils. The University of Sussex biologist turned to the public, raising almost £8,000 through crowdfunding for the screening for pesticides of random plant samples from garden centres and [...]

12 10, 2016

Crowdfunder CEO talks about using gap funding to fix the University Research System’s “Valley of Death”

By |2017-07-14T20:56:56+00:00October 12th, 2016|Crowdfunding|0 Comments

For decades, America’s economic success has been driven by an engine of innovation that periodically creates new industries and companies that change the world. The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act was passed to make it easier for startups to get off the ground and access early-stage investments. Small businesses are the growth engine of [...]

24 08, 2016

Innovation Birmingham Announces Strategic Partnership With Crowdcube 

By |2016-08-24T08:46:22+00:00August 24th, 2016|Crowdfunding, UK/England|0 Comments

On Monday, Innovation Birmingham announced it formed a strategic partnership with equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube as a way to encourage successful fundraising efforts for startups and early stage businesses. This announcement comes just after the completion of Innovation Birmingham’s iCentrum building and the launch of Serendip Smart City Incubator, which is described as a program that co-locates [...]

13 04, 2016

Boston University Launches Campus-Wide Crowdfunding Platform – Crowdfund Insider

By |2016-04-13T08:40:08+00:00April 13th, 2016|Crowdfunding, Massachusetts|0 Comments

On Tuesday, Boston University announced it has recently launched its very owncrowdfunding platform for campus-based projects. According to BU Today, the university has developed the portal to help academic departments, student groups, and other members of the BU community raise funds for research, service trips, projects, events, and other BU-specific ventures. Kaitlyn Busconi, coach and former member of [...]

11 03, 2016

New university crowdfunding platform provides opportunities for organizations 

By |2016-03-11T10:43:34+00:00March 11th, 2016|Crowdfunding|Comments Off on New university crowdfunding platform provides opportunities for organizations 

Students and faculty will have the opportunity to raise funds for projects through a new crowdfunding platform university officials developed, which will be available in April. The Office of University Advancement is currently working with Community Funded, a crowd funding solutions company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Community Funded works with many other universities who [...]

28 01, 2016

U Texas Austin dips into crowdfunding to raise research money 

By |2016-01-28T12:36:13+00:00January 28th, 2016|Crowdfunding|0 Comments

Neuroscientist Jon Pierce-Shimomura, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, needed some special mice for a research project on alcohol addiction but the costs weren't in his budget. Universities have relied on crowdfunding for replacement cheerleading uniforms, travel expenses for ballroom dance competitions and research equipment not covered by federal grants. The [...]

5 11, 2015

New SEC Equity Ruling Opens up New Possibilities for University Crowdfunding Efforts

By |2015-11-05T12:19:50+00:00November 5th, 2015|Crowdfunding|0 Comments

The idea that the average consumer i.e. a non “high net-worth individual” could invest in a small equity round has been in the works since June but a new rule released last week now brings the US closer to true equity crowdfunding. You can check out the entire release here but, in general, it opens [...]

7 10, 2015

Bowling Green State University crowdfunding site aids student organizations

By |2015-10-07T19:30:23+00:00October 7th, 2015|Crowdfunding|0 Comments

niversity departments and organizations have an opportunity to fundraise to offset costs through Falcon Funded, the University’s new crowdfunding platform. The Falcon Funded program is under the umbrella of University Advancement, which includes the office of Advancement Services, the BGSU Alumni Association and BGSU Foundation, Inc. According to information provided by University Advancement, the platform [...]