Crowdfunding success for sustainability start-up fund

By | June 19th, 2017|Crowdfunding|

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, […]

Crowdfunding: the new buzzword for academics needing research money 

By | October 26th, 2016|Crowdfunding|

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 […]

Crowdfunding: the new buzzword for academics needing research money 

By | October 26th, 2016|Crowdfunding|

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 […]

Innovation Birmingham Announces Strategic Partnership With Crowdcube 

By | August 24th, 2016|Crowdfunding, UK/England|

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 […]

Boston University Launches Campus-Wide Crowdfunding Platform – Crowdfund Insider

By | April 13th, 2016|Crowdfunding, Massachusetts|

On Tuesday, Boston University announced it has recently launched its very owncrowdfunding platform for campus-based projects.

Boston University 2According 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 […]

New university crowdfunding platform provides opportunities for organizations 

By | March 11th, 2016|Crowdfunding|

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 have […]

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U Texas Austin dips into crowdfunding to raise research money 

By | January 28th, 2016|Crowdfunding|

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 solicitations, […]

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

By | November 5th, 2015|Crowdfunding|

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 […]

Bowling Green State University crowdfunding site aids student organizations

By | October 7th, 2015|Crowdfunding|

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 utilizes crowdfunding, […]

Crowdfunding helps Colorado State students fund businesses and other projects – Rocky Mountain Collegian

By | October 20th, 2014|Crowdfunding|

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter have helped thousands of entrepreneurs and creative minds get their projects off the ground thanks to donations from mostly anonymous contributors over the internet.

In April, Colorado State University alumni-founded Wild Gym Company raised $111,178 with their Kickstarter campaign for monkii bars, a portable suspension training tool.

TurfToes founders Braxton Norwood and Tanner Eley, both […]