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Crowdfunding Links Small Investors To Social Enterprise Startups

"Regulation crowdfunding" is a lot like Kickstarter, with one big difference: When you send money through Wefunder or SeedInvest, you get stocks or…
Peachy Printer

3-D Printer Kickstarter Campaign Pauses Amid Embezzlement Claims

Creators of the 3-D printer promised to deliver it for $100 to Kickstarter backers by March 2014. The Peachy Printer raised over $650,000.…
water insecurity

Fontus Water from Air Technology: The Answer to Water Insecurity?

Love those remote, out-of-the-way places but loathe the load of water you have to carry on your bike? A new startup has an…
The future of sustainable development. How do we change the economic incentives for a more just and equitable society?

Transparency, the Panama Papers and the Future of Sustainable Development

Of course it's no surprise that the world's most wealthy and powerful people use whatever means at their disposal to protect their wealth.…
Social enterprise, microfinance, Kiva, Leon Kaye, impact investing

Kiva Hopes to Raise $2M for Women Entrepreneurs By Midnight

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Kiva recently set a goal to procure $1 million in total loans for women entrepreneurs. The…
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Check Out This Home Battery You Can Install Yourself

Still on the waiting list for the Tesla Powerwall home battery? Well, there's another option on the horizon. And here's the kicker --…
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4 Fundamentals Entrepreneurs Should Know About Crowdfunding

While crowdfunding is meant to pool together funds for a business venture or project, its success greatly depends on the planning, investment and…
Wayne Gretzky once said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” The same holds true in business.

3 Ways Socially-Conscious Companies Can Win Growth Investment

Wayne Gretzky once said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going…
Kiva loans make a difference for small business owners across the world -- and a new partnership with Intuit could expand the organization's reach.

Kiva and Intuit Team Up to Provide Interest-Free Small Business Loans

As banks continue to restrict access to capital, sites like Kiva will continue to serve as disruptive options to traditional financing for small…
No. 3 on our list, the Hydaway is a water bottle that fits in your pocket.

3p Weekend: 8 Craziest Water Bottle Concepts on Kickstarter Right Now

For a creative solution to our nation's bottled water problem, we turned to that ever-bubbling hot-spring of innovation, Kickstarter. The ideas may seem…
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SmartHalo Exceeds Kickstarter Goal on Day One

Smart bike tools are smart marketing concepts these days, as Cyclelabs' new Kickstarter project, SmartHalo, proved this week. It took less than 24…
Eric Miller and Oliver Dameron work the Makers Common pop-up shop.

On Resiliency, Risk and Cheese

Three founders fundraise through unusual means.
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Why Kickstarter Should Come With a Warning

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently settled a case against Erik Chevalier, who started a Kickstarter campaign to produce a board game. Chevalier…
Imperfect foods, food waste, crowdfunding, ugly fruits and vegetables, CSA, Leon Kaye, waste diversion

Imperfect Foods Wants You to Buy Ugly Fruits and Vegetables

For those of us who are or have indulged in gardening, misshapen fruits and vegetables can be one of the joys of growing…
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6 Steps to Finance Your New Social Enterprise

While for-profit social enterprises should ultimately be self-sustaining, they rarely begin that way. Instead, different types of fundraising are needed at different stages…
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