Crowd Funding for Start-Ups: Will Canada Compete?

CATAAlliance — The Social Media paradigm is now extending to the funding of start-up companies, according to Canada’s largest high-tech organization, and Canada is in danger of falling behind the US in enabling small business to access capital. CATA has launched an advocacy Campaign to encourage provincial securities legislators to adopt approaches similar to the HR 2930 US Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act. Tech Entrepreneur, Peter Andrews, CATA Director & Regional Director, Corum Group Ltd., interviewed by CATA CEO, John Reid. For background and full details please view at this URL: www.cata.ca
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THE CONTEST! Campaign link: www.indiegogo.com Facebook: www.facebook.com Listen the album’s preview on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com About the project Hi guys! we are Shide and we’re an indipendent italian rock band! Shide was born in 2001 and from that the line up is changed so many times…as the music genre! The present video is to ask you for something that´s vital to us! We began work on our first release album in August 2009. We´ve worked hard these past two years perfecting the sound to achieve today´s result. There are some samples we´ve embedded for you to listen just for this campaign. We’re finally ready to complete the project, but are in need of procuring additional funding to make it happen. We’ve been working in some great studio in Conversano, BA Italy with top gear, engineers and with the Michael C. Ross consulence (LA engineer producer of world famous artists like Christina Aguilera, Vanessa Carlton and many other). Our album will feature anywhere between 11 and 13 tracks (will be also two cover) of our best songs. We´ve also produced our first video that proved to be a massive amount of work we´re very proud of today. For this we must thank the guys from Basix Communication and all of our friends that gave us an hand. The result it´s amazing. Now we are ready for our official debut but we´re short on resources to print and promote our cd. What we´re asking you is to buy our cd in advance so we can put the money together to have it printed. We will be

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Jay Duplass talks about crowd-funding his first documentary Kevin

We’ve been hearing some great things about the first documentary KEVIN from filmmaker Jay Duplass about musician Kevin Gant. Also grabbing our attention was the fact that Jay has decided to use Kickstarter, not for himself but to help launch a comeback tour for Kevin on the film festival circuit. Jay was kind enough to sit down with us and tell us about why he had to make this film along with his experience in crowd-funding. The Kickstarter campaign is now down to it’s final 3 days and ends this Friday May 20th at 3:59pm PDT for those of you who find this interview in time and would like to contribute. Here is the short link – kck.st
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Updated – Crowd-funding Case Studies with Fundit.ie

Darklight 2011 Crowd-funding Case Studies with Fundit.ie This is an updated version of the talk that took place at Darklight 2011. Featuring Andrew Hetherington from FundIt, along with crowd funding veterans Maya Derrington and Jeanie Finlay will go through the do’s and don’t of crowd funding and how to make the most of your campaign.
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In Transition 2.0 Crowd Funding video

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Community renewables projects compete for £25000 energyshare fund

Community renewables projects compete for £25000 energyshare fund
TV food guru Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's crowd-funding platform peoplefund.it is joining forces with community renewable energy platform, energyshare, to launch a £25000 competition fund. The first five local community renewable projects to raise …
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Crowdfunding Platform: Opensource Permaculture, Goal 000
Crowdfunding Platform is a new series on Ecopreneurist that aims to help crowdfunding campaigns that have a clear environmental or social focus. Want to feature your campaign? Get the deets here! What is the campaign all about?
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Crowdfunding, startup fever, come to Indonesia
Some of those qualities are already visible on the nation's indigenous crowdfunding sites. Wujudkan.com and Patungan.net have both adopted familiar models and can already point to some local success. The sites are, however, hoping for better online …
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Go Lbs Salt is Crowd Funding the Southwest's First Truffiere

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Go Lbs Salt is Crowd Funding the Southwest's First Truffiere
Due to the incredibly steep costs of starting a truffiere, the Eckburgs have turned to crowd funding to raise the necessary $ 3.5 million dollars to get their venture off the ground. We spoke with Aaron on Tuesday and he shared some insight into the …
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CrowdFunding Industry Braces for Regulation
By EMILY CHASAN With President Barack Obama signing the JOBS act in the Rose Garden on Thursday, the clock will start ticking for the US Securities and Exchange Commission to come up with rules to regulate the nascent crowd-funding industry.
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American Bones Road Trip Gets A Kickstart: The DIY Economy Blazes Trail for an American Artist Entrepreneur


San Francisco (PRWEB) March 27, 2012

The Road Trip

Zannah Noes American Bones Road Trip; a multi-media project inspired by the concept of the WPA Artists of the Great Depressionis utilizing a twenty-first century alternative source of support to go off road with an artists adventurous spirit to photograph, write and document her experiences. Upon her return she will create a body of paintings based on all of the material collected called American Bones. She is out to create a new version of Americana.

During these tough economic times for the creative class, Noe is using new tools that give options for funding and manufacturing for artists. With the intention and itinerary in mind, Noe turned to the crowd funding website, Kickstarter.com as base of support for The American Bones Road Trip. Her friends and supporters have met her Kickstarter funding goals with time to raise even more money until April 9th. Continued support will allow the project to expand into a deeper exploration of the current American experience. She will be utilizing Tech Shop in San Francisco and Detroit to manufacture her roller coasters as laser cut 3D objects, stencils and silk screens, as pledge gifts to her Kickstarter backers. To find out more and to participate in the project click here.

The Art

The work explores a deeper understanding of our cultural icons, roots and myths about us as a nation. Noes work will be based on historical facts of our roots along with present day cultural differences. Touring the nation in an election year, she will bring a fresh look at the culture that our current political landscape seeks to understand, if only for its own purposes. Illustrating initially with her photographs, blog and sketches, she will create an image library of portraits, landscapes, architecture, and stories for later use in a series of fine art oil paintings. In her earlier series,Amusement Architecture, portraits of Coney Island and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, she found inspiration for the expanding the series. The roller coaster as the projects icon was chosen, as it is a universally shared American experience outside of religion and politics.

On April 7th, she will have completed a two-month Artist in Residency at Gathering Artists Gallery in Corrales, NM, who will represent her southwest series. She departs on the road on April 8th. Additional shows are Tres Amigas a group show with New Mexico artists, Jade Leyva and Ann Osenga at the Red Boot Gallery, at The Range Caf

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Ministers Guide To Wedding Ceremonies

Ministers Guide To Wedding Ceremonies
Design Elegant Wedding Ceremonies And Select From Many Beautiful Traditional And Contemporary Vows And Special Readings. Also Learn A Proven System For Conducting Rehearsals. Article: How To Conduct A Rehearsal In 30 Minutes Or Less.
Ministers Guide To Wedding Ceremonies

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