Aside from Canada Day, Waterloo, Ont. has something else to celebrate today - the launching of a new crowdfunding platform specifically designed for citizen engagement purposes that is backed by city hall. The
Crowdfunding Web sites in Canada will have a big competitor in the market space later this summer when New York-based Kickstarter expands its services north of the border. The site, Kickstarter.com, allows entrepreneurs,
Think Toronto startups seeking funding, and you might conjure up an image of networking over drinks, or meetups between investors and founders. Conventionally speaking, that may be the case, but a growing number
With the explosion of sites modeled after Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and talk of U.S. style, equity-based crowdfunding coming to Canada, the time seems ripe for another discussion about crowdfunding and the direction it
Kenneth Mike Merrill, also known as “kmikeym,” the first publicly traded person. Merrill is also an office manager, entrepreneur, and sometime artist. He has been his own personal stock market since early 2008.
Crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo is deepening its roots in the Canadian market place and closely watching as securities regulators consider allowing non-accredited investors to make small investments in startup firms in exchange for
Planetary Resources plans to use Kickstarter to raise $1 million in the first crowdfunding campaign to offer backers a "space selfie" photo as an incentive. The Seattle-based firm that is headed by Chris
If you haven't heard of Planetary Resources yet, it's a billionaire-backed team of NASA engineers and space tourism entrepreneurs that want to mine near-earth asteroids for valuable resources. Oh, and along the way
Pittsburgh-based entrepreneur Chad Whitacre is approaching his online cash gift-giving startup with an earnest interpretation of being transparent. The founder uses volunteer coders as his company's staff, the code they write is open
In yesterday's blog post, Peter Kemball examined crowdfunding from a historical perspective and considered the implications for entrepreneurs. Today, he examines the impact on founders and society at large. Assessment of the impact
Calgary-based software development company JOI Media Inc. has announced the release of its Katipult crowdfunding platform for corporate and non-profit organizations. The company, which develops custom Web aaplications, originally created Katipult to host
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRsjCzDcrCA The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), in partnership with HiveWire, has just launched its new crowdfunding platform – Catalyst. CSI’s Catalyst allows change agents to harness the power of the crowd to fund
The debate over allowing equity-based crowdfunding is heating up in Canada's largest province as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is collecting letters from different groups either advocating for change or warning against it.