4 thoughts on the future of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has come a long way since the first crowdfunding projects surfaced a few years ago, with the first Kickstarter project coming online in 2009. The concept of getting the public to fund

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Candice So

4 ways employees will work differently in 2014

If there’s one thing that digital disruption does well, it’s creating change. But beyond the grand, sweeping changes a disruptive startup can ignite, there are also the smaller, less noticeable little things that

Published on: February 7th, 2014 Candice So

Indiegogo allows crowdfunders to embed campaigns on their own sites

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Inc. has launched a new feature called Outpost, giving campaigners the ability to embed their campaign pages on their own web pages, instead of just having them hosted on Indiegogo's

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Candice So

10 Bold Predictions for Crowdfunding in 2014

1. Alternative Financing is not a trend. Venture capital is being democratized. More and more entrepreneurs will build crowdfunding into their funding cycle to tap supporters. The market validation, feedback and community building

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Bret Conkin

FundRazr kicks off ‘crowdfunding as a service’

FundRazr, one of the largest crowdfunding sites in Canada, has started up a partnership designed to help people embark on crowdfunding campaigns and raise money for their medical bills. This week, FundRazr announced

Published on: December 18th, 2013 Candice So

Bublcam raises more than $300,000 on Kickstarter

Two years ago, Sean Ramsay decided he wanted to build a camera that could record images and video not just from the front and from the back – but one that would be

Published on: December 12th, 2013 Candice So

Dandy on a race to build crowdsourced app in 60 days

A startup has kicked off an ambitious project to build a mobile app in just 60 days – one that was chosen not by its own developers, but through a community. Working out

Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Candice So

Bringing Crowdfunding to Main Street

Introduction: My ITBusiness.ca blog will cover posts around marketing, social media, crowdfunding and the intersection of marketing and IT. I hope you find it educational and discover new perspectives that you can apply.

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Bret Conkin

Why Kickstarter may not approve your tech project

Yancey Strickler stands in a darkened theatre on Toronto’s College Street, his frame illuminated by a big-screen projector behind him. Energetically cracking a few self-deprecating jokes with the crowd filling the theatre, Strickler

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Candice So

Four tech trends to watch in the next decade

Collaborative customer interfaces, social co-browsing, mobile virtual worlds, and social TV – these are all trends to watch for the next five to 10 years, according to a report from Stamford, Conn.-based IT

Published on: August 27th, 2013 Candice So

York Region’s BrainFx:Set to assist patients and further neuroscience

Recently, hundreds of biomedical and rehabilitation leaders got to see and hear about a new Web and tablet-based clinical assessment tool for measuring the functional effects of brain injury. At the June 20

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Jonathon Shore

Crowdfunded satellite telescope raises $1.5M

Looking for an example of a well-crafted, well thought-out crowdfunding campaign? Look no further than the ARKYD 100, billed as the world's first public space telescope. With the help of a hefty, crowdfunded

Published on: July 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Two tech hardware startups find success with Indiegogo campaigns

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

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Candice So

Lessons learned from the ‘first publicly traded’ man

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.

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Monica Goyal