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

Indiegogo expands presence in Canada

Crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo is expanding its footprint in Canada with support for Canadian currency, localized search, and French language options, the San Franciso-based firm announced today. Indiegogo has been available to Canadians

Published on: December 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

U.S. startups shop for best crowdfunding platforms

While the effort to get equity-based crowdfunding  legalized is making headway in several provinces across Canada, American startups are already sizing up what platform they’ll be using to raise money.The U.S. passed the

Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

SEC issues first ruling on legalized crowdfunding in the U.S.

The march towards legalizing equity crowdfunding in the U.S. just took another step forward.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its first rulingyesterday proposing how equity crowdfunding would beallowed to takeplace under the

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Kickstarter’s poor success rate shows crowdfunding risks

If Canada is going to support the crowdfunding model here, as the U.S. has decided to do with the passage of the JOBS act, then it must consider one important question: How likely are crowdfunded

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CATA calls for federal government action on crowdfunding

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) today sent an open letter to Industry Minister Christian Paradis calling for federal support of crowdfunding.Crowdfunding is a form of fundraising that allows startup firms to attract

Published on: June 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crowdfunding advocates push for reform in Ontario

The architect of the crowdfunding model that was recently legalized in the United States is being brought into Ontario for a day in a bid to achieve the same thing here.Startup Grind Toronto

Published on: June 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff