9 crowdfunding websites to help you change the world. – Webdistortion

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18th20109 crowdfunding websites to help you change the world.

posted in: Business by: Paul Anthony

For many people, the thought of taking significant financial risk holds them back from jumping head-long into launching the idea that has been stuck in the recesses of their head. This little collection of crowdfunding websites and web applications are designed to take the risk out of that creativity and innovation, allowing even the little guy to do something amazing.

Who needs venture capital funding to get their idea off the ground? If you’ve been holding back because of it, you might just find there’s help out there, fueled by the community, and managed by some of these fantastic sites, which can help you fund your idea, business startup or music project.

KickStarter

URL: http://www.kickstarter.com/

KickStarter has received quite a bit of publicity recently for its efforts. Most notably the open source facebook alternative Diaspora managed to raise $10,000 in just 39 days, proving that the concept had legs, and that crowdfunding as a concept has the community well and truly behind it. It’s not just software projects that the site caters for, out of all the current activity on the site, software is probably the most dull – as creatives around the world have embraced it as a way to realise spectacular dreams. With everything from life sized mousetrap games to one man’s cultural journey across Mexico KickStarter has clearly captured the imagination of its audience.

As far as the rules for funding goes, KickStarter keeps things simple. In order to receive the funding needed, a project must reach or exceed its funding goal or no money changes hands. If you do manage to reach your goal, 5% is taken from the

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Start-up Now – Insights from the 2011 Seedcamp teams | CubeSocial

Start-up Now – Insights from the 2011 Seedcamp teams

Posted on January 31, 2012 by Mark Bower

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inShareWhat did you do in 2011?

Like hundreds of entrepreneurs around Europe, we spent 2011 building, pitching and growing our own tech start-up: CubeSocial.

Towards the end of the year we decided we’d like to share what we had learned with other aspiring entrepreneurs.

What you see here is the result of that work… a ground-up initiative by a group of around 40 passionate start-ups that all took part in Seedcamp during 2011 and have come together to share their experiences and learnings. You can download the ebook here for free. Our gift to you. There’s also an easily embeddable version here.

Please pass this book on to anyone you think might find it useful. Tweet it. Blog about it. Share the information as widely as possible.

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