Mar 27th, 2013 by crowdsourcing
In this latest of a special series of conversations with Douglas Ellenoff -- one of our contributing experts on the JOBS Act and the future of crowdfunding for equity in the US and elsewhere -- we tackle the much-debated issue of the potential for fraud in a new crowdfunding industry.
Mar 19th, 2013 by crowdsourcing
With the success of big name crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, smaller more niche sites have begun to see success as well.
Entrepreneur Alex Sheshunoff did some research and looked into which verticals made the most sense for a new crowdfunding site, settled on the food and beverage sector and launched FoodStart, which is now in beta.
Sheshunoff's research told him that people were literally hungry to crowdfund projects that they could have a real-world connection with, bridging their digital and physical lives. Taking a page from the popularity of things like Groupon that do just that, FoodStart seeks to help food trucks, fine dining establishments and everything in between to connect with their customers and secure capital at the same time.
But FoodStart offers more services than most crowdfunding platforms. I spoke with Sheshunoff about FoodStart and what it has to offer for food fans of all sorts.
Jan 24th, 2013 by crowdsourcing
Heineken, the familiar Dutch beer in the green bottle, is celebrating its 140th birthday this year, and it's doing so by continuing to be one of the leading global brands to embrace crowdsourcing and co-creation.
Recently, I spoke with Mark van Iterson, head of global design at Heineken, about the company's "Remix our Future" contest to crowdsource a design for a new Heineken bottle for the anniversarry, as well as its co-created concept club that is becoming a regular fixture at Design Week in Milan and the company's dedication to crowdsourcing in general.
Dec 11th, 2012 by crowdsourcing
The topic is the JOBS Act and the future of crowdfunding for equity in the US and elsewhere.
Nov 29th, 2012 by crowdsourcing
Last year around this time our own Carl Esposti sat down with George Washington University professor David Alan Grier and asked him to predict where crowdsourcing would be in a year. Now that year has elapsed an we've seen Grier's predictions came through (and then some), so I spoke with him again to review where the industry stands and where it's heading in 2013.
Nov 14th, 2012 by crowdsourcing
Tony Greenberg has been working in businesses that work with the crowd since years before crowdsourcing was even a word. In this episode of From the Crowd, Carl Esposti and I spoke with Tony about his work in crowdsourcing dating back to the 1990s, the current crowd-fueled revolution and where it's all heading.
Oct 19th, 2012 by crowdsourcing
In this episode of our podcast, From the Crowd, we talk to Crowdflower CEO and CrowdConf host Lukas Biewald about the third crowdsourcing conference, CrowdConf 2012, set for October 23 in San Francisco.
Oct 19th, 2012 by crowdsourcing
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