Even as digital social innovations (DSI) are booming in Europe, obstacles remain for their being able to provide effective solutions to the big challenges of our times.
Jonathan Cheever is an Olympic snowboarder – and a plumber.
AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
The new way of getting investors involved through crowdfunding will be treated just like any normal share issue — without any special tax offsets, write-offs or capital gains tax relief at all.
New crowd-sourced funding legislation for startups is meant to provide incentives for investors - but it doesn't quite achieve that goal.
She’s crowdfunding her start-up. But can it get off the ground?
Crowdfunding has seen booming growth for several years. A study of Ulule, Europe’s leading crowdfunding platform, shows that reciprocal gift can be a path to success.
Artist Cathrin Machin successfully crowdfunded her project Beautifully Nerdy Deep Space Paintings & Prints.
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Many Australian artists have seized on the chance to crowdfund their work through agents such as Patreon and Kickstarter. But crowdfunding should not be a substitute for government support for the arts.
Post-its are a great idea, but would they have made it on Kickstarter?
To attract the most crowdfunding, a product should be framed as either new or useful.
The Mayak satellite will unfold a giant reflective pyramid that will be seen from Earth.
It promises to be one of the brightest objects in the night sky once the Mayak satellite unfolds a giant pyramid reflector. But what is it going to do?
It's widely known as a crowdfunding record-breaker, but the painstaking work to recreate Hiroshima in a new anime film is a nod to its traditional roots.
Will equity crowdfunding work in Australia?
Investors will soon be able to invest A$10,000 in a start-up through a crowdfunding platform. But parts of the law are still too restrictive.
Interior of the ‘Great Hall’ at the old Fyansford Paper Mills.
Photographer: Donna Squire
The people of Geelong are connecting with their industrial past as the city undergoes a community-led creative transformation.
Budding entrepreneurs take note – here's how to raise money to fund your dream project.
The government could help small startups grow and innovate by allowing them to access crowd equity funding.
New sources of funding are posing a problem to the way we categorise companies.
The blockchain is software that stores and transfers value or data across the internet.
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Multiple use cases for the blockchain are currently being tested, so it's worth learning the basics.
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Archaeologists are launching a crowdfunded search for Lindisfarne monastery, famous for St Cuthbert and Lindisfarne Gospels.
Hat’s all folks.
The likes of Der Correspondent and Kickstarter raise the prospect of a new funding model for journalism. To some extent, we are kidding ourselves.
Crowdfunding has produced start-ups such as Oculus Rift and Pebble watches ... but it's not a success story for everyone.
The democratisation of finance isn't going quite to plan.
Looks like a razor, cuts like a laser?
Laser technology has come a long way, but not when it comes to razors.
Crowdfunding could impact the role governments play in the future.
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Civic crowdfunding is taking hold around the world, but there could be unintended consequences.
Amanda Palmer was the first to crack seven figures in crowdfunding. She won’t be the last.
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Back in 2012, Amanda Palmer was the first person to break US$1,000,000 in crowdfunding on Kickstarter. In doing so, and since, she's answered the question: what is the internet for?