April, 2014Archive for

Entrepreneurial Curiosity

Entrepreneurial Curiosity Entrepreneurial curiosity–why is it that entrepreneurs tend to be endlessly curious? I believe it's because satisfying curiosity will lead to opportunities or confirm that there are none. It also leads to learning. So In Gretna, New Orleans, the other day I looked up and saw the back of these billboards and wanted to know what was on the other side. Of course they were positioned to show their message to users of the elevated expressway. On my side, though was a hug...

Startups Using Crowdfunding

Startups Using Crowdfunding Two friends have started businesses, one for profit and one a non-profit, that combine crowdfunding with other techniques. One in the US and one in Europe, and in totally unrelated fields. The first concerns nature conservation and the second concerns the maker movement. What is interesting is how both have used the process of social media and crowdfunding to go about changing the world in their separate spheres. Just like how manufacturers of wind turbines use sim...

$1.2 million a day

$1.2 million pledged daily at Kickstarter Entrepreneurs cannot avoid considering Kickstarter for startup funding, now that they pull in more than $1.2 million a day in pledges. This is especially true for small tech startups. Crowdfunder Kickstarter had 4,497 projects successfully reaching their funding goals from January through March, 2014.  One billion dollars have been pledged to Kickstarter projects, as of March 4. But they are not alone. Crowdfunding is now one of the most significant so...