Tag: Crowdfunding

Humans of New York raises over $1 million to benefit students of Brooklyn middle school

Inspired by the words of 13-year-old Vidal Chastanet, a student from one of Brooklyn’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods, Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton launched a campaign to benefit the students of Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brownsville. The campaign, which was started on Indiegogo Life, initially hoped to raise $100,000 that could go towards… Read More

Make Crowd Funding Work for You: Discover These Four Platforms

Crowdfunding seems to be a term exchanged on the daily, even at the dinner table. The interesting thing, though, is that many don’t seem to know much about it. Besides maybe Kickstarter, how many crowdfunding sources would you trust as a platform for publicizing your venture? Contributor Chance Barnett summarizes the term nicely in Forbes… Read More

Crowdsourcing: The Future of Fashion is Now

For many years, designers have been the reason people buy clothing from certain companies. The designer behind the product was the main attraction, and, in fact, a way of owning prestige among other companies. However, realistically relying on a small group of people for creative inspiration is limiting. Instead, a handful of companies have begun… Read More

Entrepreneurial Strategy: Invest in Marketing Tools

So you’ve decided to start your own business. Congratulations! Becoming an entrepreneur/CEO of a startup can be an exciting and challenging process, even if you’ve had exposure to business classes. An MBA may prepare you for the risks associated with creating your own business, but nothing compares to firsthand experience gained while out in the… Read More

Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship: Billy Parish

Writer’s Note: This article is the third article in a series that focuses on individuals who have made a contribution through business or non-profit endeavors that focus on improving the quality of people’s lives.   It is not common for a person to drop out of Yale, especially of their own volition. With 98% of students… Read More