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Canadian Investor Conference – Toronto

The Canadian Investor Conference is the only place in Canada where the top investment opportunities available to Canadians hit the big stage. Discover top performing venture companies and listen to Toronto’s thought leaders and most influential investors. Pre-register online for free admission or pay $20 at the door.

Brief: Toronto Commuters Launch Crowdfunding Site To Raise Funds For New Transit Route

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Refusing to allow the city to deny them the route of their dreams, a group of  Toronto commuters have launched LineSixTransit to ask backers to donate money for a bus that runs between the Union Station and Liberty Village on weekday mornings. The description of the campaign stated, “Coming soon: a new way to travel… Read More

Film: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Cruises Past $100K, Organizers Celebrate with Naked Run

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As Indiegogo describes it, this is the crowdfunding campaign “everyone is talking about”:  How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town. So the organizers launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $70,000 CAD to fund this feature film by Jeremy LaLonde.  The team promised to do a naked run of their own and video tape… Read More

Kickstarter Reflects On First Year in Canada; Shares Top 12 Canadian Projects

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In celebration of its first year live in Canada, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter took a look back at the last twelve months. Last year, the platform revealed its excitement of the Canadian launch by declaring, “We’re thrilled that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Canada. We’ve been waiting along time for this day to come,… Read More

Fundrazr: Building Social Equity for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

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Crowdfunding portal and software provider Fundrazr has created another infographic for those interested in crowdfunding.   This time they are talking about building social equity.  If you don’t have it now – don’t start your crowdfunding campaign because it is imperative to have social reach to be successful in getting the message out.  We all… Read More

Indiegogo Hits Toronto for International Film Festival

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Indiegogo is doing their annual pilgrimage up north to Canada hitting the streets of Canada’s largest city for the Toronto International Film Festival or TIFF. As the cottagers slip back into their Fall routines one thing they may look forward to are the cool films at the Fest starting this week.  The 11 day “whirlwind”… Read More

Nanoleaf Bloom Dimming Bulbs Over $160,000 During Final Days on Kickstarter

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Setting mood lighting  just got easier, at least that’s what Toronto-based inventors Gimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger, and Christain Yan state anyway. The three self proclaiming “tree-huggers” launched a $30,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Nanoleaf Blooms, the dimmable light bulbs that do not need a dimmer. During its time on the platform, the project has raised… Read More

CrowdfundSuite, Funding Solutions for Business, Launched by Former Fundrazr Executive

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CrowdfundSuite is a new funding hub that has been launched to enable both existing crowdfunding channel players and interested private capital industry stakeholders to successfully navigate and profit from the exploding Alternative Funding sector. CrowdfundSuite seeks to provide platform access, services and education across the spectrum of rewards, debt and equity crowdfunding models.  CrowdfundSuite was… Read More

Morgentaler Abortion Clinic Beats $100,000 Goal But Will Still Shut Down

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Canadian-based Morgentaler Abortion Clinic may have surpassed its crowdfunding campaign goal on Fundrazr of $100,000 to keep its doors open in its New Brunswick location, but the organizers have announced the center will be closing its doors on Friday (July 19th) after all. As previously reported, the Morgentaler Clinic announced in April it would be closing… Read More

Smart Crowdfunding Launches Crowd-Fund-Kids Platform

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Smart Crowdfunding LLC has brought mainstream crowdfunding to the younger generation. Their new platform, Crowd-Fund-Kids, launched in July 2014, and will initially be available in four countries: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada.  However, they plan on expanding their platform into more countries in the near future.  Crowd-Fund-Kids will not only give young entrepreneurs a forum for introducing their ideas… Read More

Crowdfunding – Igniting Entrepreneurship in Canada!

 Crowdfunding – Igniting Entrepreneurship in Canada! European Union Chamber of Commerce | Marie Larsson | July 3, 2014   Speaker: Craig Asano,  Executive Director & Founder, National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) Crowdfunding is an innovative way to access start up funds for new projects and companies. It shifts the capital-raising landscape for smaller operations and… Read More

GreedyGiver Launches Perk Marketplace for Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Canadian-based crowdfunding platform GreedyGiver has launched a new program called the Perk Marketplace. It is estimated that 70% of all crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their target goal due to a variety of reasons such as the inability to tell a compelling story or lack or reach. But one of the biggest reasons they fail is due… Read More

New Brunswick’s Morgentaler Abortion Clinic Raises Over $77,000 During the First Week of Campaign

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Hoping to stop the closing of the only private abortion clinic in the Maritimes, Fredericton-based Morgentaler Clinic launched a crowdfunding campaign on FundRazr to raise $100,000. Within a week and a half, the project has surpassed half of its goal. According to The Star, the Morgentaler Clinic announced in April it would be closing its… Read More

Fundrazr: Potato Salad Kickstarter Funds Could Be Used to Change Lives (Infographic)

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The Potato Salad Kickstarter campaign has quickly become an internet meme and will soon become an urban legend.  The thought that a $10 crowdfunding campaign to make … Potato Salad.. could raise over $40,000 (and depending on the time and day much more) is pretty crazy.  Now I don’t think anyone holds it against Zack… Read More

British Columbia Child Raises $50,000 For Best Friend’s Operation

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Stepping up to help a love one in need, 7-year-old Quinn Callender has launched a YouCaring campaign to raise funds for his friend Brayden, who has been struggling with a terrible disease known. Although he was only looking to raise $20,000, the British Columbia resident has raised over $50,000 on the platform. Quinn has set… Read More

Indiegogo Pushes New Crowdfunding Mobile App in Canada

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Indiegogo has announced a new iPhone app for Canada. This is the first of what is expected to be a global roll out of mobile versions of its funding technology. According to the Globe and Mail, the global crowdfunding company stated Canada was chosen because of the diversity of fundraising campaigns, and the large amount… Read More

Researchers Study Indiegogo’s Flexible or Fixed Crowdfunding

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Every day, entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding to fund their new business or product and are given two types of options for the campaign, all-or-nothing and flexible funding, also known as keep-it-all. Both possess great perks, but the key question for each campaign would be which option should it go with? According to Inc., Toronto’s… Read More

Bi-Lingual, Crowdfunded & Radically Mainstream. Ricochet.

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Journalism Crowdfunding Campaign Finds Success on Indiegogo. There have been more than a few crowdfunding campaigns launched in support of independent journalism and frankly many have failed but this one out of Canada just closed and beat their goal on Indiegogo. As most people know, “the media” has been in a bit of a crisis… Read More

Eggshell Resources Selects Optimize Capital Markets to Raise Funds

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Canada based organic manufacturing company Eggshell Resources, has chosen Optimize Capital Markets to list its equity crowdfunding offering for a total of $3 million in growth capital and product development. Eggshell Resources,  has developed a technology that extracts the protein and calcium from eggshells to produce organic calcium carbonate, a premium quality protein concentrate and… Read More

Kickstarter’s 3D Printing CrowdFunded Projects Shows A Diversity of Locations (Infographic)

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It is an accepted norm that one has to be in Silicon Valley to make it big in an internet startup or New York City to get to the top of the finance industry or Los Angeles for the movie business. One of the reasons for the clustering of industries is because of concentration of… Read More