Tagged: health

ieCrowd Creates “Life Science” Group

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ieCrowd, a platform that enables anyone to participate in helping them find, fund and commercialize breakthrough life and health discoveries, has announced a new life science business group.  Molly Schmid has been appointed to lead the new initiative at ieCrowd.  The new Life Science Business Group will focus on the commercialization strategies, product development activities,… Read More

Crowdfunding the Future of Medicine

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  The medical achievements of the last century will be dwarfed by the achievements of this century. Advances in technology will help make the practice of medicine better, faster, (and eventually) cheaper. Patients stand to benefit the most from this, and as everyone one of us will be a patient at some point in our… Read More

Atlanta Dentist Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Alter Teeth Cleaning Rituals

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Putting an end to the fear of flossing, Atlanta dentist, Dr. Igor Reizenson launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter last week to raise $16,500 for his oral hygiene device, CLEARsmile. Within a few days of crowdfunding, the project easily surpassed its initial goal and is now over $38,000. CLEARsmile wants to replace the traditional toothbrush,… Read More

GlobalGiving is Raising Funds for Ebola Epidemic Relief

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Non-profit donation based crowdfunding platform GlobalGiving, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to allow donors to contribute directly to locally driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.  The fund has been set up to supper nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been vetted by GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving reports that to date over 1500 individual donors… Read More

Scientists Turn to Crowdfunding After Budget Cuts Affect Research

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Looking to others after an unfortunate budget situation, University of Connecticut second-year Ph.D. student, Sarah McAnulty, has decided to launch a new crowdfunding campaign for her studies of the Hawaiian bobtail squid. The nocturnal animal has developed a keen relationship with glowing bacteria known to scientist as “symbiosis.” Sharing the squid’s characteristics, McAnulty stated, “It’s… Read More

Sleep Monitor Sense Skyrockets Past $1M Five Days Into Kickstarter Campaign

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Just five days after Sense’s crowdfunding campaign made its debut on Kickstarter, the project has raised over $1.1 million dollars from close to 9,000 backers. Sense is a simple system that keeps track of the user’s sleep behavior, monitors the environment of their bedrooms, and has even reinvented the alarm. The project’s team wrote, “We… Read More

Family of Little Girl Raises $1M on GoFundMe to Fight Rare Children Disease

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A South Carolina family launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe called Saving Eliza to raise $1.8 million dollars for a little girl and other children who has been suffering from a rare and deadly disease. The family of Eliza O’Neill describes her as a “fun loving 4-year-old who loves to sing, run and most of all… Read More

Smart Earphone FreeWavz Receives Over $20,000 Two Days After Campaign Launch

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Creating a whole new way to enjoy music while staying in shape, Florida-based company FreeWavz launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter  for its smart earphones. The product has a built-in fitness monitoring and is 100% wire-free. Designed by ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Hensen, Freewavz provides complete freedom from wires, have a naturally perfect fit… Read More

LED Technologies’ reVive Light Therapy Enlists Fundable

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Having recently completed its new product debut road show with key targeted retailers, LED Technologies walked away with over $1.2M in preorders for 2014. Beginning this summer, LED Technologies will expand its product distribution beginning with key retailers in the Drug, Mass, Specialty Beauty, Club and Department Stores such as Target.com, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Hammacher Schlemmer, beauty.com,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: CA7CH Lightbox Live Streaming Camera, ISSA & ChargeAll

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We have a threesome of tech products this week from our crowdfunding mailbox.  We really had many solid campaigns emailed us to the past couple weeks.  Over time the campaigns  are getting better structured, pitch videos are consistently more professional and products are more refined.  Sure we still see the occasional campaign that is looking… Read More

Lynne Cohen Foundation Crowdfunds to Beat Cancer

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Anti-cancer group the Lynne Cohen Foundation serves women facing breast and ovarian cancers on a national scale, and has done so for 16 years. Now, their new website delivers information, hope, and a sense of community to families across the nation to broaden awareness and extend impact for families facing increased risk of women’s cancers. The… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Henley Bond Shirts, Trackr Bravo & Stop Cholera!

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Before we jump into this week’s crowdfunding campaigns I would like to point out that Kickstarter is on the cusp of hurdling past the $1 billion mark for total funds “successfully” raised. This is a pretty awesome accomplishment.  Think about it – only a few years ago three guys (Yancey Strickler, Perry Chen and Charles… Read More

weeSpring Lists on Fundable: Crowdfunding for Parenting Consumer Network

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Unsolicited advice from everyone is one of the banes of parenthood.  Most parents can share plentiful stories of strangers giving them advice of how to care for their infant, from swaddling to nursing to diapering to strolling to interactive play.  Everyone has an opinion to share… but most new parents would rather solicit friends for… Read More

Oval Medical Technologies Turns to SyndicateRoom to Raise Funds for Auto-Injectors

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UK-based Oval Medical Technologies has developed a unique solution: a self-injector that’s small and easy to use, especially by patients suffer from Trypanophobia, a fear of needles and injections or those with limited dexterity A revolutionary needle lock-out system ensures the needle is always hidden and eliminates the threat of needle stick injury. The unique design… Read More

Kickstarter Tightens Rules on Health Devices

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Kickstarter maintains a page on their site listing prohibited items from their platform.  Apparently they recently tightened up their restrictions on health devices, apps etc.  As pointed out by MobiHealthNews, Kickstarter now prohibits anything that is “heavily regulated”.  Think health – FDA etc.   Below is their prohibited list as it stands today: We prohibit… Read More

MyGoodness Partners Up with Samuel Jackson on “Have You Got Balls”

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MyGoodness, a new crowdfunding platform that marries charity donations with exclusive opportunities,  has teamed up actor Samuel L. Jackson to raise awareness of male cancer. Captain America  has been tweeting to his 3.5m Twitter followers, engaging with users on Reddit and taking to social media the past few weeks making a strong call to action: all men… Read More

Ryan Lewis’ 30/30 Project Tops Crowdfunding Campaign Goal on Indiegogo

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Excited to share the special news, American rapper Ryan Lewis took to his Twitter account on Thursday to announce the 30/30 Project, which will help build HIV clinics in Malawi, has smashed its original crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo and raised $137,600 from 1,200 backers. Immediately following the closing of the campaign, Mr. Lewis wrote: A… Read More

Barnraiser: Crowdfunding for Sustainable, Healthy Food

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Barnraiser, a new social community and crowdfunding platform for sustainable food and farms, had their soft launch last month on April 22nd (yes – Earth Day).  They started the platform with a select number of projects but now they are opening it up to a wider audience. Barnraiser was built on the premise that a… Read More

GYMWATCH Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal on Indiegogo

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Excited to share good news about their new product, the German-based startup GYMWATCH announced it has surpassed its $85k crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo and raised over $136k to finance the production of the GYMWATCH Sensor. The company developed the patent-protected sensor that measures strength and motion in every fitness exercise. The tracker will be… Read More

GiveForward Announces It Reached $100 Million in Donations

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One of the top medical crowdfunding websites, GiveForward announced on Thursday that it has helped raised a total of $100 million for more than 100,000 medical fundraisers over the past six years. By achieving this milestone, GiveForward has delivered on its mission to empower compassion many times over to consumers across the globe.  From five… Read More