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Berkeley Preps for 2nd Annual Symposium on Crowdfunding

Fung Institute

Issues Call for Research Papers. The 2nd Annual Symposium on Crowdfunding sponsored by the Coleman Fung Insitute for Engineering Leadership, UC Berkeley College of Engineering, is scheduled to take place on September 11th and 12th, 2014.  This symposium will take a global look at the developing phenomena of social finance for SMEs and Innovation  –… Read More

Watch: Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche’s Interview Series For Entrepreneurs With The Khan Academy, Kauffman Foundation

renaud laplanche

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche has taken a very interesting path to becoming the CEO of the largest peer lending platform in the United States. In a collaboration between the Kauffman Foundation and the Khan Academy, Laplanche shares a bit of that story and his thoughts on entrepreneurship in a series of three short videos…. Read More

State of Entrepreneurship Address – Kauffman Foundation

State of Entrepreneurship Kauffman Foundation 2014

Presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, at 12 noon today, February 12, 2014, there will be a live stream broadcast of a presentation at the National Press Club.  Titled “America’s New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda”, Kauffman Foundation President and CEO Tom McDonnell will outline key themes in the groups growth agenda. The Kauffman Foundation  is… Read More

Kauffman Sketchbook: Slava Rubin on Crowdfunding (Video)

Slava Rubin Sketchbook

Courtesy of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin hands out some brief, practical advice on crowdfunding.  In this short video Slava continues on the theme of democratizing funding where anyone and anybody may find funding for projects  of merit, “fixing a massive gap in the market for access to capital”. To summarize… Read More

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators…. Read More


Fung Institute

University of California at Berkeley Blum Hall, plaza level Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM -Friday, October 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM (PDT) AGENDA: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH   12:00PM-1:00PM    REGISTRATION & WELCOME LUNCHEON 1:00-2:15    INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON CROWDFUNDING ➢ Dr. Tarik Yousef, CEO, Silatech ➢ Dr. Shehab Marzban, Shekra.com ➢ Dr. David Bholat,… Read More

Crowdfunding Site for Women “Nap time Startups” Attempts to Raise Funds on Indiegogo

Nap Time Startups Beta

Crowdfunding platform Nap Time Startups has announced a crowdfunding campaign to raise seed capital on Indiegogo. The funds will be used to complete the development of a crowdfunding ecosystem and to recruit additional coaches. Both are needed to achieve the Company’s 2014 goal of funding 1,000 women startups. Nap Time Startups is crowdfunding $90,000 or 25%… Read More

Berkeley’s Fung Instite Holds Symposium on Crowdfunding

Fung Institute

This coming week UC Berkeley’s Feng Institute will be holding an academic symposium on crowdfunding.  Supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation the forum will discuss innovations in social finance models in regards to crowdfunding. Researchers, policy experts and government officials from around the globe will gather at Berkeley to present research and frame the… Read More

Indiegogo Co-Founder Slava Rubin Talks about Genesis, Future of His Company (Video)


Indiegogo May Enter Equity Crowdfunding Realm, Contingent Upon Regulations. Slava Rubin, Indiegogo CEO, gave a presentation this past week at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City.  Prior to his speech he was interviewed by Thom Ruhe, Vice President of Entrepreneurship at Kauffman Foundation. Rubin shares fascinating insight into the birth of the now ubiquitous and… Read More

Slava Rubin: How to Raise $1 Million in 30 Days (Video)

Slava Rubin

“The Decade of Crowdfunding” Indiegogo Co-Founder and CEO, Slava Rubin, gave a presentation recently at the Kauffman Foundation entitled “How to Raise $1 Million in 30 Days”.  The event was sponsored by Kauffman which is one of the pre-eminent foundations advocating for entrepreneurship. Rubin, a Wharton grad and former Goldman Sachs consultant, gives a brief… Read More

Slava Rubin, Indiegogo Co-Founder and CEO to Speak at Kauffman Foundation

Slava Rubin

Indiegogo Co-Founder Slava Rubin is Scheduled to Speak at Kauffman Foundation on August 27th to “Demystify” crowdfunding.  Presentation is titled “How to Raise $1 Million in 30 Days or Less”. Indiegogo CEO will be sharing his thoughts on crowdfunding at the Kauffman Foundation – considered to be one of the worlds largest foundations supporting entrepreneurship…. Read More

The Crowdfunding Crowd Is Anxious

Candace Klein (NYTimes.com)

RYAN CALDBECK was stumped. A director at a private equity firm, he was taking part in a panel discussion at a consumer goods conference last summer in New York when an entrepreneur raised his hand with a question: Where could a young company with just a few million dollars in sales go for money to grow. Mr…. Read More

Start Up Culture Needs Crowdfunding Reboot

Ben Franklin $100 Bill

There was an article published on Business Insider recently by James Pethokoukis from the American Enterprise Group talking about how public policy is stifling entrepreneurs in the United States.  He had some pretty interesting information to back up this statement. First lets look at some data directly from the Small Business Administration (SBA): Small Businesses… Read More