Tagged: sxsw

Brief: Kickstarter’s FreeWavz Dubbed SXSW 2015 Interactive Innovation Award for Wearable Tech Winner

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FreeWavz received the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for the Wearable Tech category at the 18th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards ceremony, presented by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and supporting sponsors Cloud typography and IBM. Founder of Freewavz, Dr. Eric Hensen, stated: “It is a great honor to be selected as a… Read More

Austin’s 121Giving Launches Product Charity Marketplace & Crowdfunding Platform at SXSW 2015

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For donors and consumer givers who want to know that the money they donate to charity is making a tangible impact and serving real needs, Austin-based startup 121Giving today launched a new product marketplace and crowdfunding platform that enables donors to know where their giving… Read More

Brief: The Hollywood Reporter Announces 1 in 3 Films at SXSW Were Funded By Kickstarter

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With SXSW fest 2015 in full swing, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that 1 in 3 films at the big event were funded by crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter. According to the media outlet, 28 films that are playing at SXSW were funded by successful Kickstarter campaigns. Each film… Read More

Mayday PAC Resurfaces at SXSW as Lawrence Lessig Reveals “Next Steps”

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Lawrence Lessig’s movement to crowdfund political change via his Mayday PAC has been quiet since the last political cycle revealed minimal success in his organization’s attempt to support candidates that back his vision of fundamental political change.  The first attempt is being described as “experimental”. Now Lessig… Read More

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative… Read More

Kinoma, Part of Marvell, Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

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A team of people within publicly traded company Marvell, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.  The Kinoma Create campaign, a “javascript internet of things project”, immediately surpassed their $10,00o goal and stands just shy of $20,000 today.  The group organizing the project on Indiegogo… Read More

Neil Young’s PonoMusic to Launch on Kickstarter This Week

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Perpetual rock musician Neil Young recently announced his new music device and service Pono.  He is presenting tonight at SXSW to share his vision for the future of high fidelity streaming music.  Young has been vocal about current streaming music services and their inferior audio… Read More

Vimeo Expands Crowdfunding Program

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As part of Vimeo’s celebration of their one year anniversary announcing Vimeo On Demand, the company is announcing a $10 million investment fund for creators selling their work directly online. The funds will be used to provide creators of all levels and genres direct financial support and… Read More

PR Lead For Instacube Kickstarter To Detail Campaign’s Challenges At SXSW

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Design To Matter’s crowdfunding campaign for the Instacube stands as a cautionary tale for would-be crowdfunding backers. After a successful $620,000+ raise on Kickstarter, the campaign has been mired with turnover, internal strife, delivery issues and refund requests. I also proposed that D2M’s involvement in another… Read More

Advice on crowdfunding from Indiegogo founder Rubin

Slava Rubin CEO at Indiegogo

I attended an interesting presentation at SXSW Interactive by Slava Rubin, CEO and cofounder of Indiegogo, a popular crowd-funding campaign. He basically hammered the point that crowd funding is not some kind of lottery. Instead, through careful planning and deliberate effort, Indiegogo can serve as… Read More

Crowdfunding Star Ouya’s keynote conversation polarizes SXSW

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The annual SXSWconference here prides itself on being a place for “disruption,” but the only real disruption during a fairly pedestrian conversation between the founder of crowdfunded Ouya and the editor-in-chief of The Verge today were angry tweets followed by empty seats. Ouya founder Julie… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Razoo and SXSW Announce Partnership

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Razoo, a  crowdfunding platform for causes, and SXSW Interactive Festival announced today a partnership to raise money online for two charitable causes March 8-12, 2013.  The partnership reflects a commitment to furthering the community-oriented culture of SXSW by offering more opportunities to support forward-thinking causes. The… Read More

Health and Human Services Has Internal Crowdfunding

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Bryan Sivak, CTO and entrepreneur in residence at the Department of Health and Human Services has shared some insight into the operations of this significant bureau.  They use crowdfunding internally to solicit support from the more entrepreneurial minded civil servants.  Dubbed “HHSFairTrade” this information was… Read More