Mississauga now has its own crowdfunding site called CookieeJar.com thanks to two City Centre residents.
Taleb Farag and David Le say their website is a platform for anyone trying to raise money for a cause: charities, film-makers, writers who need cash to publish, musicians looking to record or tour, and entrepreneurs looking to fund a startup business.
Until recently, social media seemed only to make money for those businesses that provided the vehicle — companies like Facebook and Twitter. With crowdfunding, a term that describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the internet, to support efforts initiated by others, anyone who has an idea can get a cut by running an online campaign.
CookieeJar launched Nov. 7 and already has a number of campaigns under way, though some sound more like cyber-begging than funding appeals.
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