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HAX Unveils 15 New Hardware Startups: Disrupting IoT, Health and Wellness Industries

Technological Innovation in Health Tech, Robotics and Smart Sensors Take Stage at HAX’s Accelerator Demo Days 15 hardware startups culminated an intensive 111-day accelerator program by revealing their products at HAX’s sixth annual Demo Day (formerly known as HAXLR8R). Each company  spent three months in Shenzhen, China,… Read More

Brief: Connecticut Better Business Bureau Warns the Public About Crowdfunding Scams

As crowdfunding continues to gain more popularity, the Connecticut Better Business Bureau (BBB) has warned backers to be careful when it comes to funding projects. In an effort to avoid scams, the bureau stated on its website backers should do diligent research before helping fund a new… Read More

Better Business Bureau Continues to Warn Against Ebola Crowdfunding Campaign Scams

As consumers continue to search for the truth behind the deadly Ebola virus, including cures and projects dedicated to Texas nurses Amber Vinson and Nina Pham, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has revealed that are more scams continuing to surface.  As previously reported, the city of… Read More

Kickstarter, Lawsuits And An F From The BBB

Curation in crowdfunding carries some risk. Does it carry some responsibility as well? On August 14th, 2013, Kristin “MK” Ducote, author of the racing novel, Naked Paddock, along with her husband, professional racecar driver, Chapman Ducote, and their publishing company, War Chest Publishing, LLC, filed… Read More

BBB Cautions Public On Campaigns For Victims In Cleveland

This week YouveGotFunds.com announced via a press release that they had launched a crowdfunding campaign seeking donations for Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. Berry, Knight and DeJesus were victims of Ariel Castro, a Cleveland man that kidnapped the three girls and imprisoned them… Read More

BBB Expresses Concern Over Crowdfunding, And Rightly So

Yesterday Erika L. Lehman, Director of The Center For Ethics at the Better Business Bureau, published a blog post on the BBB web site expressing concerns about crowdfunding’s lack of transparency regarding use of funds. She cautioned contributors to be careful when donating to crowdfunding… Read More

BBB and FINRA Foundation Launch Smart Investing Website to Help Stop Investment Scams

Consumers Lose Millions to Scammers and Ponzi Schemes; New Effort Combines Education, Local Outreach WASHINGTON — Better Business Bureau and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation today launched a new consumer website, BBB Smart Investing, which is designed to help investors make smarter investing decisions while avoiding… Read More

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