Tagged: entrepreneurs

In Partnership With Indiegogo: Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch Episodes Now Streaming

On Wednesday, Indiegogo announced the launch of Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch challenge. The global crowdfunding platform, which is powering Elevator Pitch, revealed that the media outlet has teamed ups tie a group of real investors to put entrepreneurs to the “ultimate” pitch test. “Entrepreneurs have sixty… Read More

Indiegogo Announces Collaboration With Jif For New Young Entrepreneur Contest

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced it has teamed up with Jif for a new young entrepreneur contest, Imagine If, With Jif. While sharing details about the contest, Indiegogo stated: “We’re excited to announce a new collaboration with Jif and the brilliant young thinkers of… Read More

IFundWomen Set to Expand into Maryland

iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women with a pay-it-forward model, is set to expand its services to Maryland. Launched in November 2016, the funding portal stated it was on a mission to help drive funding towards female entrepreneurs and close the gender funding gap in… Read More

Crowdcube Announces New Partnership With Global Invest Her to Help Elevate & Educate Female Entrepreneurs

Crowdcube announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Global Invest Her, an online funding community specifically for female entrepreneurs. The equity crowdfunding platform reported it is set to help elevate and educate female entrepreneurs and give them the best advice to better prepare themselves… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Platform CrowdPal Launches: Seeks to Support Palestinian Entrepreneurship

CrowdPal, a new equity crowdfunding platform, announced on Tuesday it has officially launched its website to connect Palestinian entrepreneurs with investors. The funding portal’s description reads: “CrowdPal is the first online equity crowdfunding platform purpose-built to support Palestinian entrepreneurship. The company was created with the… Read More

Biz2Credit Study Reveals: Annual Revenues & Profits of Women-Owned Businesses Leaped in 2016

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday that its latest study revealed that the average annual revenues of women-owned businesses increased 47 percent and average annual earnings jumped 61 percent last year among companies that applied for funding through its online credit marketplace. The company reported the average… Read More

Fintech Startup BlueVine Announces Scholarship Program for Young Entrepreneurs

Following the news that BlueVine secured $49 million during its Series D funding round, the fintech startup announced it was launching a new scholarship program specifically for young entrepreneurs. The company stated its Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship program aims to motivate and support aspiring business owners… Read More

Australian Government Eyeing Big Banks to Prevent Blockchain Monopolization

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), an independent arm of the Australian government that aims to regulate competition in the market and uphold national consumer law, has been closely eyeing four big banks to prevent attempts of monopolizing the blockchain industry in fintech. The banks… Read More

IFundWomen Opens Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Female Entrepreneurs (Video)

On Wednesday, IFundWomen officially launched its crowdfunding platform. The new portal is dedicated to women-led businesses and creative ideas that are created by women. The funding website’s mission is to help drive funding towards female entrepreneur and close the gender funding gap in venture capital…. Read More

Indiegogo Announces Arrow Electronics’ $1M Flashing Funding

On Tuesday, Indiegogo announced its partner, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), is set to offer eligible entrepreneurs $1 million in flash funding. The global crowdfunding platform revealed, starting this October, eligible campaign organizers will have a shot at part of Arrow’s million dollar prize. As previously reported, Indiegogo and… Read More

Indiegogo Partner Arrow Electronics Announces Crowdfund-to-Production Service

Worldwide technology company and Indiegogo partner, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), announced on Thursday the launch of its new crowdfund-to-production service. This new service reportedly aims at accelerating the pace of innovation for technology and internet of things (IoT) entrepreneurs. Those interest in applying for an… Read More

Indiegogo Celebrates Mother’s Day By Chatting With Mom Entrepreneurs About Motherhood & Product Development

In celebration of Mother’s Day, crowdfunding portal Indiegogo sat down with various “mom entrepreneurs” to discuss how they juggle motherhood while continuing to make products and organizations. The global platform declared: “This Mother’s Day, we’re going to do something different. Besides showing you all of… Read More

1000 Angels Exclusive: Co-Founder Alejandro Cremades Shares Product Update

Last October seeking to modernize the way venture capital funds are formed and how they invest, the NYC-based investment crowdfunding platform Onevest launched 1000 Angels.  Aiming to be the “world’s largest digital-first, invitation-only investor network,” 1000 Angels includes OneVest co-founders Tanya Prive and Alejandro Cremades, Managing Partner Erica Duignan… Read More

UK Entrepreneurs Gather in London to Celebrate Business Creativity With Virgin Media Business Voom 2016

On Wednesday, reward-based crowdfunding portal Crowdfunder UK announced some of Britain and Ireland’s entrepreneurs gathered in London celebrate the nations’ business creativity with Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016. As previously reported, Virgin Media Business launched its search for the most innovative and exciting businesses with the UK and Ireland’s pitch competition… Read More

Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake Offers Up An Entrepreneurs Guide to Looking After Investors

This week, Crowdcube co-founder and CEO, Darren Westlake, revealed his very own entrepreneurs guide to looking after investors. Westlake shared: “The people who have invested in a company have a right to know how their money is being spent and have a vested interest in… Read More

Indiegogo: Here Are Ten Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Love Us!

With crowdfunding continuing to grow in popularity, Indiegogo has unveiled ten reasons why entrepreneurs are making their way to its funding portal. The global crowdfunding website shared: “The Indiegogo community has explored the potential of crowdfunding and helped shape our platform into what it is… Read More

San Diego Venture Group Names LoanHero’s Derek Barclay a New Board of Directors Member

On Thursday, online marketplace lender LoanHero announced that its co-founder and president, Derek Barclay, has been selected as a new board of directors member of San Diego Venture Group (SDVG). SDVG is a non-profit organization that has a mission to provide a networking forum for its 800… Read More

Brief: Investment In UK FinTech Soared In 2015 By 35% To $901M, Reveals Innovate Finance

UK investment for financial technology (FinTech) firms increased by 35 percent to $901M across 72 deals, according to statistics compiled through PitchBook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech. The rise in UK investment was led by large funding rounds from Funding… Read More

Crowdfunding Norms Coming Soon To India; Sale Of Mutual Funds Through E-Commerce Platforms Under Discussion

In India, crowdfunding norms will soon be put into place to help entrepreneurs raise funds through crowdfunding, and discussions are underway to allow sale of mutual funds through e-commerce platforms, announced U. K. Sinha, chairman of India’s capital markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI),… Read More

Sugru It! : Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, CEO Of Sugru, Memorably Moldable Glue Brand

  “I knew it could be amazing.” Jane ní Dhulchaointigh, CEO of Sugru, one of the world’s first moldable glue brands, saw the potential in the first, we’ll say, “aromatic” blend of silicone caulk and waste wood dust she created to improve her belongings so that they worked better… Read More