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UChicago Polsky Center Director E.J. Reedy: Still Time to Complete 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey

“Having trusted, independent research is critical to cutting through some of the noise from a fast-changing space like alternative finance…We cut across to give a big picture view which isn’t typically available in other research.” It’s official, alternative finance platforms have been granted an extension… Read More

Kauffman Predicts Title III, Reg CF Will Be Slow to Gain Traction

Jonathan Ortmans writing for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation believes Title III investment crowdfunding may start with a bit of a thud. With all the years of pent-up anticipation you may wonder why retail crowdfunding is not expected to jump out of the gate. But… Read More

Kauffman Foundation Report: Small Businesses In US On The Rise, Reversing Six-Year Downward Trend

Reversing a six-year downward trend, activity in established small businesses increased last year, according to a press release for the 2015 Kauffman Index: Main Street Entrepreneurship, a new report that tracks small business activity and ownership in the United States. Though the number of established small… Read More

Trailblazing Dynamo Anu Bhardwaj, Founder of Women INVESTING in Women: Balanced Leadership Enables Growth, Global Access & Success

“My advice to female innovators and disruptors is to have balance in your relationships with mentors, advisors, close associates and friends that will ultimately broaden both your networks and channels to access capital. This is going to be critical as you scale, grow, and ultimately… Read More

Kauffman Report: Startup Activity is Increasing, But There is Still A Long Way to Go

Kauffman Index on Startup Activity Indicates Reversal of 5 Year Trend. According to the Kauffman Index that measures US startup activity things are looking better. Following a downward slump that cratered in 2010, startup activity jumped in 2014 representing the largest year over year increase… Read More

iCrowdHotels Debuts Crowdfunding Platform For Hotels

iCrowd Hotels, Inc., a real estate developer and investor with a groundbreaking hospitality strategy focused on the millennial market, announced today the launch of its new crowdfunding platform. The new platform, which is focused on hotel properties across the globe, answers the mounting demand for direct access… Read More

UC Berkeley Announces CrowdBerkeley to Understand the Crowdfunding Revolution

UC Berkeley has announced a new entity in ‘CrowdBerkeley’, a partnership focused on teaching and learning about the power of crowdfunding.  Berkeley states that crowdfunding is changing the future of finance by fostering the exchange of capital through new technology channels and by providing a… Read More

Berkeley Preps for 2nd Annual Symposium on Crowdfunding

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

State of Entrepreneurship Address – Kauffman Foundation

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… Read More

Kauffman Sketchbook: Slava Rubin on Crowdfunding (Video)

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… Read More

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

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… Read More


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,… Read More

Berkeley’s Fung Instite Holds Symposium on Crowdfunding

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… 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… Read More

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

“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… Read More

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

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