Tagged: michigan

Kyyba Innovations Preps For Second Series of Detroit Fintech Challenge

Kyyba Innovations, an innovation and collaboration eco-system, announced on Tuesday is set to launch the second series of “Detroit Fintech Challenge” to identify game-changing innovations in the financial services industry. As previously reported, Kyyba Innovation has teamed up with TechTown Detroit for the program. The… Read More

Michigan Will Not Allow Crypto Campaign Contributions

Because cryptocurrencies are volatile, are not accepted as legal tender anywhere in the world, are not handled by banks and can be transmitted anonymously, without new legislation, the State of Michigan will not be allowing candidates there to accept cryptocurrency campaign donations. These points were… Read More

Michigan Looks to Expand Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption

Michigan enacted an intrastate investment crowdfunding exemption back in 2013 with broad bipartisan support. But legislators are looking to expand the reach of the current rule by updating the law. According to the Michigan House Republicans, State Representative Bronna Kahle’s new legislation (HB 4305) will broaden… Read More

The Detroit Comeback: Century Partners to Launch $535K Fundraise on Rabble

Rabble is launching its first project within Q1 — a $535,000 fundraise for Century Partners, which seeks to revitalize housing and communities in Detroit, Michigan.  The funds that Century Partners raises will be used to purchase and renovate abandoned homes in efforts to bring new life… Read More

Detroit’s Marygrove College Seeks Funds on Patronicity For New Greenspace

On Monday, Detroit-based Marygrove College announced it crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform, Patronicity. The funds raised through this joint effort between Marygrove College, The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will support construction of the Charles McGee Community… Read More

Rapper Big Sean Opens Up About Flint’s Water Crisis & Crowdrise Initiative

Earlier this week, E News! caught up with Michigan-born rapper, Big Sean, to discuss his organization Sean Anderson Foundation and his recent project to help stop the Flint water crisis. The musician recently launched a crowdfunding campaign through Crowdrise to raise funds for the Michigan town, which has been… Read More

Ellen DeGeneres Launches GoFundMe Initiative to Help Renovate Detroit’s Spain Elementary School

On Thursday, television personality Ellen DeGeneres launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5 million for Spain Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan. The school needs building repairs, new classroom materials and technology to bring it up to date for its students. Sharing details about the… Read More

Nearly 100 GoFundMe Campaigns Secure Over $300,000 For Flint’s Water Crisis So Far

Seeking to help the residents of Flint, Michigan during their water crisis, over 8,000 supporters have taken to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to raise $300,000 for 92 campaigns that are dedicated to the cause. The GoFundMe team shared: “Over the past several days, we have seen… Read More

Crowdrise Forms Partnership With Craig Newmark to Provide Flint Residents With 25,000 Cases of Water

On Monday, CrowdRise announced its Water for Flint challenge in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, to deliver 25,000 cases of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan. The crowdfunding platform stated that for every $20 donation made to any fundraiser through the Water for Flint Challenge, Newmark will match the donation with… Read More

Rock Band Pearl Jam Launches Crowdrise Initiative to Aid Flint Water Crisis

Showing support to those affected by the Flint Water Crisis, rock band Pearl Jam has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdrise to help get clean water to the Michigan city. Flint’s water system has been containment and research showed that lead poisoning was found and… Read More

GoFundMe Launches Funding Contest to Help Provide Clean Drinking Water For Flint Residents

  On Friday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has launched a crowdfunding contest to help funds for the Flint Water Crisis. For those who don’t know what has happened, Flint’s water system has been containment and research showed that lead poisoning was found and as… Read More

Supporters Flock to GoFundMe to Raise Nearly $150,000 For Paralyzed University of Michigan Student

Last month, Taylor Janssen, a brother of the University of Michigan Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, dove into Lake Sherwood from his platoon boat without knowing how shallow the water was. The young man broke his neck at one of the low-cervical nerves, his C5 vertebrae. This accident left him partially paralyzed…. Read More

An ‘A’ For Michigan’s Initiative With Patronicity: Program Completes First Year With 97 Percent Success Rate

  “I was hoping for a 50 percent success rate,” said Katharine Czarnecki, community development director for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s (MEDC) “Public Spaces, Community Places” initiative, a partnership with crowdfunding platform Patronicity and the Michigan Municipal League. Czarnecki oversees the program, and was quoted… Read More

God Loves Gays National Billboard Campaign Project Seeks $20,000 on YouCaring to Bring Billboards to 20 States

In an effort to end hate crimes and violence against the LGBTQ community, the “God Loves Gays National Billboard Campaign” project has been launched on YouCaring to raise $20,000 to post billboards in 20 states. Last year, the creator of the God Twitter and Facebook page… Read More

Uber Driver & Terminally Ill Ken Broskey Successfully Gains Over $100,000 in One Week on GoFundMe to Pay Off Mortgage for His Family

Last week, transportation giant Uber Detroit announced the launch of the #UberPartnerKen Movement, which was to help a GoFundMe campaign for one of its drivers, Ken Broskey, as he tries to pay off his mortgage before he passes away from cancer. As previously reported, Uber announced that it… Read More

Miami University Students Launch Kickstarter For Space Technology Jacket; Captures Nearly $240,000

Earlier this month, three college students from Miami University (of Ohio) launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for their  one-of-a-kind winter jacket using insulation from NASA and used in space suits, Lukla Endeavor jacket. The winter apparel is considered the thinnest, warmest and most breathable… Read More

Detroit Man Set to Receive New Vehicle Thanks to GoFundMe Initiative

A Detroit resident named James Robertson made headlines when the story about his rough work commute surfaced this week. The 56-year-old man walks from his home on Woodward Ave to catch his morning bus to Somerset Collection in Troy before he walks to his job… Read More

Fundrise Will Avoid Using Intrastate Crowdfunding Regulations as it Fears the Feds

Fast growing real estate crowdfunding platform Fundrise has been expanding its message and platform reach across a growing number of states. Site co-founder Dan Miller recently stated they are aggressively growing their company and are intending on setting up shop in Europe – specifically London as they… Read More

Brief: Fundrise Partners With Larson Realty Group to Redevelop Former Tiger Stadium in Detroit

First Crowdfunded Real Estate Project in Detroit  Fundrise, a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, today announced it is partnering with Larson Realty Group to develop the former Tiger Stadium in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood.  It will be Fundrise’s first project in Detroit. The Economic Development Corporation… Read More

Michigan Governor Set to Sign First Ever Intrastate Secondary Securities Market Bill

First State to Create Secondary Market for Privately Crowdfunded Securities. Tired of waiting on federal regulators to implement investment (aka equity) crowdfunding for all investors, several Midwestern states, including Michigan, have legalized intrastate investment crowdfunding. Now, with the pending passage of HB 5273, Michigan’s effort… Read More

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