Tagged: philadelphia

iFundWomen Teams Up With StartUp PHL to Launch in the City of Philadelphia

iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women-led startups and small businesses, with a pay-it-forward model, crowdfunding coaching, and video production services, has reportedly teamed up with StartUp PHL to launch in the city of Philadelphia. The funding portal, which was launched in 2016, is on a mission… Read More

Cinedigm Releases the Kickstarter Success & Award-Winning Film “A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY” Nationwide

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) will release Kickstarter alum and award-winning film A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY on Friday, September 25th in the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Washington D.C., Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Scottsdale/Phoenix, San Antonio, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Chicago, as well as on Digital… Read More

Peak Design’s “Everyday Messenger” Nears $1.7M on Kickstarter; Startup Offers Backers a Chance to Try the Bag

There is no stopping this bag! Late last month, creators of the Everyday Messenger, Peak Design, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise only $100,000. The accessory quickly hit the spotlight and secured its initial goal. Now, just a little over two weeks later, the… Read More

Brief: Bioprint Startup BioBots Secures $310,000 Through FundersClub Campaign; Forms Partnership With Partners With Khademhosseini Lab

BioBots, a bioprint startup from Philadelphia, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on FundersClub to raise $100,000 to selling affordable bioprinters. During this funding round, the company surpassed its initial goal and raised over $310,000. According to 3dPrint, BioBots is targeting a $2.2 billion initial market by selling… Read More

Kiva City Philadelphia Celebrates Lending Success

New Lending Program has Provided More than $200,000 to Philly Small Businesses Announced at the end of 2014, Kiva City Philadelphia is celebrating a successful first 6 months of lending.  The Philadelphia program is part of a broader strategy created by Kiva to provide micro loans… Read More

Irish-American Music Group Solas Celebrates 20th Anniversary By Launching a Kickstarter Campaign For New Album

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the bandmates of Solas have debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring back past and present members to create a new studio album. Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band that plays Irish traditional music as well as original compositions, sometimes demonstrating an… Read More

Philadelphia is Next for Kiva & its Crowdfunded Microloans

Kiva continues to roll through the major metropolitan areas across the US, partnering with municipalities as they fire up their microloan business.  Philadelphia is the next city on the list.  Kiva announced today their crowdfunded microloans are now available in the city of brotherly love…. Read More

Philadelphia Startup Spor Charger Receives $200,000 Through Angel Investor After Kickstarter Success

Continuing to enjoy its success with the crowdfunding method, Philadelphia startup, Spor, recently revealed it received $200,000 from angel investor, Francis Wisniewski. This past summer, the startup became a huge hit on Kickstarter, and raised $112,408 through its 1,439 backers. Spor, which was found by Drexel University graduate… Read More

Tech Startup Beacon & Lively Cancels Crowdfunding Campaign 2 Days Before Close

As its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter was taking a bad turn, the Philadelphia-based company Beacon & Lively announced it was officially canceling its project that combines jewelry with technology. Originally launched in July, the company set out to raise $120,000, but only  end up reaching $24,701… Read More

Philadelphia Uses ‘Crowdfunding’ to Complete Civic Projects

City Hall is leveraging an innovative idea to fund community projects and gain citizen involvement. The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Urban Agriculture Program has a new initiative kicking off this summer — an intergenerational garden at the Rivera Recreation Center, located in the 3200… Read More

CommonBond: student crowdfunding platform has awarded $2.5M in Wharton MBA loans

CommonBond isn’t headquartered in Philadelphia, but much of the MBA crowdfunding platform’s impact has been right here in our city. Based in Brooklyn and cofounded by Wharton MBA alums Michael Taormina and David Klein, CommonBond connects alumni investors with students who need MBA loans. Students pay a lower, fixed… Read More

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