Posts Tagged 'crowdfunding'

Trend for Female Entrepreneurship Is Significantly Up Worldwide

Top Cities for Female Startup Founders

The recent Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Ranking report found that “the trend for female entrepreneurs is significantly up,” with the number of new businesses started by women rising by 80 per cent in the past three years.  While startups in the past were sprung forth nearly entirely from places like Silicon Valley and Boston, the span of locations today includes cities from all over the globe — making it excellent news pretty much no matter where you live.

The rise of crowdfunding has seen a “democratisation” in the business world, allowing more and more women to successfully start their own companies.

Expert Market has drawn data based on the GSE Ranking report to rank the top 20 cities in the world for startups founded by women and the percentage averages in each continent.  Chicago (my hometown) just happens to be No. 1!

Read more:  The 20 best cities int he world for female entrepreneurs

Infographic courtesy:   www.expertmarket.co.uk

Invest in Women Who Change the World

TheRaiseForWomenChallenge

CrowdRise is a unique blend of crowdfunding, social networking, contests, and other good stuff.  It is about giving back, raising lots of money for great causes and having a whole lot of fun while doing it.

The CrowdRise community was named a “Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist” by Barron’s. We beat Oprah. And, Mashable named CrowdRise something like “the best place to raise money online for your favorite causes.” CrowdRise is one of the fastest growing online fundraising websites. We used to try to keep CrowdRise a secret but we’re making a slight change and encouraging you to tell two friends and one person who you don’t like all that much about the site.

Let’s go with The RaiseForWomen Challenge – a fundraising event on Crowdrise (already raising more than $500,000)!

Illustration courtesy:  The RaiseForWomen Challenge, Crowdrise

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Worldly Women, Crowdfunding Works

Kickstarter is becoming the cool way for projects to raise money.

Take musician Amanda Palmer, she managed to raise more than $1 million for a new album through a Kickstarter project, making it the seventh project to break the million-dollar mark in the crowdfunding platform’s history.  She ended up with 24,883 backers and did it in three days.  Yes, you read that right.

Amanda Palmer

Even before signing up with Kickstarter, Palmer had already spent more than $250,000 (as shown above) recording her new album.

What does all this say?  Where there’s a will with talent, there’s a way.

Read the entire article over at VentureBeat.

Related article: Amanda Palmer’s blog (if you have an aversion to profanity, skip a visit to the blog).

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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