Many high-profile open innovation, co-creation, and ideation challenges involve companies like Coca Cola, Microsoft, and Walmart. What about SMEs? One company sees a gap in the market and wants to help small businesses access the wisdom of the crowd.
The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) published a report this morning that reviews equity-, debt-, and reward-based crowdfunding laws in 29 countries. In addition to examining crowdfunding regulations in Europe, ECN’s report also takes account of the regulatory situation in Israel, as well as the US and Canada.
Rose Spinelli writes in with her latest tip of the week, this time focusing on cross promotion of campaigns. She reviews a service called CrossPromote.It, which can help funders find the best campaigns to partner up with for join marketing initiatives.
Crowdtesting — tapping into a large community to check for application or website bugs — is one of the most developed applications of crowdsourcing. Passbrains’ Mithun Sridharan writes in to offer ten reasons for companies to make use of the crowd when developing customer-facing apps and sites.
Formlabs, an additive manufacturing company that makes the Form 1 printer, recently announced that it has closed a $19 million funding round. Massachusetts-based Formlabs made headlines a year ago after raising $2.95 million on Kickstarter, selling its high-quality 3D printer for a relatively low price of $2,299.
Following months of delays, the SEC finally released the proposed rules on Wednesday. The 585-page document is a dense read even for those who are familiar with the debate around crowdfunding. Those who are just starting to pay attention to equity crowdfunding should start off with something more accessible, like this infographic from Return on Change.
Massolution recently published the 2013CF Crowdfunding Market: Software and Solutions Report. It is a definitive guide to available crowdfunding software and solutions providers. This report will guide you to the choices for building the platform you want, whether it is for donations, rewards, lending, equity, or royalty; whether it is a new site, an addition to an existing one, or a single campaign; whether you do it yourself or hire a provider.
At Massolution NYC 2013: Crowd Powered Business, the crowdsourcingconference we hosted in midtown Manhattan last week, we heard from dozens of companies and thought leaders about how the crowd is transforming the business ecosystem for major enterprises. If you couldn’t make it to the conference, check out these presentations to see what you missed!