OurCrowd’s Global Investor Summit (Dec 9-10 in Jerusalem, Israel) will bring together an A-list selection of cutting-edge Israeli startups, experienced angel investors, and a diverse array of industry professionals, advisors and mentors, Who is OurCrowd?  OurCrowd is an equity-based crowdfunding platform, built exclusively for a select group of accredited investors to provide venture capital funding for Israeli (and Read more
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The third edition of Crowdsourcing Week Global 2015 will take place on April 20 – 24 at Singapore’s inspiring Genexis Theatre at Fusionopolis. The week-long conference will focus on the promise and future of the crowd economy with the 2015 theme “Crowd Economy: Disrupting Billion Dollar Industries and Empowering Billions.”“CSW Global 2015 will be our most ambitious gathering yet. Crowdsourcing Read more
How can a week be so messed up for anyone?If you’ve not been snowed in with Snovember in the US, you would probably know the company in question is Uber. News from Uber has dominated my feed for all the wrong reasons — and when it rains its pours they say. It will not be Read more
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What is the future of public telephone booths, many of them decommissioned or just plain neglected? Of course many have been creatively repurposed. But these out-of-date installation now have a bigger calling. New York City Plans to replace its public telephone booths with high speed internet consoles.If all goes per plan, existing telephone booths will Read more

Virgin Galactic Tragedy

Saturday, 01 November 2014 by
Yesterday was a tragic day for those of us excited about the new frontiers in space travel when the Virgin Galactic lost one of its pilots in a test space travel flight in the Mojave desert.My sincere condolences go out to the family and colleagues of the fallen pilot who dared to push the boundaries Read more
The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) will launch the third edition of the ECN Crowdfunding Convention on 11th and 12th December in Paris, a high-level event for crowdfunding professionals and stakeholders from all areas connected to crowdfunding, including technology innovation, renewable energy as well as early-stage and micro finance.The Crowdfunding industry is the fastest growing financing source for Small Read more
Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter BurgCrowdsourcing Week Europe 2014 in Copenhagen saw participants from wide-ranging backgrounds taking in 5 key lessons on collaboration. Here’s what attendees had to say about the event, which served to ignite the Nordic community around the evolving crowd economy that is empowering transformations in business, government and social enterprise. The live attendee soundbites were recorded by Read more
Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter BurgLast week in Copenhagen, Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2014 saw the brightest minds in crowdsourcing gather to discuss what’s in store for the future of collaboration.Here are some favorite quotes from the conference, crowdsourced with the help of our Young Achievers Program Fellows. The quotes highlight some of the major underlying themes and trends that surfaced Read more
Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter BurgIt’s an era of connectivity, where anybody can disrupt the existing system and turn things upside down. It is technology, new media and platforms for collaboration that drastically change the way we are used to working. Innovating models of doing business are a focal point of Day 3 at CSW Europe 2014. Disruption Read more
Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter BurgCSW Europe 2014 marked the official launch of – the first and the only crowd payments platform in the world. Pilot version ran in the Netherlands earlier this year and now it has already reached UK, Singapore and Russia. And this is just the beginning.“Platforms are the offices and factories of the future. Read more
Photo credit: Sebastiaan ter BurgWe have wrapped up Day 2 of CSW Europe with some food for thought on where crowdfunding is heading next. What is brand new today will be common tomorrow. But the challenge is to make investors and entrepreneurs grasp how to get to this stage and what input it requires.Investing: playing with Read more
 Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter BurgFemale entrepreneurship is much more than a social issue. Now it is an economic one with a rising generation of ‘mumpreneurs’ going out and challenging the existing gender imbalance of business.Building confidence“One of the main problems with female entrepreneurship is that often women find it hard to ask for money even from Read more
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