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Five Predictions for Crowdsourcing in 2014

Early last year, I wrote that, after a long inception period since its invention in 2007, crowdsourcing would "cross the chasm" and would become mainstream in 2013. This could have sounded like a self-fulfilling prophecy, but it turns out that 2013 will have been...

Register for Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014 with Digital Currency

Got a stash of Bitcoins and looking for cool ways to spend it? We have got you covered. If you follow digital currency and are excited about open source and the potential for a collaborative, transparent future then you've got be at the 2nd Annual Crowdsourcing Week...

Pulse Check: Participate in the 2014 Global Crowdsourcing Survey

Happy 2014! This new year promises exciting things for all of us in the Crowdsourcing Week family. So it seems perfect to start all that off with our 1st Annual Global Crowdsourcing Survey, co produced by Wikibrands and Crowdsourcing Week.   The survey will provide a...

Open Innovation or Co-creation and Coexistence of Business Models

We know (or we should know) that customers are the final judge of our performance in the markets and to remain in constant contact with them is a step towards innovation and consequently to the success of our organization.  To be in constant contact with our customers...

What is the Secret Sauce For Crowdfunding Success?

So what is the secret sauce for a successful crowdfunding campaign? In a recent post we talked about crowdfunding campaigns that have been widely successful and I have often been asked - What is the secret sauce behind a successful campaign? Obviously there are many...

What is the Future of Money?

As the Internet widens and empowers users around the world, it is hard not to ask the question - what really is the future of money in this age? Digital currencies have come into focus with the rise in popularity of Bitcoins. They seem like the logical next step in...

Five Campaigns Going Towards Crowdfunding Success in 2014

Crowdfunding for a startup has multiple benefits for startups and founders. One key advantage is that the top campaigns go viral on social media, building great momentum for the startup before launch and creating a positive feedback loop of interest among users,...

How to be Productive

If your day is anything like mine, you are constantly bombarded with information. A lot of great information and some noise. This great infographic by Funders and Founders is useful to everybody trying to stay on track with the important tasks while being mindful of...

Syndicate Funding: A New Way To Invest In Startups

How does one become an angel investor? There is no university where one can learn angel investing. However, crowdfunding is creating a unique path for learning through a system called syndicate funding. A growing trend in the U.K. and other parts of Europe, such as...

What Happens in an Internet Minute – Growth in One Year

What Happens in an Internet Minute – Growth in One Year

The Internet is growing- rapidly. According to a recent article on Quartz, global internet users have grown by 3% in 2013 from 2012 and broadband speeds have increased a whopping 17%. Both these factors have led to more people using the internet to search, upload and...

CSW Global 2014 to Highlight Crowd Impact

We at Crowdsourcing Week are thrilled to announce the 2nd edition of our flagship global conference in Singapore from April 7-11, 2014. The second annual conference will deepen the conversation from the inaugural event with an overarching theme that highlights...

How Much Does Asia Contribute to the Global Sharing Economy?

Social technology is making it easier for people to transact with each other, enabling people to share homes, skills, transportation—and even food —with each other. The sharing economy this year will generate $350 billion in transactions, according to Melissa O-Young,...

Bob Pickard Joins Crowdsourcing Week’s Advisory Board

As we are counting down to our 2nd global conference coming to Singapore in April 2014, I am thrilled to announce the first of many exciting happenings at Crowdsourcing Week. My team joins me to extend a very warm welcome to Bob Pickard, who formally joins our...

3 Crowd Engagement Strategies

The Internet is a wonderful thing. The above gem appeared on my LinkedIn feed and I couldn't help myself but think about how accurate this is on so many levels. Successful CEOs know the importance of  effective staff development, but are always torn by the fact that...

Crowdfunding and Innovation

Many a good innovation dies on the vine due to the lack of funds to make a prototype or take it to market. Crowdfunding is bridging this gap. The main idea with reward and equity crowdfunding is that the innovators and their helpers set up a fund raise as a new...

Ranking Innovation in Asia – Does it matter?

Where is Asia heading to? What is needed for innovation in Asia to blossom even faster? Both, very common matters which have been scrutinized and debated umpteenth of times. Dr Bruno Lanvin was in Kuala Lumpur recently for the World Innovation Forum 2013, talking...

Why P&G and GE Ventures are on Crowdfunding Platforms

Why P&G and GE Ventures are on Crowdfunding Platforms

The naysayers like to write-off crowdsourcing as a marketing tool for brands that shortchange consumers for ideas. While it is true that a shallow crowdsourcing campaign can do that, companies that incorporate crowd innovation into their DNA not only create...