Tag Archives: crowdfunding
Are you struggling to take off your sports bra? Spilling out of the sides of your bra? Looking for leakproof underwear? If you’re a woman reading this, you most likely are nodding your head in agreement to at least one of these statements. These are the struggles many women are dealing with and the Toronto based company Knixwear, is listening. Knixwear, is reinventing intimates and proudly putting its customers at the centre of their company. Founder and CEO, Joanna Griffins, started the company by listening to a need many women have and created a solution that was missing from the market.
The future of social media and small non-profits like rare
Title of post: The future of social media and small non-profits like rare Organization: rare Charitable Research Reserve Industry: Non-profit, Environment Web references: Just Giving, The Guardian, Forbes, Internet.org, Matthew Walberto, Facebook, Twitter, raresites The framework of social media is constantly changing – this statement brings on an equal wave of excitement and panic for small non-profit organizations. With staff… Read more »
Lessons Learned From the Social Media Marketing Practices of Non-Profit Organizations
Organization name: Family & Children’s Services of Waterloo Region Foundation Industry: Non-profit (registered charity) Name of contact: Valerie Beyer, Donor Relations Coordinator Web references: The Globe and Mail: Canada’s Top 100 Non-Profit Organizations (Registered Charities) Bufferapp: Social Media for Non-Profits: High-Impact Tips and the Best Free Tools HubSpot: The “Three A’s” of Nonprofit Social Media Engagement SlideShare: Online Fundraising with Social Media… Read more »
I wish I could be a man and be part of the Frank & Oak Community
Organisation Name: Frank & Oak Industry: Online retail Web references: https://ca.frankandoak.com/about, http://www.lesaffaires.com/secteurs-d-activite/commerce-de-detail/frank-et-oak-se-lance-aux-etats-unis/577390, http://blog.hashtagpaid.com/how-frank-oak-used-influencer-marketing-to-crowdfund-pop-up-shops/, http://collectiveimpact.frankandoak.com/ Have you already heard about Frank & Oak? If not, the only possible reason is that you are not a man between 20 and 35. This Montreal-based menswear brand is one of Canada’s fastest growing retailers and one of the most successful and innovative brands over… Read more »
Social Media Karma: The case of Justin Kozuch
Posted on February 27, 2015 By Christian Ismodes & Dolores Montavez Organization Name: Justin Kozuch Industry: Philanthropist and Toronto-based technology reporter Name of Contact: @jkozuch The recent tragic death of 3 year old Elijah Marsh is something that has deeply touched us all in Toronto. As soon as the news of this sad incident broke out, Toronto-based technology reporter Justin… Read more »
Crowdsourcing continues to evolve
Organization Name: N/A General article on crowdsourcing and crowdfunding Web References: Contained within article Description of how social media is used for business performance: Nearly a decade ago, Jeff Howe‘s groundbreaking article in Wired magazine – “The Rise of Crowdsourcing” – marked the beginning of the crowdsourcing movement. In a blog that accompanied his June 2006 article, he wrote: “Simply… Read more »
Fire your Product Managers and Stop Looking for Investors – Replace Them with Your Facebook Followers!
Organization Name: HighRise Studio Industry: Entertainment, Food, Retail Name of contact: Matt Ninaber Web references: WIRED, Fundable, HighRise Studio, Canadian Media Fund, Frio-Lay, LEGO, Crowdsourcing.org, Indiegogo, US Securities and Exchange Commission Fire your Product Managers and Stop Looking for Investors – Replace Them with Your Facebook Followers! Okay, maybe don’t fire them just yet but if you aren’t using your social… Read more »
Customer Engagement ‘is’ Kickstarter
Customer Engagement ‘is’ Kickstarter Organization Name: Kickstarter Industry: Crowdfunding Services Name of contact: Perry Chen, Founder, Kickstarter Yancey Strickler, Founder, Kickstarter Charles Adler, Founder, Kickstarter Web references: Kickstarter Formlabs Company Overview: Born in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York – Kickstarter officially launched on April 28th, 2009 by founders Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler with the artist world in… Read more »
Oculus Rift: Is Virtual Reality finally here?
Organization Name: Oculus Rift Industry: Virtual Reality, Gaming Web references: http://www.oculus.com Who are they? Oculus Rift is an emerging technology company that has created what they have called the next generation in virtual reality. The Oculus VR Headset promises high resolution, low video lag tracking over a wide field of view. Oculus Rift is a crowdfunding success story, having raised… Read more »
The Kickstarter Startup: The New Crowdsourcing Approach to Raising Capital.
Organization Name: Kickstarter Industry: Investment/Crowdsourcing Web References: kickstarter.com Description of how social media is used for business performance: In the business world, where many aspiring entrepreneurs and early startup companies to start a business in hope that he or she would have something that is groundbreaking, a revolutionary new business idea or product that can change the way to we… Read more »
Indiegogo’s DIY social strategy is getting it done.
Organization Name: Indiegogo Industry: Crowdfunding website Web references: http://www.indiegogo.com Who are they? One of the best creations of the internet has been the crowdfunding phenomenon. If you’re not familiar with the concept basically a person or entity publicly solicits funds for their product or venture. People decide to contribute money based on the pitch that they are given. And if… Read more »