| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Reddit has moved into crowdfunding with Redditmade, providing the tools for users to raise funds to bring their campaigns to fruition.
"Redditmade gives you the flexibility to create almost anything you want, easily raise money, and support causes you...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The do-gooders of Chicago spend a lot of time thinking about how to fix education and work-readiness programs, often seen as the only stairways to upward mobility.
For 14 years, Jeff McCarter has run one called Free Spirit Media. It has taken that...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Joan Didion isn't just a literary lion. She's also a crowdfunding star.
A new documentary about "The Year of Magical Thinking" author has more than doubled its $80,000 goal on Kickstarter -- a result that co-director Griffin Dunne says is a testament...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A group of Northwestern University graduate students have found a solution to a problem of the digital age: what to do when your cell phone is dying while you’re out, and there’s no outlet or charger in sight.
Enter AMPY, a portable device...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 7:25 AM
A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade's time while helping scientists scout a possible location for a permanent base there.
Lunar Mission One launched a crowdfunding drive on Wednesday...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:41 PM
It’s called the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, but there’s more than just kids’ stuff at the annual two-day spectacle—held last weekend at the Navy Pier.
Many creators and publishers of adult-friendly board and card games come to...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Young researchers at Pennsylvania's top universities are turning to the public to fund science experiments.
Using a crowdfunding platform called experiment.com, four researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have raised nearly $12,000, and three...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:09 AM
After a bumpy six years, $175,000 and plenty of blood, sweat and tears, Eric Bugbee is ready to take a victory lap as his BMX film "Heroes of Dirt" has its world premiere Oct. 25 at Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall.
"We're really psyched," says Bugbee,...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Baltimore was among dozens of disappointed cities when Google announced it had picked Kansas City, Mo., for a high-speed fiber-optic data network in 2011, but officials vowed to continue fighting for fiber nonetheless.
Nearly four years later, some...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Downtown residents group makes election endorsements
The Huntington Beach Downtown Residents Assn. says it is endorsing Planning Commissioner Mark Bixby and incumbents Joe Shaw and Connie Boardman in the Nov. 4 City Council election.
The group also...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Forget the rise and fall of hemlines as a measure of the economy's health. Chicagoans need only follow the fortunes of one of their most famous and indefatigable fashion designers, Maria Pinto.
Pinto launched her first fashion line in 1991, landing...