| Feb 23, 2015
| 12:09 PM
A bill that's garnered bipartisan support from lawmakers seeks to open up an alternate source of funding for Virginia startups instead of waiting on federal rulings about crowdfunding.
"I think there is no doubt that this vehicle will create a structure...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 11:40 AM
TLC has raised nearly three times its Kickstarter goal to record a new album.
Late last month the group’s surviving members, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site to record...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:03 PM
EUSTIS — Keith Lackey's resume includes some of the more recognizable movie franchises in recent memory.
He has served as technical director on films like "Avatar" and "X-Men: First Class" and animation technical director on "Rise of the Planet of...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 9:04 AM
Light bulbs used to be boring, says Consumer Reports. Dimming was about as high-tech as they got. But some LEDs have the potential to be much more, thanks to semiconductor chips and electronic circuitry. Some can alter the color of the light they shine,...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:17 PM
It is interesting to observe how new opportunities often arise as a result of life's challenges. And it is heartwarming when these opportunities end up benefitting many others.
Kate Ryan and Heather McCarthy are language arts teachers at Oak Lawn-...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:09 PM
A man who grew up in Manchester pitched his design for a bed heating and cooling system Tuesday night to the shrewd panel of investors on ABC's "Shark Tank," but failed to finalize a deal.
Mark Aramli of Newport, R.I., was looking for an investment of...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:56 PM
It beats mailing out another membership solicitation, apparently. Two Chicago cultural institutions are turning to web culture to try to raise money, innovative responses to the eternal challenge such not-for-profit institutions face.
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:44 AM
Now arriving on the CTA: the squirrel truth.
Ads that feature satirical squirrel "facts" began popping up on the Red Line this month after a Chicago comedian successfully raised more than $4,000 through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign.
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:34 AM
In November, a pair of technology journalists issued the latest in what seems to be a constant stream of announcements proclaiming the start of a book publishing revolution. First, co-authors Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin said they would crowdfund...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:00 AM
To fashion an alluring look for its latest pair of DC Shoes, Quiksilver extended far beyond its team of in-house artists. It challenged a worldwide crowd.
Entrepreneurs have grown accustomed to spinning their projects into motion by using crowdfunding...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:03 AM
What do they have in common? Many take advantage of crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, looking to raise money for their creative endeavors. If you're not familiar with the format, crowd-funding websites describe the creative person's...