| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:30 PM
A bill to legalize equity crowdfunding in Florida is gaining traction in the state Legislature, thanks in part to three Orlando businessmen.
A similar effort failed to launch in Tallahassee last year, partly because of concerns raised by the Florida...
| 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.
| 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 27, 2015
| 12:51 PM
In the financially forbidding restaurant world, launching a new place can be tough. That's why Elizabeth Restaurant (4835 N. Western, Unit D, 773-681-0651) is asking fans to pitch in.
In a Kickstarter campaign created by the restaurant's chef Iliana...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 11:10 AM
When 16-year-old Ellie Konsker of Boca Raton met Stephanie Hammerman, the first female certified CrossFit trainer in the world with cerebral palsy, Konsker was inspired to raise money to fund car seats for two children diagnosed with the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 10:29 AM
Pebble Technology, the Kickstarter-funded wristwatch company, announced its third-generation smartwatch Tuesday.
The Palo Alto company took to the crowdfunding platform to announce the Pebble Time, a computerized watch with a slimmer design and longer...
| 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 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.