PhD candidate, Remy Briam’s Work in Progress titled “Analysis of a Team Effort in Coordinating Resources Through a University-Sponsored Crowdfunding Platform” was accepted by the 2013 Team Science Conference.
Novice entrepreneurs are continually seeking ways to fund their projects. One increasingly popular funding mechanism is crowdfunding. Today many crowdfunding platforms exist, but few platforms are geared specifically toward a university community. This study considers the role of crowdfunding in the university and the coordination between stakeholders including students, alumni, alumni relations, mentors, faculty, administrators, and researchers.
I had a wonderful time during my interview with NPR’s Markeplace Host Barbara Bogaev about why people give to crowd funding campaigns. Thanks to WBEZ and Marketplace for making it possible.
“Crowdfunding” is the latest buzzword in entrepreneurial life. No longer do budding capitalists need to find one rich investor; they can instead reach out to thousands of people, asking for $50 each. But not every budding entrepreneur has a social network that includes people who can afford to give away $50. As a result, crowdfunding is helping well-connected middle-class entrepreneurs–and leaving many others’ brilliant ideas behind. Check out the OpEd based on our lab’s research in the Huffington Post
We received an NSF Cyberlearning Grant to study how to bring crowd sourcing into the classroom.