crowdfunding

NYC launches crowdfunding program to support women entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding has become the fuel for many a startup, and now women entrepreneurs in New York City have their own crowdfunding program to help them build their businesses. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that the city has partnered with Kiva.org to launch “WE Fund: Crowd,”...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:35pm

Seattle-based startup sells shares in a cow before it's slaughtered

An American crowdfunding platform is making a tasty cut from the cattle industry. Crowd Cow, the brainchild of Seattle-based entrepreneurs Joe Heitzeberg and Ethan Lowry, offers clients shares in a beast before it is slaughtered.It might sound bizarre but at least 67 percent of the animal has to be...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 8:01pm

Roxbury Youth Orchestra turns to crowdfunding

Up in the fourth-floor cafeteria at Roxbury’s O’Bryant School Wednesday afternoon, David France had split five young musicians into two groups.In one corner, two clapped along to a beeping metronome.In another, three played through a few measures of a tune, again and again, until they got the...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 3:51pm

Woman used cancer charity for fraud: D.A.

Traci Small Kratzer was formally charged Tuesday with stealing more than $8,000 from an online charity fundraiser that was intended to go the family of a local man fighting cancer.Kratzer created a fundraiser on youcaring.com to benefit local man Jay Henson, of East Norriton, who has pancreatic...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 4:06am

Roller derby ladies to support wounded friend at Riverrink fundraiser

The roller derby player who was wounded in a shocking domestic violence case will get some support from friends and teammates during a fundraiser Friday at the Delaware River Waterfront.The Philly Roller Derby originally just planned a 10th anniversary party at Riverrink, but it became a fundraiser...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 4:19am

Newlywed bride killed by lightning in Rocky Mountains

Friends set up a crowdfunding campaign to memorialize the newlywed woman who died after lightning struck her and her husband during a honeymoon hike in the Rocky Mountains earlier this month.Katie Bartlett, 31, married her boyfriend RyanPocius, 32, on July 11, 2015.According to aGofundme page set...

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 5:37pm

Philly Jesus responds to haters: ‘I love you’

He was just a former drug addict and born-again Christian who became a Jesus Christ imitator. Then an arrest for soliciting in LOVE Park catapulted Philly Jesus to international fame.The trials of Philly Jesus ended last December with a dismissal of all charges (he claimed he merely accepts...

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 4:07am

For local board game designers, more than a role of the dice

Nicole Kline and Anthony Amato had an idea for a card game called Resistor.They turned to an internet crowdfunding site for the money they needed to make it.For advice on everything else -- including how to manage a successful crowdfunding campaign -- they turned to the surprisingly large community...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:19am