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Science funding is broken. Thinkable wants to help fix it.

Thinkable is a promising new crowd funding connection between researchers and sponsors (including the public at large). Founded by oceanographer and chief scientist Ben McNeil “the idea for Thinkable comes out of Ben’s frustration over the lack of funding for basic research and a passion for blue-sky thinking.” Ben’s recent… 350 more words


More on Long Lost

This weekend was shooting for my daughter’s short film “Long Lost” at Callan Park in Sydney. The film is based on the story of a French soldier, but coincidentally there was an Australian soldier who went through the same ordeal of losing all memory of his earlier life, and this man lived for many years at the same Callan Park, which was at the time a psychiatric hospital: 33 more words


Crowd funding? 11 tips from Seasoned Professionals

In the digital age, young entrepreneurs and students are flocking to crowd funding sites to have others financially back their projects, invest in their education, alleviate personal expenses, and spread awareness of the next big idea. 1,625 more words



Definition of ‘Crowdfunding’

The use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture. Crowdfunding makes use of the easy accessibility of vast networks of friends, family and colleagues through social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get the word out about a new business and attract investors. 42 more words

Crowd funding and conservation: Bobtails and dugites in the suburbs

Getting funding for conservation research is always a struggle, unless you happen to have an oil well or a gold mine in your back yard.  Competitive grants are by the very nature rather competitive with Australian Research Council grants having a less than 20% success rate and the majority of them go to people with vast track records and publication lists as long as your arm (or your very long beard).   305 more words


Think Before You TWEET: PART 1

With the impending onslaught of security issuances that are about to occur under Title III of the Jobs Act, Equity Crowdfunding, many businesses are about to enter the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  154 more words

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