White House Jobs Bill Could Take Crowdfunding to Next Level
By Alex Howard, The Atlantic, Sept 9, 2011
There have now been more than 10,000 Kickstarter projects funded, with more than $75 million dollars pledged and a 44% success rate. This lightweight model for “crowdfunding” has caught the attention of the White House, which specifically highlighted how entrepreneurs are using Kickstarter to access capital — and how President Obama’s new “American Jobs Act” could extend that access to more high-growth companies. …
For full text of the article, visit White House Jobs Bill Could Take Crowdfunding to Next Level – Alex Howard – Technology – The Atlantic.
- Congressional hearing on crowdfunding, White House blog post on crowdfunding (trendcaller.com)
- Crowdfunding gets traction in D.C. (radar.oreilly.com)
- White House proposes crowdfunding exemption (whitehouse.gov)
- Crowdfunding and the Federal Securities Laws (professorbainbridge.com)
Tags: Aneesh Chopra, Barack Obama, crowdfunding, crowsourcing, Kickstarter, Office of Science and Technology, President, Public Policy and Regulation, Social media, Social Media, Transparency, United States, White House
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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