Startup crowdfunding challenge by Crowdsourcing Week goes live
March 14, 2013 by Terence LEE
To mark the arrival of this alternative fundraising method, Crowdsourcing Week — a global event on crowdsourcing, open innovation, and crowdfunding — is organizing a crowdfunding competition that is inviting startups from around the world to submit their ideas.
Ten finalists will be picked from the pool, after which they will attempt to raise USD 30,000 each through a crowdfunding campaign. The three startups that raise the most money will then win a spot to pitch at the Crowdsourcing Week conference in Singapore, to be held from 3-7 June 2013.
The campaigns will be hosted on Rockethub, a crowdfunding platform for artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and social leaders.
Interested parties have until 8 April 2013 to submit their applications. More details can be found on the Crowdsourcing Week website.
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