"Empirical research shows that start-ups that are more innovative tend to attract greater interest from crowd investors (Le Pendeven and Schwienbacher, 2018). This finding contrasts with reward-based crowdfunding, where Chan and Parhankangas (2017) document that the crowd has a preference to support less innovative projects, perhaps because they face a greater risk if they are not able to deliver the promised reward." (Schwienbacher, 2019)
A group of students is organizing an event to connect with other student entrepreneurs and make things happen.
Member states are responsible for authorising and supervising crowdfunding providers.
But collaboration, education and research are pivotal to succeed.
The unique relational nature of entrepreneurial finance may make it highly susceptible to such a shock owing to the need for face-to-face interaction between investors and entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs who access equity crowdfunding are more likely to fail.
The British Government ha presented the fund to help startups during the Coronavirus pandemic as the equity crowdfunding industry express some concerns.
“People around the world are coming up with ideas on how to solve some of the problems and challenges we’ve faced in the last few weeks. For a lot of people, there’s a lot of time on their hands to do research, there’s a lot of thinking time. It is a perfect time to be doing that.”
Industry players worry about the future of the sector.
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With a budget of €164 million, this call is “bottom up”, meaning there are no predefined thematic priorities
“This of SyndicateRoom is actually a big story for the alternative finance industry not only because it marks a big shift, but also because it raises a question about its sustainability in the long run.”
“I am convinced that we will come out of these changes as a real powerhouse in our industry,” Lasse Mäkelä says.
Times have come for me to intensify my data collection efforts.
A new report measures the success of UK universities in converting research into successful companies.
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