ECN Crowdfunding Convention
To raise funds via crowdfunding or by other means, entrepreneurs have to tell stories. And this is much more effective than just show numbers, studies say.
Gita Gopinath, Sharan Burrows, and Jennifer Morgan give some ideas about how the world can change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: WEF)
Can we turn the tide of plastic packaging? (Source: FT)
Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, says Gita Gopinath, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
With economies in turmoil, how bad will the damage be?
Read, seen and listen in my lockdown.
Yancey Strickler, co-founder and former CEO of crowdsourcing pioneer Kickstarter as well as the author of the book “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World,” joins CNBC’s “Squawk Box” team to discuss why he’s all in on the crowdsourcing business model.
Parasite wins. “Hooray for the good taste of Hollywood,” The Guardian Writes.
Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka, literally coined the term “social entrepreneur” when he founded the nonprofit back in 1980, almost 40 years ago. He also decided that changemaker was one word and not two, something the Oxford dictionary now recognizes (though Webster’s does not, to the Drayton’s consternation). Drayton says, “We all sense that society is at a profound, indeed historic turning point.”
Why lack of diversity in entrepreneurship is bad for innovation.
Risk taking is part of the entrepreneurial culture. What is it? This fascinating movie would help us get an idea.
Goncalo de Vasconcelos, founder of the equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom, shares his journey on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
WIRED challenged political scientist and blockchain researcher Bettina Warburg to explain blockchain technology to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert.
How crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo are changing their business to prevent creators from never shipping their product.
They’re not called Zuckerbucks but Facebook just reinvented digital money, TechCrunch claim.
SoFi CEO Anthony Noto breaks down for Jim Cramer the kinds of stocks that millennial and early investors are buying and how the money app is helping users get their finances in order.
FT data journalists Federica Cocco and John Burn-Murdoch look at the numbers behind George Monbiot’s argument that pressures for GDP growth of 3 per cent are in conflict with the drastic changes needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
“‘The Numbers’ pretty clearly asks the world to not give up on reversing climate change.” (The Atlantic)
Talking about sustainability and impact from a cultural perspective.