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Can You Leverage a Social Enterprise in the Era of Crowdfunding?

by Ron Ben-Zeev*

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That is the question I asked myself a few months ago. I was listening to Brian Meece, Founder and CEO of RocketHub, the third largest such platform in the U.S., who was speaking at a Start-up Weekend event I co-organized in Orlando, Florida.

Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, or hyper funding) describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.

As Brian was speaking, my mind was spinning in many directions. Can this help my start-up? How? Can the funds raised make a true difference or is the potential exposure enough? Continue reading