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A keynote given in the Seminars on Software Engineering & Information Systems

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Funding ideas in a globally connected world – a social approach Presentation Transcript

  • 1. funding ideas in aglobally connected world a s o c i a l a p p r o a c h
  • 2. ideas?Are ideas worth funding?What kind of ideas? indie projects business ventures social initiatives
  • 3. funding?How do they get money now? Friends, Fools and Family Business Angels Credit Universities, Governments, ..
  • 4. so what’s wrong?SlowHigh-riskUnscalableThe “Oh, but..” factor
  • 5. can we fix it?It’s already being done. Be part of it.
  • 6. evolutionMicrofinance P2P Lending Microlending Crowdfunding
  • 7. crowdfundingA group of people joining efforts to financially supportprojects by individuals or organizations.
  • 8. how it worksPitch your ideaHave a goal in mindSpread the word
  • 9. how it worksMake your pitchLet us know how much and why?Gather your supporters.... and reward them in the end!
  • 10. the prosFree marketing!InexpensiveInstant, no-excuses-for-you-sir feedback
  • 11. the consCopycatsMoney regulation
  • 12. how is it being used? Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship Lending Investment
  • 13. where?
  • 14. what about projects?We have: Spread accross: Startups Technology Indie projects Creative Arts Business plans .. mostly everything
  • 15. common feedbackDoes it work?Why should I give my money?Is my idea suitable?But my idea is secret. Get out of here. Shoo!
  • 16. does it work?April ’11, Kickstarter $53 Million asked $40 Million gathered 20371 total projects
  • 17. does it work?March ’10, Kiva: $124156585 total raised 98% repayment rate 312345 total entrepreneurs 193 countries
  • 18. quick showcaseThe +Pool: $41.647 (from $25.000)Diaspora: $200.641 (from $10.000)TikTok/LunaTik: $942.578 (from $15.000)
  • 19. software engineering?A global network of people connected by theWebTrust, reputation and money transactionsAll of this happens because of technology
  • 20. future steps?The USA Senate is currently revisinglegislation to allow investment up to $1 millionUSA’s President Barack Obama supports thebill.... so that just leaves the Senate fighting back
  • 21. future steps?Are we encouraging low-risk low-returnbusinesses over high-risk high-return?How can we leverage the social nature of thisplatforms?
  • 22. our attempt
  • 23. any questions? ?