FundAnything is a new crowdfunding platform that was started by Learning Annex founder Bill Zanker and real estate mogul Donald Trump. Trump will be fully funding some of the projects that are added to FundAnything himself. He will even tweet some of the new projects on a weekly basis to his 2.1 million followers on the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account. FundAnything competes directly against other crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
Lily is a ten year old girl that enjoys pottery. One of the things she noticed is that her grandpa often spills coffee due to his Parkinson’s disease, a condition that Michael J. Fox suffers from and has a foundation around. This is why Lily invented the “Kangaroo Cup.” The Kangaroo Cup is a stackable and reusable cup that is hard to knock over or spill from. She also made it so that her dad would not spill coffee on his keyboard. Lily’s father is a product designer that has successfully brought other products to the market successfully. Lily and her father are raising funding on Indiegogo to bulk manufacture the product in JingDeZhen, China.
The father of Vice President Joe Biden’s used to managed dealerships in Delaware. Most of them were for GM cars and he ran a Chrysler operation for a while. He also sold Ford vehicles in Wilmington, Delaware. Some of the cars that Joe Biden has bought in the past includes a ’51 Studebaker, a ’56 Chevy in college, a 100,000-mile Mercedes 190SL, and a 1967 Goodwood-green Corvette.
In an interview with Car and Driver from October 2011, Joe Biden answered a question about parody news website The Onion featuring an article where Joe Biden was shirtless and washing a Pontiac Trans Am. So Ole Joe never had a Trans Am, but that is not stopping an Indiegogo from going viral to buy him one. The campaign has 47 days left and so far $4,850 has been raised out of the $25,000 goal to buy Joe Biden a Trans Am as of the time I was writing this. More details are after the jump:
The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe is excited to announce the successful completion of the Internet-based crowdfunding campaign that took place on Indiegogo.com. This effort was pushed by cartoonist Matthew Inman (known for TheOatmeal.com). The Internet campaign raised $1,370,511 to help The Tesla Science Center buy Wardenclyffe, which is the only remaining laboratory in the world where scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla had worked. The lab is based in Shoreham, NY.
Techonomy Detroit: A Conference That Explores How The Motor City Is Elevating To New Heights #TEDetroit
Technology is the most important economical component to help a nation advance and make life better for people every day. Techonomy is a conference company that was created to drive social progress with a focus on technology and the economy. When I found out that the conference was coming to Detroit, I knew that I had to be there.
You may remember how Karen Klein was extremely bullied by a few kids on a school bus for around 15 minutes. She was hit, taunted, and even told that her family should “kill themselves.” After the video went on the Internet Max Sidorov started a charity campaign to send Klein on a nice vacation. Rather than raising a small amount, the Internet donated $700,000+ to her. Klein retired since then and started an anti-bullying foundation. The kids that taunted her were suspended.
When I first wrote about Karen Klein in June, she was receiving a tremendous amount of support from the 4chan, Reddit, and Indiegogo community. She ended up raising over $400,000 in donations and Southwest Airlines gave her family a free trip to Disney Land, all expenses paid. The bullies that bashed on her for over 15 minutes on the bus were suspended and Klein retired shortly after. Earlier this week it was announced that Klein is using $100,000 from the donations to start the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation. The Foundation is starting their first campaign tour on October 5th in South Carolina as part of a multi-state “No Bully Tour.” Klein will be joined by anti-bully advocate Miss Teen USA Logan West.