logao_catarse

Back in the Spring of last year, I was informed of a new crowdfunding website that had recently launched in Brazil called Catarse. At the time, I was familiar with the concept of crowdfunding and was certainly interested in it, but I hadn’t really spent any time thinking about it or brainstorming about its.

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CrowdfundingInvestmentModel

In the last few blog posts, I have written about how crowdfunding can be used to jumpstart both social ventures and cultural projects – but there is another potential avenue for crowdfunding, which may perhaps be the most intriguing for many people, and that is crowdfunding for investment in startups. In the current crowdfunding.

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Simple Color Splash

I’m not really sure if cultural entrepreneurship is an official term or not, I have never heard it used in business school or seen it in any YouTube videos;  to me cultural entrepreneurship is simply a form of entrepreneurship that is used to create culture in any given community, city or country. Catarse, the.

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SaoPauloooo

Following a very cool week in Curitiba, I jumped on an airplane on Saturday and headed off to Sao Paulo, the epicenter of business in Brazil. After hearing and reading so much about all of the growth and innovation currently happening in Brazil, I was very excited to get into the city and learn.

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Alianca logo

Over the last few years I have developed a passion for not only traditional entrepreneurship, but also social entrepreneurship. The concept of using entrepreneurship as a means of resolving a prominent social or environmental issue is something that has always been on my radar. In Brazil, a country with over 200 million people and.

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StartswithanIdea

Ideas- almost everyone has them, yet they are very difficult to bring to fruition. For this reason you will here many people say that ideas don’t mean anything, they are a dime a dozen. In my opinion this is not true, as everything starts with an idea. No matter who you are or what.

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Curitiba

Alright, after a wonderful weekend in the beach city of Florianopolis I am back into the big city groove – my first stop, Curitiba (pronounced Cur – ee –chee –bah), a city of a few million people in the South of Brazil. I arrived in Curitiba after a five-hour bus ride from Florianopolis and.

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Floripa from the airplane

So here I am, writing my first blog from a small island in the South of big, bad Brazil. I say big, bad Brazil because it is a country that seems to evoke a lot of different reactions depending on who you talk to – some think of Brazil as dangerous, others exotic and.

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ideame_logo

Wow, what a week it has been! Between the 40 degree days, the everyday Argentine chaos and the fantastic meetings I have had with people throughout the city, my week in Buenos Aires has been one to remember. Throughout the last few days, my main focus has been to dig deeper into the crowdfunding.

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CrowdfundedEntrepreneur

So after flying across the world, settling into Buenos Aires and writing my first blog, I am now ready to start my ‘study’ and begin digging a little deeper into this new trend. I thought that it would be best to first of all talk about what crowdfunding is and why I am flying.

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