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A few weeks ago we had the privilege to interview Stuart McLaughlin, CEO of Fund it, Irish-based crowdfunding platform. The success of Fund it demonstrates some of the principles that should be at the base of every crowdfunding initiative: widespread and well-established networks, strong community engagement, commitment and passion, and of course a good understanding…

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One of two Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong is a leading international financial center and the second easiest city in the world to do business. And we’re excited to be back in Hong Kong this February, working with cohn & wolfe-impact asia, a dynamic communications agency focused on public…

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Guest Post By Don Tapscott, Curator Social Media Week. As Global Curator, Don Tapscott is leading a series of discussion on our global theme of Empowering Change Through Collaboration. Read previous discussions here. Even if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange ends up behind bars and has his website taken down, others will be happy to take…

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When Social Media Week began in 2009, we set out with an aim of redesigning the traditional conference experience with a focus on making it more collaborative, open and inclusive.  In three years we’ve hosted more than 2,000 free events for 70k attendees in 20 countries worldwide, with at least 75% of the content curated by…

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Crowdcube is the world leader in equity-based crowdfunding. Launched in February 2011, the UK based platform has set the pace in bringing to the fore a new mechanism of raising capital for entrepreneurs and established businesses alike. Just before Christmas twintangibles managed to get the chance to speak to Luke Lang, one of its founders…

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So many questions. What does registration mean? How does this work? If this is your first Social Media Week, you may not know where to begin. Never fear- we’re here to help break down the process and make it as easy as possible. Now, before we can get to the process, let’s get some basics…

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It’s more than a financial and cultural center; it’s a thriving metropolis, seen as a must-see around the world. London. And one of our hottest cities for February. Behind SMW London is Chinwag, a leading UK community for connecting digital professionals with a reach of more than 35,000 people. The four-man team behind SMW London…

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Chapter 3:  Lunch at The Ivy? No, at a burger bar. Far more effective. Chris West’s almost truth-lite blog about blowing off old advertising to start a new business in social media. Just before I wrote this, I had to wipe ketchup off my fingers and a smirk off my face. When you’re trying to persuade…

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Like everything, there is no secret recipe for a successful crowdfunding campaign. From our previous posts it should be clear that there are lots of options, motivations, possibilities and tools behind every single crowdfunding project and similarly there is no single approach to creating a successful campaign. However, we have used our experience and analysis…

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There’s nothing like a perfectly roasted cup of coffee to get your morning started. It seems that every Christmas I receive at least one gift card from friends or family. While many would consider gift cards to be impersonal, a lazy man’s gift, or something a procrastinator would default to, I don’t mind receiving them,…

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