Crowdfunding became part of the pop culture lexicon in 2013 after a few projects gained fame, thanks to platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Five basic types of crowdfunding have emerged: equity, reward, gift, debt and revenue. First a look at two crowdfunding success stories. Crowdfunding Success Story Pebble Watch exceeded its $100,000 goal by a […]
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Since 1992, Invest Southwest has helped startups raise more than $300 million in capital while being the premier organization that connects investors with the best and brightest ventures in the region. For more than 20 years, it has served the entrepreneurial community primarily through the annual Invest Southwest Capital Conference. That all changed in 2013 when Invest Southwest introduced its signature event, Venture Madness, in partnership with Arizona Commerce Authority. This inaugural event has led to the year-round calendar of events to help strengthen the growing ecosystem.
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Arizona has ranked among the top states for entrepreneurial activity since 2000, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. In 2011, it hit No. 1 with 520 startups for every 100,000 people. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also recognizes Arizona as a top state: 8th for innovation and entrepreneurship 7th for business climate 5th […]